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Beginners Tips for Playing Online Slots

Posted on April 6, 2024

Choosing an online slot machine today can often prove challenging, especially considering how many are currently in existence. A close estimate is that there are around 9,000 online casino games, and approximately 7,500 to 8,000 of these games are online slot machines.

If you are new to online casinos and want to know more about how to find the right ones, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some beginner tips for choosing and playing online slots in 2024.


How to find the right online slots

The first thing to do is to find a suitable online casino. In other words, look for a fully licensed and regulated online casino known to be controlled by a reputable operator.

For example, globally renowned iGaming sites like 32red Casino tend to have the best slots online from today’s multi-award-winning online casino game development studios and software providers.

NEVER play at unlicensed online casinos because they will use faulty software, and your money, preferred payment method details, personal information, and other sensitive information are not in safe hands.

To play online slot machines in the real money mode in most countries, you only need to be at least 18 years old (however, it’s 19 or 21 in some countries). You must also register a free account with that casino before you can play any of their slots.

As soon as your new account has been activated, go to the cashier/banking section to deposit the minimum amount required (which is usually just $/€/£10.00 or $/€/£20.00, depending on the casino) unless you want to deposit more than the minimum amount required.

When the deposit has been processed, you can go back to the ‘online slots’ section and click or tap on any of the games to start playing them for real money.


Which online casino software providers have made the best online slots?

Today’s best online slots are brought to you by a handful of market-leading providers, some of which include the following trusted companies:

  • Games Global – and its many partner studios, some of which include Triple Edge Studios, Fortune Factory Studios, All41 Studios, Gameburger Studios, SpinPlay Games, Gold Coin Studios, PearFiction Studios, Stormcraft Studios, Neon Valley Studios, All41 Studios, Just for the Win Studios, and many others
  • NetEnt and Red Tiger Gaming
  • Pragmatic Play and Reel Kingdom
  • Inspired Gaming
  • Big Time Gaming
  • Blueprint Gaming and Reel Time Gaming
  • Play’n GO
  • ELK Studios

Others include IGT, Light & Wonder, Thunderkick, and Iron Dog Studio, to name a few.

All of their games have been fully optimised for most devices, platforms, and web browsers, including desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari, Vivaldi, Internet Explorer, Opera, etc.


What to look for in a good online slot machine

There are many things to consider when choosing which online slot machines to play. Some players look for online slots with above-average RTP (Return to Player) percentage payout rates.

Other players look for certain features and game engines/mechanics, like Megaways, Free Spins, Wild Symbol features, second screen Picking Bonuses, and other in-play features that can randomly trigger on any lucky spin.

Some players like to choose slots by the provider; others like to pick them by the type of theme/genre they have.

For example, some of the most popular online slot themes today include Wild West, Leprechauns, Greek Mythology, Norse Mythology, Ancient Greece/Egypt, Sci-Fi, Animals, Movies, Sports, Horror, etc.

Some slots, aka classic slots, only have three reels with no bonus features, and the more feature-rich slots are video slots with 5 or 6 reels and multiple paylines/win ways. If you’re looking for online slots with life-changing jackpots, try progressive jackpots before playing fixed coin jackpots.


Final note

When playing online slots for the first time, perhaps stick to the slots that are easier to play. Always start by placing low stakes, and if you want to know how certain bonus features work and what each symbol is worth, more information can always be found in the paytable.

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