Different Types of Slots

The world saw the first slot machine in 1895, when Charles Fey invented the Liberty Bell. Since then the machines have witnessed little evolution. The main difference between the pioneer and modern slot machines is that earlier slots had 3 spinning reels with symbols and now there are 5 drums in most machines.

The range of symbols was limited to spades, hearts, clubs, diamonds, Liberty Bell and fruits. The earlier slots had a single pay-line, but today most machines offer up to 25 pay-lines. There are a lot of types of slots that should be studied in order to understand how to play slots to win.

Classic slots

Classic slots or traditional slots are the oldest slot type, which commonly offers just three reels and one pay line that is usually presented by the middle row on drums.

Classic slots are the best start for playing slots at all as they have rather simple rules, which are also used for other slots types with some extensions.

Bonus slots

Bonus slots are similar to other slots types in their playing rules but also offer a possibility of either free spins or additional bonus games, which could consist of several levels sometimes.

Usually, bonus games become available if gamblers get a certain winning combination on particular reels and could provide extra payouts of rather high value.

Progressive slots

Though, the main alluring feature of progressive slots concerns the value of their jackpot, which could reach sometimes even 1 million dollars and more.

The sense is that progressive machines are included into networks consisting of 5-10 other apparatus while the jackpot amount increases proportionally to each bet made on any of the joined apparatus.

The key point here is to stake maximum value of coins in order to hit progressive jackpot, otherwise you would just waste tour money; therefore, progressive slots are a good choice for risk-loving gamblers with significant bankroll amount.