The VegasMaster Dictionary of Slots Terms

  • Get familiar with Slot Machine terminology with some essential terms.
  • Online Slots Terms include basic Bonus Features you can expect to find. 
  • We will mention these terms later on in the Guide.

When it comes to playing Slot Machines there's a lot of familiar words being used for unfamiliar actions. Each of these terms refers to a special Bonus Feature on an Online Slot Machine Game. There is also a lot of land based Slot Machine Slang, but we will concentrate on the terms you need to play Online Slots!

  • Wilds - A special symbol that will substitute for any other symbol, giving you a better chance of winning with more potential Paylines to be won.
  • Expanding Wilds - This special symbol expands over a whole reel so that it can Substitute for more than one symbol and increase your chances of winning even more.
  • Scatters - Scatter Symbols are collected and getting three or more usually mean you will trigger Free Spins or other Bonus Features.
  • Re-Spins - This has to be one of the most old school features for a Slot Machine. The Re-Spin feature lets you spin just one reel and "sticks" the other 2 or 4 in their places. This is a great Feature that can really help you out when you almost have that Payline, but are just missing one symbol.
  • Free Spins - Free spins are one of the best Bonus Features on Slots. They give you the chance to win Paylines without needing to place a bet. The bet amount will match whatever you were betting on the payline that triggered the Free Spins.
  • Multipliers - Certain symbols multiply your Payout by double, triple and sometimes even more. Sometimes, any wins from Free Spins or Re-Spins will have a Multiplier thrown in, a great tool for making every bet count.