Slot Rules


Slots machines are very easy to play. The player simply decides on how many coins (credits) he wants to play and then presses the spin button or pulls a lever. There are many types of slots machine games with different winning combinations and payouts. Here are some basic features of typical slot machines.

Coins: Slot machines generally accept anywhere from 1 to 10 coins per spin. The more coins a player deposits, the higher the payout table. For example, if the player is playing on a 3-coin slot machine, he can deposit anywhere from 1 to 3 coins. He will generally receive a higher payout if he plays and wins with 3 coins rather than 1.

Denominations: Slot machines generally offer multiple denominations that the player can choose. For example, a particular slot machine might take 1 to 3 coins, and allow denominations of US$0.25, $0.50, and $1.00 to be played. This means that the player can play 1 to 3 coins with any of these denominations. Generally, the higher denominations return a higher payout for the player.

Reels: Slot machines all have reels. Reels are the vertical columns that spin when playing slots. Most slots have 3 reels, although some slots have up to 9 reels.

Paylines: The payline is the horizontal line that the symbols of a slot reel have to stop on for the player to win. Generally, slot machines have only one payline, although some slot machines have several paylines.

Progressive Jackpots: Progressive Jackpot เว็บคาสิโน Slots are slot machines with a jackpot that continues to grow as different players wager and lose. Once the jackpot has been hit or won, the Progressive Jackpot Slot generally resets itself to a predetermined amount and the process starts all over again. Progressive Jackpot Slots generally require that the player wager at the slot machine with the highest possible number of coins and at the highest denomination.

Slot Strategy

Here are some other miscellaneous tips to help you cut down the house edge.

Most machines reward you for playing the maximum coins. For example the jackpot may pay 2000 coins with 2 coins played, but 4000 with 3 coins played. Many other gambling writers advise the player to always play the maximum coins. However if the max coin incentive is small I believe it is better to play one coin at a higher coinage than max coins at a lower coinage. This is because casinos generally increase the return percentage as the coinage goes up.

Never leave or play a machine that owes you money. Sometimes a machine will run out of money before it is finished paying you off. If you get up someone else can sit at your machine and claim they hit your jackpot. If you put another coin you may lose the evidence so don’t touch anything until you are paid off.

Look for certain banks of machines that are certified to a certain percentage. Some casinos will have banks of dollar machines that are certified at 97% payback or so. Be careful to believe claims such as “our slots return 97%.” This likely refers to just certain machines, so look for those specifically under a sign indicating their payback percentage.

If you like to hop from machine to machine then don’t forget your coin cup. I once lost a cup with about $40 in quarters at Caesars Palace and I’m still mad at myself for it.


Check the slot card reader from time to time. Sometimes contact will be lost for no apparent reason and you won’t get credit for any play until you reinsert it.

There Is No Easy Way

There are lots of people selling the “secrets” of winning at slots and promise easy winnings to the buyer. Don’t waste your money. There are only two ways to beat the slots without cheating: (1) Play variable state slots (as explained above) in high states and (2) play progressive slots when the meter is unusually high. Based on what I have seen those authors promising easy money at the slot machines are not exploring these methods but instead rambling on with a mixture of correct and incorrect information, neither of which will give the player an edge. Here are just some examples:


The Casino Slot Machine Player Gambler’s Program


Winning Slot Secrets


The Casino Slot Machine Player Gambler’s Program


I know this cliche is old and tired but it is still right, “If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.”


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