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Slots can introduce a new player to many terms that they may be unfamiliar and confusing. This helpful glossary aims to demystify some of the lingo used in the ever popular online slots games and make it more accessible to new players.

Bonus Feature
A combination that creates additional features on bonus slot games. These are usually in the form of free spins.

Bonus Multiplier
Payouts that increase the payout structure based on additional coins being bet.

Buy-your-play
Buy-your-play are some of the more complicated slot games. They offer bonuses for betting increasing numbers of coins, usually the best being for betting the maximum amount of coins allowed.

Coin Size
The denomination of coins used to play an online slots game, such as dimes or quarters.

Hit
A hit is a win in a slot game.

Loose Slots
Loose slots are the term for an online slots game that happens to be paying out at more than the normal rate.

Max Bet
The max bet is, shockingly, the maximum amount that one can bet at one time in an online slots game.

Onesies
Onesies is a slang term given to a slots player that bets one coin at a time.

Progressive Jackpot
A progressive jackpot increasing with every spin made in the slots game, or in a series of games. The jackpots in these games are typically extraordinarily high.

Payline
The payline refers to the paths that winning combinations must appear along in an online slots game to win.

Payout
The payout is the prize for any given online slots win.

Payout percentage
The payout percentage is the amount of money that an online slots game will pay back to its players over time.

Pay table
The pay table is the slots gameís prize chart or legend, describing how any wins will occur.

Random number generator
The random number generator, or RNG, is a computer program used by slots to select when a win occurs and keeps the game fair and truly random.

Reels
Reels are the spinning wheels in physical slot machines, now represented virtually in online slots.

Static jackpot.
A static jackpot is a prize structure that isnít affected by the number of coins bet. The ratio of payout to bet stays the same.

Staggered payout.
Staggered payouts increase in proportion to the bets being made by players.

Symbols
Symbols are the pictures depicted on the reels that decide when wins occur.

Tight slots
Tight slots refer to online slots games that are not paying out as often as others.

Video slots
Video slots is simply another name for online slots, being a slot machine that utilizes a screen instead of physical reels to determine wins.

Winning combinations
Winning combinations are any symbol combinations resulting in a win in an online slots game.

Wild
Any symbol that can take the place of any other symbol is known as wild.

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