Slot Machine Basics

Everything you ever wanted to know
about slots and slot machines.

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Slot Machine Basics
How to Play Slot Machines

Types of Slot Machines
Classic Slot Machines
Bonus Slot Machines
Fruit Machines
Loyalty Slot Machines
Multipayline Machines
Progressive Slot Machines
Video Slot Machines

Parts of a Slot Machine
Reels
Paytable
loyalty card slot
Cash Tray
Insides / RNG

Slot Machine Symbols
Wild Symbol
Scatter Symbol
Multiplier Symbol
Bonus Symbol

Slot Machine Features
Free Spins
Bonus Games
Gamble Features
Themes

More Slot Machines
History of Slot Machines
Payout Rates
Slots Strategy
Slots Tips
Online Slot Machines
Mobile Casinos
Free Slot Machines


How To Play Slot Machines

Many of those who are new to slots want to know how to play slot machines.  Unlike games such as baccarat, poker and blackjack slot machines a simple fun and can be picked up easily by newcomers.  There are 3 reel classic slot machines and more complex 5 reel slots with bonus games, free spins or even gamble features.  Then there is the good old fashioned UK style fruit machine that you might find down the pub or in the local fish and chip shop.

First Things First

If you are a complete beginner you might like to start off on a classic slots game.  You will be able to see what you can win or what the payouts are by having a look at the paytable.  Most slot machines have an adjustable coin size so you can begin playing slots for a little as a penny or cent for a single spin.

You put your coin or token in to the coin slot and you will then be able to pull a lever or press a button to spin the reels.

You could even sign up at an online casino and play free slot machines in order to find your feet. You could start off with classic games before moving on to more elaborate slots games such as multi-payline slot machines. You may then want to take things further and create a real money account.

Winning Combinations

Classic 3 reel slots have just 1 payline and these are the typical slot machines that usually spring to mind.  Players aim to create a winning combination by getting 3 of the same symbol in a row on the centre of the reels.  The winnings then come out of the slots strongbox, down the coin chute and in to the cash tray ready to be collected.

If you are playing an online classic slot and you get a winning combination things are a little different.

Then you may push a button to start the virtual reels spinning.  The outcome of the spin is completely random.  In fact, these days all slot machines use a random number generator to determine what the outcome of a spin will be.

In online slot machines any winnings are deposited in to a players account via the electronic transfer of funds and at a reputable casino this is 100% safe and secure.

Moving On

Once you have mastered the classic slot machine you can move on to more involved slots games. Microchip technology has led to video slot machines being common place and some of these slot machines provide some extremely amusing bonus games as well as chances to win free spins.

There are even 7 reel video slots available today as well as 9 reel and 12 reel slots in some online casinos.