Jan 21st 2008
Old Slot Machine

Any person who stopped by a casino 20 years ago recognizes that the principal adjust brought about by modern technology has been to casino slot machines. Old slot machines were straight forward devices in which you only were asked to insert a coin and pull a handle to activate the 3 reels. The pay table of the old slot machines was clear and visible for anyone. It was displayed on the front glass and if you lined up three winning symbols you won. New slot machines, video slot machines are highly developed today.

New slot machines bring many technical advantages than the old coin slot machines. New slot machines use a microprocessor that makes it possible to have virtual reels and many stops making it possible to offer huge jackpots.

Unlike the old casino slot machines, the new slot machines have five, nine or even more pay lines with the possibility to bet multiple coins on each line. Also, winning pay lines of the new slot machines can be vertical, horizontal, diagonal or zigzag and they have scatter pay or bonus pay symbols on the reels

The new video slot machines provide for new players a help screen in which they are taught how to play the game and helped to understand its rules. The first screen in the help menu is for info about pay lines, explains how symbols must be aligned to obtain a win and tells players how many coins can be wagered on each line.

The next screen is the one that you should always check before playing at a casino slot machine. In here you have the pay table of the casino slot machine in which you are informed of how much each symbol pays. Usually, those creating video slot machines do their best to make quite easy to identify the hierarchy of winning symbols. However, some casino slot machines today have themes that are confusing and so it is always best to verify the pay table, before the start.

New slot machines also show in a table the credits one will get if the winning symbols align. Some symbols are wild and will pay if they are visible in any position, even if they are not on the pay line. Old slot machines had the pay table displayed above and below the area containing the wheels. New casino slot machines make available the pay table info for the player by pressing a button or touching the screen where the word 'pay table' is. However, there are still some vintage slot machines that display the pay table on the cabinet.


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