You can play slot games online for free if you want to, but there is nothing like the thrill of playing them for cash. Only then do you have the chance to win some money, by wagering a sum on the result of each payline.
If you are going to play for cash, you need to bear in mind the following points.
Unless you are playing a simple three reel, one payline slots game, you will probably find you have more than one payline in play.
When you have more than one available you can place separate bets on each one. For example a slots game with fifteen paylines enables you to place between one and fifteen bets in total. Decide how many you want to bet on before you spin.
These vary depending on the game you are playing. For example you might have a game which has a five cent minimum bet. Multiplied by twenty paylines (for example) you would bet a dollar for each spin.
Some games go up to a dollar or more as a maximum bet too, so make sure you know what the limits are before you start to play.
It is easy to spend a while thinking about the size of the individual bet you will place, only to forget it will be multiplied by the number of paylines you have activated.
Always make sure you multiply the two together before you spin; this way you will know what the maximum bet will be on each occasion. And remember you can always change it too.
This should be clearly indicated on your screen when you play. Always check the total amount rather than just assuming you have things right. If you are new to playing online slots for cash it is easy to press the wrong button or trip up occasionally.
In the end having a maximum bet you will place on each spin makes life much easier for you. You can even activate the auto spin if you like, and just watch as your winnings start adding up.