Single-Line and Multi-Line Online Slots – What’s the Difference?

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Updated Updated: May 20, 2020

With no doubt, slot games are the king of the online casino world. British players are particularly keen on this game and for this reason, virtual gambling operators surprise us with more and more game variations, different types and themes of the game.

You must have seen it all yourself! From slots with ultra-popular TV motives to progressive jackpot slots that can offer millions of pounds worth of prizes. What about one and multi-line slots, though? What are they and how do they differ from each other?

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Single-Line Slots – The Classic ‘Fruit Machines’

Just as the name suggests, these are slots that have just one payline. They are often called as “one-armed bandits” which can remind us of good old days of playing fruit machines. Most of the time they have three wheels, meaning that there are three separate wheels that spin when play makes a wager.

A player spins the wheels and the outcome of the spin determines their payout. Usually, the wheel must land on three of the same symbol so that the player can enjoy the victory. The symbol will determine whether the player wins the minimum amount of the jackpot’s value. 

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Double Diamond is one of the classic single-line slots

Multi-Line Slots

Multi-line slots can have any number of paylines. They can range from 10 to 1024 different paylines. In multi-line online slots you will usually see up to five reels and the player is allowed to decide on how many lines they want to play. Such slots also typically officer larger jackpots than single-line machines.

Multi-line video slots add a dash of excitement to online gambling. With tens of features that keep players engaged and interested, there’s much that can be picked from the wilds and scatters on the reels. Every time you play on a multi-line slot, the coin you play with will trigger a line for you. It means that if you decide to play with 25 win lines, you will bet with 25 coins to make all the lines active. Any line which has not been activated will not give you wins even if you happen to land a winning combo on it.

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