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Slots Symbols

When it comes to entertainment on slot machines, the symbols are part of the fun. Far from just a backdrop, they’re important in enabling game designers to give us an exciting experience that leaves us wanting to come back for more.


There are many different types of symbols. Let’s compile our own slot symbol dictionary.

By
Louis Wheeler
October 26, 2020

Playing Slots for the First Time

There’s a certain excitement about your first time playing the slots. Until you play, you don’t know what to expect, and the unexpected can bring memorable experiences.

A number of players have share their first-time tales with us. Some of these stories were collected in person through direct conversation, while others were shared via email. In all cases, players were promised anonymity as a conditions of publication, with no surnames permitted.

Paula: You’ve heard of beginner’s luck? I had it for sure my first time.

September 27, 2020

What Are Jackpots and How Do They Work?

Get Ready to Hit the Jackpot!

One word epitomizes the high-octane energy of the casino – Jackpot! The mere mention of the word is enough to get your pulse racing in anticipation of a major payday. Land-based casinos and online casinos alike are filled with a rich assortment of exciting jackpot games, most of them are jackpot slots, but there are plenty of other games with jackpot elements too. In this behind-the-scenes expose, we’re going to take you into the thick of it, to answer all your jackpot questions. There's not a moment to lose, let's begin!

August 13, 2020

Secrets to Winning on Slot Machines

Preamble: Charles August Fey, a Bavarian-born American inventor, is credited with building the world's first coin-operated slot machine game back in 1894, in San Francisco, California. The Liberty Bellwas a remarkable feat of mechanical engineering; a watershed moment for the casino industry. This rudimentary gaming device featured 3 spinning reels, with heart, diamond, and spade symbols neatly painted onto each reel.

July 14, 2020

What’s Hot About Dragon Link Slot

In medieval times, dragons reigned supreme. These mystical creatures ruled the skies and dominated the mountaintops where they nested, guarding precious treasures as far as the eye could see. Fire-breathing dragons are regarded as the ultimate beasts of nature; fearsome, proud, and implacably powerful. It is said that only poisoned livestock, or weapons of mass destruction were capable of subduing these monstrous creatures. Many brave warriors toiled alongside fools in their quest to bring these powerful beasts to their knees.

July 14, 2020

‘Spin and Win’ with Classic Slots

Preface: Classic slots are perhaps best described as the original slot machine games which gave rise to the global slots phenomenon. In the infancy years of slots, when the one-armed bandits reigned supreme, replete with 3 spinning reels and a limited number of paylines, players took to these new gaming sensations with aplomb. The legendary Charles August Fey, a German-born, American mechanic and inventor created the world's first fully functional slot machine game. In essence, this was the beginning of classic slots.

June 20, 2020

Penny Slots in Las Vegas

What is a Penny Slot Machine Game?

At the risk of stating the obvious, a penny slot machine game accepts bets beginning at $0.01, or 1 penny per coin. It's important not to be misled by the nomenclature, since penny slot games do not actually allow you to play real money slots for just 1 penny. The lowest coin denomination is $0.01, but players are required to bet substantially more than that on each spin of a penny slot machine game.

April 29, 2020