What are Slots?
Slot machines are Casino games based on three or more spinning reels. The object of the game is to line up three or more of the most valuable symbols on these reels on what are called paylines. When this happens you will be paid out according to the Payout Schedule of the particular slot machine you are playing. Slot machines are the most diverse, colorful and varied of Casino games. The payouts can be huge. Different slots can have different wager amounts and different winning lines as well as feature games and progressive jackpots.
Any slot machine is simple to use. Almost all slot machines have some of the features described below.
The reels determine the outcome of a game. Each reel spins separately and comes to a stop in turn. If the symbols line up along an enabled payline then you win.
If, when the reels stop spinning, a valid combination of symbols is lined up it will be highlighted and the payout schedule will light up the winning combination.
The Payout Schedule tells you what combinations of reel symbols are valid winning combinations and what they pay out. When you get a winning payout the number next to the winning combination will be highlighted on your screen.
The Spin button starts a game on the slot machine. You must have enough credits to meet your current betting level to start the game.
The Bet One and Bet Max buttons adjust the size of your next wager. The Bet Max button will automatically increase the number of coins bet to the maximum for the slot machine and spin the reels. If you do not have enough credits to place the bet you will not be allowed to spin.
The Coin Size menu allows you to set the size of the coins that you want to play with.
Playing the Game
Playing a game at a slot machine is easy.
Decide on the size of the coin you want to bet with the Increase and Decrease buttons. These are represented by either a (+) and (-) symbol, or Up and Down arrows.
Use the Bet One button to increase the number of coins you are about to wager by one. If you are already wagering the maximum number of coins clicking the Bet One button again will re-set the number of coins to one.
Use the Bet Max button if you intend to wager the maximum number of coins for the slot machine on the next spin. If you do not have enough credits to place the bet, you will not be allowed to spin.
Once you have selected your wager, start the game by clicking the Spin button.
The winnings paid out on the slot machine are dependent on the symbols showing on the enabled paylines once the reels have come to a stop.
For example, a typical 5 line machine:
Coin 1 enables the first (horizontal, center) payline.
Coin 2 enables the second (horizontal, upper) payline.
Coin 3 enables the third (horizontal, lower) payline.
Coin 4 enables the fourth (diagonal, upper-left to lower-right) payline.
Coin 5 enables the fifth (diagonal, lower-left to upper-right) payline.
The table below summarizes the payout schedule for the combination of symbols appearing on the enabled paylines. Please note the figures refer to the number of COINS that you will win. The number of credits won will depend on the coin size chosen.
Symbols on line - Coins Won
3 Red Sevens 80
3 3-Bar symbols 60
3 2-Bar symbols 40
3 1-Bar symbols 10
Any 3 Bar symbols 4
Where 3 Wild Symbols appear in a row on an enabled Payline The payout may be
payline 1 1000
payline 2 1500
payline 3 2000
payline 4 2500
payline 5 5000
On a progressive slot machine, to be eligable for a progressive jackpot, max number of coins must be played.
Winnings are paid out on the highest combination on each enabled payline only. If a winning combination appears on a payline that you have not enabled, you will not receive any payout for that combination.
Malfunctions void all plays and pays.
On some slot machines, The `Slot Theme` symbol is wild and substitutes for any other symbol to complete a winning combination along any enabled payline.
If a 1-Bar and a 2-Bar symbol appear on the payline with a Wild symbol this will complete an Any 3 Bar symbols combination.
Similiarly, if two Red Sevens symbols appear on the payline with a Wild symbol this will complete a three Red Sevens symbol combination.
Similiarly, if two Wild symbols appear on the payline with a 3-Bar symbol this will complete a three 3-Bar symbols combination.
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