Types of slots and their functionality


Slot machines are considered as the easiest type of gambling. In comparison with other games such as Roulette and Blackjack this type of entertainment is mostly used by beginners and by those who believe in luck. There are also no special rules for this game. To start gambling process just enough to press the button on the front panel or pull a lever from the right side of the machine. The reason of slots popularity is that they were established for about 100 years ago. Until now, most people know at least something about them. The only thing changed, is that slots became more modern.

Slots Rules

  • Value of coins depends on machine. It varies from 5, 25, 50 cents or from 1 to 5 dollars.
  • On "straight" slots jackpot is a fixed and never changes. Jackpot amount is seen on the screen of machine. On "progressive" slots jackpot depends on number of coins inserted.
  • Basic idea of the game is to win from the slot machine.
  • Process of the game is following: player inserts coin or ticket with barcode, presses the button or pulls a lever, drum starts spinning and shortly some combination of symbols appears on the screen. Symbols can be in forms of diamonds, fruits and so on. Each slot has winning combination of symbols which is paid out by cash or in the way of additional game.

There are many types of slots. One of them is video poker machine which is based on poker rules. Multi-line slots, for example, have more than one payline, in spite of usual slots which have form three to five paylines. Some of video slots are based on popular games and entertainments. Slot machines with three or five reel are also called one-armed bandits because of the lever.

From 2005 year hybrid machines appeared that combine elements of both video and electronic machines. In reel machines jackpot depends on the number of coins, in video slots, however, payout values are multiplied by the number of coins per line.

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