For many, the draw of online slots is an entertaining gaming experience wrapped up with the possibility of winning real money. You know at Virgin Games we have endless (well, 900+ and counting!) online slots to keep the entertainment on tap, but do you know which games give players the highest likelihood of landing a real money prize?
Luckily for you, that's what this article is all about. We've compiled a list of the online slots that pay out the most real money, looking into the highest Return To Player (RTP) rates, biggest jackpots, and the best chances of multiplying your wager into a big win.
Read on as we run you through our go-to games, and we'll explain more about how these factors impact your real-money winning potential as we go.
- Jackpots worth up to 7,500x your wager.
One of the best slots to play in the UK if you’re looking to spin for big real money wins is Fishin’ Bigger Pots of Gold.
Not only is there the chance to land instant cash prizes worth up to 1,000x your wager with the Collect feature, but this online slot machine also includes four separate jackpots! The biggest jackpot can pay out as much as 7,500x your wager. To do this, land the four corresponding Jackpot symbols on the reels on any spin, and it could be yours.
You can also trigger some free spins in Fishin’ Bigger Pots of Gold, which will be awarded if at least three Scatter symbols appear while you are playing the base game.
Make a big catch when you play this online slot game.
- RTP of 96.4%
Everyone loves innovative slots, right? Play 4 Diamond Blues Megaways, where you will have up to 117,649 ways to win on each spin, so it is one of the best slots to play online for fans of the Megaways mechanic.
The Rolling Reels feature in this game creates the potential for a number of wins to be completed from just one spin, as winning symbols are removed after they have been paid. The empty spaces are taken up by new symbols falling down from above the reels, which could lead to new winning combinations being formed.
Hit four Scatter symbols to enter the Free Spins Bonus, and this feature can be re-triggered an unlimited number of times – you can never have too many free spins, after all. A multiplier will be applied to all of your wins during this bonus round, and with an RTP of 96.4%, it has one of the best slot payouts on average.
- Spins from 20p, and an RTP of 96.83%.
If traditional reels aren’t your thing, then check out Jammin’ Jars. This online slot game is played on an 8x8 grid and uses the Cluster Pays mechanic, so symbols must appear in a cluster in order to win. Just like in 4 Diamond Blues Megaways, you could rack up a string of consecutive wins from a single spin.
There are free spins and multipliers to be won when you spin this slot machine, as well as the Rainbow feature, which can result in Giant symbols being added to the grid. Once the Giant symbols are in place, they can help you to trigger some wins by contributing to a number of combinations.
Spins on Jammin’ Jars can be played from as little as 20p, as well as a payout rate of 96.83%.
- RTP of 96.01%.
Ancient Egyptian-themed games have always proved popular among regular slot players – think Cleopatra and Eye of Horus, for example – and Legacy of Ra Megaways is no different, boasting up to 15,625 active paylines.
The reason why this is one of the best online slots for real money wins is down to its RTP of 96.01%, as well as the classic Free Spins Bonus which is unlocked after you land a minimum of three Bonus Scatter symbols on a spin. This bonus includes expanding symbols, which can pay anywhere on an active line.
Check out our wide selection of Megaways slots and you can experience new ways to play, with thrilling bonus features and some progressive jackpots up for grabs.
- Spin for one of our Daily Jackpot prizes!
Enjoy some divine spins when you play Mayan Gods, which is one of the best payout online slots in the UK thanks to its link to the Daily Jackpots range. Our Daily Jackpot slots have three progressive jackpot prizes available, and two of those are guaranteed to be won every single day.
In this game, there are Mayan King symbols which can be 2x2 in size, and extra Wilds can be added by these symbols, which could lead to more winning combinations being completed.
It’s also possible for low-value symbols to be removed in Mayan Gods, and they will be replaced by high-value symbols – and you guessed it – this could help you create more valuable wins.
- Maximum prize of 25,000x your wager up for grabs.
Set the reels ablaze in Fire Strike 2, with an RTP of 94.44%, and the opportunity to play for another slot jackpot.
There are two massive instant cash prizes on offer in this slot, which can be awarded when a combination of six or more Fire Strike or Fire Strike Wild symbols appear on the reels. If you achieve this in the base game, then the maximum prize you can win is 5,000x your wager. This increases to an enormous 25,000x if you land 15 Fire Strike or Fire Strike Wild symbols on the reels in the Free Spins Bonus – that really would be a fiery win.
- Play for progressive Daily Jackpot prizes.
Another of our Megaways slots which can pay out some big real money wins is Dragon’s Luck Megaways, which is also a Daily Jackpot game. What’s better than playing with 117,649 ways to win, with the chance to win a jackpot?
This exciting game has dragons on either side of the reels, and they can randomly wake up to breathe fire onto the play area. This can cause Dragon Coin symbols to flip, and a more valuable symbol will appear on the other side.
You can spin with 4x4 Mega Coins in this online slot too, and these will reveal identical Dragon Coin symbols to create a potentially huge payout.
- Instant cash prizes and an RTP of 95.72%.
Make your way down the mine and you can find some slot gold in this exciting slot machine.
Several Wild symbol types can appear on a spin in Treasure Mine: Power Reels, and they can combine to award some of the bonus features that are available in this game. This could be adding extra Wilds to the reels, or even collecting instant cash prizes. If you land all three of the Wilds at once, you can watch them join together in the Dragon + Diamond + Miner Wilds feature, which will be played out with thrilling gameplay.
The RTP of Treasure Mine: Power Reels is 95.72%, which means it is towards the low end of the volatility scale, so you can expect it to pay out more regularly than other games might on average, though this will be over a longer period of time.
If you still have some queries about slots before you play for the first time – and don’t worry, you won’t be alone – then take a look below at some of our most frequently asked questions, which we’ve provided some helpful answers to:
It’s always important to check the RTP of any game before you play, as that can give you a good indication of how likely it is to pay out big wins. There are low and high volatility slots; if a game has a smaller RTP rate, then it will have a greater volatility. This means that it could pay out less on average, but has the potential to award more valuable wins.
RTP is, of course, only a guide to the average payout of any slot, so it can’t be taken as gospel all of the time, but it gives you an idea of what to expect from the game.
Some of the best games that you can enjoy playing for real money include our collection of Rainbow Riches slots, with likes of the original Rainbow Riches game and Rainbow Riches: Drops of Gold available. You can also spin some exciting Games Global slots, as well as our Play’n Go games, where you can experience a variety of bonus features that could give you big wins.
Real money prizes are one of the central draws for online slot players. That’s why there are no surprises here - no matter which of our online slots you place your bets on, you will always be paid out in actual cash if you win.
There is no way to maximise the payouts of any slot game. As we’ve mentioned in a few of our other posts – if you haven’t read them yet, head to our blogs page and have a look – all online slot machines are operated using a random number generator (RNG), which guarantees that the result of any spin is completely fair and random. So, you cannot maximise the payout of any slot, as the outcomes are always random.
If you want to spin for a chance to win bigger slot prizes, then take a look at our Jackpot King games. These slots give you the chance to play for a massive progressive jackpot if five Jackpot King overlay symbols appear on any spin. If you’re not a heavy roller, then fear not - this prize can be won no matter what your bet size is.
The answer to this is all down to personal preference; one slot that you might love might not be for someone else, and vice versa. The key is to try out a range of slot machines first to find the one that suits you most. At Virgin Games, you can play free slots in demo mode, which recreates the exact look and feel of the game, as if you were playing with real money. A very helpful tool, if we do say so ourselves.
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