How to Read a Slot’s Pay Table


A slot is a gambling machine that accepts cash or, in the case of “ticket-in, ticket-out” machines, paper tickets with barcodes. Upon insertion of cash or the tickets, the reels spin and when symbols line up, the player wins credits based on the pay table. There are many different types of slots, but they all have the same basic components. Most have a theme and include a variety of symbols. They also have a range of bonus features and pay tables.

How to read a slot’s pay table

When playing online slots, understanding how to read the paytable can be a great way to get more enjoyment from each game session. The pay table will show all the different symbols within the game, alongside their values and how much you can win if you land 3, 4 or 5 of these symbols on a payline.

In addition, the paytable will also show the return to player (RTP) rate, betting requirements and more information about the game’s mechanics. The paytable is usually located at the bottom of the screen or can be accessed by clicking an icon near the reels.

Slots odds work in a similar way to roulette, except that the number of possible combinations is far higher due to the use of RNG software. This means that the math involved is more complex than in table games. That’s why it’s important to choose the right machine for your style of play and budget, as well as to understand the odds before you start playing.