We have listed the different types of slots that are most common in online casinos today and also linked to our latest online slots reviews of individual games available.
Once upon a time, when someone decided that they wanted to try their luck at a slot machine, their choice was pretty much limited to a traditional 3 reeled “1 armed bandit.” These old machines offered a single line payout and generally consisted of either fruity symbols or diamonds, hearts, 7′s and bells.
Now, there are so many different kinds of slot machines to choose from. Enthusiasts can choose from 3, 5 and 7 reel machines, video or classic slot machines and machines that offer single line or multi-line payouts. The list can simply go on and on.
Bonus slots generally offer players some type of bonus round where they can earn free spins or play in an interactive bonus round where players can attempt to win more money. Sometimes these bonus rounds even have games that allow for more player skill, giving the house slightly a lesser edge.
A few fun bonus slot machines to try out would include Achilles, King of Swing, Witch Dr., Magic Monkey and Naughty Ninja.
Progressive slot machines are some of the most popular forms of slot out there. These machines have an accumulating jackpot that increases in size every time someone plays. These jackpots can get huge, sometimes in excess of $1 million dollar or more which can become a life changing experience for one lucky winner.
There are tons of really cool progressive slot machines to play. In our opinion, some of the best progressive slot machines are from any room that harbours machines from software giant, Real Time Gaming. What is so great about these machines is that they are tied together on a huge network across all sites that use this software. So what that means is that these jackpots build much, much faster and it would be safe to assume that they’re won more often.
Some great titles would include Mid-Life Crisis, The Shark and I.R.I.S Slots.
Single Line Slots / Multi Line Slots
Single line slots are slot machines that only allow players to wager once for one winning combination of symbols, typically straight across and in the middle of the machines. Multi line machines allow players to wager once for every line that the machine has which creates multiple ways to win. Players can win diagonal, straight across, up and down and other abnormal, various ways.
For example, if a player were to wager $.10 per line on a 25 line machine, they could wager up to $2.50 per spin increasing the ways that they could win and the amount that could be won.
Most traditional 3 reel machines tend to have single line payouts while 5+ reels tend to have multi-line payout with the amount of lines ranging from as little as 5 lines to as many as 25 lines.
I-Slot machines are one of the most entertaining slot machines out on the market today. What is so entertaining is the fact that each one of these I-Slot machines offer a fun story line with players having some say in how the story ends depending on what they do in the various “advance” and “bonus” rounds. Since players can choose more than one option in how each scene carries out, there will be several ways for each story to be told offering lots of replay value. That way, players will not get bored after playing the same machine for a while.
There are about 12 different I-Slot machine titles available and are exclusive to software creator, Rival Gaming. Any online casino that has software by Rival should have these interactive slot machines. A few titles to be sure to check out would include As the Reel Turns, Reel Crime and Hole in Won.
Different Kinds of Online Slots
As we mentioned above, this is by no means an exhaustive list of all the slot machines that are available online, but these are the most common. All of these machines offer a great source of entertainment through bonus rounds, interactive story lines and of course, the potential for huge jackpots to be won.