How slot machines work

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How slot machines work

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How slot machines work
All slot machines work on the basis of RNG. This is the chip inside land-based slots or online part of the program of the apparatus. It produces hundreds of random numbers every second. Random sequences define a set of symbols that are visible on the reels. Combinations are generated at the very moment when the player presses the start button.

Because of the RNG, there is no strategy for slot machines. You can only determine the limits of money and time spent on slots.

The interface of the gaming machine PinUp slots
The interface of the slot machine consists of the following elements:

reels with symbols;
control buttons – they are used to bet and spin the reels;
information Windows show the status of the game account and the amount of winnings on the current spin.
The interface depends on the manufacturer and model of the slot machine. For example, slots for mobile devices are configured for touch screens and contain a minimum of buttons.

Through the reels are the win lines or pay lines. At the end of each turn, some symbols appear. A few of the same images, hitting on a winning line form a winning combination.

There are slots without paylines. These symbols are arranged sequentially on adjacent reels. Such machines are visible on the screen: 243 (1024) ways to win.

Gameplay on the slot
The player only needs to determine the size of the bet and spin the reels. The total bet per spin is most often determined by one or more indicators from the list below:

denomination or value of the coin. Calculations in the slot machine are carried out with the help of in-game currency – coins or credits. One coin contains several credits;
number of prize lines. Usually, the user activates the payline in the slot machine. The default is usually the maximum value;
a line bet is a coin or credit bet placed on a single line.
Many slots offer to change only the total bet. Usually they have a fixed number of lines.

After determining the rate is the launch of the reels. Most slot machines offer two buttons: Spin (or Start) and Autoplay. The first spins the reels once. The second starts the auto-scroll mode – the reels rotate independently. AutoPlay mode is dangerous because it is not so easy to keep track of the money spent.

Symbols and payouts on slots
Slot machines form combinations of symbols. To get a win, you need to make several identical symbols on the so-called prize lines.

Prize lines – the schemes specified on the machine, combinations of which bring winnings.

The average number of images on the reels is 10-13. Symbols can be divided into ordinary and special.

Regular symbols form combinations for which prizes are paid. Special – this image with additional features. These include:

«wild»;
scatter;
bonus symbols.
"Wild" (wild) substitutes for other symbols, complementing combinations that otherwise would not have developed due to interruptions. Often "wild" have win multipliers or behave in a special way. There are sticky symbols that are fixed on the playing field. There are expanding, which cover a few cells or the entire drum. Thus, they give more chances to win.

Scatter is a symbol that pays the prize regardless of its location on the playing field. He doesn't have to appear on a winning line. Most often these images are awarded with free spins, respins and other bonuses.

Bonus symbols will start the bonus game.

The calculation of winning at the slot
The winning sequences are described in the paytable. The game screen necessarily contains a button or a link to it. The table shows a list of payouts or odds for certain combinations. It also contains special symbols and bonuses.

Combinations are divided into more expensive and cheaper. The prize for the most expensive can be many times greater than the bet.

Each manufacturer creates its own scheme for calculating winnings. The most common algorithm is the multiplication of the linear rate by the corresponding coefficient. Some manufacturers are based on the denomination or the level of interest rates (NetEnt). Many developers write in the prize table is not the coefficients, and once the payment of loans at the appropriate rates.

Bonus games and risk game
Most modern slot machines offer bonus games. Bonus rounds can be free spins and respins. Interactive mini-games are also common.

Pick-me bonuses offer you to select several objects and get paid for it. Usually the rounds are related to the theme of the slot. For example, bonus games in slots dedicated to Robin hood, often offer to make a few shots at the target.

Risk game is a game that allows you to double the prize per spin in 2 or more times. It is activated after each successful spin. The most common type of risk game is guessing the color and/or suit of the card. Many slots include a risk game of the "ladder" type (cash ladder). It is a pyramid, the blocks of which blink rapidly. You need to have time to press the button at the moment when the block above the nominal value will be highlighted. Then the user gets an increased win.

Among other varieties of risk-game – odd-even and red-black. In any case, the correct answer doubles the win. Incorrect – cancels the prize and returns to the main game.

Additional indicator
Additional indicators that can be useful for players are volatility and RTP.

Volatility describes how often and in what amounts prizes are awarded. Low volatility slots are awarded frequently and in small quantities. Usually the payout for a spin doesn't cover the bet. High-volatility slots are issued rarely, but in large amounts. Winning almost always covers the costs.

Depending on what volatility, the strategy for the slot is selected. It is important to choose such a size of bets, so as not to lose before receiving a large prize.

RTP is the percentage of theoretical return. He says how many percent of the investments in a machine of the sums then get back to the players in the long run. RTP does not guarantee a refund of the user. This indicator characterizes only the total amount – how much money will be returned to the slot machine.

However, the higher the return percentage, the more likely to receive the prize. Modern slot machines have RTP of 92% and higher.

Usually, volatility and RTP are mentioned in the reviews of slots, which are laid out on information portals. Some manufacturers indicate the percentage of return in the payment table.

Result
Playing slot machines is simple and exciting. Free demo versions help to get acquainted with the principles and features of the slots. These versions are almost no different from paid slot machines.

Slot machines today are very diverse. You can choose slots for every taste. Slot machines from NetEnt, Yggdrasil, Microgaming and other manufacturers will please you with nice graphics, jackpots, unusual gameplay and a lot of bonus games. Slots from Novomatic, IGT, EGT are suitable for those who appreciate traditional gameplay and high volatility.

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Re: How slot machines work

Post by Leonard » 11 May 2019, o 12:05

Very often I had to play slot machines for money before, but did not think about how slot machines work. I want to try to play online casinos on NetEnt, Yggdrasil slot machines. How to find out the return percentage of these slot machines, if it is not listed in the pay table? Can I calculate the return percentage on my own during the game?

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Re: How slot machines work

Post by Dertika » 16 May 2019, o 13:03

One thing that is important to remember is that the results in the slots are completely random. The game does not work on a cyclic basis, so the jackpots in the slots are not cyclical. In addition, the machines do not become cold or hot. So it can only seem and that only in retrospect. The result of the game cannot be predicted in the same way as you cannot predict what the next card will be when you take it out of the deck.

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Re: How slot machines work

Post by Leonard » 16 May 2019, o 22:35

I will register and develop my gaming strategy in demo versions on NetEnt, Yggdrasil slot machines. I want to understand how to play better when I make a deposit. I am very pleased with the bonus of this casino. Beginners who made their first deposit, give a hundred percent bonus. A good start to playing slot machines!

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Re: How slot machines work

Post by Dertika » 17 May 2019, o 21:29

The probability of winning a significant amount on slot machines is small. Usually, casinos do not disclose chances on slot machines with the exception of the UK, so players cannot be informed about their chances of winning. But the odds are low.
Usually, the easier the game, the worse the odds and because the slot machines are played much faster than other games in the casino, they also take your money faster.

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