«5 Reel Slots Versus 3 Reel Slots.
It took quite a short time for 5 reel slots to finally replace classic and well-known 3 reel slots in real offline casinos. No wonder why. The new slots offer beautiful graphics, bonus games, rewards, multiplied winnings, simple and easy control, and high quality audio.
The growth of popularity of online casinos took slot machines to another level and brought them a second boom of popularity. Slots left Roulette and many other not less exciting games far behind. In spite of this software developers remember and never forget about those machines that once pioneered in the gaming industry. Nowadays from time to time you can see that new 3 reel slots are released in their new ‘skin’ (in online casinos only). Which slot should you pick if you intend to play and, of course, win?
Payoffs: news slots vs classic machines
Most players are mistaken when they think that it is more difficult to hit a winning combination on a 5 reel slot. This would possibly be true if slots were mechanical machines that are set in motion by means of gears and shafts. But nowadays machines are fully electronic random number generators. No effort needed. All you have to do is click the button to get a result. Three and five reel slots have a return to player of 95%.
And in auch cases the number of reels have no influence on the set percentage whatsoever even if it is a 10 or 20 reel slot. Slots are programmed in the same manner. One slot might pay out the winning today, while another slot will pay it out in a week. The fact is that payout is inevitable and guaranteed.
Frequency of Combinations
If you compare payoffs of 3 reel slots with those of 5 reel machines, you will soon notice that the latter look far more attractive because of the frequency of winning combinations. For victory, no matter how small, a five reel slot should generate a set of 3 same symbols on the pay line. Besides, if we add up special symbols, such as ‘Wild’, then your winnings will multiply. This is something that classic slots cannot offer. As we can see, 5 reel slots hit winning combinations more frequently than 3 reel slots. But players should not forget that one of the major elements is good luck, and good luck tends to be very fickle at times.
And again 5 reel slots are more promising. More reels, more pay lines and, which is more important, the minimum bet for each line can be only 0.01 cent. Taking into consideration the fact that higher bets ensure better combinations more often, you can take the risk and bet the maximum. This is by no means 100% true, though. You never know what numbers will be generated by the machine. Of course, you should always keep in mind your budget. If you make a bet of 5 cents on 20 lines, you might lose 5 dollars in just one spin. And, let’s admit it, 5 dollars is not bad money for playing slots. If you play slots with a jackpot, your bets can be higher. Once you begin to lower your bets, then, according to the rules, you will have to immediately leave the game and forget your chances to win the jackpot.
Which slot to pick depends only on your own preferences, but 5 reel slots will help you win sooner and/or more often. Besides, they are more exciting… And, let’s admit, to lose on either slot machine is equally frustrating.