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Free Spins when the player bets and receives payments are presented in most modern video slots. This one of the most popular features in this category of games became widespread even before the era of online casinos (remember the first slot machines appeared on the territory of the former USSR).

General description

In general, free spins ensure that in the next few rounds a player gets wins to form a combination without risking their own money. The casino bets instead of them. It is usually the same amount as before the beginning of the free spins. The number of active lines is determined by the same principle.

Typically, they start after special characters appear on the screen. In most cases, it should be three or more Scatters in any position on the reels. Some slot machines some pictures can perform a similar role.

But this is not always the case. For example, in the slot Robin Hood: Shifting Riches free spins begin when the chest under the drum accumulates four sacks hidden there by the protagonist.

There are also other options starting free spins, but describing them all in one article is impossible.

Special features

The opportunity to play for real money without making a bet sometimes is not the only advantage of the free spins. In many models of video slots such rounds also have additional functions offering users even more benefits. We want to tell you about the most interesting of them.

Below the description of free spins, there are the most exciting in our opinion slot machines by the world's leading producers of software for online gambling. We have divided them into categories by type of functions in the free mode.

Unique opportunities of the Wild symbol

Quite often during the free spins, advanced features are presented by Wild, so let's look at a few of these models (the manufacturer of the game is in brackets).

  • Untamed Wolf Pack (Microgaming) - a free spins are presented by Running Wilds. This "wild" symbols in bands are increased by one position with each round.
  • Untamed Giant Panda (Microgaming) - all Wild symbols in such launches remain still until the end of the round.
  • Lucky Lager (Microgaming) - in these rounds, one reel is full with Wild, but the standard "wild" characters also appear on two drums.
  • Slots Angels (BetSoftGaming) - this slot also has one drum full with Wild.
  • Rango (iSoftBet) - during the free spins one Wild in combination doubles the bet, two - increase by four times and three - by eight times.
  • Fire Flies (Cryptologic) - on the last three reels expanding Wild may appear.
  • Jack Hammer 2 (Net Entertainment) - Wild symbol can appear in a free position instead of other pictures.

Multipliers payments in free spins

Increased Odds combinations in the free spins is perhaps the most well-known option. For example, in a few video slots by Novomatic payments are multiplied by three times.

In some games (such as Ferris Bueller's Day Off or Miles Bellhouse and His Curious Machine) free spins are preceded by a preliminary round determined by the number and size of factor payments.

Sometimes a player can choose how many free spins of what factor to have. Such an opportunity is provided in the machine Victorian Villain (Net Entertainment).

In slot Zombies (Net Entertainment) the multiplier is increased with each free spin (x1 to x10).

Unusual features

Original versions of classical options always attract attention of fans of slot machines. Now we will tell you about a few slots with the unusual features of free spins.

  • Evolution (Net Entertainment) - when combinations are formed, their constituent symbols "evolve" and become more valuable pictures that gives you the opportunity to receive additional payment with a higher coefficient.
  • Cops and Bandits (Playtech) - Locked Wilds are activated in the free spins round, when a police officer next to the bandit turns into Wild.
  • Benchwarmer Football Girls (Playtech) - during the free spins, all first drums make a picture of a girl, and the remaining reels show only her image, ratings of playing cards and special characters.


Of course, we have described not all features of free spins presented in modern slot machines. Describing them all in one article is impossible. Nevertheless, we will be happy to complete this material with options that made a lasting impression on you. So share your reviews with us and other readers of Casinoz.

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