Multipliers, as the name suggests, are conditions, in which a spin, or series of spins, are multiplied. This can be either at random or after achieving prescribed win lines or symbols.
Slots games with multipliers generally introduce them once a certain level has been reached or a trigger has been activated. These multipliers could increase the winning potential of affected spins by double, triple, or up to 50x the bet. Let’s take a look at when and where you are likely to find multipliers in slot games.
It is highly unlikely that you will come across multipliers in normal slots play unless these are randomly introduced. Usually, no sequence of symbols or a specific number of symbols will have to be displayed on a spin in order to trigger a random multiplier.
Multipliers are more likely to appear in slots with free spins than in slots without. Once free spins are triggered, the multiplier kicks in, and all free spins will be multiplied by the relevant number. Quite often, a winning first free spin may lead to a greater multiplier on the second. Some games carry this on to the third free spin and beyond. Many games allow you to generate a new set of free spins while still playing the current set. Multipliers can also be used as the trigger for free spins, depending on how the developers designed the game.
There are some games that feature scattered multipliers. Scattered multipliers will appear as random symbols and don’t necessarily have to appear on a payline. Scattered multipliers will usually multiply the payline by a prescribed amount, and having more than 1 multiplier appear together will boost the win even more.
Scattered multipliers often act as triggers for bigger features, such as free spins, bonus rounds, or qualification into progressive jackpot wins. Usually, that trigger would be the appearance of 3 or more scattered symbols on a five-reel game.
WIld Symbol Multipliers
Many slot games feature a wild symbol, which will generally substitute for a number of other winning symbols to create a winning combination. In slots that feature multipliers, the wild symbol could also act as a multiplier for that entire spin. The most common wild multiplier is usually 2x the value of the bet. In some games, the multiplier may be increased if more than one wild symbol is displayed during a spin. In the majority of slot games, only one wild symbol will appear on each reel.