Types of Slot Machines


A slot machine is a type of casino game where the player can win money by spinning a reel and matching symbols. There are several types of slot machines including video slots, 3-reel slots and progressive jackpot slots.

Multi-line Slots – Today’s slot machines allow players to place bets on multiple pay lines. These can be up, down, sideways and diagonally on the video screen, and a person’s total winnings are calculated by multiplying the amount of coins bet per line times the number of coins paid out for matching symbols.

Pay Table – The pay table is the list of winning payout combinations that appear on a slot machine’s reels. This information is typically displayed on the front of a slot machine before play begins.

Random Number Generator – The random number generator in a slot machine generates thousands of random numbers each second. These numbers are unrelated to the previous or future spins and can result in a win or loss.

Volatility – The volatility of a slot machine is a measure of how much the odds of losing money change based on the amount bet. A low volatility slot pays out often, but the odds of winning are small, while a high volatility slot may not pay out as much but the chances of winning are large.

Bonus Feature- A bonus feature is a special feature that can increase a slot’s overall payouts. These features can include multipliers, scatter pays and wilds.