Slot Machines in Online Casinos
machines are one of the most popular attractions in
land based casinos
and many would be forgiven for thinking that their appeal in
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
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
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