Slot Machines

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The rules of slot machines are simple, but there are many variations of slot machines and it may be that you do not understand or do not know. If you walk into a casino for the first time in a while, or you want to try your hand, but you’re not sure of all the options available, here are some basic rules and variants to know.

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Basic Slot Machines

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The slot machines originally operated with mechanical reels that ran when the lever was pulled and stopped on three random symbols in the middle row. If the three symbols matched, the player won. Most slot machines now work digitally with a video screen that shows the symbols and a random number generator that determines where they will stop. There are also machines that operate on a similar system of random variation in numbers.

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Variations of Slot Machines

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There are many types of machines that you can find both in live and online casinos, but most of the differences are only cosmetic, the decor or the symbols are different, but the principle is the same. Variants that should interest you include :

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Multiplying Games

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In a multiplier game, the more you put parts (up to a maximum which is often 5 rooms, but can sometimes be), the more you can earn. Each additional piece multiplies the pay-out, so if three bars pay 10 for a room, they will pay 50 for 5 pieces.

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Multi-line games

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In a traditional slot machine, you are paid if the three symbols of the central line are (or if you get special symbols pay without having to be completed by others). Although you can see three lines on most machines, the top line and the lower one does not offer compensation. On a machine with multiple lines, you can enable these lines by adding parts. Some machines allow you to play up to 9 rooms or more, by having, for example, paying five symbols across the reels, the three horizontal lines and some lines at an angle.

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Progressive Machines

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This is the type of slot machines the most popular, whether online or live. The progressive slot machine takes a portion of the amount invested and puts it in a progressive jackpot with a Pool Funding, hard to the touch. All those who play on machines that participate in the progressive jackpot raise the jackpot. When touched, this can be for $ 1 million or more. You must play the maximum amount of coins per spin allowed by the machine to qualify for the progressive jackpot.

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Strategic advice for slot machines

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People have won millions playing slot machines, whether in brick and mortar casinos or online. Playing slot machines is not necessarily the easiest way to make a fortune. But if you intend to play the slots, then do well. Here are some strategic elements to use to make better use of slot machines.

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Strategy n° 1 : Bet the maximum

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Most slot machines, nowadays, are not machines in one piece and a centre line. In modern slot machines, you can insert several pieces during each rotation. These parts may have different roles. Some multiply the amount you receive when you spin the reels, while others add lines that can save you. Whatever happens, the more you play rooms and more you can earn. In addition, playing the maximum number of coins, you can participate in the progressive jackpot – a major award for whoever gets a rare combination, which may exceed the true odds of getting it.

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Strategy n°2 : Pay out rate

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Most casino games are played according to odds. The House has already calculated that she had a special advantage for each game, for example, she knows she will win an average of $ 1 to $ 100 each have been wagered on the bank Baccarat.

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Similarly, slot machines are set to pay back a specific percentage of the money they make. A machine with a repayment rate of 99%, will repay $ 99 each time it will take 100, then a machine with a repayment rate of 85% will repay $ 85 each time it will take $ 100. Choose the machine on which you want to play should not be difficult. When playing online, try to know the pay-out machines and only play on the most favourable.

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Strategy n°3 : Ignore the “Cold” and “Warm”

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Outside the pay-out of which we have already discussed, there is no reason that a machine is more “hot” or “cold” than another. A machine that has just paid big gains always has exactly the same chance to pay on the next rotation than in the previous round. A machine that has gone through a long period without gain is not “due” at the next rotation more than any other machine that is set to the same pay-out.