Slots Rules

videoslots-logoThere is one golden rule to follow when deciding to play a slot machine – do not play a game if you are not familiar with the rules. So, no matter how easy playing the slots seems, it is important to learn the rules first.

Every player should carefully consider the options provided and decide on a strategy before playing a certain slot machine. However, in order to come up with a strategy, you need to first be familiar with the rules of the game.

A good idea is to always start by choosing the amount to play, which depends on the type of the machine (a classic single-line one or a multi-line one).

Single-line Machines

Before learning the rules, a player needs to understand the payouts first. When it comes to single-line machines, payouts are usually displayed at the top of the machine. Players need to also have in mind that such machines usually accept a maximum of 5 credits.

In addition, most of the single-line machines offer a bigger payout on the jackpot when the player bets the maximum number of coins. There are different payouts depending on the coins played. There are also machines that pay out only on certain winning combinations, so you need to know what kind of machine you are dealing with.

Screenshot of progressive jackpot slot machines

The only thing players need to decide when playing at a single-line machine is how many credits to bet per spin. There are machines that offer a great variety of credits and denominations. When it comes to playing at a landbased casino, the single-line slot machines are usually mechanical and some players prefer them because they arguably offer a better return due to the fewer stops. Still, such machines are also regarded as much more boring, which is why they are not so popular.

It is a good idea to start your playing session on a single-line machine, and more specifically on two-credit machines.

Multi-line Machines

When choosing to play a multi-line machine, the player needs to first check the number of paylines offered. There are some machines that provide a bonus game only in case that the player bets on the maximum number of lines.

There is a certain class of machines, which is called Cashman. The Bonus game can be triggered only if players have activated all paylines. Of course, reel spinners are provided with the opportunity to bet on whatever number of lines they want, but the fewer paylines they play, the more they reduce the multiplier. Still, players need to take their time and understand how the game works before they start betting real money because every machine is different.

Of course, there are some multi-line machines that do not allow players to adjust the number of active lines. Such machines are said to have fixed paylines. Usually, they allow players to only adjust the bet level, i.e. the number of credits played per line.

Players should always pay attention to how many lines they play in order to see if there are some limitations regarding the number of lines. They should also bear in mind that the new multi-line machines are also multi-play machines, where up to four games can be played at a time. Still, there are some limitations, because players are not allowed to bet with x2 or x3 multipliers unless the maximum of four games is played.

Screenshot of Mega 7 Slot game

Many players and experts believe that fixed-payline machines are more disadvantageous to players because they offer them less control over the gameplay and may be more taxing on one’s bankroll. A good strategy in such cases is to play a larger multiplier, and respectively, place a larger bet, in order to cover your wager if playing on a fixed-payline slot machine.

A good idea is to also choose a machine with a more lucrative paytable, which returns more coins for different numbers of matching symbols. It would be better to play a slot which rewards you with 2,500 coins for the highest-paying combination of five matching symbols instead of one that returns only 1,000 coins for the top five-symbol match.

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