Beginners Guide to Slots

A Beginner’s Guide to Online Slots

beginners guide to online slots

Welcome to the first in our Legs Eleven series of beginner’s guides! We've designed to be a friendly welcoming into our world if you’ve never ventured into an online casino before, or just a nice refresher if it’s been a while. For information on the specific and exclusive offers available to our new players at Legs Eleven, please see our Welcoming Blog for more information. No matter your casino history, we’re happy to have you!

So... what's an online casino?

You may have been to a land-based casino before, or played on a fruit machine similar to the likes of our Starburst slot. For years people have been drawn to them for somewhere to enjoy the spin of the reels, the anticipation of waiting for all the symbols to fall into place, and the potential for fantastic wins! It was about time the dated tradition of heading to your local casino was brought into the 21st century and so online casinos were born! In 1994, the reels took to the internet and changed the casino world forever. Many people prefer this set up because there's no need to get all dolled up to play, and you can do it from the comfort of your own home!

What makes online slots better?

RTP! In your standard land-based casino the RTP (return to player; the average percentage paid back to players) can be as low as 75% compared to the average RTP of an online slot which can be around 95-97%! Here at Legs Eleven we make our players' experience the top priority and handpick the best of the bunch to give you a perfect balance of high RTP with a great atmosphere to make you want to dance and jive!

What are online slots?

Online slots in particular come in lots of forms, with video slots being among the most popular for their fancy bonus features and exceptional animations! You choose how much money you want to gamble, and the computer does the rest. The symbols will spin, twirl, and prance around your screen before falling into a completely random position. You need to land matching symbols in certain places on the reels (called paylines or sometimes winlines), which you can have a look at before you stake if you're curious! If it's a winner, you'll win the amount set out in the paytable!

What are the best online slots?

I'm sure we can recommend a few! It all depends on what kind of experience you're looking to have. If you want a tried and tested game, have a boogie with one of our players' favourite games, Rainbow Riches for the chance to tap dance your way to wins of up to 500x your original stake! If a trip to Ireland doesn't float your boat and you're looking for the chance to win some huge prizes, you may be interested in the Jackpot slots page we've set up for people just like you! This includes games in the Jackpot King Network, in which a percentage of each stake placed contributes to a potentially huge prize! One such game in the network is Tridentia, a recent launch that sends you into the depths of the seas where Poseidon is waiting to help fish for some wins! Mayan Gods is a brilliant minimalist game set out to be as straightforward as possible, with a quirky ancient alien theme to keep you on the edge of your seat! Don't forget, you can always play a quick demo of the game to test it out first!

Is online gambling safe?

We've done our best to create an inclusive, safe, and welcoming space for all of our players. Online gambling is 100% safe, and most importantly betting on our site is safe. Regardless, it's important to take precautions. Please make sure to always gamble responsibly. Find information and support on safer gambling here, where you'll find links to helpful organisations, and some self-assessment tools. Our highly trained and wonderful customer service staff are here to support you should you need it, so contact us if you have any problems.

Keep an eye out for another installment next month for another beginner's guide and be sure to let us know on our socials if you found this helpful! Hopefully we'll see you boogying on down with some of our most popular slot games soon!