Playing online slots may seem like a fairly simple pastime, especially for those of us who’ve spent many years doing just that. However delve a little deeper and you will find that, from a novices point of view, slots are something that can actually be quite confusing at first. There are plenty of obvious questions when you first load up a game – what are coins? What’s a scatter symbol? What does a wild substitute for? Check out our Slots Wiki for an explanation of some of the more arcane terms. Playing slots for fun and for free before you use real money is therefore a good way to familiarise one’s self with how these games work.
Fortunately, many online casinos offer two ways to play the slots – for real money and for fun. Playing for fun allows you to check out all the features and bonus games of a particular slot with none of the risk. You can experiment with betting levels and how the coins affect your stake, play for as long as it takes to trigger all the bonus features and see if you can find that secret combination of paylines and stake that will tip the odds in your favour (Tip – that won’t happen – the free games use the same Random Number Generator as the real money game).
The exception to the rule is that progressive slots cannot generally be played for fun.
Play Slots For Fun At These Online Casinos
Harry Casino and Casino Euro – each slot has a tab at the top to select between playing for real and playing for free. If you’re logged in you can play for as long as you want but if you’re not, you’ll just get a few minutes of free play.
Jackpot City Casino – when you log in, you’ll be given the option for real money play or practice play – select practice play and all the slots will then be available to test out. Leave it unattended too long though and you’ll be logged out.
Bet Victor – logging in is not necessary and when you click on a slot on the list you’ll be given the option to press ‘Demo’ – that’s Victor’s versions of the free play.
Europa Casino and Casino Tropez – at these casinos the slots available to play for free have ‘practice’ written on them when you hover the mouse over; just click it and play for free. Older slots are mostly available to play for free.
Titan Casino – slots available to play for fun are labelled with ‘practice’, underneath each slot picture.
Winner Casino – no login in required, just hover over the slot you want to play and if there’s a ‘demo’ button there, just click it to play.