Basic or Straight Slots- Slots which have a
jackpot payout that remains level or constant.
Bonus Video Slots: Bonus Slots are brand labeled
machines. Bonus Slots gives the player an opportunity to
qualify for a second chance bonus round where the payoffs
are much higher. Bonus Slots utilize a multitude of
symbols. Multiple pay-lines range from 5 to 9.
Bonus Multiplier Slots - Machines which require
max coins in order to receive top payoffs and bonuses. It's
in the players best interest to play the max coins.. if
he/she doesn't max out, they risk not getting paid on
certain winning combinations.
Buy your Pay: With each coin played, the slot machine
will state the agreed payout or payout formation. More
wagered results in larger payoffs.
Double Machines: pays double or triple when
certain symbols line up.
Loose Slots- Slots having a higher payout
percentage. This is greatly due to having more payout
Multiplier Slots pays on a graduated scale. ie 1
coin pays 5, 2 coins pay 10. 3 coins pay 15. etc Payoff % is
usually higher when the player uses max coins
Progressive Slots: Big jackpots are born and raised
with Progressives Slots. These are the million dollar
winners. A larger bankroll is a must to get a fighting
chance. All progressives are at least three coin max slots
with two jackpot levels. After a jackpot is reached, values
are reset back to the minimums. Sometimes it takes months
for the Jackpot to hit. It behooves the player to max
RNG - Random Number Generator, this a computer chip
placed inside the slot machine by the manufacturer which
randomly selects thousands of numbers and symbols every
second, faster than you can pull the handle or push the spin
button; Each number corresponds to a certain symbol
combination that is randomly chosen after the first coin is
dropped or credit played. The RNG also determines the
identified slot machines average payout percentage. Since
every programmed outcome is random, every spin becomes
Reels: displays the symbols on the machine. Most
slot machines have three to five.
Signature Slots: Slots that have the casinos brand on
them. Some argue they don't pay as well.
Slot Schedule: this is the slots information
profile that is posted on front of the machine. It will
tell you what type of slot it is, what cash or coin deposit
it takes, and the winning amounts pay scale for each coin
played. This is very important information for the player to
read and understand.
Slots Drop & Hold: Drop: Slot drop is the
wagers that go through the slot. Hold Drop is the amount
which is not paid out as wins; The combination of these two
numbers determines the slot machines payout percentage.
Tight Slots -- Tight slots have fewer symbols.
Therefore, they have less of a payout percentage compared
to the Loose Slots.
Up/Down Slot Cycle: A slot machines average payoff
percentage rate is determined over many spins. A down cycle
refers to lower than average payouts and an Up cycle
refers to the slot machines higher than average payoffs.