Multiplier is a gambling term most often used by video slot and slot machine players. The term refers to the game’s mechanics present in video slots that, as the name suggests, multiply your payouts.
There are numerous types of multipliers. Some are only active during base gameplay — the best example would be the multipliers that get activated alongside the cascading reels feature. With each subsequent win, you unlock a higher multiplier. However, the moment you miss to land a winning combination, the multiplier will reset.
Another example would be multipliers during the free spins feature. Depending on the design of the slot, multipliers can remain active throughout the entire duration of the free spins feature and reset only after you get back to base gameplay.
In addition, some symbols such as wilds and scatters can have double functions and act both as bonus symbols and multipliers.