Pokies with different number of paylines, listed & explained!

Slot machines now offer so many different functions and game patterns that no slot machine is the same as the other. Back in the day, there were only one-armed bandits with 1 payline and 3 reels.

Paylines
Paylines

But today we find slots games with 20, 50 or hundreds of paylines. Below, we want to share with you the most interesting slots machines available based on paylines.

243 paylines

243 paylines is a slot strategy where the fixed paylines are omitted and instead gives us 243 different ways to win. All that is needed is 3 symbols in a row from left to right.

243 paylines slots:

  • Florageddon!
    8.6
    96%
    RTP
    Max win €2,000,000
    Max bet 100
    Min bet 0.20
  • Game of Thrones: 243 Ways
    5.6
    94.86%
    RTP
    Max win
    Max bet
    Min bet

Cluster pays

Cluster pays are slot machines where paylines have been completely removed. instead, wins are generated by clustered symbols. That is, get a cluster of the same symbols and get a win!

Cluster pays slots:

  • Candy Gold
    9.7
    94.48%
    RTP
    Max win 7000x
    Max bet 100
    Min bet 0.20
  • TNT Tumble
    9.9
    94.0%
    RTP
    Max win 10,000x
    Max bet 100
    Min bet 0.20

1 to 3 paylines

The least common slots games today are those with just one payline. This is how the very first slots looked and since then one-armed bandits have been developed with more functions and in some cases with up to 3 paylines.

1 payline slot:

  • Pachin Girl
    8.4
    96%
    RTP
    Max win € 24 300
    Max bet 75
    Min bet 0.1

3 to 10 paylines

Games that have a low number of paylines are simpler slots games that originate from one-armed bandits.

3 to 10 paylines slots:

  • Animal Carnival
    9.3
    95.94%
    RTP
    Max win 1,642x
    Max bet 200
    Min bet 0.20
  • Money Bears
    9.4
    96.50%
    RTP
    Max win 200x your max bet
    Max bet $60
    Min bet $0.10

20+ paylines

20, 25 and 30 paylines are among the most common payline bets in slots. It is in this category that we find the vast majority of slot games, in other words.

20 paylines slots:

  • Big Bad Wolf
    8.6
    97.35%
    RTP
    Max win 1225x
    Max bet 125
    Min bet 0.25
  • Jingle Spin
    8.4
    96,48%
    RTP
    Max win 1,000x
    Max bet 200
    Min bet 0.2

50 paylines

50 paylines or more are slots that are not cluster pays or megaways but where you still bet on having many paylines in the classic way. However, not many games offer more than 50 paylines as Megaways and Cluster Pay have taken over this feature.

50 paylines slots:

  • Witch Feature
    8
    95.6%
    RTP
    Max win 4000x
    Max bet 80
    Min bet 0.50
  • Halloween
    7.2
    96.2%
    RTP
    Max win 500x
    Max bet 200
    Min bet 0.5

Megaways paylines

Megaways is a feature developed by a gaming company in Australia and anyone using the feature today must have a license from the BGT.

The so-called Megways feature eliminates paylines and instead creates thousands of ways for us to win with everything from clustered wins to mega-sized symbols and wins.

Below you see an example of a couple of different Megaways slots with different numbers of winning combinations.

Megaway slot with 321,489 paylines

  • Risque Megaways
    9.4
    95.73%
    RTP
    Max win 5,250x
    Max bet 0.10
    Min bet 20

Megaway slot with 200,704 paylines

  • Christmas Carol Megaways
    8.7
    96.50%
    RTP
    Max win 20,000x
    Max bet $25
    Min bet $0.25

Megaway slot with 117,649 paylines

  • Divine Fortune
    7.7
    96.59%
    RTP
    Max win 600 x
    Max bet 100
    Min bet 0.20

Diffrent types of paylines

Slot machines can have two different types of paylines. These are either fixed paylines or variable paylines.

Fixed paylines

This means that the game has x number of win lines that generate profit and we cannot change these.

Slots with fixed paylines:

  • Santa Vs Rudolf
    8.7
    96,35%
    RTP
    Max win 10,000x
    Max bet 400
    Min bet 0.20
  • Lucky Halloween
    8.2
    95.0%
    RTP
    Max win 800x
    Max bet 500
    Min bet 0.20

Variable paylines

These slots games have a fixed number of winning lines, but we can choose to change which ones we want to bet on. If the game has 20 paylines, we can for example choose to play on only 1 payline.

Adjustable paylines:

  • Halloween fortune 2
    8.1
    94.99%
    RTP
    Max win 18,000x
    Max bet 10
    Min bet 0.25
  • Book Of Dead
    6.9
    96.21%
    RTP
    Max win 5000x
    Max bet $10
    Min bet $0.01

Win both ways

Slots where you can win both ways do NOT offer more paylines but have only made it possible for us players to win from both left and right.

Slots with win both ways:

  • Florageddon!
    8.6
    96%
    RTP
    Max win €2,000,000
    Max bet 100
    Min bet 0.20
  • Animal Carnival
    9.3
    95.94%
    RTP
    Max win 1,642x
    Max bet 200
    Min bet 0.20

FAQ

Do more paylines mean a greater chance of winning?

No, all games have individual RTP settings and the paylines have no influence whatsoever on how big a chance you have of winning, only how you win.

How do you know how many paylines a game has at the casino?

You can open the game’s info box and see how many paylines the game has, but it’s even easier to sort the games or search for 1 payline and instead you get a list of all games that have a certain number of paylines.