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What are 5 reel bonus slots?

5 reel bonus slots are perhaps the most popular type of online slots out there. They certainly make up the majority of many online casino game lists. They're different from other online slot games in that they have five reels. These reels aren't separated as the ones found in 3 reel bonus slots. Instead the reels look more like a board made up of five columns (reels) and three rows.

These games also come with a massive variety of themes. Whether you're looking for a famous character like Iron Man, or something simpler like food or cash, you'll be able to find it. These games also have multiple paylines. In fact, some games have up to 100 different paylines. Other features include wild symbols, scatter symbols, multipliers, free spins, and, of course, bonus games. As they're decked out with extras, they're extremely entertaining.

How do you play 5 reel bonus slots?

Despite having plenty of extra features, these games are just as easy to learn as their 3 or 7 reel bonus slot counterparts. Putting all of the extras aside for now, playing 5 reel bonus slots goes like this:

  1. Select your paylines. All 5 reel slots have multiple paylines. These are just invisible lines across the board that will payout if you get a winning combination of symbols across them. So, the more lines you choose to play with, the better your chances of winning. Because of this, it makes the most sense to play all available paylines.

  2. Place your bet. The betting is a little bit different in multi payline bonus slots. The amount you decide on is the amount that you want to wager per activated payline. For example, if you're playing 25 paylines and you wager $1.00 per line, your total bet will be $25.00. This total amount is the amount that will be wagered with each spin. So, remember to keep your line wagers somewhere in the middle so you don't deplete your bankroll, but still bring in a decent amount of money with each win.

  3. Spin the reels. All that's left is to hit the spin button and wait for your payouts.

Of course, all of the additional features on 5 reel bonus slots are designed to aid you in your quest for cash. Wilds will replace other symbols to help create more winning combinations. Scatters will increase your winnings, and bonus features are extra games that allow you to play for bonus cash! For more information on these extra games, check out our explanation of Bonus Games. Otherwise get to the casinos to experience the fun of 5 reel bonus slots!