There can be plenty of reasons why you might want to play slot games. You might be a big fan of a TV programme or film, and you want to play a game with a similar theme. Alternatively, you might have played free versions of slots at social casinos or a game that you downloaded to your phone, and now want to play for real money. You might even be coming into this completely fresh and want to play simply because somebody told you it would be fun. Regardless of why you want to play slots, however, there are some ‘golden rules’ you need to follow. Here is everything you need to know about online slots.
1. Find out everything about the slots you want to play
When you first sign up with your preferred online casino (more on that next) you are likely to see a screen full of different slots games, and if you scroll down further, you’ll see more and more. The best online casinos will typically have hundreds of different types of slots games for you to play, but having this much choice is not always a good idea.
Unless you have a definite idea about which game you want to play (for example, you were a Game of Thrones fan and want to start with that one), it is important that you know everything about the game before you start playing for cash. Most games will have a ‘demo’ mode so you can see what is involved and which combinations trigger which features, and can stop you burning through your bank by aimlessly pressing buttons to see what happens.
2. Pick your slot provider carefully
While it might seem like there is as much choice for online casinos as there are slots, that’s not quite correct. There is an awful lot to pick between and as a new player, you might think they are all alike. While they all have a large range of slots and offer incentives to join, they are not all the same – and some are certainly better than others.
You will need to check that they are licensed to operate where you are and that they take your security very seriously before you sign-up. You might prefer to go for a name you are familiar with rather than a provider you have never heard of with a joining incentive that seems too good to be true.
3. Make sure you have everything you need
If you are intending on playing slot games on your phone, you’ll need to take a look at which apps are available. Not all online casino apps are equal, and you’ll need to find one that allows you to manage your account, and works well on whichever device you happen to have.
You’ll also need to look at your data plan if you are intending on playing while you are out, because using public Wi-Fi for playing online casino games can be a bit hit and miss when it comes to both reliability and security, and you don’t want your game to freeze or drop out while you are playing.