The objective of the slot machine is to
try and spin a winning combination of symbols on the payline.
There are basically two types of slots.
Straight Slots: A Straight slots jackpot
will remain at a set amount of money until it is won, after which it
resets and starts over again at that same amount. For example, a straight
jackpot may be set at $20,000 and will remain at $20,000 until it is won,
no matter how many coins are deposited into the slot machine.
Progressive Slots: On the other hand, the
amount of money that may be won playing progressive slots is determined by
the amount of money deposited into the machine. Thus the progressive
jackpot continuosly increases with each player until it is won.
To play straight or progressive slots,
the player deposits a coin or set of coins into the slot machine and
selects the number of coins to bet per spin. The player may then either
press the 'Spin' button or pull the arm of the slot machine to spin the
reels. Once the reels stop spinning, the player will either win or lose
that spin. Whether the player wins or loses, he may 'Cash Out' his share
of money from the machine or continue to play.
Today, slot machines are amongst the most
popular games found in casinos, accounting for over 30% of casino profit.
This is due to a number of reasons.
(1) Slot machines are very easy to play
and require no real test of skill or knowledge. A player simply deposits
coins into the machine and ... � read more