At first glance it seems like the easiest casino game in the world to play. But while this may, in part, be true there’s a lot more to playing slots than many people think.

What is a slot machine and how does it work?
The modern slot machines played on today, both online and offline, have evolved from the mechanical ‘one-arm bandits’ that were being played on many decades ago. Nowadays, the games are fully computerized and make use of the latest in video and audio technology. From humble beginnings in 1895, they have risen in popularity and now take their place at the top of casino popularity stakes. Video slots and their computerized cousin didn’t come along until much later and it wasn’t until the Random Number Generator was introduced that the game really took off.
The idea behind slots is for players to bet on a line of spinning reels. The reels have symbols on them which need to match in a line for a win. Once a bet is placed and the reels are set in motion you wait for the reels to randomly come to rest. If you’re lucky enough to get a series of symbols that match up in a line you win a prize.

Slots come in a variety of shapes and sizes
There are a number of different options if you want to try your hand at playing slots. If you’re playing in a land-based casino you can choose one of the many one-armed bandits that will be littering the casino floor. Or you might want to give the video slots a go. If you’re looking to be playing from the comfort of your armchair, online, then the options are even better.