How to play Single Line Slot Machines

These popular casino games where invented in the late 1800's by Charles Fey, as part of the technological revolution that brought about the phonograph, the telephone and the automobile. Being easy to use, offering instant winnings and giving higher payouts for smaller bets, slot machines where fast in becoming one of the most popular casino games of all times.

The Object of Slot Machines

The object of this casino game is quite simple. To make combinations of simbols that win prizes in accordance to a payout chart.

Online slot machines have several displays that show the player what their status is:

  • Coins Played - The number of coins to be bet on the next pull.
  • Credits - The total number of coins remaining in the player's balance.
  • Winner Paid - The number of coins won from the last pull.

Online slot machines have a series of controls that allow the player to select their plays:

  • Cash Out: Resets the number of coins being bet to 0, returning them to the player's balance.
  • Spin: When at least one coin has been bet, the spin button will become enabled. Clicking the spin button will cause the reels to begin spinning. Alternately, the player may also click on the slot machine arm to pull it down and start the reels spinning. Note that cashing out or inserting more coins is not permitted once the reels have begun spinning.
  • Bet Max: Allows the player to quickly bet the maximum number of coins permitted by the machine and immediately spins the reels.
  • Bet One: Bets one coin at a time. Once the desired number of coins is bet, the player must spin the reels manually by clicking on spin or the slot machine arm.

The Bets

First, select a denomination for the slot machine. This will set the value of each coin played. Next, deposit the coins into the machine -- use the Bet One button to bet one coin at a time, or use Bet Max to bet the maximum coins allowed by the machine (balance permitting). Finally, click on the slot machine's arm or click the Spin button to begin the reels spinning. Note that the Bet Max button will automatically cause the reels to beginning spinning immediately.

The Spin

Each reel will begin to spin and one by one stop on a random symbol. The resulting combination of symbols determines the payout.

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