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Originally, casinos installed slot machines as a diversion for casual gamers. Unlike traditional table games (such as blackjack or craps), slot machines don't require any gambling knowledge, and anyone can get in the game with a very small bet.

The technology of slot machines has also changed a lot over the years. The classic mechanical designs have been almost completely replaced by computer-controlled machines. But the game has remained the same. The player pulls a handle to rotate a series of reels (typically three) that have pictures printed on them. Winning or losing is determined by which pictures line up with the pay line, a line in the middle of a viewing window. If each reel shows the same winning picture along the pay line, you win (certain single images are sometimes winners as well). The amount you win -- the payout -- depends on which pictures land along the pay line.

There are three main types of slots: flat top or basic slot machine, progressive, and video slots. Of course in the world of online slot machines, video slots may simply be grouped within either of the first two categories.

Flat Top (straight or basic slots) Slot Machines

Although often referred to as 'basic', there are many types and styles of basic slots. What categorizes a slot machine as 'basic' is the nature of its jackpot. If a machine has a constant top jackpot that doesn't change with the money played through the machine, it's known as a basic slot.

Progressive Slot Machines

Unlike basic slots, the jackpot amount on progressive slot machines increases according to the amount of money played through them. It's sort of like the lottery; the more people play, the bigger the jackpot gets - until someone wins it. Progressive jackpot machines most often display the total jackpot number in large numbers at the top of the machine.

Flat rate machines have a set jackpot payoff while progressive machine's jackpot continues to grow with each coin that's inserted until the jackpot is hit.


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