Frequently Asked Questions About Online Slots

Updated : 20th of October 2011


If you have a question about playing online slots then our Online Slots FAQ has answers to the most commonly asked questions. We cover a range of FAQ topics including general questions as well as questions about online casino banking and the technical side of playing online. If you have a question that is not answered please feel free to contact us.

General Questions

How do I play online slots?
Getting started playing slots online is easy. We suggest reading our Beginners Guide to Online Slots for all of the information you need to know to get started playing.

How do online slots work?
Online slots work in exactly the same way as regular slots with the big difference being that the RNG is located on a gaming server and not inside your computer.

How do I win on slots?
There is no secret to winning or system that will help you win. We have published several articles on winning including Ten Free Slot Tips and Strategies.

Can I play for free?
Yes, you can play Free Slots right here at All Online Slots. You can also play for free at most of the casinos that we list. Simply register a guest or free play account.

What are the odds like compared to the slots at my local casino?
While the odds vary from game to game, the long term payout percentages show that online slots have higher payout percentages when compared to offline slots.

What types of slots can I play online?
All of the popular game styles are available online from classic three reel games to bonus video slots and big progressives. See our Slot Machine Reviews for more details.

Are the progressive jackpots paid in installements like at land-based casinos?
No, online jackpots are paid out in a single payment so if you win millions you get paid the entire amount. Note : The only exception to this is the IGT online Mega Jackpots.

Should I go for the download or the flash versions of the casinos?
We suggest going for the download version where possible as the downloads tend to have a bigger variety of games. This is starting to change to where there is not much difference.

How old do I have to be to play slots online?
You have to be of legal age to gamble in your jurisdiction. This is typically 21 in the USA and 18 in most other countries. You cannot play if you are not of legal age.

Technical Questions

Are the casinos Mac Compatible?
Unless specifically stated the download versions of the online casinos are not Mac compatible. The no download Flash versions in most cases are compatible.

Can I play on my iPhone or Android Device?
The download versions of the casinos will not work on your mobile device but most of the online casinos we list offer some sort of mobile casino platform which is compatible.

Why do the reels sometimes just keep spinning?
This occurs when your internet connection with the casino is lost. The reels keep spinning as the result from the RNG has not yet arrived at your computer.

What happens if I get disconnected during a game?
All you have to do is re-connect to the casino and you will find that your last game with be displayed. All spins are recorded by the casino so you can continue where you were.

Banking Questions

Is it safe to use my credit card at online casinos?
Yes, all of the casinos we list use the same encryption methods that all of the major financial institutions use to ensure that payment details are secure.

Can I play if I don't have a credit card?
Yes, all of the online casinos we list accept a wide range of banking options so you can deposit via other methods such as eCheck or bank transfer.

Do I have to pay taxes on my winnings?
While we cannot give you legal advice we can tell you that you should always comply with the tax requirements for gambling winnings in your jurisdiction.

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