So Many Slot Features – How to Choose What's Best For You?We know how intimidating slot features can be – and even more so when you’re faced with a paytable, without any idea of how these darn features work! On top of that, with the massive selection of games out there, how do you know you're a picking a slot with features that suit your gameplay? Below is a quick and easy slot features guide that are sure to help steer you in the right direction.
Most of the slot features listed are often included in Video Slots, which have a tendency to be feature-rich; whereas other genres of slots - such as classic 3-reels, and progressive jackpot slots - are often very simple and easy to follow, allowing you to simply spin, and hopefully - win! If you’re not driven by slot features, or require them to enjoy your betting, 3-reels are a great way to spend your time, and progressive jackpots – of course – have built-in excitement with every spin, knowing you could potentially hit that huge jackpot!
Now, let's get into the most popular slot features.
Free SpinsFree Spins are often known for being a bonus on its own, but many games now-a-days have In-Game Free Spins, meaning that when you land a certain number of specific icons, you’re granted X number of free spins
Free Spins are a great feature if you're not sure how much you love the game, and want to make your balance last a bit longer; Free Spins allow you to keep some of your wagers in your own pocket, while you determine how much you want to invest in the game.
Pick A BonusRemember game shows? “What’s behind Door Number 1, 2, or 3..!” That's what a Pick A Bonus feature is most similar to. This bonus round isn’t skill-based, but it does allow you to take your fate into your own hands by letting you select your own prize. In order to hit Pick A Bonus, you're likely to have to meet a winning combination with a specific icon.
This feature is great if you're up for a little fun, like the idea of having a direct impact on your win (or loss!), and aren't too miffed when you see the results; you might say that this could be a considered a feature for the real "gambling" type.
MultipliersOne of the most common (and well-liked!) slot features, are Multipliers. Multipliers aren’t necessarily an icon on their own, but rather a “boost” if you match the icons in a particular line. What is multiplied, you ask? Well, your wager of course! Multipliers can help you double, triple, quadruple (and sometimes more!), when you land a winning combination.
This feature is great if you’re playing ALL lines in a game, bet large to really rake in those multiplying wins, or even bet small to make your winnings last longer during your session!
Expanding WildsExpanding Wilds are often a player-favorite for their results - but for a beginner, these can be difficult to grasp. That’s why we’re here! When you land a regular winning combination of wild icons, the reel expands and turns the entire reel into wild icons. This can happen rather frequently, and some games even offer “Sticky” Expanding Wilds and "Re-Spins" - meaning that those wilds remain on the screen and keep spinning until there are no more winning combinations made. If you get on a roll (pun intended), this excitement can last quite a while, and of course can leave you raking in the wins!
243 Ways to WinThough it sounds intimidating, all this means is that you only need 3 symbols on the reels in the proper combination to win (left to right, of course!). This makes your playing far easier to land a winning combination, exiting the game with a few bucks in your balance.
Quick Tip:At SportsandCasino, the slot features of a particular game are listed in the “Info” page; for new players who aren’t sure which games they love yet, we highly suggest reviewing the games to ensure they have the features you like, to get the most enjoyment out of your play.
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