There are plenty of slot machine types, besides just the amount of money that goes in and the gimmicky lights and graphics displayed by certain machines. In fact, there are major differences in how certain slot machines play. There are many slot machine variations – the most common slot machines are described in detail below.
Skill Stop Slot Machines
These slot machines attempt to add the element of skill to slot gaming. These machines have all the bells and whistles of other electronic machines (literally – there are sound effects like bells and whistles along with flashing lights and other effects) the main difference being that the player helps determine when each reel stops. Usually, the player attempts to stop a reel so that the reel gradually winds down and hopefully lands on the symbol they were after – in other words, there is no way to automatically or magically stop a reel right where the player wants it to stop. There is still an element of luck to this “skill game”. These machines are quite popular world-wide, especially in Asian markets.
Video Slot Machines
This type of slot machines can be considered the “latest” in slot machine design. The first of these machines appeared in 1985, and since then they have risen in popularity to the point where now most modern casinos run video slots UK more than any other. They usually have much more lines for betting compared to analog models and often include side games for betting or just for fun. Rather than physical “reels” with standard “symbols”, video slots depend on random number generators to determine where a reel stops and to determine what symbol should be displayed. This random number generator system is more reliable than old mechanical means, since it can be evaluated and audited by computer experts and mathematicians to ensure fair play. [Read more…]