Slot Machines were invented in the late 1800's by Charles Fey, around the same time as the technological advances that brought us the phonograph, the telephone, and the automobile. Their ease of use, quick results, and bigger payouts for smaller bets, makes them the most popular and most played game in the casino.

Object of the Game

The object of the game is to achieve a winning combination of symbols to win a corresponding jackpot.

How to Play

The slot machine has 3 digital displays:

  • Paid - The number of coins won from the last pull.
  • Credits - The total number of coins remaining in your balance.  This value will adjust according to the coin denomination setting of the slot machine.
  • Coins - The number of coins to be bet on the next pull.

The slot machine also has 4 buttons:

  • Cash Out : Resets the number of coins being bet to 0, returning them to your balance.
  • Spin : When at least one coin has been bet, the spin button will become enabled.  Clicking the spin button will cause the reels to begin spinning.  Alternately, the player may also click on the slot machine arm to pull it down and start the reels spinning.  Note that cashing out or inserting more coins is not permitted once the reels have begun spinning.
  • Bet Max :  Allows the player to quickly bet the maximum number of coins permitted by the machine and immediately spins the reels.
  • Bet One : Bets one coin at a time.  Once the desired number of coins is bet, the player must spin the reels manually by clicking on spin or the slot machine arm.

The Bets .  Select a denomination for the slot machine (25¢, 50¢, $1, $2 or $5).  This will set the value of each coin played.  Next, deposit one to three coins into the machine -- use the Bet One button to bet one coin at a time, or use Bet Max to bet the maximum coins allowed by the machine (balance permitting).  Finally, click on the slot machine's arm or click the spin button to begin the reels spinning.  Note that the Bet Max button will automatically cause the reels to beginning spinning immediately.

The Pull .  Each reel will begin to spin and one by one stop on a random symbol.  The resulting combination of symbols determines the payout.

Payouts

Slot Machine payouts vary depending on the number of coins wagered and the combination of symbols that appear on the slot machine's reels. Each slot machine has a payout line that is usually indicated by an arrow, and is usually along the center row of each reel. The symbols that line up within this row make up the combination that will determine the payout.

As soon as the reels are spun, the number of coins bet is removed from the player's balance. At the top of the slot machine is a chart of symbol combinations displaying their associated payouts based on the number of coins bet. Each payout line indicates the total number of coins that will be placed into the player's balance if won. The coins paid are of the same denomination as the coin(s) bet.

A line on the chart may look similar to:

The first column shows the combination of symbols required to receive this payout. The columns to the right show the various payouts based on the number of coins wagered. The first column to the right of the symbols is the number of coins won if 1 coin was bet before spinning the reels. The two columns to the right of that indicate the number of coins won if 2 or 3 coins were bet.

In the example above, the slot machine must display any of the BAR symbols along the payout line of each reel to receive this payout. If the player had bet 1 coin before spinning the reels, he or she wins 10 in return. If 2 or 3 coins were bet, the payout would be 20 and 30 coins respectively.

Changing the Bets

Slot machine bets are determined by the value/denomination of the coin being played. The bottom of the slot machine has a small digital display that allows you to select 25¢, 50¢, $1, $2, and $5 coin denominations. As you change the value of the coins being played, you'll notice that the number of credits adjusts itself accordingly.

For example, $100 will provide the user with 400 25¢ credits (100 ÷ 0.25 = 400). If you increase the coin value to $5, the number of credits drops to 20 (100 ÷ 5 = 20).

All payouts are made using the same value of coin used when the slot machine's reels are spun.

Placing Bets

The slot machine has 3 digital displays:

  • Paid - The number of coins won from the last pull.
  • Credits - The total number of coins remaining in your balance.  This value will adjust according to the coin denomination setting of the slot machine.
  • Coins - The number of coins to be bet on the next pull.


To place your bet before spinning the reels, click the BET ONE button to bet one coin at a time.  Each time you click the BET ONE button, you will notice that one coin is removed from the CREDITS value, and the COINS value increases by one.  The slot machine accepts a maximum of 3 coins (balance permitting).  If you have sufficient credits remaining, you may click the BET MAX button to quickly bet the maximum 3 coins and start the reels spinning.

Click the CASH OUT button if you wish to return any coins you have bet to your balance.  This effectively takes the number of coins shown in the COINS display, and returns them to your total CREDITS .

Spinning the Reels

If you click the BET MAX button, the maximum 3 coins are bet and the reels will begin spinning automatically.  If you choose to bet one coin at a time using the BET ONE button you must manual spin the reels by either clicking on the SPIN button, or clicking on the slot machine arm to pull it.  Both methods will start the reels spinning.


When the reels stop, the final combination determines the payout.  You may then bet more coins and spin the reels again.