Slot Terms: General - Part 2

By Gayle Mitchell

As an intelligent slots player, you should begin your slots educational journey with some slot terms:

Multiplier ‘Wild’ Symbol Slots: versions with bonus credits, scatter pays and free spins include: Multi Jackpot, Triple Double Diamond, Five Times Pay, Cherries ‘R’ Wild, and Triple Red White & Blue. Same scenario, max coins produce larger winnings.

Buy-your-Pay: Each coin played triggers the posted symbol payout.
E.G., if you play one coin, you only trigger ‘cherry’ pays. Two coins triggers ‘cherries’ and ‘bars’. Is there a worse feeling that lining up all three top jackpot symbols with only one coin played?

Double Machines: pays double or triple with winning combinations of certain symbols lined up, e.g. Double Diamond, Triple Diamond, RWB 7’s.

Signature Slots: casinos own brand of slots, generally looser creating the desired PR for the casino.

Progressive Slots: offer growing jackpots dependent upon amount of monies played through the linked bank/carousel slots. A larger bankroll is required and all progressives are at least three coin max slots with two jackpot levels - primary and secondary. When either jackpot wins, values are reset to minimums for each. Max play is mandatory here.

Bonus Video Slots: the latest gaming trend are the most graphically loaded, glitziest slots to come along in a long time. Bonus Slots are described as ‘branded machines’, ‘entertainment-content’, ‘brand recognition’, ‘participation’ games, and ‘interactive’ slots.

The name Bonus Slots says it all, an opportunity to go to a ‘second chance’ bonus round where the real money is.

Regular slot players will recognize the names: Monopoly, Elvis, Let’s Make a Deal, Wheel of Fortune, Piggy Bankin’, Reel ‘Em In.

You are on sensory overload with Bonus Slots offering at least 25 symbols filling up the screen in front of you. Multiple pay-lines with as many as 20 paylines.

Many versions come in penny denominations; also nickel, quarter and dollar. You are back in the penny arcades of your youth and enjoying every minute.

Call Attendant: The slot of your dreams has just lined up a hand-pay. You scream, clap your hands, jump up and down and wait for those peeled off bills to arrive. Ask for a comp at that time.

Short Win: large jackpot win after a small cash outlay - happens often.

Sound of Rain: coins dropping into the holder after a payout.

Slot Club Cards/Comps: Sign up for freebies and reap the benefits.

Slot Talk: information traded between other players, change people and slot hosts to locate winning slots and improve your slots education.

Onesies (also know as “flying solo”): those slot players who insist on playing one coin/spin. Suggest that you play only Multiplier Slots or drop down to nickel slots, play max and stretch your gambling bankroll. It just hurts too much to play any other slot with one coin and line up the top jackpot - the horror!

Class dismissed, onward to those ‘raining’ slots...

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