Slot Machine Types – Online Casino Golden Palace
There are three main types of slots: flat top or basic slot machine, progressive, and video slots. Of course in the world of online slot machines, video slots may simply be grouped within either of the first two categories.
Knowing the types alone isn't enough however; there are also a variety of multi-payline and multi-reel combinations just to complicate things further. But don't worry -this page has been written especially for that reason- to give people a chance to understand the world of slot machines a little better.
Flat Top (straight or basic slots)
Although often referred to as 'basic', there are many types and styles of basic slots at online casinos. What categorizes a slot machine as 'basic' is the nature of its jackpot. If a machine has a constant top jackpot that doesn't change with the money played through the machine, it's known as a basic slot. Basic slots are often of a lower denomination, and are known to offer smaller and more frequent wins, perfect for players who like to play for extended period on a limited bankroll.
Basic slots may also have multiple pay lines and multiple reels available. The classic example of a slot machine has a single pay line running across the center of three reels. To add another pay line means to view the set of symbols above or below the center pay line as another possible winning line. If you don't have a win on a normal pay line, but the symbols above the normal pay line are three sevens, you can still win. The majority of multiple pay line machines activate each pay line for each coin you put in the machine. Playing maximum coins will ensure all pay lines are always covered.
Progressive Slot Machines
The jackpot amount on progressive slot machines increases according to the amount of money played through them. It's sort of like the lottery; the more people play, the bigger the jackpot gets - until someone wins it. Progressive jackpot machines most often display the total jackpot number in large numbers at the top of the machine.
As a general rule of thumb, always take note of the pay table being presented for the machine you're playing. If the potential wins increases dramatically between one, two, or three coins being played, it may be in your best interest to play a larger number of coins.