Online Casinos and Slots: Gambler’s Glossary
It’s no secret that online gamblers have their own, special dialect that is understood only by those in the know. Every gambler should browse throgh it in order to know what a term or a slot button mean. Don’t you worry, though. Most general terms are quite simple and easy to memorize. Let’s learn some basic notions that you can come across anywhere.
Software is a downloadable casino program that is installed on user’s computer and allows them to play without downloading games on the Internet.
No-download is a casino version that is played right in the Internet browser. Its allows the player to gamble almost any place with Internet access, without downloading and installing games on the PC.
Username (Login) is a unique name used by the player to identify their data in the system. Username can be picked out the user or automatically generated by the system.
Account is a personal user’s account at online casino that stores personal and contact information, as well as information on deposits, payouts, playing rounds, and available credit.
Lobby is a main page of online casino, with a list of all available games and links to other casino sections. Here the user can see the information on available jackpots and his current balance.
Cashier is a casino section where all financial transactions are carried out. Here you can see your transaction history and bets history.
Deposit is the process of crediting your account via any payment system available.
Withdrawal (Cashout) is a request for transferring all or a part of player’s money to the selected payment system.
Bonus is virtual money (chips, credits) given to the player as encouragement for a deposit, money loss, etc. Bonuses come in all forms and sizes.
Bonus Hunter is a player who I constantly searching for bonuses to get a financial benefit. After fulfilling wagering requirementsthey withdraw money from the casino and avoid making deposits till another “attractive” bonus comes into sight.
High-Roller (Whale) is a gambler that prefers making large bets, for example from $100 and higher.
Wild is a slot symbol that substitutes for any other symbol and is a part of winning combinations. Sometimes, Wilds double the winnings.
Spin is a playing round. Upon pressing this button, slot reels rotate and show symbols.
Scatter is an extra symbol that is not a part of winning combinations but can multiply initial bet or gives a bonus game or free spins.
Paytable is a special table containing information about winning combinations and payouts they bring.
Multiplier is a number by which all winnings won during the bonus game are multiplied.
Progressive Slots are slot machines that can bring you a special prize (jackpot). The amount of jackpot depends on the amount of all bets made on all slots connected into a single network.
Gamble is an option that allows to double your current winnings by correctly guessing the color of the card.
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