Slot machine slang: Casino words and expressions
It’s not brain surgery, but there are some words and expressions you need to know when playing slot machines.
Reel – The circular devices on which the slot machine symbols are printed on. A typical slot machine has three to five reels. These reels spin and stop revealing the symbols on a:
Payline – a line on the slot machines face, where the symbols must line up on in order to win. You can see how much you win for each combination on a:
Paytable – an area on the slot machine that shows the different winning combinations, what they will pay and how much must be wagered in order to win certain amounts, bonuses or jackpots.
On some slot machine you will also find a “ticking” number which keeps increasing. These slot machines are called:
Progressive slot machines – a network of slot machines that are linked together to pay out one large jackpot. A percentage of every amount played from every machine is put towards one large jackpot. When someone wins this jackpot, the jackpot is reset (usually not to zero) and starts to grow again until someone wins again, and so on. These jackpots can usually not be won with a:
Wild symbol – symbols that can represent all the other symbols, like a joker in some card games.