Simple guide to playing online slots: episodes and game commands

Playing slot machines is extremely simple: in fact, knowledge of complex game rules and calculation of the probability of winning is not required, characteristics that make the slot machines suitable for everyone as a pastime in which to try their hand in total carefree.

However, those who have never tried a slot machine, could find themselves in difficulty at first, without knowing the game controls and in general the game structure offered.

For this, we have written a short guide that illustrates the principles found at the base of most of the most lines slot machines, in order to provide a basic knowledge that can be used in the various slots present in the panorama of online casino.

Although they do not exist game strategies relating to slot machines, their extremely random character, we thought of adding some useful advice that we hope will improve the users' gaming experience in the slot machines.

How slot machines work: a general look

Despite their extreme variety, all slot machines are based on the same operating mechanisms.

To better explain these mechanisms we will take as an example a particular slot machine, but all the considerations that we will do also extend to all the other slot machines.

  1. The payments table (Paytable):
    The first step to take when you prepare to play a new slot machine is to read the payments table.
    The table not only allows you to know the game symbols and the value of their combinations, but to find out what are the special combinations that allow you to get free laps, access the mini-games and multiply the winnings.
  2. Game commands:
    The game controls allow you to choose the amount of the bet, the number of lines on which to perform the episode and the start of the slot machine.
    In general you can choose the value of the "tokens" to be used, the number of tokens to bet on each line and the number of lines to focus on. The total of the episode depends on these factors: if for example we bet 2 tokens with a value of 0.25 $ on 20 lines, the total bet is (0.25 * 2 * 20) = 10 $.
    It is good to pay attention to the "episode Max" button, which immediately starts the slot machine by carrying out the highest episode available for the inserted parameters.
  3. Betting data and account summary:
    At any time it is possible to see what the parameters set for the next spin are, that is, for the subsequent lap of the slot machine.
    This information is used to always keep the game and the total available on the player's account. The location of these data changes from slot to slot, but are always clearly visible and simple to understand.
  4. Game panel:
    The game panel is the heart of the slot machine: the symbols and rotations of the rollers are visible on it. This is the part that differs more among the various games available, because each slot machine has a different number of rollers (from 3 to 5), lines (from 1 to 50) and special combinations.
    The numbers of the lines on which you can bet are available on the sides of the central panel. Refer to the payments table to check the shape of the various lines.
  5. Last winning summary:
    After each spin it is possible to verify the total amount of any winnings made. This value can be expressed in euros or in number of tokens.