Slot Machines: Know the Paytables

Before You Pull the Lever Read the Slot Machine Paytables
by Jason Green of

At every single slot machine that you play at, either a land-based or online one, there will be a paytable, which will let you know how much money you have the chance to win. Even though it is the case that paytables are important to slots players, many players ignore them because they are more concerned with simply playing the game. Being anxious to play is ok, but if you do not review the paytable, you are starting behind the 8 ball. How will you be able to get your money to work for you if you are not sure how you can win the game? By reading the paytables it will let you know how to win, as well as how much you can win on each bet you make.

Below are a few tips that you should follow in terms of reading paytables. These tips can help to make your money work for you to give you an advantage every time you play slots.

– A slot machine payout table can tell you how much money you can win and how much you can win by wagering various amounts of coins. Right away you will discover that the more coins you wager the more money that you have the chance to win. This is vital to remember. To make your money go far, you will want to make the max wager. You can win money by only playing one coin or a few coins but in order to qualify for the big payout, especially the jackpot, you will have to bet the maximum amount of coins.


– Slot machine paytables are also there to let you know how to win bonus money on the machine. It will also let you know the free rounds that you can win. These two things will not be the same on every slot machine you play on. Because of this you need to look over the rules of the machine you are playing on.

– Not all slot machines will use the exact same paytable. A lot of players are fooled by this fact, as they move from one slot machine to another one. Different machines have different minimum/maximum coins played as well. You should make sure that if you are moving around on different machines that you check the paytable before you begin to play the game. This is very important because you may think you have won a certain amount or won a bonus and you may not have because you are using the paytable on the last slot machine you played on.

Basically there is no point to you playing slots if you are not aware of the paytable for the slot machine that you are pulling the lever on. The thing is that looking over a slot machine paytable is very easy and it only takes a minute or so to do it. Once you know the paytable information for that slot machine you can start to have fun looking forward to the possibility of winning the top prize offered by the casino.

Note: When you play slots online there should be a separate link on each game that will show you the paytable for that game.