Probably one of the easiest casino games to play in both land and online casinos, slot machine games continue to be a firm favorite amongst gamblers the world over with their bright and colorful displays, flashing lights, spinning reels and noisy sounds that alert players to a winning combination.
But what is the appeal of slots? We think it has something to do with the fact that every slot machine, also known as a ‘fruit machine’ or ‘one arm bandit’, seems to have a personality of its own. One of the first casino games tackled by online gaming software developers were online slots games because they had free reign over creating dynamic, exciting and colorful graphics.
When the slot machine was invented, it had 3-reels and 1 pay line. That was it. However, as slot machines have evolved, a whole new ‘breed’ of new slot machine games has come about. These include the introduction of 5 reel and multiple pay line slots which, in effect, have helped increase a player’s chances of winning.
So now there are hundreds of different types of new online slots games and variants, including single pay line, three line, multi line, 3 reel, 5 reels, progressives, bonus games and more. For example, single line online slots games contain 3 or 5 reels which, when spun, stop across a single horizontal pay line.
If the reels show a winning combination, the player is paid out accordingly. Generally, these are considered the easiest online slots games to play with bets from one to five coins. Multi-Line online slot games are identical to single-line slots games except they have more than one pay line, sometimes horizontal, as well as diagonal.