Slot machines, fruit machines, or simply slots or pokies have been among the most popular casino games ever since they first appeared. Once pokies got their online version, there have been many creative variants and styles of this widely popular game, which allow all kinds of players to find the one that will suit them best.
Just like in a real casino, you can choose the amount of money you want to bet, press (or rather click) the button and hope for the best. You can play with real money, funded through PayPal, credit card or even check or wire-transfer. However, you can choose to play with virtual money as well, if you prefer playing casino games only for fun.
Not only that you can choose whether or not you want to bet real money, but also what you want your game to look like. The virtual pokies machine can have 3, 5 or 7 reels; it can look like a simple fruit machine, be themed, 3D, and have the look of a video game rather than a simple set of symbols on reels.
What is more, you can also choose whether you want your game to have a single payline or multi-payline. With a single payline, you hit the jackpot only when all the symbols are aligned on one horizontal line, usually the middle one, but you can also choose whether you want it to be the upper or the lower one. When it comes to multi-paylines, this means that you can choose to play on a few winning combinations: the payline can go through all the horizontal fields with symbols, and also in diagonal direction and in changeable directions. The number of multi-paylines depends on the number of reels and the combinations of symbols they give, and it is fairly larger on 5 and 7-reel machines than on the 3-reel machine. This number can fall within a range from 2 to 100, but it is the most common that pokies machines have 3, 5, 7, 9, 15, 20 and 25 paylines. Pokies machines usually come with the button where you can play how many paylines you want to use. The possibility to win a jackpot or at least a bonus increases this way, so the minimum bet is also increased if you choose to have more than one payline.
When you decide to choose multi-payline on an online pokies machine, there are usually two options. Some machines only have one button which you can click several times to get the number of paylines you want to play, and this is more similar to land-based pokies. The others have separate buttons, so you can click the one that provides the number of paylines you want to play.
Playing pokies with multi-paylines can be a good strategy when playing this game, since it increases a chance of winning. Keep in mind that you need more money if you want to set a higher number of paylines, so choose the optimal amount, press the button and have a good luck!