What You Need to Know Before Playing a Slot

Whether you are a fan of spinning reels or digital video screens, penny slots or dollar games, there is something for everyone in our wide selection of slot machines. The key is to find a machine that matches your style of play and your budget. You’ll also want to check out our slot rules and regulations so you know what to expect from your gaming experience.


A payline is a pattern on a slot’s screen where matching symbols need to land for you to win a spin. A classic slot may only have one horizontal line but modern slots can have many paylines, running in various directions, to increase your chances of making a winning combination. Paylines are normally shown as small tables on the screen and are often displayed in bright colours to make them easier to read.

Casinos cannot alter a machine’s payouts to favour certain players or times of the day. This is because the UK Gambling Commission states that all gambling machines must be random and fair for everyone. However, you can increase your chance of winning at a slot by looking for one that has recently cashed out. The amount of the cashout is presented next to the number of credits left, and if they are in the hundreds or more it’s likely that the last player was a winner, which is good news for your bankroll!

Some people believe that a slot knows when it is about to hit, based on the fact that the reels wiggle. This is not true, as each spin has a different result and no machine can predict the outcome of future spins.