Choosing the Right Online Slot Machine Game

Choosing the Right Online Slot Machine Game - Bodog

When you’re getting started with slot machines, choosing one out of hundreds can feel overwhelming. That’s why it’s helpful to think of slots in terms of categories and themes. Every category and theme speaks to a specific kind of slot player, so as you scroll through the different groupings, some will stand out to you based on your preferences. Follow that intuition.


Slot Categories:

Progressive Jackpots

Players keen on triggering progressive jackpots will want to stick to progressive slots. These jackpots are advertised on the game cards, so you can easily compare the value of each progressive jackpot when selecting a slot to play.

Traditional 3-Reel Slots

Slots have changed a good deal since the old school one-armed bandits, but you can still find video slots that feel like the traditional ones. They have the paytable on the game screen, three reels, and classic icons, like 7’s, BAR’s, and cherries. Big Cash Win is an example of a traditional slot.


The closest you’ll come to playing a video game in an online casino is the i-Slot. These games typically have several unique levels you can progress through as well as bonus rounds that are more complex than what you’d see in your standard 5-reel slot. If this appeals to you, try playing Fixer Upper on Practice Play mode. This i-Slot follows a young couple’s ambitious plan to renovate a dilapidated home.

5-Reel Slots

The standard online slot game is a 5-reel, 25-line game, which could be any theme. They often include bonus features like wilds, scatters, free spins, and bonus rounds. If you’re looking for something with more action than a traditional slot machine, 5-reel slots are for you. To determine which 5-reel slot you should play, consider the various themes.


Themed Slots:

Retro Slots

Retro slots offer a throwback to an earlier era through the graphics. Some retro slots, like Frogged, are inspired by games you may have played in your youth. Another example of a retro slot is Doo Wop Daddy-O, which has a distinct late ‘50’s, early ‘60’s feel.

Western Slots

Get a taste of the wild west when you play any of our Western-themed slot games. Old school saloons, roaming buffalo, and outlaws can be found in these slots. See Western Wildness for a quintessentially Western slot.

Fantasy Slots

Fantasy fans tend to gravitate to our mystical slots, like Silver Unicorn, Witches and Wizards, and Sherwood Forest Fortunes. These games give people an opportunity to dive into their imagination as they scour the reels for payouts.

Detective Slots

Want to solve a mystery while spinning the reels of a slot game? Our detective slots are some of the most popular in the casino. Make decisions based on evidence and capitalize on your powers of deduction. Moonlight Mystery and the Reel Crime series are both popular detective slots.