Online slots have come a long way compared to physical machines. Their graphics are far more advanced and the special features can sometimes be super complicated! They also give us plenty of options to customize our bet, one of which is selecting active paylines.
Number of Paylines
We have to confirm if the slot allows us to increase or decrease the number of paylines. This is easy to determine by checking the paylines counter beneath the reels.
On the desktop, you will see arrows on either side of this counter. On mobile, you may have to open settings to set the number of paylines.
If you cannot find the option to change paylines, it means that particular online slot has fixed winlines. You will not be able to change the number of active paylines in such games.
On the other hand, if you have the option to change the paylines, you can! It is often as simple as clicking a button to increase or decrease the number of active paylines by one.
Some software providers will have small circles on either side of the reels marked with numbers. Clicking or tapping that circle will set the number of winlines equal to the number on the circle. If you have a circle with ten on it, clicking it will set the slot to ten active paylines.
You are able to change the number of active paylines with only some restrictions. Players cannot have less than one active payline. The number of winlines also cannot exceed the maximum number of paylines set by the software provider.