Slot Machine Basics 101

Written by Eric Madsen

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One Payline vs. Three Paylines

Most Slot Machines showrepparttar Center line marked as a payline. To win you must line up a winning combination on that center payline and on that line only. But many machines show Three Paylines: atrepparttar 150690 top, center, and bottom ofrepparttar 150691 window. This means that a winning combination lined up correctly on any ofrepparttar 150692 three Paylines will pay. The advantage of Three-Paying Machines is they give you more chances of winning and you can get double and triple pays if winning combinations appear on more than one payline together. The disadvantages are thatrepparttar 150693 payoffs are usually very small andrepparttar 150694 top jackpot is paid only if you line uprepparttar 150695 proper winning symbols inrepparttar 150696 correct sequence onrepparttar 150697 bottom, or third payline. Another disadvantage is that Three-Payline machines are always three-coin machines. Some machines offer five, or even eight paylines but, once again, you have to play five or eight coins per pull. Remember, great advice, play Two-Coin maximum, Three Reel, One Payline Slot Machines.

Double-Up Symbols

An increasing variety of machines now employ so-called Double-Up symbols on their reels. This symbol, usually circular or inrepparttar 150698 shape of a diamond in a circle, and always bearingrepparttar 150699 words "Double" across its face, can be very valuable torepparttar 150700 slot player. The payoff amount is Double and these Double Symbols also substitute forany other symbol. However, there are not many Double Machines available at casinos. The good Double-Up machines are normally found stuck somewhere inrepparttar 150701 middle of a group of bad machines, or are relegated to some obscure part ofrepparttar 150702 casino.

Eric owns online slots at and . Eric has been an avid slots player for over 30 years. He has won many jackpots, but never the BIG one!

A Beer

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

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My name is Robert, ‘Bob’ I’m called By much of life I have been mauled Still I’m here and ‘Still’ is good I wish all of us really could Quiet our needs and vain pursuits of ego Understand more and relish what we know Hey come over, I am right here Maybe we can share a beer!

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