Slot Terminology List

Basic machines

slot games with basic general payout scheme.

Big Bertha

Big slot machine with a huge handle and 8-10 drums.

Bonus Feature

Bonus games and extra free turns on some machines.

coins Size

The nomination of the value of the chips good for the slot machine.

Double slot machines

Machines that payout double wins when special images come up.

Down slots games

A machine that has a low average payout.

Full Pay slot machines

Slot Machines which pay out more for a maximum chip gamble.


Biggest prize in a slot machine.

Liberty Bell

The first slot machine games created by Charles Fey.

Loose slot machine games

Larger payoff slot machines.

Max wager

Maximum number of chips allowed for one rotation.


slots casino games that have 2 paylines or more.


players who bet one chip per spin.

Pay Line

The line on the wheels in which the particular images must appear to guarantee a payoff. Some slot machines offer multiple paylines.

Pay Chart

The enumeration of all the available images and the combination and the sum of the prize.


The percentage of the coins inserted into the slot machine that it is ought to pay off.

Payout rate

The percentage that should be returned to the player from a slot machine for a year.

Primary Jackpot

Amazing jackpot for the machine which is very rarely hit.


slot machines that have the biggest pots. These jackpots raise each time the chips are put in.


Turning drums that contain images on them.


A specific time to play on a single machine.

Short Win

Big amount of money won in a couple of turns.

Sizzling Slot

slot machines with large payouts.

Slots Schedule

Information shown on every machine that mentions the variation of the slot machine, chip denomination, winning sum.

slots games Drop

Number of coins put into the machine.

slot machine games Hold

The rate of all the coins inserted into the slot machine that the casino gambling room holds.

Sputtering slot machines

machines with small overall payoff.


Jackpot that stays the same and can not be changed.

Straight slot machine games

slot machine games that pay off particular amount of money. This amount is usually displayed on the slot machine.


symbols on the barrels. These symbols might be signs, etc.

Tight slots

slots with lower payouts.

Up Slot

slot machine games that have big average payout.

Video machines

machines that have wheels are displayed on the monitor instead of the actual ones.

Wild image

A joker in slots that may stand for any symbol that makes the gamer win.