Slot Machine Terms at gamerisms
Slot machine terms is the
second part of the glossary at gamerisms.
and re-spin bonus slots, Nudge Slots, Onesies, Reel Stop and RNG are
some of the lingo and jargon related to these mini-games found at this
Slot Machine Terms: D
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Symbols: whenever these symbols appear in the center of a
payline slot in combination with other symbols creating a winning
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these same symbols increase the jackpot payout.
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Slot Machine Terms: F - H
Slot Machine Terms: I - L
- Free Spin(s):
slot bonus feature that offers one or more
- Fruit machines:
term for a slot in the UK.
- Games per
hour: 500/games/hour is an average for
and Run Winner Strategy: play a maximum bet at a single
for 4-5 spins. If no credits come your way, move on to another machine.
- Hit Frequency:
is the average number of hits/pays for
The lower the hit frequency, the better. For example, a 2 indicates
some type of hit every second spin, while a 7 is a hit approx. every
7th spin. It is better to have a payout on average every 2nd spin,
rather than every 7th spin.
Bonus Slot: player holds the reel results
while the other reels spin unassisted resulting in additional credits.
Percentage: percentage of coins played that casinos
looser 98% slots hold two dollars while returning 98 dollars to the
player. That percentage is over the long term, perhaps months, while
short-term play return percentages can rise and fall quickly.
where monies are located inside the slot machine if
not converted to ticket receipt. See TITO.
Slot Machine Terms: M - N
Winner: slot win paid immediately rather than
installments, refers to progressive slots. Congrats to this Right Now
Bet: wager for each line activated. Tip: to receive full
value at a
multi-line bonus slot, you should activate all available paylines.
Jackpot: increased by a percentage of coins bet by
two or more machines. See WAP or Wide Area Progressives.
Slots: loose slots will have better payoffs to a
of 100%, on average over a period of time. A slot will have a symbol,
example=2 cherries, which pay a couple of coins. These cherries will
replace a symbol that does not pay, thus, a loose machine. Reverse this
procedure for a tight slot.
Slot Machine Terms: O - P
- Mini Games:
another name for the concept of slot machines.
- Maximum Coins
Bet: number of coins to bet for each spin.
Maximum coin bet is important to qualify for top jackpots.
slots offering several coin versions at the same machine. Example=
nickels, quarters, 50-cent and dollars in slot machine terms.
Slot: offer multiple paylines up to as many as
100. Most of these versions come in penny denominations.
slot feature where winning credits are
multiplied 2x-10x for a bonus win.
Slot Version: pays for certain symbols on a graduating
scale. On a
three reel, you get 5 coins for a ‘cherry’ playing 1 coin, 10 pay for 2
coins and 15 pay for 3 coins. The payouts for playing 1 coin are much
smaller than if you played maximum coins.
- Near Miss:
non-winning combinations or reel blanks. The reason there are so many
near misses is that the blanks or ‘almost’ winning combinations are
programmed to come up more often.
- Nudge Slot:
slot feature where a paying symbol will ‘drop
down’ creating a win. You
just need a little nudge up or down and you are in the money. Nudge
slots usually display the word ‘Deluxe’ in the slot name.
Slot Machine Terms: R
- One Armed
Bandit: slang name for slot machines.
slot players who play only one coin. All players should watch
their bankroll, but this is wager suicide as you could lose a top
Percentage: percentage of each dollar on a certain
slot machine that is returned to players over the long term.
alignment of reel positions where symbols land to
determine results of payout.
number of credits converted to cash paid out for a
slot pay schedule that details the value of
payouts for each
symbol, line, scatter pay and/or other winning combinations offered by
that specific game. Tip: scan the slot paytable before play to
determine payouts for specific winning combinations.
Jackpot: top prize offered when a player hits a
Slots: offer growing jackpots dependent upon amount of
through the linked bank/carousel slots. All progressives are at least
three coin max slots. Values are reset to minimums after a win. Maximum
coin play is mandatory here.
Slots Online: can be
linked from one casino or linked through several online gaming sites.
Example: Slots software manufacturers like Microgaming or Cryptologic
offer their own progressive mini games jackpots. There are sites online
that provide updated jackpot totals for progressive slots.
Machine Terms is followed by slots terms S – Z
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- Reel Stop:
one position on the reel, either a symbol or
blank space that determines the results of the game.
number of wheels/reels displayed in window of slot
imprinted with symbols specific to that particular slot theme or game.
or Random Number Generator: a computer program of numbers
the manufacturer related to a reel result that is then duplicated.
Higher payouts are assigned fewer numbers, while lower payouts assigned
more numbers. The RNG then sequences through a series of numbers
determining a result when the player triggers the spin button or slot
handle. This program is also designed to determine the slot’s average
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