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your guide to the best online slots for true fans who love playing every new
slot they can get their hands on. Here, you’ll find all the information you
could ever want about online slots. I’ve got all the inside info on the online
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• Slot Reviews: The full scoop on the latest and most exciting slot machines being released in the
• Slots News: Want to know what games are recently out, what’s coming up next, and what the future
holds for the world of online slots? I’ll have all the information you need,
when you need it.
• Casino Reviews: Individual slots are important, but that can’t always help you decide which casinos to play at. We’ll take a look at every casino site we can get our hands on, and let you
know which ones are the best for true slots geeks.
• Help with Deposits: Confused about the whole process of depositing money into an online casino? Does the term
e-wallet sound like a different language to you? Don’t worry – I’ll make sure
you understand exactly how the dozens of different deposit options and methods
• Tips and Advice: Need
to learn how to use a mobile casino? Wondering if slot tournaments are for you?
Not sure when to start playing a progressive slot machine? My articles on these
and many other topics will help you play slots with more confidence.
How to Play Online Slots
Playing online slots is simple, but for a new player, some of the steps on the
way to starting at an online casino can be a little perplexing. That’s why I’ve
created this step by step guide that will help you go from having no idea what
you’re doing to play your first online slot machine for real money. Let’s get
Step #1: Find an Online Casino
The first thing you’ll need to do is find an online casino you enjoy playing in.
This step can sometimes take a while, but it’s an important one; after all, if
you’re not having fun, there’s no sense in playing at all.
There are hundreds of different online casino sites out there, which can make it
really tough on new players to find the one that’s right for them. Rather than
opting for a trial-and-error approach, I recommend taking a look at my casino
reviews to find a recommended casino that you know you can trust. Another option
is to look at my reviews of the various casino software providers that are out
there. Each one of these companies offers a different style of slot machines,
and if one of these styles strikes your fancy, you’ll definitely want to give a
casino that carries their games a shot.
Step #2: Download the Casino Software (If Necessary)
In the old days of online casinos (this was only about a decade ago), it was
certain that you’d need to download a casino software client to play that
casino’s games. These days, you’re likely to have an option between doing this
and playing right on the casino’s website, using their “instant play” interface.
Either of these options should be just fine; the downloadable casino will often
have a few more games to choose from, while the instant play casino has the edge
in convenience and accessibility.
Step #3: Sign Up for a Casino Account
It’s often necessary to sign up for a casino account before playing a casino’s
games in any mode. In a few casinos, you can hold off on this step until later,
but it’s usually best to just do it at this point anyway. This doesn’t mean you
have to make a deposit into your casino account right now, of course; your
account will simply give you access to the games on the site, which you’ll need
for the next step.
Step #4: Try the Casino’s Slots in Free Play Mode
One of the awesome things about online casinos is that they’ll usually let you
play their games for free! Try getting a live casino to let you do that. Now, it
should go without saying that if you’re not wagering any money, you can’t win
any money – but that’s not the point at this stage. You’re just trying the games
out to see if you enjoy playing them. If you find a slot or two you really love,
that’s great: you can continue on to the next step. But if not, no big loss: you
can go back to Step #1 and start this process again with a new casino.
Step #5: Deposit Money into Your Account
Now that you know where you want to play, it’s time to prepare yourself for
wagering real money. In order to do this, you’ll need to put some money into
your account through the casino’s cashier system. Here, the casino will lay out
the many different deposit options available to you, which could range from
using a credit card to funding your account through a prepaid voucher. If these
options confuse you, my articles on deposit options should help clear things up
and help you make an informed decision.
Step #6: Start Playing Slots Online!
Now that you have money in your account, you can play to your heart’s content!
It’s that simple: you can load up the machine, start playing at whatever stakes
are comfortable for you, and enjoy the thrill of online slot machines like
millions of other people around the world.
Types of Online Slots
Throughout this site, you’ll find references to a number of different types of
online slot machines. Here’s a quick glossary so that you won’t be confused:
3-Reel/5-Reel Slots: This
refers to the number of reels, or columns, a slot machine has. Most online slots
are now 5-reel games, as these games are more complex and can offer more options
than 3-reel slots.
3D Slots: Many slots
use one of several techniques to add some “depth” to their animations and
graphics. These machines are known as 3D
slots. Several companies offer such games, with perhaps the most famous
being Betsoft Gaming.
Traditional Slots: Usually,
this designation refers to an online slot that’s trying to emulate the look and
feel of an old-time classic slot machine. As such, these games have just three
reels and a single payline.
Video Slots: Technically,
all online slots are video slots by definition, since they don’t use mechanical
reels. But in the online gambling world, video slots are those games that have
the same kinds of features land-based video slots do: second screen bonuses,
animations, and lots of special features.
Progressive Slots: Progressive
slots are machines that offer a jackpot that grows every time someone plays the
game and doesn’t win the jackpot. This means that these prizes can grow
extremely large: some online slots have given away progressive jackpots worth
several million pounds!
I’m Alan and I have been playing slots for 5 years now. I started playing them
at GamingClub after
winning a few thousand from a sports bet – and have been hooked ever since. The
thrill of each spin and the excitement of the bonus games make them great fun –
not to forget they give you the chance to win a fortune (millions in some
I launched this site in 2012 with one goal – to become the UK’s biggest and best
online slots guide. I’ll be adding slot reviews, providing news on the latest
releases, writing honest casino reviews and lots more to help slots players of
all levels, whether you are a beginner or experienced player.
Thanks for your support and I really hope you enjoy the site. If there is a slot
game or casino you would like me to review just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and
I will get it live within a few days.