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Where to Start: a Beginner’s Guide to Slots

Stepping into a gambling establishment for the first time can be a little daunting, not knowing where to go first, what to try, what some of the games are and the rules that come with them, where anything is, and so much more. This overwhelming feeling can also be found within players who are looking to play Slots online, within an online casino site, for the first time. With so much choice, and big flashing lights and animations calling you over to them, it should come as no surprise that some may feel a little confused or overwhelmed at first glance.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at some easy-to-play online Slots and their various themes, available to new and existing players.

Lucky’s Fish and Chips

Let us start by taking a trip to the seaside. What’s one of the first things you think of when you think of the British seaside? If one of your first thoughts was delicious fish and chips, then this game is definitely one for you.

Set pier side, as you enter the game you are welcomed with a nautical soundtrack and a 5×4 wooden grid comprised of chip shop delights and beach themed symbols consisting of playing card symbols disguised as fishcakes, a portion of chips, a fish, a side of mushy peas, a bottle of vinegar and a pesky seagull with a chip in his beak. Normally we try to hide our food from a flock of seagulls, but in this slot, a flock of five seagulls hold the power to transform your bankroll with 30x your bet. If that wasn’t enough, the chippy owner, Lucky, is the wild symbol. Spin him into play and he will act as a substitute for the standard symbols, helping you achieve more potential matches than before. Not only this, but when he appears on screen, he will expand and active the ‘Expanding Wild’ feature full of bonus features and prizes.


Far from the coastline of Lucky’s Fish and Chips, Starburst shoots us into space with bold and colourful explosions, within a galaxy far, far away. Set within five reels and three rows, winning matches can be won from both ways, left to right, right to left. With gem like symbols spinning through the reels, you need to look out for red 7’s and golden Bars as these are the highest valued symbols. But if it’s an explosion of colour you’re seeking within the stars, multicoloured stars are what you seek. When spun into play, these multicoloured stars substitute themselves as ‘standard’ symbols, helping you to create a potential explosion of winning matches. Whenever a match of three or more symbols are created, bright lights and explosions fill the screen, making winning feel that more special.

Fishin’ Frenzy

As we plummet back down to earth after playing within the stars within Starburst, join us as we dive down into the deep waters to reel in the catch of the day within a game of Fishin’ Frenzy.

Spin the five reels and three rows from as little as 0.10 credits, as you try to land a winning combination of symbols. Of course, the symbols featured within this fish-themed game are fishing related with a tackle box, lifebuoy, fishing rod, a seagull as well as the playing card symbols 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace all with fishtails. The wild symbol is the one you really want to spin into play, the fisherman, as he will cast a line within the reel and collect all fish swimming around with price tags associated with them, creating a potentially massive catch of the day! If this wasn’t enough, reel in three fishing boat scatters and be transported to a bonus feature. It is here where the blue fish symbol awards players with extra free spins as well as cash prizes worth up to 50x their stake.

With so many games to choose from, these are just three of many Slots available for you to play online from the comfort of your own home. If ever you feel unsure of how to play any game you find within the online casino world, simply click the little ‘i’ icon, for more information about the game.

Jeff Campbell