What is an All Ways payline slot?
Where the average slot game has predetermined payline patterns on the reels, these can vary in number from 1 to 100. To land a win, you will need to land three or more matching symbols consecutively from left to right over one payline.
With All Ways Paylines, there are no set pay patterns. All you need to do is land matching symbols on consecutive adjacent reels, normally from left to right. So, no matter where the matching symbols land on the reels, a win will pay-out.
Often All Ways Slots are labelled as having 243 ways to win, 720 ways to win, 1024 ways to win or more. The reason one slot can have so much more opportunities for wins is that the size of the reel grid can differ, to incorporate more tiles on the screen. For example, some slots have a setup of 5x3 reels, and others have a 5x4 grid.
Though you have so many paylines, you won’t need to pay for each one, as you would on set payline slots. So, while this is a great advantage of this type of slot, the disadvantage lies in the fact that single wins are generally a bit smaller than those on standard slots, because of the frequency of wins that fall.