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Playing Slot Machines in Online Casinos

 Slot machines are one of the most popular attractions in land based casinos and many would be forgiven for thinking that their appeal in online casinos would be limited, because of the virtual nature does not translate to slot machines, but this is not so.

The slot machine side of the business in online casinos is huge and there are so many different games to choose from in different variations of the games.

The first slot machine was invented by Charles Fey of San Francisco in 1887. This very simple mechanism had three reels with five symbols on each and was later developed by Sittman and Pitt in New York into the precursor of the slot machine.

There are slot parlours all over the United States but they are strictly regulated by the Gaming Control Board. There have been problems in recent months, with illegal slot machines in establishments having to be confiscated by authorities.

Slot machines are especially popular in online casinos as there is no skill involved to play one. The gambler relies on sheer luck and it is possible to gamble in the online casinos with the smallest of wagers.

Slot machines in online casinos come in a few basic categories. The most basic machine offered by online casinos is the single line slot. Gamblers click the start button and symbols must be lined up along a single pay line in order to pay out. There is no strategy involved and once the virtual lever has been pulled control of the game is out of the player's hands and in the lap of the online casinos.

Online casinos offer a multi line slot option that increases the player's chance of winning. More money needs to be inserted but the combination of symbols that could increase winnings is multiplied.

One of the biggest incentives that online casinos offer players in their casinos is the chance of playing a machine with a progressive jackpot. This means that a percentage of the players wager goes towards an ever increasing jackpot. Sometimes these jackpots run into hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Most gamblers are drawn to playing slots in online casinos because the lure of these large jackpots in proportion to the small wager are so tempting. Different machines offer different payouts. The machines have different coin options and so it follows that the larger coin denomination, the larger the payout.

It is important to pay attention to the online casinos payout report. This gives the player a rough idea of what the current payout is for playing slots in online casinos. If the payout rate says 93%, the casino is paying out 93% of what is being wagered, not a 93% chance of wining.

The most popular aspect of playing slot machines in online casinos is because of the variety of games there is something to suit everybody, and this will continue to make slots one of the most popular pastimes in online casinos.

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