What Are The Paylines?
Paylines are, in principle, very simple to understand. They can be simple and straight, in other cases they have a zigzag shape on the reels. Paylines can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal. No matter what the paylines look like, you will only receive a win if you bet on a payline.
Some slots contain adjustable paylines, while in others the paylines are fixed. In games where the number can be adjusted, you can choose a certain number of paylines to bet on, while fixed paylines do not offer you a choice. Slots with a fixed number of paylines require you to bet on all lines, these cannot be adjusted.
What type of slots can you play online? Let’s take a look at it.
Classic slots and fruit machines
In online casinos, there are many virtual slot machines that are modeled after the classic roller slots and one-armed bandits from land-based casinos. Experienced gamblers, who are familiar with these machines from German arcades or from visits to Las Vegas, feel right at home with these slots.
Many popular slots like Thunderstruck 2 from Microgaming or Spamalot from Playtech are based on levels and require a certain number of free spins rounds won before new, more lucrative bonus games are unlocked. However, video slots take this gameplay to the next level. On these online slots, you often have to play for weeks until you reach the end of the story. In some slots, you can even expect a great special prize or lifetime access to particularly lucrative bonus games at the end.
Most 3D slot machines have some sort of story built into the game. As you play, you progress through the story. You achieve various goals in the game in order to progress. Engaging players in a story is one of the smartest things casinos have done with their slot machines. Most stories require you to reach certain goals in order to advance to the next level.
Progressive jackpot slots
Progressive jackpot slot machines are available in every online casino and offer huge top prizes, often in the amount of several million euros. The jackpot slots of a particular manufacturer are networked across all partner casinos of the developer. The stakes of all gamblers, no matter in which online casino they play, flow to a certain extent into the jackpot. If the jackpot is hit, it is reset to a certain amount and then starts to grow again.
Online casinos also have one advantage: one is independent of time and place. One can log in as a user via many technical devices such as the smartphone or the tablet. Thus, playing is also possible on the go. With normal casinos, on the other hand, you are bound to opening hours and a fixed location.