A payout phase is a period of time following a certain minimum number of bets (or “collection” of tokens) during which the machine pays with a higher percentage. This cycle is supposedly programmed in the slot machine software to achieve the minimum payout required by state laws.
What is a collection phase?
A collection phase is the reverse of a win or pay phase. If you believe in the “take and pay” theory, then you will be inclined to believe that a cycle of winnings is followed by a collection cycle, during which you may have the least chance of making money, but essentially the machine will only waste you time. . If there were phases of collection / winnings you could benefit from it if you could increase the stakes significantly with each subsequent play.
What does the term “Hold” mean?
The term Hold defines the percentage of tokens that are held by the machine, or by the gambling house. On average this is around 3% to 15% as appropriate.
What is the “Pay line”?
Most slot machines have one (or more) horizontal lines in the center of the visible section of the reels. If a certain combination of symbols falls on this line, you will be paid. For this reason this line is called “pay line”.
What are the rollers?
The reels of a slot machine are those cylindrical parts that turn, on whose circumference the symbols are displayed. Most slot machines normally have three reels, but sometimes you will find them with two reels, or with four reels or even more. The more reels there are in a machine, many more permutations or possible combinations are able to stop on the “pay line”. This means, in a multi-reel machine with a single “jackpot line” (to take it you need to make the winning combination), your chances of guessing this combination are much less than normal.