Slot machines (slots) can rightfully be called the most popular game in both real and online casinos. Why? – They are simple and at the same time very attractive for beginners in gambling. You play in a one-on-one match with the machine and get the opportunity to win large sums of money in a single run (if you were lucky of course). However, nowadays there is a huge amount of different slots of Vegas online with various settings and themes. For beginner players such settings may be very frustrating, so let’s take a quick look at the settings and UI in online slot machines.
Settings in online slot machine games
As soon as the money is thrown on the balance of the casino, you can break into the slot game, or you can try to play free slot machines without downloading and registration. Most online casinos have this option, when you can play any slot game for free, some sort of try before buy. Now, let’s take a look at the settings options:
- BET SIZE. Slots have a button to increase/decrease the bet rate – the cost of one coin per Spin. Most often it looks like a coin or has the inscription “1 Credit Play”. We press on the -/+ button until the desired value of the coin is displayed.
- LINES. Various combinations of cells for slot machine symbols. This button allows you to increase/decrease the number of such lines while increasing/decreasing the amount of the bet. A payout (or just a win) occurs when three identical symbols appear on the lines selected by the player. The existing lines as well as winning combinations of symbols can be found in the information of the slot machine.
- COINS. This button sets the number of “thrown” coins into the machine. Recall that the value of a coin is set by another button (see Bet Size above). As a result, with an increase in the bet, the winnings in case of a winning combination also increase.
- BET MAX. By pressing this button, the slot machine will set all settings to the maximum values and the reels will start spinning. You can check out the maximum values in the Slot Information menu.
- SPIN. And finally, when you press this button, the game will start with the player-specified settings.
Slots with Progressive Jackpot
The most popular option of online slots among players and offer the biggest winnings among any other gambling game. The main thing about the Progressive Slots is whoever is lucky enough to get the jackpot combination will receive a huge amount of money. The progressive jackpot is growing every day, and often it takes more than one month, or even a year before someone hits the jackpot. When this happens, the casino starts the jackpot again from the minimum size (usually its six-digit sum), which increases until it is won again.
The range of options is impressive, and most operators have several different progressive jackpots available for their players.
Now let’s take a look at tips for newbie players.
Tip#1 – Payment and withdrawal system
Before starting the game, consider how you will withdraw your funds in case of a win. In most casinos, the means you used to fund your deposit will be the way to withdraw your winnings as well.
Therefore, it will not be superfluous to compare the percentages of commission and conversion of payment systems.
Tip#2 – Read the instructions for the games
Even if you are far from a beginner and have already played online slot machines, you should first familiarize yourself with the instructions for the slot by clicking on the “Info” button (or “I”).
This will help you understand the payout conditions for paylines and bonuses and play more efficiently.
Tip#3 – Do not play slots during a commercial break
It will not be difficult to lose a couple of dollars in slots, because compared to other casino games (roulette, baccarat, etc.), the probability of a big win in a short period is not so high. But at the same time, the game is very funny and exciting.
So, if you decide not just to spend a couple of minutes of free time, but to win something, then you need to spend more time playing. If you want to win – take it more seriously!
Tip#4 – The higher the bet, the higher the winnings
When playing slots, the rule always applies: it is better to bet 1 coin (1 coin = 5 cents) on 1 line in a five-cent game than to bet 5 coins per line in a one-cent game (1 coin = 1 cent).
Although in the first and second cases, you bet 5 cents in total. In the first case, your chance of winning will be much higher.
Tip#5 – Always place your maximum bet
You should always be aware of how much the value of 1 coin is in the game. Bet the maximum number of coins. This is necessary to make the maximum bet (“Max Bet”) and at the same time activate all the winning lines in the slot – this way you will significantly increase your chances of a winning combination and the jackpot.
Therefore, it is worth playing in the slot that you can afford. Otherwise, it will be very unpleasant to miss the jackpot because you could not place the “Max Bet”.
Tip#6 – There are no “lucky” or “unlucky” slots
Although gamblers often try to figure out which slot machine is winning and which is not, such conclusions are baseless. Even if you had a win on a particular slot, it does not mean that it will be repeated. Nor does it mean that it will not happen again.
Winnings and losses do not depend on what happened before – this is an absolute random, nothing more.