How to Play Slot Machines
Due to the popularity of slot machines, they can be found in all online and traditional casinos. Because the online gambling world allows more freedom in terms of technology and development, the range of online slots is much wider than the slots available in traditional casinos. We will discuss the gameplay for both types of slots.
In traditional casinos, players purchase special tokens or use coins of a specific denomination. Usually, the value of the coins accepted is stated on the slot machine itself. After inserting a coin into the appropriate slot, the player pulls a lever and the reels of the machine begin to spin. The symbols on the reels usually show a fruit theme, bells, sevens and one to three words BAR.
Once the reels stop spinning, the prize associated with the symbol layout shown in the win line is paid out. A full breakdown of symbol combinations and the payouts assigned to them is available in the game’s paytable. Most often, the paytable is located above the reels.
You can also find devices similar to video slot machines available online in casinos. Their online versions offer the same functionality. These video slots, like video poker machines, often use touch screens.
Online Slot Machines
Players who wish to enjoy this game at online casinos must follow a different procedure. With online slot machines, the game must first be selected and then the bet is placed. When selecting the bet, with all slot machines, both classic and multi-line, 3 options are set. The first option allows you to specify the number of lines for which bets are placed. The second option allows you to set the value of the bet and the dependent payouts. Finally, players choose the number of coins to bet on each active line. All these parameters form the bet. The total value is displayed in the Bet field.
Once the bet has been placed, players usually start the game by clicking on the Spin button. This is usually available under the reels or next to the bet options described above. The symbols begin to spin. Once the symbols stop spinning, a win is paid out, the amount of which depends on the paytable, the bet placed and the winning combination. The paytable is displayed at the top of the screen or by pressing the “View Pays” or “Paytable” button available on the game screen.
Slot Machine Rules
The rules of play on each slot machine, differ from each other. Therefore, the game rules for each slot machine are displayed on the machine’s casing, and for online slots, players can view them by clicking on the Game Rules button.
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- Some bonuses and jackpots are not active if the player does not place a maximum bet.
- Individual games may have different wild symbols. These symbols can be substituted for any symbols available in the slot machine. Wild symbols cannot substitute for other bonuses and scatter symbols.
- The jackpot is triggered by a specific combination of symbols in any payline. A description is available in the paytable.
Scatter symbols activate high bonus payouts or additional free games. Free games means you can play the slot machine without placing any bets. These bonuses are usually activated when three Scatter symbols are drawn.
Regardless of these rules, players should follow certain rules.
Players can play two slot machines side by side at the same time as long as the casino or arcade is not crowded. If the casino is crowded and players are waiting for seats, the attendant will ask those who are playing two slot machines to end one of their sessions.
Some players have a habit of pressing buttons quickly, thinking that this brings them luck. This is usually frowned upon as it causes the buttons to wear out more quickly and disrupts other players in the casino.
People who wish to observe a player should leave at least one chair between themselves and the player, unless they intend to play the machine directly next to them. Otherwise, staff may ask you to leave.
Celebrating after a big win or jackpot is ok, as long as it does not last too long. After a big win, you should also tip the person paying out the winnings. This is a common practice.
Finally, if you see a slot machine with a tilted chair, it is recommended to leave the machine. This means that someone was playing the machine and had to leave for a moment to go to the bathroom or to get something to drink and is going to return to the machine that brings them luck. You should wait a maximum of 10 minutes, after which time you can move the chair away and take your seat.