This article is dedicated to a question, which arises in the minds of many players every day – How are wins calculated at slot machines?
A large percentage of players do not understand what the declared payouts are and how they are calculated.
Anyone can understand this. The only thing you need to do is to study the subject a little. We will try to do this together in the next few articles.
Many people are interested in knowing and understanding what the pay tables show, how the maximum win is calculated, and some other features and calculation secrets!
We will cover Slots by various developers in this and the next articles.
Consider an example of a 243-line slot like Microgaming’s well-known Immortal Romance.
Speaking of Microgaming’s Slots, their tables are very useful – the bet determines the values shown in the paytable, these values will change when you change the bet.
You can find the payout table for a $0.30 bet below:
2 Scatters pay $0.30. In other words, you get the value of your bet back.
3 Scatters along with the match bonus payout of $0.60; 4 scatters – $6.00; 5 Scatters are worth up to $60.00.
Since you can only hit 5 scatters (1 on each reel) no other symbol can replace them. 5 Scatters is the maximum number.
It is worth mentioning that often when you get 4 Scatters, the bonus game pays nothing, since you have already received the full prize amount. The same happens when the bonus game is reactivated.
Let’s consider the least valuable symbol – The Sahara. 3 Saras pays $0.20; 4 Saras – $0.80; 5 Saras – $3.50. It’s simple.
All other symbols are calculated in the same way. Only 1 symbol can appear on a reel, but in fact, there may be more symbols since this Slot has Wild symbols. It’s getting more interesting now!
Wild Symbol in Immortal Romance
This symbol not only substitutes for any other symbol, but also adds one more.
This means that when a Wild appears on the reels, 5 Sara symbols are doubled! It works for all other symbols except Scatters. In this case, 5 Saras can be seen as 10, meaning the payline pays twice!
Wild symbols not only multiply wins, but also pay out the value of those wins. 5 Wilds on a line pay $1.00; 4 – $2.50; 5 – $15.00.
And there’s a reason for that! Let’s move on to the more interesting question. How much can this slot pay out?
Wild Desire – Blood Drops
Needless to say, many people dream of having 4 “Blood Drops” on the reels and are even afraid to dream of 5!
We have the answer: There is no need to search the Internet for screenshots to prove this. Simply open the Slot information tab.
Firstly, 5 “Blood Drops” can appear on all reels; secondly, the maximum possible win is always indicated on a Slot.
This means the maximum possible value of a win for the maximum bet for this Casino. The maximum bet depends on the Casino you play in. The maximum win for this Casino is $72,900.00 with the maximum bet of $6.00.
Now for the most interesting part, let’s count the payouts:
5 Wilds with $0.30 bet pay out $15.00 according to the payout table.
How many lines do we have? 243!
What is the maximum bet? 6.00€!
So: 15 x 243 x 20 = $72,900.00
Compare this to the maximum win above. That’s right, this is exactly $72 900.00.
The maximum payout for a bet of $0.30 is 15 x 243 = $3645.00. This is how much you will win if you are lucky enough to win 5 “Blood Drops” with a bet of $0.30.
Now let’s do the math for maximum multiplication. 3645 / 0.3 = 12150x This is the maximum multiplication for this slot.
If the maximum multiplication is not indicated in the Slot’s information, there is another way to count it.
5 Wilds pay $15.00 with a bet of $0.30. This equals 15 / 0.3 = 50x multiplication.
Now multiply this number by the number of lines. 50 x2 43 = 12150x.
This is the way to count the maximum multiplication on any slot.