# How to Play Slots

20 July 2010
As they say, slots are the easiest game in the world of gambling. There are not much rules that you have to remember in placing every bet for each round. The machine is half of everything that you need. Casinos have a lot of these, as some people seem to never get tired of them. Actually, both beginners and experts can play this. However, there is a big chance for amateurs to lose all of their money if they do not know how everything works. Therefore, a little background study is still helpful before venturing out into the real deal of slots.

This game has been around for so many years already, so there is not much development in the mechanics of the game. It is still the same. When you look at a slot machine, there are three reels. Each one has around 20 symbols. There is a particular combination that, once hit, tells you that win the jackpot or a specific amount of money.

The first thing you need to do is to insert a certain sum of money, depending on how much you want to bet. Then, either you pull the lever down, or you press a button. It depends on what kind of machine you are using. This causes the reels to spin. Inside the machine, a computer records three different numbers that come from a random number generator. The first number represents the position of the first reel, the second for the second reel, and so on. These numbers are then calculated so that they will produce a certain number that tells where the reel should stop from spinning. This calculation is done by diving the randomly- generated number by any of the multiples of 32, with 512 being the highest. The result is important in determining the possible end results, possible values, and computerized stops. These stops correspond to the real stops on the reels. This whole system usually works on modern- day slot machines. Since it is run by a computer, it is easier to know how much payout the machine will have.

Of course, as a player, you do not see how all of the aforementioned steps happen. All you see is what the machine displays. Upon pulling down the lever or pressing the button, the reels go on a frenzy in coming up with a combination. The result of the round is determined by the amount of money that you bet and the combination of the symbols on the reels.

Playing slots often require a certain kind of coins, while some just require regular coins. However, when you play online, you have to make use of a card that is named on a registered account. The main objective in the game is to win money through consecutively having the same row of symbols. Usually, you can see a list of combinations and their corresponding rewards. Some machines let you have a free round if you win. If the result of your machine is in the list, normally, the machine makes sounds and noises for confirmation.

There are different kinds of slots. They are available in casinos or on the Internet. Each of them has rules and guidelines that need to be followed. The most common ones are the reel slots. To win, you have to insert a big amount of coins. Video slots require only one coin.

More advanced slot machines require a player to have a correct diagonal or vertical combination, as opposed to the traditional horizontal line. There are more figures and a larger screen.

Playing slots is like, as they say, playing with “chance.” You can really never devise a way to surely win. The result depends on your money and the combination. Nevertheless, the game is still loads of fun.

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