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Some of the games you play at the casino have barely changed in 100 years – step up to the roulette wheel or blackjack table, for example, and you could be taking a step back in time. You can even play with a real-life croupier if you choose one of our live casino games! Where the slots are concerned, however, change is the only constant. Online slots, and indeed those in physical casinos, are a world away from the fruit machines and one arm bandits that were so popular in the late 20th century.
Slots are, in fact, at the cutting edge of gaming technology. The online casino sector is both popular and competitive – at Mount Gold, we know better than anyone how many other sites there are out there! It’s great news for gamers, though, as it means there are always newer, better and more exciting slot games to play online.
We take pride in offering the very best online slots among the range of casino games at Mount Casino, and there are hundreds to choose from. But we also appreciate that with so many options and constant new additions to the range, you are likely to have a few questions. Here, we answer some of the most common ones.
Can you win money playing online slots?
The simple answer here is that when you wager real money, you can win real money! That is the case with every game at Mount Gold Online Casino, but when it comes to payouts, slots are a little different to table games. While blackjack, roulette and the rest are hugely popular, the payouts for a win are set at certain levels. For example, in blackjack, it is even money and in roulette, it depends on the type of bet. The maximum payout is 35/1, and that is if you place your chips on a single number and get it right.
In online slots, on the other hand, real money can get real big. The odds of matching five symbols in a row might be long, but if you do it, the payout could be 1000/1 or even more. It’s one of the reasons even the seasoned poker and blackjack players like to pay a quick visit to the slots. It’s a little like buying a lottery ticket – you just never know when it might be your moment to get lucky.
This is particularly the case when there is a progressive jackpot in play. We will talk about these types of jackpot games in more detail elsewhere, but in essence, these are ones where every time someone plays, it adds more money to the jackpot. In a physical casino, you might see the jackpot amount on a wall display, and in our online slots, it will be at the side of the screen. Sooner or later, somebody wins it, but it can sometimes run into the millions before they do so!
How do you win at online slots?
20 years ago, that might have seemed a silly question. Old-fashioned slots just had three reels with symbols, and you needed a matching row of three for the game to spit out a prize. We have some retro slots like that at Mount Gold, but most of the modern online slots are more complicated. These days, five reels and multiple paylines are the norm. These add up to dozens of ways to win, sometimes even hundreds.
Each game is different, so we can’t explain each one in detail here. The best advice when trying out an unfamiliar game is to play a few spins for either low wagers or even in the “just for fun” mode with no money at all. That way, you can get to grips with the gameplay. But remember, no wager means no winnings, so perhaps it is better to at least play with a coin or two, just in case you hit the jackpot!
Which game should you play?
That is a little like asking which car you should drive, or which movie should you watch. It comes down to personal choice. However, we appreciate that if you are new to slots the sight of hundreds to choose from can be a little daunting.
Our first tip would be to go with your heart. Choose a game that appeals in terms of its theme. So if you are into sport, you might want to check out Football Star Deluxe. Music aficionados are more likely to try out a game like Dance Party.
Secondly, you could always follow the example of others and go with public opinion. For example, Cops’n’Robbers is one of Play ’n’ Go’s most enduring games, not least because of the free spins bonus game that adds a fun extra dimension. Also, you can’t go wrong with a game like Starburst. Now more than eight years old, it is still far and away the most popular of all slots, both online and in real world casinos.