How to Read a Slot Pay Table

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Getting greedy or betting more than you can afford are 2 of the biggest pitfalls in slot play. And they can make what is supposed to be a fun and relaxing experience into an annoying and frustrating one.

It is a common misconception that if a machine has gone long without hitting it is “due.” This myth has led to the practice of placing the best machines at the ends of aisles where they are most likely to get played. However, all slot machines are programmed the same and it is the random number generator that determines winning combinations – not where you put your money.

Understanding how to read a slot pay table will help you navigate the complicated world of payouts, play lines, bonus games and special features. Many video slots even have a HELP or INFO button that will walk you through all the different aspects of the game. Having this information handy can help you decide which slot machine to play and how much to bet. And it can also give you a sense of confidence and control when playing slot games.