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Slot Jargon - A Comprehensive Glossary of Online Slot Terms

Slot Jargon - A Comprehensive Glossary of Online Slot Terms


Autoplay: A feature that allows players to set the slot machine to spin automatically for a predetermined number of rounds.


Blank: A symbol with no value, often used to create spacing on the reels.

Bet Level: The number of coins wagered on each payline. Players can adjust the bet level to increase or decrease their overall bet.

Bet Max: The maximum bet that can be placed on a slot machine. Players use this option to wager the highest amount allowed

Bonus Round: A special feature activated during gameplay that allows players to win extra prizes or free spins.


Cascading Reels: A feature where winning symbols disappear from the reels, allowing new symbols to fall into place and potentially create additional wins.

Coins per Line: The number of coins wagered on each active payline.

Coin Size: The denomination or value of a single coin in a slot machine.

Coinless Slot: Modern slot machines that use electronic credits instead of physical coins.


Free Spins: Complimentary rounds on a slot machine, often triggered by specific symbols or combinations.


High-Level Jackpot: A larger, fixed jackpot that is typically harder to win.

Hit: A successful spin that results in a winning combination.

Hit and Run: A strategy where a player makes a few spins on a slot machine, wins, and then leaves to play another game or cash out.

Hit Frequency: The likelihood of a slot machine producing a winning combination on any given spin.

Hold and Spin: A feature where specific symbols are held in place while the remaining reels are spun again to achieve additional wins.

Hold Feature: A feature that allows players to freeze one or more reels while the others are spun again, increasing the chances of winning.


Jackpot: The highest possible payout on a slot machine, often a large, fixed amount or a progressive jackpot that grows over time.


Loose Slot: A slot machine with a higher payout percentage, often perceived as more generous to players.


Megaways: A dynamic reel system that can change the number of symbols on each spin, offering a large number of ways to win.

Multiplier: A feature that multiplies the winnings by a specified factor, increasing the overall payout.


Payline: A line that determines the winning combinations on a slot machine. Matching symbols along a payline result in a win.

Paytable: A chart that displays the payouts for each winning combination and provides information about the slot machine's features.

Payout: The amount of money paid to a player for a winning combination.

Progressive Jackpot: A continuously growing jackpot that increases with every wager placed on a connected group of games.


Re-spin: An extra spin given to the player without requiring an additional wager.

Reels: The spinning columns on a slot machine containing symbols, which determine the outcome of the game.

Return: The amount of money a player receives when they win on a slot machine.

Return to Player (RTP): The percentage of the total bet amount that a slot machine is expected to return to players over time.

RNG (Random Number Generator): A system that generates random outcomes in slot games to ensure fairness and unpredictability.


Scatter Symbol: A symbol that can trigger bonus features or payouts, regardless of its position on the reels.

Sticky Wild: A type of wild symbol that remains in place for multiple spins, increasing the chances of creating winning combinations.

Symbols: Images or icons on the slot machine's reels that form winning combinations. Common symbols include fruits, numbers, and special characters.


Theme: The visual and thematic design of a slot machine, often based on a specific concept, story, or genre.


Volatility: The level of risk associated with a slot machine. High volatility means larger but less frequent wins, while low volatility offers more frequent but smaller wins. 👀 What does volatility mean in slots? 🗒️ Rankings of slots by volatilty ☘︎ List of high volatility slot machines


Wild Symbol: A special symbol that can substitute for other symbols to create winning combinations. It enhances the chances of winning.

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