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Types of slots
Slots are classified into several categories by the following criteria: jackpot option, number of reels, and bonus games. If a slot has a jackpot option, a small part of every bet is transferred into a general jackpot pool. This pool is filled with money from all slots included into a single system. Jackpot slots usually have five reels and are equipped with a random number generator. Random number generator rules out the possibility of interfering with results of games.
Special symbols make playing at slots more entertaining and exciting. Scatter is the most popular slot symbol. Unlike other symbols, Scatter symbol wins in any case, regardless of what pictures land along the pay line. Scatters can be located on any part of the screen. You need at least three Scatters to win. The more Scatters, the larger are the winnings. Your winnings depend on your general bet, not on the amount you bet on the line. This condition favors the player. In some slots, Scatter symbols activate Bonus game or give other perks.
Wild is another popular symbol. It can replace any picture. If two equal pictures and a Wild symbol land along the pay line, you win. However, Wild symbol cannot replace Scatter symbol and some other pictures.
Bonus symbols launch bonus games/rounds. While in some slots bonus game is activated by Scatter symbol, other slots have a special picture for it. To activate a bonus round, you need to hit a certain number of Bonus symbols or hit them in a certain sequence.
Payout is a main criterion used to identify a profitable slot. Some slots pay out up to 98% of a bet.
There are two types of bonus games: free spins and a game on a separate screen. When selecting a slot, you should decide which type of bonus game you prefer. Free spins are activated when you hit certain pictures. Free spins usually have very high payouts. In a bonus game on an individual screen, the player must solve several tasks in order to receive a prize. In a typical bonus game, your task will be to choose between several variants. If you choose the correct variant, the next bonus round will be played at multiplied payout coefficients. You can stop a bonus game at any time.