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UK Fruit Machines are unique to the UK player and can
often be found in pubs, bingo halls, bookmakers offices and amusement arcades.
In the UK, they are known as AWPs and are restricted by stake and jackpots according
to the UK gaming board.
The UK is split into 3 types of fruit machine categories - the most recognisable
is the types found in pubs and amusement arcades. Others include club,
bingo and casino machines which have higher win payouts than those found at
Most fruit machines are 3-reels with a single win-line. The pub-style
fruit machines incorporate features such as
Holds, Nudges and Feature Ladders. These feature ladders allow the player access
to second and third screen feature games and virtual-skill games. They also tend to
give access to higher cash prizes the further up the ladder is reached.
Until recently, online casinos rarely offered UK pub-style games to their
players, preferring to offer Vegas-style video slot machines. However, some
fruit machines have been released by online casinos with as close to UK pub
style games as possible online.
The following guide offers some definitions and common games in UK fruit machines
After the player spins the reels, sometimes they are able to hold up to 3 of the reels to try to
enhance their chances on the subsequent spin. For example, if the game is showing 2 jackpot symbols on the winline and the game offers a 'HOLD',
the player has the option to hold the 2 jackpot symbols in order to try to get a third on the final reel on the following spin.
Many players like to hold the 'feature trigger' symbols that will provide the access to the feature board.
Some fruit machines have a 'cheat' in which 3 HOLDS in a row will automatically given them a win on the following 4th spin.
In some games, the game will offer 'nudges' to the player. This will enable the player to nudge
the reels down to further their chances of gaining a payline win or entry into the feature game.
Up to 4 nudges are often offered
The trigger symbol is the required symbol to provide entry into the feature board and further the player's chances to win
bigger prizes. Often, 3 symbols are required to enter the feature board - and sometimes into a 'super' feature board.
The Feature Board offers entry into a number of new games and options for the player. The player, when playing the board can
opt to take the cash win available, continue around the board to try to increase their win, or exchange their cash win for a feature game
The feature ladder allows the player to increase their chances for bigger wins. The ladder offers feature games
that offer entry into second screen games. The higher up the ladder the player goes, the better their chance of a big cash prize
As the player continues around the feature board, they can increase their cash win. Any cash collected during the feature game
is added to a cashpot. Sometimes, the player can land on a multipler
Safe or Extra Life
These lights are shown and offer the player safety if they lose as they go further around the board
Online Fruit Machines
Currently, there are three authentic UK fruit machines available at online casinos
in the UK. Two of those are pub-style fruit machines with a feature board.
For screenshots and more information about these games, read our fruit machine games guide
The following online casinos offer UK pub style online fruit machines
at their casino. They are available for free play or for money. A download is required.
One of the most famous UK fruit machines is the Bar X game - a simple 3-reel slot with a noughts and crosses style theme
(X, O, Bar). This fruit machine is available to play for free or for money at Cyberslotz
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