Beginner's Slots Guide

Slots for Beginners: The Starter's Guide

If you are new to slots, they may seem a little daunting at first. There are many types of games, with different themes, features, and paylines. However, here at Pink Casino, we have put together a guide with slot machines for beginners. You will find the steps to play, tips, and game recommendations, so that you can get your slot game journey off to the very best start.

Slot Tips for Beginners - Playing for the First Time

If this is your first time at an online casino, the good news is that getting started is very easy. Here at Pink Casino, it takes just a few moments to open an account and start playing. Simply follow these steps:

1.Click on "Register" and create a new account, entering your details as required.

2.Choose your preferred payment option and make a deposit into your account.

3.Claim a bonus (optional).

4.Search for your preferred slot games.

It is step four that may take the most time - and this is where it can get intimidating for beginners. You will find all the information you need on PinkCasino.

To start with, let's talk about retro and new video slots. The retro/classic slot games are very similar to the land-based casino games. They have the simplest gameplay, which makes them the perfect slot machines for beginners. On the other hand, the new online slots have 3D graphics and usually offer more paylines and innovative features. They are a bit more complex, but still easy to play.

Online vs Offline Slots - Is there a Difference?

Some players have experience in land-based casinos, but are completely new to online slots. Overall, the premise is the same. You spin the reels and need to land matching symbols to win. This applies no matter what slot you play.

In all games, you choose your stake and press spin. There are even some traditional land-based casino games also available online, bridging the gap even more.

It's the newer online slot games that are starting to move away from traditional land-based games. The basics may remain similar, but the finished result is a lot different.

The newer games no longer have a few paylines, but rather pays-both-ways mechanisms, Megaways, and cluster pays. There can be hundreds of thousands of ways to win. These games don’t always require 3 matching symbols from left to right. Wins can be generated by simply landing symbols on adjacent slot reels or in clusters.

In the end, it’s all about preferences. You might like to play slots with retro looks, interactive new ones, or both.

Best Slots for Beginners

So, given what we know, what are the best slots for beginners? Well, here are some of our most highly rated games - and the games that we think are perfect for those new to online casinos.

First, let’s look at some of the best classic games:

Book of Ra Deluxe

Book of Ra Deluxe is an upgraded and improved version of the Novomatic cult classic Egyptian slot. You will find the famous themed graphics, a retro soundtrack, and an intuitive gameplay. This high variance slot is played on a 5x3 game grid and offers 10 adjustable paylines. The features available include: free spins, expanding symbols, wilds, and a gamble feature. The max payout is up to 10,035x your stake.

Irish Riches

As the name suggests, Irish Riches is an Irish-themed slot game, the hallmark of a traditional game. It is played over a 5x3 grid and offers 15 fixed paylines. Apart from the decent base fame wins, the slot has features such as: free spins, wilds, multipliers, respins, and several bonus rounds. The winning potential is up to 1,666x your stake. The retro graphics and the variety of bonus rounds make it one of the best slot machines for beginners.

Reel King

Reel King is a legendary classic slot game from Inspired Gaming, featuring a classic look. It is played over 5 reels and 3 rows, and it has 20 fixed paylines. Apart from the base game wins, the features include the Reel King bonus game. This is essentially a free spins round played on a set of mini reels. You can win up to 500x your stake.

Let’s also look at some of the best new slot machines for beginners - perfect for players looking for the latest features:


Some consider Starburst a reasonably classic slot game, given that there aren’t lots of features. It's also been around for some years. The reason we have included it in the newer slots category is because of its pays-both-ways system. This NetEnt classic is played on 5-reels, and its main attraction is the Starburst expanding wild. However, the fact that it pays from left to right and right to left makes it just that little bit different.

Bonanza Megaways

Bonanza Megaways is a dynamite-themed game filled with action - offering the popular Megaways mechanic. It isn’t the first Megaways slot, but it is one of the most popular. The game grid changes every spin, meaning the number of ways to win is also flexible. There can be up to 117,549 ways to win. Hit the scatters, and the prizes could explode - up to a massive 26,000x your stake. If you like playing slots with interactive features, this is a great option.

Slingo Fortunes

This Far Eastern-themed Slingo game offers 12 winning ways and is a variation of the standard Slingo. Slingo Fortunes starts with 26 envelopes, and each envelope contains a prize. You need to choose one of the 26 envelopes as your lucky envelope. Your game grid is made up of the other 25 envelopes. You need to spin the reel and match the envelopes. You start with 10 spins, and you get a Slingo by crossing off lines of envelopes. By completing four Slingos, you will activate the fortunes offer feature. You can win up to 2,000x your stake.

Gonzo’s Quest

This NetEnt high variance game is played over 5 reels and 3 rows - and we join Gonzo the explorer on the search for treasure. Gonzo’s Quest has 20 fixed paylines - and the reason it makes this list is because of its use of the avalanche reels. Every time you hit a win, the winning symbols are removed and replaced with new ones, increasing the potential of more wins. The slot also offers multipliers, wilds, free spins, and wins up to 3,750x your stake.

Sweet Bonanza

The sweet and sugary Sweet Bonanza high variance slot is a cluster pays game. This means that you win by landing clusters of symbols rather than paylines. You need to land 8+ matching symbols in a cluster to start winning. In addition, the game also offers avalanche (cascade) reels, free spins, and multipliers. The maximum payout is up to 21,000x your stake!

Slot Machine Tips for Beginners

Before taking a look through the different games to figure out which ones you like, here are some top slot machine tips for beginners.

1.The first tip is no surprise: try out different types of slot games. It’s a good idea to try out different styles and features, so that you can get an idea about what you like (and what you don’t). You might notice that you like to play slot machines with a common theme or from a particular provider. Once you figure out what you like, you can create your own filters for choosing online slots! We have hundreds of slot games here at Pink Casino, so there are plenty of games to enjoy.

2.The second tip is to make sure you read the paytable every time. Paytables help you know exactly how a slot game works. The more you know, the better prepared you will be.

3.Finally, make sure you set yourself a budget. Beginner or not, you can win and lose. Make sure you set your budget and never go over that. If needed, set a daily, weekly, or monthly budget. And only bet with money you can afford to lose.

So, hopefully, you now know what you need to get started. It's time to explore some slots. Best of luck!

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