The ins and outs of slot multipliers
Slot multipliers can make very exciting wins and add an extra bit of suspense with every spin. So how do they work and what types of multipliers are there? Yes, there are different types. We are going to discuss both of those in this article.
But before we get into this slot feature, it’s important to note that gambling is addictive. Every slot and all the features, including multipliers, are designed to keep people spinning. If you or someone you know is displaying signs of problem gambling and addiction, please reach out for help.
Things can get especially complicated now that slots evolve so quickly. There are new ways to get multipliers among loads of other features. So to make things simple to grasp, we are going to take an up-close look at multipliers.
The basics of slot multipliers.
Slot multipliers apply a predetermined number to increase the winnings of a combination or the total payout at the end of a bonus round. This multiplies the winnings or payout by the predetermined number. At its core, this is a way to boost the payout.
Example: You land on a winning spin that has a payout of R10. If the combo included a multiplier of x5, the payout will now become R50. A lot more than the original win, this can come in the form of a combination or by playing above a bet value.
While the example is a more common win multiplier, along with x2 and x10, there can be even higher ones. Some slot multipliers can get as high as x1000 or x25000. Although, they are often near impossible to get a win with.
Multipliers appear in another one of our articles, Video slot symbols and what they mean.
The types of multipliers.
To make things more complicated, you can come across many different types of multipliers from slot to slot. Some are easier to trigger and other, often larger multipliers, can barely ever happen. With that, let’s take a look at the four most common types of slot multipliers.
This type is likely the most common right now can also have a higher trigger chance. In turn, it also might not come attached to the jackpot. In some cases, the bet needs to be above a certain size to get the multiplier.
In some slots, the Wild symbol has a dual purpose. Sometimes that second feature is a multiplier. This will trigger when the Wild symbol lands as part of a winning combination. If the Wild does have a multiplier feature in the slot of your choice, make sure to check the rules of the game for exactly how it will work and how high the multiplier is.
Similar to the Wild multiplier, this multiplier comes from a multifunction Scatter. Just like most other Scatter symbols, this type of multiplier doesn’t need to be part of a winning spin, it just has to land anywhere on the reel when a win happens.
Free spins multiplier
Some slot multipliers only appear during free spins. Because this feature will happen less often, it is normally a higher multiplier than the base multiplier.