Sometimes called “all-pay” or “all-play” slots, these games have paylines moving in all directions. Traditional slots pay out from left to right in a straight line and ask players to pay to activate different numbers of lines. Multi-pay slots abandon the line system, requiring only that symbols appear in multiple combinations, regardless of what direction or line they appear on. These games are often categorized by the number of actual lines that can be drawn based on the symbol grid – you will commonly see games called 243 Ways to win. These are multi-pay slots that pay out for combinations in 243 different patterns. If a lack of pay lines seems like a great bargain, understand that multi-pay slot games are designed to accommodate for that bargain by requiring large maximum bets. Don’t expect to spend less than a few dollars per spin for a chance at all those ways to win.