Bonus Slots Spin.
Bonus is a special feature of the particular game theme, which is activated when certain symbols appear in a winning combination. The player is presented with several items on a screen from which to choose. A number of credits is revealed and awarded as the player chooses items. A mechanical device, such as a spinning wheel is used by some bonuses. To display the amount won it works in conjunction with the bonus.
A light on top of the slot machine is Candle. When change is needed, hand pay is requested or a potential problem with the machine appears it flashes.
A grouping of slot machines, usually in a circle or oval formation are called Carousel.
Coin hopper is a container where the coins that are immediately available for payouts are held. It is used to rotate coins into the coin tray when a player collects credits. There is a coin diverter used for redirecting excess coins into a drop bucket, or drop box when a certain preset coin capacity is reached.
To display the amount of money or credits on the machine Credit meter is used.
Drop bucket or Drop box is used for diverting exess coins from the hopper. Typically low denomination slot machines use a drop bucket. A drop box can be found in high denomination slot machines. A drop bucket doesn't contain a lid while a drop box contains a hinged lid with one or more locks. The contents of drop buckets and drop boxes are collected and counted by the casino on a scheduled basis.
EMG is Electronic Gaming Machine.
A payout made by a slot attendant or cage, rather than the slot machine is Hand pay. When the amount of the payout exceeds the maximum amount that was preset by the slot machine's operator a hand pay occurs. The maximum amount is set at the level where the operator must begin to deduct taxes. A hand pay could also be necessary as a result of a short pay.
Hopper fill is a document used for recording the replenishments of the coin in the coin hopper after it becomes depleted as a result of making payouts to players. The are shown with the slip.
Low Level or Slant Top slot machines are equipped with a stool for you to sit and play. You will have to stand while playing Stand Up or Upright slot machines.
Optimal play is a payback percentage based on a gambler using the optimal strategy in a skill-based slot machine game.
The term Payline is used to denote a straight or zigzagged line that crosses through one symbol on each reel, along which a winning combination is evaluated. Up to nine pay lines are contained by classic spinning reel machines and video slot machines contain up to a hundred ones.
Rollup is the process of dramatizing a win by playing sounds while the meters count up to the amount that has been won.
A partial payout made by a slot machine, which is less than the amount due to the player is called Short pay. If the coin hopper has been depleted as a result of making earlier payouts to players the short pay happens. In this case the remaining amount will be paid as a hand pay or an attendant will come and re-fill the machine.
Theoretical Hold Worksheet is a document provided by the manufacturer for all slot machines. Basing on adequate levels of coin-in it indicates the theoretical percentage that the slot machine should hold. The worksheet also indicates the reel strip settings, number of coins that may be played, the payout schedule, the number of reels and other information.
The dollar amount of coins or tokens removed from a slot machine's drop bucket or drop box and counted by the casino's hard count team through the use of a weigh scale is called Weight count.
As you know there are different types of slot machines. And do you know that there are even types of slot palyers.
The first type is a persistent player.
These players are sure that the machine is already ready to pay out, they just have to wait for a little. The machine can begin paying in any second.
The player has either seen a person playing a slots game for a while with no payouts or alternatively they have been depositing funds into a slots game and haven�t yet seen any payouts. They know the next big win, or any win is due to pay out. They can�t leave the machine because as soon as they do it will burst forth and pay out large sums. Maybe it can really work if you have already spent thousands of dollars and have got nothing back. The machine will pay any way.
Many years ago players have their own way of determining whether the machine has not paid out for a long period of time. They touch the coins to see whether they were cold or hot. If the coins where hot then the slot machine had not paid out in a while and to the chaser this was good as the machine was do. In fact the coins could be hot only because of the numerous lights that heated the coins.
The player thinks that the machine he is going to play is not a machine that never pays. A sense of comfort exists between the slot machine and the player.
Like any casino game slots have their own rules of etiquette. Though slots are played by one person, still thinks which can and can�t be done during playing slots. To decide whether to deal or not to deal with this slot machine is of great importance. As a gambler you are sure to have faced such a problem: you want to go to the bar or to the restroom, but still want to keep this slot. How can other understand that your machine is in play? If you hang a coin cup over the handle of the slot machine it will mean that this slot is in play by you. Placing the coin cup on the seat has the same meaning. Instead of the coin cup you can leave something of your belongings. For example, a jacket or a coat. But it will work in casinos where the cashless system is used. In your turn if you see somebody�s belongings or a coin cup never sit to this slot machine. You can sit to any other slot machine. Sometimes you can find in the slot machine a card left by the previous player. If it happens to you, put the card on the top of the slot machine. The player will come back and find it easily. Nowadays most casinos allow smoking while playing. Of course, others will hardly like it, so try to make as few inconveniences as possible. Tipping is another difficult issue for many slot players, and many people are unsure how much to tip the attendant that brings the winnings. If you win a jackpot you should tip the attendant with a tip equal to one half of one percent of the jackpot.
You can be sure that slot machines are designed to be honest. However, in the past certain manufacturers have been caught using computer chips that cheat the customer.
When the first slots only appeared cheating was impossible because they worked mechanically, with independent wheels spinning and then stopping randomly. Today�s slot machines are light years away from those lumbering machines of old. There is a chip inside of every slot machine, this chip is programmed to select numbers randomly. The numbers the computer selects correspond to the symbols that appear on the slot machine�s screen. The computer code that generates the random numbers is responsible for whether the machine is �loose� or �tight,� so gaming inspectors look at the machine�s code to make sure that a slot machine doesn�t cheat. There is a legal rate according to which the machine has to pay out. Of course it can pay lower, which happen very seldom.
Because slot machines don�t pay off with every spin, it�s difficult for customers to tell whether a slot machine�s chip has been programmed to pay off less often than is legally required. The machines have to be examined before people begin to play them. Of course it is very difficult to examine every single machine, that�s why inspectors examine only brands. Once inspectors approve a brand of machine, the manufacturers can make changes to individual machines as long as the changes fall within the legal bounds. Manufacturers can change chips to make a machine pay less as long as the inspectors have approved that particular chip.
In one of the casinos the chip was programmed in such a way that royal flushes would never come out. Or a chip that shows near misses of a jackpot. One the one hand the machine would never have a jackpot and the player would keep on playing. If you think that you have come across such a machine you have a right to complain. Be sure that inspectors will examine this very machine and the casino itself to make sure everything is ok. Manufacturers that cheat are fined or they can lose their license.
There are many types of slot machine configurations but all work according to the same principles - put the money in the slots and pull the handle! The main classification of slots distinguishes two types of slots: straight and progressive slots. The main principle of the straight slots is that you get paid according to the schedule listed on the machine itself. Inside the straight slot group four more types are distinguished. They are multiplier, bonus multiplier, multiple payline and buy-a-pay slots. The main feature of multiplier slots is that the payout for a winning combination depends on the number of coins bet. The main feature of the bonus multiplier slots is a bonus round, which is activated if you make maximum bets. The feature of multiple payline slots is that the number of active payline is dependent on the number of coins being bet. The Buy-a-Pay slots are profitable only if you place maximum bets. The jackpot for Progressive slots is never the same as it grows higher with every coin put in the machine. The jackpot total is posted above the machine and can grow to enormous sums of money.