While you are likely familiar with the colorful sights and sounds of slot machines thanks to their popularity at land-based casinos and sometimes even local bars, you might not realize that there are several different types of slot machines, ranging from simple, classic three reels to more engaging and flashy video slots.
Slot machines rely on mathematical models to determine their odds, in the case of online slot machines these models rely on random number generators for the “randomness” of their outcomes. The math models determine the volatility of the slot and therefore the likelihood of winning regular, small wins or occasionally large, jackpot wins. It is the variety in these math models that provide the variety in the games and makes some slots more appealing to some, and other slots more appealing to others.
Classic Three Reel Slots are the traditional type of slot machine you might associate with early casinos and gambling. As the name suggests they have only three reels and often only a handful of winning lines. They are simple to understand, fun to play and often have classic themes such as 7s and Bars, or Fantastic Fruit. Classic three-reel slots are a great place to start if you’re looking to get into slots but find video slots too complicated but they’re not just for beginners. Thanks to the simple nature of their pay tables and the relatively large jackpots many of them offer, classic three-reel slots are often hits with seasoned players as well.
Video Slots can be thought of as the natural evolution of classic three-reel slots. They usually (but not always) have 5 reels and offer a much larger number of win lines to choose, sometimes as many as 20 or more. Video slots get the name “video slots” because, while classic slot machines use real, mechanical reels, in land-based casinos video slot machines display their virtual reels on screens. This allows video slots to be far more dynamic in the content they can show, often resulting in exciting win animations, colorful backgrounds and icons and animation-heavy bonus rounds. Video slots make up the bulk of online slot machines these days and their themes are as varied as their colors and music.
3D Slots are a variation of Video Slots that offer their reels, icons, backgrounds, and bonus rounds in fully rendered 3D graphics as opposed to the more traditional, 2D graphics of most Video Slots. Think Pixar vs 1990’s Disney. 3D slots often feature animated character models that interact with their environment and react to wins, providing immersive and memorable experiences for players.
Progressive Slots offer something called progressive jackpots. Progressive jackpots are jackpots that are constantly growing thanks to small contributions from bets by players. When you place a spin on a progressive jackpot slot game a small percentage of the bet placed contributes to the jackpot. This means that not only is there no limit to the size progressive jackpots can get, they also, often inevitably get quite large. Progressive jackpot slots are extremely popular with lottery enthusiasts and players that are looking for that huge win for obvious reasons.
Table games including card games and dice games are some of the oldest types of gambling known to humanity. Games like Blackjack, Craps, Baccarat and Roulette while originating in countries like France and Italy have been popular in western culture since the days of the American wild west and show no signs of slowing down. Each table game has its own unique rules and intricacies, so we encourage you to try each table game available to find the ones that appeal most to you. While each of our games provides basic instructions on how to play them, below you’ll find more in depth descriptions of the games we offer and how to optimize your play.
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