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One of the most popular online casino games is the slots. Most people have their favourite slot machine which they gravitate towards when going to a land-based casino and it is no different when playing online. Most people have a favourite ‘winning’ machine.

Slot machines are called Penny machines in the USA, because of the low coinage needed, such as one coin on certain machines. The Slots as they are commonly known, attract many first-time players who, being first time players, are cautious and unsure of what to expect and want to just try their luck for starters, without spending or losing a fortune. There seems to be the pull of spend a little to win a lot. With the next spin of the reels they may just hit the jackpot, they have as good a chance as the next person. And this has happened and keeps happening, which is exactly what keeps the slot enthusiasts coming back to that same machine, which they feel is their lucky machine.

Slot machines are as varied as there are players, but most work on the same original concept with a few variations. There is the classic 3 reel, 1 line machine or bar machine as it is sometimes called. With this slot machine you have to align 3 three of the current symbols, such as cherries or diamonds or 7’s to hit the jackpot. So you spin and spin with each reel stopping independently of the other two until all three reels line up with the slot’s winning jackpot symbol. The table of payouts for the different combinations are on the machine for the players convenience.

Big favourites are the five to multiple lines slots. These machines are for those who can cope with multiple line combinations. Some of these have more lines with sometimes as much as 10 or 15 lines! And here the combinations for winning are so varied, with zig zag line combinations as well as straight lines paying out. Here you place your bet of say R1.00 per line and play a five to fifteen line combination. These slots can get costly, but the more combinations and the more you bet the better your chances are of hitting a jackpot.

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