iPhone Slot Machine Glossary

Feb 07 2012

If you’re new to the world of iPhone slot machines (or their traditional brick-and-mortar equivalents), you’ll need to get acquainted with some basic slot terminology before you start playing. This will help you to read the pay tables and to get more out of your bankroll. Here are some terms to get you started:

Pay Table

Read the pay table before you play any iPhone slot in order to learn which combinations of symbols you need on which paylines in order to win. The pay table will also tell you any limitations on these rules—i.e. if you need to play the maximum coin size in order to win.


These are the wheels with the symbols which spin. Traditional slot machines have three reels, but newer slot machines can have more reels on them. A few slot machines have only 2 reels.

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Paylines are the lines along which the symbols must line up in order for you to win. Some slot machines have a single payline while others have multiple paylines.

Coin size

This is the monetary value of any coins you bet on each spin. Sometimes you can only get a certain payout by wagering a particular coin size.

Wild symbol

Also known as a free symbol, this is a symbol which can take the place of any other symbol and form a winning combination.

Video bonus round

Slot machines these days sometimes include video bonus rounds—extra games which you can trigger with a certain symbol combination and which give you the opportunity to win free spins or more money.

That should be enough to get you started on your iPhone slots education. Be sure to read the online help for each game before you start playing, and have fun!

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