The Magic of Online SlotsPublished January 29, 2009 by OCR Editor
Online slots games feature high-graphics, hypnotic audio and big progressive jackpots but how do they actually work?
The rules for playing online slots are pretty standardized in the online gaming industry. It's generally a simple matter of choosing your preferred online casino. All the top casinos offer a wide range of online slots, with new games added all the time.
Playing online slots
Of all the online casino games to play, online slots are among the easiest. Once registering with an online casino and depositing some money, you're good to go. It's generally a matter of employing a ‘spin to win' strategy. Crank up your computer's volume, load up the game and wait for your favorite slots game to come to life.
Next you'll be faced with a series of payout lines, betting options and a spin
button. Simply select and bet your preferred number of credits and clear the
way for your winnings. Of course if you're playing free online slots games
there is no money changing hands.
The longer you play and the more you bet (gambling responsibly of course), the greater your odds of winning will be over time. Note that progressive slots are best as they keep increasing your winnings with additional deposits you make per game. Also look for ‘bonus multiplier machines.'
After approximately every 30 spins, you will get a statistical average of the machine's ability to pay out. If this looks good, then you're doing well.
Beating the odds
The more reels and paylines on the slots games, the greater your odds of beating the mathematical programmers that developed the software for these games. The rules of online slots games work with the law of averages. The more plays, the more pays.
By betting your max number of coins and spinning the most number of times, with multiple paylines, you are sure to land yourself a big payout more often than playing only occasionally.
Of course a good deal of commonsense is involved too. Are you the type of player to hit the jackpot and walk away, or are you aiming a little higher with every win?