Expanding wild symbols on slots and how they work
We are used to wild symbols on slot games but with new technological advancements, we are pleased to have other kinds of wild symbols such as the stacked wild symbols, and expanding wilds.
The wild symbols bring with them unique rules. One of them is that they cannot substitute a scatter symbol. In some cases, a wild symbol may not appear in free spin feature, as well as, other icons. With this, you might think that wild symbols do not have any value; surprisingly, you will realize that they come as the high paying symbol and when you have three or more of them in a row, you will be in for a massive win.
With the new expanding wilds, you will earn more when they land on any of your reels.
How the expanding wilds work
Unlike other wild symbols, when you land an expanding wild you do not need to get two more wilds for a winning combination to be complete. You only need one expanding wild to expand it on the appeared Reel.
The expanding wilds will reward you by expanding across the reel, in the case if it appears at least once on the reel, in other words this activity makes all symbols on the reel wild. This is a great feature which can help you to make a couple of wins over several pay-lines. The expanding wild randomly comes on the reels, therefore it is impossible to manipulate their appearance. This is made possible by the Random Number Generator (RNG) technology that is employed in many of the casinos that have this type of slots, with expanding wild symbols.
Where do you find them?
In some of the real money slots, you may find the expanding wilds on certain reels, in other on all reels.
Since expanding wilds are there to increase the chances of the player to complete a winning combination, then the slot with the expanding wilds are most likely to be found in low variance slot games. This is because low variance slots hardly offer high value jackpot but offer chances of making many short wins.