Five Best Online Slot Games for Beginners

Slots have obviously come along way over the last couple decades. So much so, that it might be a little daunting for someone who has never played them before. For example, can you imagine the reaction of someone who thinks of slots as single-line ‘fruit machines’ if they were to come along and try the 4096-line Buffalo Blitz slot for the first time?

In light of that, we have picked five slot games that we think are perfect for beginners. It’s not meant to be patronising by choosing overly simplistic games, of course, as all slots are easy to play. Rather, we thought we would pick a few games that are a good representation of what’s on offer out there. Without further ado:

Leprechaun’s Luck

Yes, there are an abundance of Irish-themed slots out there, but Leprechaun’s Luck is an excellent choice for first timers who start playing slots at and other sites with Playtech games. Firstly, it introduces players to a game with a bonus feature and free spins, as well as basic concepts like wild symbols and scatters. Best of all though, it’s got a progressive jackpot with clearly defined rules on how it is triggered. The fact that jackpot can be worth millions will be a real eye-opener too.


An absolute classic, and a reminder that casino slots don’t have to be too complicated with graphics and gameplay. Starburst has been around for a long time, with many other developers trying to replicate its success. It’s a bit like Tetris – simple, but endlessly fun. The fact you can play for very low stakes is also a bonus for players testing the water with slots for the first time.

Age of the Gods

There are around a dozen games in the Age of the Gods series now, but the original eponymous game is still arguably the best way to introduce someone to the game. Again, we are dealing with a game that has eye-watering, life-changing sums of money on offer with the four-tiered progressive jackpot game, but there is also lots to explore in the free games bonus. The slot is a good way to introduce new players to concepts like stacked wilds and multipliers.

Gonzo’s Quest

Another from NetEnt that has stood the test of time. Gonzo’s Quest is all about those exploding symbols, or, as the game’s creators put it, Avalanche Reels. Those who have played the game before know that the big draw is the free games feature (Free Falls) with those big win multipliers, but Gonzo’s Quest is also a good example of a 3D slot that looks great. A spectacular game that will still be popular a decade from now.

The Sopranos

One of the main trends in online slots over the last few years is to create officially licensed games based on elements of pop culture. That trends seems to be increasing, and for a top pick of the many branded slots out there it’s hard to look past the Sopranos. It features plenty of clips from the iconic television series, but also has plenty in the way of fun and lucrative gameplay. An excellent choice, which really demonstrates the right way to go about making a slot based on a television show or movie.

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