In many online slots the free spins bonus is the game’s main attraction. Hugely popular with players, the feature allows you to basically play for free while (hopefully) making larger wins than normal.
Landing free spins
Most games with a free spins feature require players to land a certain combination of symbols to trigger the bonus. This usually means landing three or more scatter or bonus symbols on the reels. Alternatively, free spins can be awarded as a prize in another bonus game.
Most free spins bonus rounds include extra symbols and higher payouts than the base game. This encourages players to keep spinning until they trigger the bonus. However, it is also in the interests of the player as huge wins can be made with no risk to your own balance. You may find the free spins include extra wilds, multipliers, more bonus symbols or other rewards.
How does it work?
Once you have activated the free spins feature you’ll see how many free spins you’ve been given. This varies between games and often depends on the number of symbols used to trigger the bonus. Developers tend to make the free spins reels appear different to the base game to set the two elements apart. Usually the free spins will take place using the wager you had placed for the spin that triggered the feature. Of course, you won’t be charged this amount but any wins will be calculated using that stake.
Retriggering free spins
Not all slots allow players to retrrigger free spins but plenty do, which can significantly boost your winnings. Generally you’ll need to land a further three or more of the special symbol during the round to retrigger the feature and be awarded more free spins. Now and again you’ll come across a slot offering unlimited free spins but most are set up to only allow a certain amount.