New to Slots? Your Burning Questions, Answered

Find out the answers to some of our most commonly asked slots questions.
2nd November 2023

New to Slots? Your Burning Questions, Answered

With so many online slot games to play – more than 900 at Virgin Games to be exact – it may seem a little daunting to new players.

There are so many different types of slots in the modern day, with the likes of Megaways, Cluster Pays and more, that you’re bound to have questions before you start.

Well, we’re here to help. Read on below to find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about slots.

What is the Best Online Slot Game?

The beauty of online slot machines is that they are so diverse, meaning you have a vast range of games to enjoy.

Every player of online slots is different. What might be one person’s favourite game may not interest another.

If you’re looking for the feel of a classic slot, then have a spin on Secrets of the Phoenix. In this game you can play with cascading reels, where winning symbols are removed from the reels and replaced by new symbols which drop down from above. It also boasts a Free Spins Bonus which can be re-triggered.

Another of our popular games is Cleopatra. In this slot you can spin for the chance to win up to 180 free spins in the Cleopatra Bonus, and the value of any winning combinations you complete will be tripled in this bonus round.

You can play free online slots in demo mode before you place a real wager too, which allows you to find out more about how the games work, and how you can trigger the bonus rounds.

Which Online Slots Pay Out the Most?

There is no set of slots that are guaranteed to pay out the most money to players. However, if you like playing games with the chance to land a big slot win, then take a look at our Jackpot King games. To enter the Jackpot King Bonus you must hit five Jackpot King overlay symbols, and you must then collect enough Crown symbols to trigger the Wheel King Bonus. In this part of the game you will be able to play for progressive jackpot prizes, although you have the fall back option of big multipliers if you don’t progress all the way to the top.

During 2022, players won over £40,000,000 playing Fishin’ Frenzy on Virgin Games, with more than £30,000,000 paid out on Rainbow Riches too. While these games may not offer the biggest individual prizes, you can still trigger some exciting wins.

What is the Best Chance of Winning on Online Slots?

The best online slot games to win real money on are those with the highest RTP rate, as it means they are likely to pay out on a more regular basis than those with a lower RTP. Slot machines with lower RTPs are considered to have a high volatility, which indicates that it will generally award more valuable wins on average, but it may pay out more infrequently compared to low volatility games.

One of the games with the lowest RTP on our site is Guns ‘n’ Roses, which stands at 96.98%. As a result, on average £96.98 will be paid out in winnings for every £100 wagered on the slot.

The RTP of any game is only ever an average, and you may be paid out more or less than the figure shown on the information page. It simply serves as a guide as to what you can expect if you play the slot machine over a longer period of time.

What are the Best Online Slots to Play?

The same answer applies to those who wonder what the individual best online slot game is; it depends on what type of slot player you are. Some users enjoy the excitement of spinning for the chance to win big jackpots, whereas others prefer the feel of a traditional online slot game.

You can play for progressive jackpot prizes in our Daily Jackpot games. These Red Tiger slots give you the opportunity to trigger some big real money wins throughout the course of the day, in addition to a number of exciting bonus features, including free spins and expanding symbols.

Spin with hundreds of thousands of ways to win on our collection of Megaways titles. These slots generally feature 117,649 paylines, which creates huge possibilities for winning combinations to be completed on the reels.

If classic slots are your preferred option then check some of our best online Casino Slot games, where you can find a number of popular games including Reel King and Da Vinci Diamonds. Some of these games give you the chance to play with free spins, tumbling reels and big multipliers, and are the type of slots you could envision playing in a Las Vegas casino.

How Much Can You Wager on an Online Slot Game?

The amount you can stake on any slot can vary from game-to-game. You may find that some online slots have a maximum bet size of £7.50, for example, while others allow you to place up to £10 on a single spin. It’s worth taking some time to read the information page on any game before you play it, and this will give you an idea of the bet sizes on offer, as well as paylines and RTP.

Most slot games will pay from left-to-right, but there are a few exceptions where they can pay any way. In order to activate a payline, you must place a wager on it. If you complete a winning combination on an inactive payline, you will not be paid out for it. Traditional slots will require you to have at least three identical symbols on a single line to be a winner, but as with the paylines, this can vary in the modern day.

If you play with smaller stakes, then don’t worry, as you will still be eligible to win the big prizes on offer in all of our jackpot slots. However, your chance of winning one of the pots increases if you are playing with bigger wagers.

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