Sticky wilds refers to a feature available in some slot machine games and video slot titles.
Apart from vintage-themed slot games, virtually every modern-day title comes with wild symbols. In case you are unfamiliar with them, they act as a substitute for every other symbol and can help you land winning combinations much easier.
When it comes to sticky wilds, they are not much different from regular wild symbols. They have precisely the same purpose, but unlike wild symbols that disappear each time you spin the reels again, sticky wilds will, as the name suggests, stick to the playing grid. That way, if the reels are spun again, sticky wilds will remain on them.
How sticky wilds function varies from the design of one video slot to another; most often, they are connected to another bonus feature. For example, in some cases, sticky wilds can remain on the screen for the duration of the free spins feature, while in others they will stay only for the remainder of the cascading reels feature. To learn precisely how they function, make sure to check out the slot’s paytable menu.