Slot Machine Bonuses and Pay Tables

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In some cases, a player can improve their chances by finding a machine that has been abandoned just before the bonus is awarded. But this isn’t always possible. For instance, if the machine has a bonus for collecting ten gold balls and you find it with nine gold balls, another knowledgeable player is likely to swoop in and play it before you can.

The pay table on a slot machine displays how the regular paying symbols work, their payouts and whether or not they unlock special round features or rounds that award money or free spins. It will also give the maximum win amount per spin if applicable.

Some people believe that a particular machine is ‘due’ to pay out after a certain period of time or after a number of nice payouts, but this simply doesn’t happen. The computer that controls the slot randomly assorts all possible combinations and only those that hit a winning combination receive a payout. Getting greedy or betting more than you can afford to lose are the two biggest pitfalls when playing slots. But with a little research and a few simple strategies, it’s very easy to keep slot fun and relaxing. Enjoy! – and good luck!