Slots from slots - how to tell one from the other
Are you under the impression that the sea of slots out there on the casino floor
are all pretty much the same? Actually there is a little bit worth knowing about
the different types of slot machines, and it mostly revolves around the pay
To get started, have a look over the pay out schedule on the front of your
favorite machine. You'll typically see the denomination of coin the machine
takes, along with some indication as to weather it harbors a progressive jackpot
or not. You can also see if it multiplies it's payback based on the number of
coins you use. This is commonly referred to as a multiplier slots game. If you
were to hit a $100 pay line and had played just one coin you would be paid $100.
If you hit the same pay line while playing two coins you would be paid $200,
and for three coins $300.
the machine in the above example paid $200 for two coins, but a disproportionate
$500 on three coins, the machine is known as a bonus multiplier. Bonus multiplier
slots simply add some extra cash on the best payouts if you have played the
maximum number of coins. Be careful here, don't let yourself hit a big pay line
having only played 1 coin, you might see a few thousand possible dollars disappear
before your very eyes. This is a very, very frustrating experience and in it's
extreme case, people have been robbed of entire jackpots for failing to play
Multiple pay line machines have the same trick hidden in them. A multiple pay
line slots game is one that lets you have three chances at a win on each spin.
This is done by turning the lines just above and just below the standard pay
line pay lines themselves. The trick is, those lines are not activated unless
you play more coins. Typically each coin played activates an extra pay line.
To further the confusion a little more, the ultimate in frustrating slots games
was created: the buy-a-pay. With a buy a pay machine each extra coin you put
in activates the possibility of another level of jackpot. For example if you
play one coin no jackpots are available, two coins, the second biggest jackpot
but not the huge one, and on three coins or full coins only, the largest jackpot
becomes available. This means that if you play just one coin and you hit the
combination for the jackpot, a jackpot which would pay thousands had you played
full coins, you win nothing. No bells or whistles, nothing. Now that's frustrating.