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How to Play on Online Fruit Machines? Reels and paylines, video slots, classic slots and fruit machines. Playing and winning online slots.

How to Play on Online Fruit Machines?

Internet slot machines are called online fruit machines in the UK and referred to as online pokies in Australia. Every country offers hundreds of varieties of games that can be played on fruit machines. Every game will have its own characteristic rules and features.

This article brings to you a general brief overview on slot/fruit machines, its terminology and basic rules.

Reels and Paylines

Reels are the most essential component of slot or fruit machine. It is basically a wheel that has symbols printed on it. When a player clicks the button labelled Spin, the reels rotate speedily and ultimately stop in a certain position.

The symbols on a slot machine can actually be or represent absolutely anything. Usually they tend to be related to the theme of the particular slot machine game. For instance, a game named Dolphin Tale has an underwater theme and the symbols on the reels comprise fish, dolphins, clams, shrimps, crabs and octopuses. The most common symbols that one may find on fruit machines include the number 7, cherries, playing cards and the bar symbol.

The line that runs across on the reels in a slot machine is called the payline. This may be diagonal, horizontal or crooked. When a player places a bet on a particular payline, he is said to have "enabled" it. The player will win at fruit machines when a winning-order of symbols appears on the payline that he has enabled.

Video Slots, Classic Slots and Fruit Machines

Online slot machines have two main types - classic slots and video slots. Fruit machines are a special type of classic slots.

Five-reel slot machines are called the Video slots. This type of slots will appear flat on your computer screen, just like a flat-screen TV. Many video slots even have more than five reels, the numbers going to as many as hundred!

Classic slots, also referred to as reel slots, are essentially three-reel slot machines and are the most commonly found type. On your computer screen they will have a three dimensional appearance like a curve. Classic Slot usually has 1, 3, or 5 paylines.

Fruit machines, also known as Amusement with Prizes (AWP) machines, are the UK-type three-reel classic slot machines. Special Nudge and Hold features can be found on online fruit machines and they also often offer bonus games.

Playing and Winning Online Slots

As a beginner on the online casino scenario, you must be aware that prior to start playing on fruit machines, you need to make three decisions: size of the coin, number of coins per line and the number of paylines you want enabled. Most fruit machines allow you to select the coin size by clicking on the buttons labelled Plus or Minus. Clicking the Select Coins Button lets the player choose the number of coins per line and the number of paylines to be enabled can be selected by clicking the button labelled Select Lines.

A player wins on fruit machines when a winning-order of symbols appears on an enabled payline. In an event that multiple paylines have been selected while playing on fruit machines, the player could win on more than one of them and loose on others.

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