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Most online slots feature a paytable, a list of payouts, jackpots and general instructions on playing the game.

If you're new to slots, or you want to work out if the game is worth gambling on, the paytable can point you in the right direction.

Whether you're on a desktop or mobile, you can access paytables at the click of a mouse or a swipe of the finger.

Benefits of a slots paytable:

  • Discover the various payouts and jackpots
  • Read about the feature bonuses
  • Work out if a slot is volatile or not
  • Find out the slot's RTP (Return to Player) percentage

What is the Paytable?

When you first play a slot, you want to know how many symbols the game has, what their payouts are, and how to play the bonuses - if any are available. A paytable lists all that information - and more.

Developers have their own way of displaying information, but usually they can be accessed by hitting the 'i', '?' or 'Paytable' symbol on the main screen. Some online slots will feature a brief paytable and a more in-depth information page with detailed descriptions on how to make bets.

If you're playing a mobile slot, the paytable can usually be accessed by swiping the game screen left or right. Alternatively, paytables and game info can be found via a drop-down menu.

Benefits of the Paytable

If you're totally new to slots, a paytable can show you how the game plays and what bonus symbols to look out for. But for seasoned players they can also be a good indicator of whether the slot is high or low-volatile.

Discover the Symbols and Various Payouts: How many symbols does a slot have? Are there lots of low-paying icons with just one 'jackpot' symbol, or are there lots of bonuses and Scatters? A paytable will clearly display everything.

As well as showing you what symbols are available, you'll also be able to see how much each symbol pays out.

Let's take a standard 5-reel online slot. Typically, you'll find how much a symbol pays when you hit three-of-a-kind, four-of-a-kind, and five-of-a-kind (the jackpot). You'll also discover how much the Wild pays when substituting for three, four or five icons.

Fixed Payout Displays: With many slots, paytables will show the payouts in terms of coins. If a 5-symbol jackpot is displayed at 10,000 coins, you can easily work out how much your jackpot is by multiplying 10,000 by the value of your coin.

However, some developers make their paytables adjustable. Instead of coin payouts, they show the jackpots in actual cash. As you change the coin bets on the screen, the paytable will change to reflect that.

Study the Paylines: In multi-payline slots with more than say, 10 lines, you might want to know the patterns. The paytable displays the various winning lines, all numbered.

Read About the Bonuses: Many online slots feature bonus rounds like Free Spins or a Trail Bonus. The paytable will list a detailed description on how to trigger the feature and any jackpots it contains. Typically, the paytable will display the game's biggest-possible jackpot - usually in coins.

Find Out the Game's RTP%: Every online slots is programmed to pay out a theoretical amount over the long term. It's known as the Return to Player percentage, or RTP. Most - but not all - slots will include the RTP tucked away at the bottom of the paylines screen.

Checking the Volatility of Online Slots

When you look at the paytable payouts you'll see how much you can win for hitting 3-5 symbols on a single line. These payouts are a good indication of how volatile a slot is.

The volatility of an online slot is a guide to whether the game pays out irregular big wins or lots of small, regular prizes. If you spend a lot of cash before hitting a big jackpot, the slot is more likely to be highly volatile.

Checking the payouts can show whether a game is high or low-volatile. A good rule of thumb is to look at the size of the minimum jackpot. If the highest-paying symbol awards around 250 coins for hitting five in a row, it's likely to be a friendly slot which hits plenty of winners. Bigger jackpots in the 1000-2000 coin mark show that the slot could be volatile.

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