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Free Spins

A diagram of a free spins feature

The way free spins are triggered will vary from slot machine to slot machine, so let’s look at some real life slot examples that will give you an idea of what to expect in a free spins feature.

What To Expect

In the online slots game Fortune Finder the free spins feature is triggered when 3 or more scatter symbol fall anywhere on the reels. If you get 3 scatter symbols you win 15 free spins, if you get 4 scatter symbols you win 20 free spins and if you get 5 scatter symbols you win 25 free spins and if you win anything during these free spins all your winnings will be doubled.

During the free spins on Fortune Finder slot you may have another 3 scatter symbols fall on the reels and this retriggers the free spins giving you another 15 free spins.  This is also known as a feature within a feature.

Another real life slot example of a free spins feature is Loaded slots game. In Loaded the free spins are triggered by getting 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels and you can then make a choice; you can have 24 free spins with all wins doubled, 16 free spins with all wins tripled or 12 free spins with all wins quadrupled.

Variations on a Theme

Although it is common for winnings to be multiplied during free spins this is not always the case and sometimes the number of free spins and the multiplier value on your winnings will be randomly awarded.

The scatter symbol will not always trigger the free spins and this is why it is important to check the paytable, as this is where you will find information about what symbol will trigger this feature and how many free spins you can win and if there is a different payout for the free spins.  Sometimes there will be a separate section of the paytable showing the payout schedule just for the free spins.