Slot Machine Terms Part 2
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
Part 2 also includes 7 examples and features of Multi-Player or
Community play slot games
Slot Machine Terms: D
Slot Machine Terms: F - H
most slots offer several denominations
options, usually from pennies to $5.
Symbols: whenever these symbols appear in the center of a
payline slot in combination with other symbols creating a winning
combination, the payoff amount is doubled or tripled. Two or three of
these same symbols increase the jackpot payout.
Slot Machine Terms: I - L
- Free Spin(s):
slot bonus feature that offers one or more
free spins. Also known as a no deposit free
spins bonus offer used to seduce players to sign up at casinos.
- 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.
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 certified
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.
- Low Level: term for the
most comfortable seats in the house at slot machines.
Also, know as slant slots where the screen slopes upward for easy
viewing and play.
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.
or Community Slots:
Multi-player Slots or Community Play: adds
excitement to the slots playground.These multiplayer slots take up more
space on the casino floor than any other slot games. Set up to
accommodate at least 10 players with double seating, each station is
linked to the game. All players can qualify for the top jackpot bonus
round and gather credits separately at their station. To qualify,
players bet on all paylines and place a side bet. All the major slot
manufacturers created fascinating versions with several payout options.
Here are 7 versions to discover and explore at offline casinos.
1) Wheel of Fortune Special
Edition Super Spin: Slot Machine Terms
These slots games provide nine two-seater playing stations, each of
which are linked to the wheel. For the bonus round, players select from
tiles at the bottom of the screen and as letters are displayed, the
game locates the letter in at least one of three puzzles. Each time you
find a letter, the bonus value tied to that puzzle increases. Any
player can start the wheel feature and gather bonus amounts to their
To qualify, players bet on all paylines and place a 40-cent side bet.
Individual terminals who hit bonus events have an arrow light up at
their station around the big wheel. The big wheel spins once for all
qualifying players and it is possible for multiple players to initiate
the bonus and spin the wheel at the same time. When all nine stations
are in play, the wheel is in constant motion.
Multi-player Slots: Slot Machine Terms
2) Bally features Meet Me in the Middle and Hot Shot, Yours,
Mine, and Ours! These game themes were designed to enable two
people to play two different games together, while sharing the same
credit meter. Hot Shot Yours, Mine, and Ours! features five levels of
game-in-games, 11 possible progressives, and a giant mini-game.
3) The experience gets
crazier with Aristocrat’s style of community gaming in Crazy Taxi – Fare 4 All. The game is
a fun experience where players participate together in three community
features. While some community style games pit players against each
other, in Crazy Taxi, the players all benefit as a community.
4) Grand Hotel Big Event:
features the 3-Reel Mechanical player, takes place atop the Grand
Hotel, awards unique mini-bonuses triggered by up to 10 guests who may
land on the Railroads, Electric Company, Water Works, Community Chest,
Chance, Go! or Free Parking! On the third reel is a symbol called the
Multiplier Boost that awards additional time on the player’s
eligibility meter resulting in a temporary increase of their Big Event
Multiplier determined by the bet placed – the larger=an increase in the
Multi-player Slots: Slot Machine Terms
5) Monopoly Big Event: When
the Big Event Bonus triggers, all qualifying players enter the bonus
round and win together. A Big Event Multiplier is also awarded in the
bonus round. Play is fast, bets are big, and the excitement never
stops. The Big Event Bonus is announced on the screen of every eligible
player—one of 6 of Mr. Monopoly's Prize, Free Parking, Chance,
Community Chest, Railroad Riches or Once Around. The Once Around Bonus
is the largest and most rewarding where Mr. Monopoly keeps rolling the
dice until all players move once around the Monopoly Board, starting at
GO. Credits are awarded each time the player lands on a property.
Additional bonus rounds are triggered if a player lands on Electric
Company, Water Works, Chance, Community Chest, Free Parking or any of
the Railroads. The bonus ends after landing on or passing GO.
Multi-player Slots: Slot Machine Terms
6) The Great and Powerful Oz brings
Community Gaming and Sensory Immersion capabilities to one exciting
game experience where players become their favorite character as they
journey to the Emerald City for a chance to encounter the Wizard of Oz.
7) The Price Is Right: Ultimate
Show offers an experience beyond the game. The longest running
game show in television history comes to life on casino floors with
progressive bonuses where one lucky player is selected to experience
one of four exciting bonus levels.
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.
- Pay for Play Machines:
slot machines that are usually 1 to 3 coin machines with staggered
payoffs. In other words, the more money played, the better the
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.
- Pokies: lingo heard in
Australia and New Zealand referring to slot and fruit machine
games. The origin is a shortcut of poker
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
Poker Slang -
Games Terms & Strategy
- 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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