Casino dictionary

Bet – The amount you spend to play in one game round

Bonus – Bonus may mean several things in different casinos. Usually, it means an advantage or an offer. This can be free spins, extra money to play with, or anything else that extends and improves gaming experience at the casino.

Bonus symbols – Symbols that trigger free spins or bonus games.

Bonus without deposit – Bonus received immediately after registration without deposit requirements. These are often free spins.

Cascading Reels – Symbols that land on the reels and form a winning combination will be replaced with new symbols until there are no more winning combinations left.

Cashback – An offer that gives a predefined portion or percentage of the money you have lost back to you.

Dealer – The person/host who deals the cards in live casino games. Also knows as a croupier.

Free Spins – Free rounds you get to play on slots. When issued to members, they can be linked to a specific slot machine.

Game developers – The companies that manufacture the casino’s different games.

High variance – A slot with a high risk. This means that winning combinations appear more rarely, but they give have higher value gains.

Deposit Bonus – A bonus you receive at one or more of the first deposits when you register in a casino. These usually come in the form of extra play money or free spins.

Low Variance – A slot s a low risk. This means that winning combinations appear more often, but have a lower value.

Multiplier – Bonus feature that multiplies a possible win a certain number of times, it may appear in the main game or during free spins rounds.

Coin – The amount you can bet on a payline.

Odds – Numbers that present the likelihood that a result will occur. A typical example is football matches using odds to bet on the final score.

Payline – A line where a winning combination must land to trigger a win.

Paytable – Provides useful information on how winning combinations on a selected slot machine work.

Progressive Jackpot – Jackpots that increase as people play on a specific game. Slots with progressive jackpots often have higher jackpots than slot machines with fixed jackpots.

Reels – The wheels of a slot machine.

RNG (random number generator) – Software that generates random results in games. This makes the game fair, both for the player and the casino.

RTP (return to player) – Tells you how much percentage of the played money is returned to players.

Scatter – Symbol that pays whether or not it lands on a payline.

Changing wilds – Wilds change places on the reels every spin.

Expanding wilds – Symbol spreads and covers the entire reel. As expanding wilds touch multiple winning lines, they can generate multiple winning combinations.

VIP and loyalty programs – Programs that reward those who play more than once at a casino. Often, you accumulate some points and the more you play the more points you get. These points can then usually be exchanged for various benefits like money or free spins.

Wagering requirements – The number of times you have to play for a bonus or similar before you can withdraw any winnings.

Wilds – Symbol than can take place of other symbols that you need to get a winning combination.