Most slot machines have three spinning wheels with 22 positions per wheel marked with symbols. Each time a spin is made, the three wheels come to rest randomly with a selection of symbols showing in the game window. Certain combinations of symbols in the game window result in payoffs. The payoffs for the different winning combinations are shown in a window at the top of each slot machine.
Online Slot Machines operate like slots machines found in the casinos
throughout the world. The only difference is that you can switch your
coin value from $0.25 to $5 without changing to another machine.
To begin playing slots, you must deposit money into the machine. Then, you may select which coin denomination you wish to play: $0.25, $1, $5 or $25, depending on the game.
Once you have deposited money into the slot machine and chosen a coin denomination, you may then click on the "Bet One" button, up to a maximum of three times which corresponds to the maximum bet of 3 coins. If you would like to play with the maximum amount of coins (3) per spin, you may alternatively choose to simply click the "Bet Max" button. You may then start the wheels spinning by clicking on the "Spin" button. When the wheels stop, your payoff will be determined from a table of winning combinations shown on the top of each machine. Any credits you win will be added to your total credits in the machine and displayed in the "Paid" field. To turn your machine credits back into regular chips, click on the "Cash Out" button.
Note: You can only change slot machines when your hand is finished, i.e. when the "BET" buttons are active.
Reels: number of wheels/reels showing on slot with symbol combinations imprinted: usually three, but some slots have five.
Loose/Tight slots-Loose slots will have better payoffs to a "certified" high of 100%, on average over a period of time. Therefore, a loose slot has a higher payout level.
Up/Down Slot Cycle: Slot's average payoff percentage rate applies over the long haul, as long as one year. Therefore a slot with a 98% payoff percentage rate will sometimes pay off at 130% and other times at 50%, sometimes at 28% and other times at 502%.
Multiplier Slots pay for certain symbols on a graduating scale. On a three reel, you get 5 coins for a "cherry" playing 1 coin, 10 pay for 2 coins and 15 pay for 3 coins. The payouts for playing 1 coin are much smaller than if you played maximum coins. "Onesies" players stop here.
Bonus Multiplier Slots offer larger top jackpots as incentive to play max coins. The top jackpot symbol, e.g. 7's will only pay with max coins. This is important for those players who have lined up winning 7's only to find their single coin bet did not win.
Double Machines: pays double or triple with winning combinations of certain symbols lined up.
Progressive Slots: offer growing jackpots dependent upon amount of monies played through the linked bank/carousel slots.
Bonus Video Slots: The name Bonus Slots says it all: an opportunity to go to a 'second chance' bonus round where the real money is. Multiple paylines with as many as 5 or 9 paylines. Many versions come in penny denominations; also nickel, quarter and dollar.
Short Win: large jackpot win after a small cash outlay - happens often.
Onesies: those slot players who insist on playing one coin/spin. Suggest that you play only Multiplier Slots or drop down to nickel slots, play max and stretch your gambling bankroll.
Hit and Run: If a slot does not pay after 3-5 maximum coin spins, move on.