Online Slots for Beginners

A spontaneous trip to the casino isn’t always an option for a lot of our roomies hence the reason they choose online bingo as their game of choice. Last week we discussed the merits of the free bingo options that we have available here at Lucky Cow but this week we thought we would take a look at how new players can try out some of our slot machines for the first time!

You will commonly find slot machines in casinos or pubs but there are thousands of great titles to now available with just a few clicks. We have a fantastic range right here on Lucky Cow so if you have ever taken a look at some of the slots on the site but decided not to play for whatever reason then fear not as we have all the info you require right here!

Why Play Slots?

Slots are a great way to unwind and many of our players enjoy them as an alternative to bingo or as a side distraction between games. Slots vary massively in terms of their structure, betting options and bonus features so you can find some games that are extremely simple to play but also some more complex titles as well.

They can be played for free or for even a few pennies, it really is up to you the player! Becoming a slots pro does not take long so what type of slots do we have here on the site?

The Basics

Most of our games have 5 reels and there are a number of basic points you should consider when playing a game for the first time. The basic principle is to spin the reels to reveal symbols and complete winning combinations. A slot machine will have a set number of winning combinations and these are known as paylines.

Bonus Features

In addition to the base gameplay, there are often bonus features or bonus rounds that are activated in a variety of ways. These can vary in what they offer the player but the most common ones are arguably the inclusion of free spins and wild combinations. The two most common bonus symbols that you will encounter will be the wild and the scatter. The wild symbol replaces other symbols and helps you pick up additional wins whereas the scatter usually offers a cash prize or triggers a bonus game.

Choosing a Game

If you click on the slots section of our site then you will be able to view the games that we have available and you will most likely recognise a few of the more famous titles. Try out some games that you find interesting and remember to start out with some smaller wagers until you are used to the game. Some slots will let you gamble from just a couple of pennies so start small and work your way up!