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Slot Machine Basics

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Everything you ever wanted to know
about slots and slot machines.

Welcome to Slot Machine Basics. When you first start out playing slot machines there is a lot to learn and a lot to take in, our aim with this site was to create the best resource for new slots players on the net. If you are a complete beginner you should read our How to Play Slot Machines page to understand the very basics.
diagram of as lot machine

Learn the Basics of Slots

We start at the very beginning letting you know what the various parts of a slot machine are, what they are called and wh at they do. We explain the insides of slot machines so you can understand how they w ork as well as the parts that are visible from the outside such as the reels and the paytable so that you can quickly get to grips with slots jargon.

Types of Slot Machines Explained!

Next you might want more information about the various types of slot machines that are available at online casinos.

Understand the Symbols and Features!

We have explained the different types of symbols you will find on a slot game. So if you want to know what makes a Wild Symbol 'Wild' or what makes a Scatter Symbol different to any other symbol you are in the right place.

Likewise we have explained the most popular features you will find on a slot machine including the various types of Bonus Games and even taken a look at the most popular Slot Machine Themes such as Cleopatra Slots, Halloween Slots, Fantasy Slots, DC Comics Slots, Summer Holiday Slots, and 3D slots. We also take a look at mobile slots vs desktop slots.

Become a Slot Machine Expert!

Once you understand the basics we have included extra information so that you can learn things that many veteran slots players probably don't know!

  1. Learn why payout rates are important and how to pick the best ones!
  2. Ever wanted to know what was the first slot machine or when was the first video slot machine created? You can learn all this and more in teresting trivia in our History of Slot Machines section.
  3. Learn fun slots stratergies and slots tips to help keep your gaming budget safe.
  4. Learn how you can play slot machines online and how you can play slot machines for free from home!