Slot Machines Defined Part 3
Machines Defined, part 3
completes the slots glossary. This part includes slot terms, lingo and
jargon unique to the slots playground for reel spinners who love these
mini games. Examples: Short Win, Signature Slots, Tilt, TITO and X.
Slot Machines Defined: U
Slot Machines Defined: S - T
- Scatter Pays: specific
symbols of the slot game that pay
even if the symbols are
not on the same payline. Scatter pays will pay on
that specific line that has
been activated with a bet only.
- Second Screen
Bonus: mini games slot that displays a second
video screen bonus round after a certain combination(s) is hit.
Jackpots for Progressives: are displayed below the big
screen of the
primary jackpot, and increase based on the number of coins
played. These secondary jackpots are hit more frequently and
don't pay as large a sum of money as the top prize.
Lines: select the number of paylines you want to bet on by
clicking the bet one button or the line number left or right of the reels.
Example: when you click on line number 5, you also select lines 1-4.
Each click on the bet one button selects one more line. Click bet max
to select all paylines to spin the wheel automatically. Your total bet
for the game round is line bet X number of lines selected.
Win: lingo for a large jackpot is hit with a minimal cash
bucks gets you $1000’s. This reference in slot machines defined is to
remind players that playing max coin is the best bet.
Slots: jargon for casinos' own brand of slots, generally
creating the desired promotional benefits for the casino.
- Slant Top:
machines that are low level and slanted upwards.
More comfortable seated play.
Club Member: sign up for comp points and freebies offering
casino or casino group. Inserting your slot card during play will
accumulate points. See comps.
Megaclub card that can be used to accumulate points at a group of
- Slot Schedule:
Posted information on
front of slot tells you what type of slot, denomination, and symbol
combination win amounts possible for each coin played. Required reading.
Testing: jargon for playing through a pre-determined
amount of cash.
Example=$20 without using accumulated credits to determine possible
payout % for selected slot.
Tournament: Popular promotional event where players
vie for cash prizes at specifically programmed slots.
- Slot Types:
Basic, Progressive, Bonus Slots and
Multi-Player are the four major slot machines defined.
Drop and Hold: Drop=amount of money through the slot.
paid out as wins. These two numbers determine a slots payout
After making your bet and selecting
number of lines to activate the bonus multi-line mini games, you are
ready to hit the spin button and await the results.
- Stand Up: opposite of low
level machines, these slot games are played while standing.
- Symbols: There is an
enormous inventory of mini games symbols
along with the
traditional cherries, and 7’s found on slot machines at land-based
casinos and online.
- Take/Pay Cycle: term for
the cycle of a slot game and the theory that most machines will payout
if enough money is poured into the game. While certainly not a proven
fact, the Take/Pay Cycle is put to the test when progressive games are
reaching gigantic heights in dollar amounts.
You will hear “It’s Ready to Hit” often in these cases
- Tilt: Oh bummer! While
this event is rare, it is annoying
nevertheless when a slot machine stops operation, usually following a
jargon for Ticket In, Ticket Out system that produces a ticket receipt
that may be converted to cash. These tickets can also be inserted into
another TITO machine to begin play.
- Total Bet:
determined by number of reels and/or lines
activated for a slot game.
Slot Machines Defined: V - Z
Slot Cycle: lingo for slot’s average payoff percentage
over the long haul. Therefore, a slot with a 98%
percentage rate will sometimes pay off at 130% and other times at
50%...sometimes at 28% and other times at 502%. The lower
percentages indicate a down cycle and the higher numbers=an up cycle.
Casino Megaclubs: many US casinos have merged to combine
properties under one named club card to form a Megaclub. This slot
machines defined entry is a suggestion for casino players
to use their cards at all participating casinos to accumulate
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Terms & Strategy
- Virtual Reel
Technology: computerized selection of reel
results utilizing a
system called Telnas. System assigns a series of different numbers
within a program to a specific combination of reel symbols, thereby
increasing the universe of numbers by which a game result is selected
by the random number generator. As you might imagine, the number of
combinations within this system is astronomical.
Management: monitoring your gambling bankroll. Tips:
into sessions, playing coin denomination within your bankroll and
cashing out ahead.
- Wide Area
Progressives or WAP: slot
machine games linked in more than one casino, area or country.
Progressive jackpot amount is displayed as the same $ amount at each
machine regardless of location.
- Wild Symbol
symbol for the slot version that subs for a win in combo with other
symbols on the payline. Double/triple wild symbols multiply your win
accordingly. For bonus multi-line slots, five wild symbols usually
reward with the top jackpot.
Annuity: jackpots, usually over $500,000 paid out in
20 years; however, player may receive instant cash with approximately
50% reduction in prize award.
symbol that designates a multiplier times payout amount
for winning combinations. Example 2x, 5x, 10x, etc.
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