Slot machines comprises of a currency detector that authenticates the money inserted to play. The payouts take place based on the pattern of symbols indicated and evident on the front of the machine when the reel stops.

There has been a rapid progress in the gaming technology over the past few years. The change from mechanical-to-electronic gaming machines is the principal distinction.


However, let’s learn few basic slot machine principles, so that you can have a good chance at winning.

Firstly, even before you start playing with any slot machine; enquire with the slot machine hosts if first time comps, promos or casino player cards are available, since both these options give you an extra credit to play. With casino player cards, everything will be denominated into credits which mean you do not need cash at all.

The next basic principle is to select the slot machine with the highest payout percentage which ranges from 70 percent to 98 percent. The chances of winning frequently are high based on the higher payout percentage. This information will be available in fine prints in the instructions, or you can also enquire with the host.

Once you have selected your slot machine, constantly play at maximum bet. The slot machine developers have designed in such a manner that the minimum bets will never pay out the jackpot. So in order to qualify for the jackport, you always have to play with the maximum bet possible.

An additional basic principle is to always choose a slot machine with fewer reels and less symbols since the probability of striking identical is much larger if the options are few.

The main and last principle is related with money. Anytime you think you are running low, play at single line slot machines, since these only involve a minimal charge and all bets are eligible for the jackpot. Remember to set a budget at all times and also gather courage to walk away from the slot machine in-case you exceed the monetary budget


Some of the most popular online slot variants are:

  • Desert Treasure;

  • A Night Out;

  • Thunderstruck II;

  • Jacks or Better;

  • Circus of Cash;

  • Beach Life;

  • The Incredible Hulk;

  • X-Men;

  • Deal or No Deal;

  • Iron Man 2;

  • Frankie Dettori's Magic Seven.


Any game that is played mainly based on luck like the slot machine, the basic principles and strategies too become very much harder to stick to.

How much ever basic principles and strategies you learn, you must remember that the slot machine game is all about pure luck and you may need to try your luck the next time.