Types of Slots At Bet UK Online Casino
Following on from our ‘What are Slots?’ blog in which we covered the history as well as the basics of slots, Bet UK online casino are back with the types of online slots that there are available to play at our fantastic online casino!
In this blog we’ll be delving into the depths of slots, including those that feature within our online casino here at Bet UK. In order to do this, we’ll be looking at what it is that makes a slot, and the actual anatomy of them. The heart, arteries, flesh and bones of slots will be covered in this blog from Bet UK online casino, so sit down, relax and enjoy reading about the sweet science of online slots!
The Heart of a Slot
The heart contains the personality and value of an online slot, and this mostly comes with the theme of the game. There are plenty of themes available within our slots at Bet UK online casino, ranging from Egyptian themes and Ancient Greek themes to Asian themes and Wildlife themes. None of them take your fancy, what about a Wild West theme to channel your inner John Wayne. Either way, there’s plenty of slots at our online casino in which you can pull up your boot straps and duel with the slot reels!
The Arteries of a Slot
The arteries are the way in which the symbols can provide winning combinations that flow through the reels to boost your balance, and this is embodied within the paylines of an online slot. Paylines are an essential part of every slot, as the amount of paylines determines the amount of ways in which you can win money! Now, there are slots such as Double Diamond that only feature only one payline. However, there’s also the Laser Fruit online slot that has 243 paylines in its base game, with the opportunity of up to 60,466,176 paylines when the Free Spins bonus round is triggered!
The Bones of a Slot
The actual bones of an online slot are its reels. There are all kinds of special reels that are available in our online slots here at Bet UK online casino! So let’s go over the types of reel features that give online slots the structure that sets it apart from others;
Cascading Reels (also known as ‘Tumbling Reels’) feature in online slots such as Gonzo’s Quest and the Pixies of the Forest slot, both can be demo-played here at Bet UK online casino! Cascading Reels are great for those who just want to keep winning as with every win achieved within the online slot, the symbols involved within that winning combination will be removed and replaced by new symbols, therefore opening up an opportunity for further (and even bigger) combination wins!
Like Cascading Reels, Expanding Reels also offer an opportunity for bigger wins at a higher frequency, as there become almost countless ways to create winning combinations. As previously mentioned, the Laser Fruit slot that is available at Bet UK online casino features Expanding Reels. Initially played on a 5x3 reel set, when the Free Spins bonus round is triggered within the online slot there is an opportunity for the reels to expand to a 10x6 set, resulting in over 60 million paylines!
Two Reel Sets
Online slots that feature two reel sets allow for a multitude of ways to win as symbols across both reels can be awarded as one huge winning combination! An example that we have to show you here at Bet UK online casino would be the ice cool Siberian Storm Dual Play slot. This thrilling game brings together two reel sets to give you up to 2880 ways to win, as well as offering a middle reel that combines the two reels, featuring the Wilds and the Bonus symbols within the online slot to create huge wins! The Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play slot is also available at Bet UK online casino, which features two reel sets as well as the previously mentioned Tumbling Reels!
While the above reel variants mentioned are modified they still stick to the conventions of slots; initially being played on a 5x3 reel set. However, there are some online slots here at Bet UK online casino that just screw the rules and do it their way! Online slots such as Monster Wheels feature an unorthodox reel set of 2x4x2x4x2, and because you can choose from 128 or 228 ways to win! Whether you’re a slot novice or reel master, the Monster Wheels online slot is a fresh alternative to conventional slots to offer a bit of variance when playing slots at Bet UK online casino.
The Flesh of a Slot
The real meat of a slot comes with its bonus rounds; this is what sets it apart from all the other online slots around. Here at Bet UK online casino we have around 400 games so there’s plenty of brilliant bonuses to experience, and we’re going to go through the most popular ones found in most online slots today.
The most popular bonus round that you will find in a slot at every online casino are Free Spins. There’s a different number of free games awarded, which is dependant on the online slot that you’re playing. For example, the Dr Jekyll Goes Wild slot features Hyde Free Spins, awarding you with potentially unlimited free games!
Respins are another popular bonus feature, usually accommodating a Free Spins bonus round. Let’s say you’re playing through your free games and you land a Scatter symbol, this may award a respin of the reels in order to give you a larger win.
Multipliers are a great way to increase your winnings and usually feature as part of an online slot that includes Cascading Reels. A popular slot here at Bet UK online casino is Wild Egypt an (obvious) Egyptian themed slot that features a bonus round of progressive multipliers. With each winning combination achieved, the symbols involved will be removed from the reels and replaced with a Wild and 2 new symbols. This winning combination will then correlate to a higher multiplier, so further winnings can be achieved at an even larger rate! In some cases, multipliers can also accompany a Free Spins bonus round. The Worms Reloaded slot features a Blitz Blast Free Spins bonus round in which you’ll be awarded with unlimited free games as well as a multiplier to boost your winnings!
As mentioned in the blog post previous to this, Wild symbols now even have their own bonus round. In particular, Stacked Wilds is usually the most popular bonus round that includes Wild symbols. This bonus round involves full columns on the slot reels to turn Wild for huge wins due to the high value and amount of winning combinations available. For example, the Top Cat slot features Brain’s Water Wilds, in which there’s a chance that each reel within the slot can turn fully Wild!
Sticky Wilds are another popular variant of Wild bonus rounds. This is where Wilds are added to the slot reels in various positions and they are locked in position, hence the name ‘Sticky Wild’. The Wild Spartans online slot is a game that does this and features here at Bet UK online casino.
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