How to Play Online Slots

If you want to win big, you need to know how to play the game. Whether they're in Vegas or on your phone, slot machines offer a fun and exciting way to test your luck. If you're looking to try your hand at online slots but don't know where to start, take a look at our handy infographic. We've put together some tips on how online slots differ from traditional land-based ones, and how different types of online slots differ from one another. Soon you'll know a Bonus Round from a Free Spin, a Progressive Slot from a Video Slot. Once you're done, you can test your new knowledge and skills at one of our many online slot machines today.

If you're a fan of playing the slot machine you may be looking to make the transition from traditional slots to the ones found online. There are many reasons for wanting to make this transition – maybe you want to make your morning commute that little bit more exciting. Perhaps you're just looking for something a little different to the traditional land based slot machines you're used to. While there are many similarities between the two types, online slots make much better use of the latest technology, offering a huge range of innovative new ways to play this time honoured favourite. However, all the bells and whistles of the online slots can be slightly intimidating for new players at times, and when faced with the breadth and depth of the range of online slots, you may be left wondering where to start. If you find yourself in this position, we're here to help. Let's start by taking a look at what an online slot machine looks like.

As you can see, the user interface on the online slot machine looks pretty much the same as the physical machines you're used to. While some traditional land-based slot machines may be missing a few of these buttons, if you're familiar with how traditional slot machines work you shouldn't have too much of a problem playing online. The buttons worth keeping an eye out for are your Paytable button, giving you all the info you need on this specific machine, and your Number of Lines, if your online slot machine has one. Knowing where these two buttons are and what they do will allow you to play your machine exactly how you want to.

This is where the real fun of online slots starts. There is a truly massive number of online machines out there, and each one has its own style, merits and drawbacks. If you've always wanted to play the exact same physical slot machine that your grandparents played in Vegas in the 60's, you may be disappointed. If you want to play an online version of that infamous slot machine, you can do so on a classic online slot machine. If you'd rather play something a little more modern like, for example, a Ghostbusters slot machine with the Multipliers, Wilds, bonus features and video animations to bring the game to life, you can do so right here today. If you want to play a progressive slot machine in the same online casino as your friend on the other side of the world, both of you feeding into the same potential jackpot, you can do that too. When it comes to finding something different to play with an online slot machine, the possibilities are literally endless.

All that's left at this point is to make sure that you're comfortable with all of the words in the lexicon above. Most online slot machines use the same terms to describe what's going on, so if you don't know the difference between a Bonus Round and a Free Spin, you may struggle with some of the more modern slots. If you can't tell a Multiplier from a Wild while reading the info on the paytable, you may struggle with some of the faster paced games. Fortunately, once you have these terms down you should have no problems moving from one machine to the next, sampling whichever online slot machines you like, whenever you want to try them.

With all that taken care of, you should be ready to tackle even the most advanced and modern of online slots. The only question is which machine to try first? Here at Ladbrokes we have more than 160 different online slot machines to try out, with new games being added all the time. If you're ready to jump in, simply pick a machine, read over the information page and start those reels spinning. Good luck, and welcome to the wonderful world of the online slot machine!