Dissecting a Slot Machine

Ever since Charles Fey developed the first slot machine back in the late 1800s, the bells, bars, melons and apples in both live and online casinos around the globe have wowed the world.

What is that wow factor? How do slot machines keep you coming back for more? Let’s take a look at the main features that seem to drive the gambling population slot machine crazy.

#1 Multipliers

Multipliers are special sequences of symbols, that when hit, create multiple payouts. This means that you not only win a prize, but also have the chance to win it multiple times.

#2 Wild symbols

Slot machines in an online casino with operators like Unibet have wild symbols to increase your likelihood of winning. A wild symbol is usually based on the theme of the slot machine you are playing. So if you are playing on a Dolly Parton slot machine then the wild symbol may be a picture of the singers face. Wild symbols substitute for any symbol you need in order to make winning combinations.

#3 Scatter Symbols

Scatter symbols are special types of symbols that can activate winning lines, without being in a specific order on the reels. Generally, scatter symbols just need to be visual on your screen to create special prizes.

#4 Free Spin Rounds

Activating certain sequences of symbols can create free spins on most slot machines. This means you don’t have to put any more credits into the machine for a set period of time that it determined by each individual machine.

#5 Special Feature Bonus Round

When you are playing a slot machine you want to be aiming for the special feature bonus round. Not all machines have them, but when they do, it is usually the greatest route to riches. The special feature bonus round will usually consist of a game that is somehow connected to the type of machine you are playing, and is separate from the normal functionality of the bog standard spinning of reels.