The Recent Winners section of Café Casino is a great place to look for hot slots. You’ll see the top winners listed with the slot game that paid them big bucks. But there’s more to picking a game than choosing one you think will pay out. Slots come in all shapes and sizes, and cater to a wide variety of people. Let’s look into the main types of slots to determine which one is best for you.
Generally, slots can be divided into two categories: five reels and three reels (Cafe Casino offers one 7-reel slot: Football Frenzy). The five reel variants are more complex than their three-reel counterparts. If you prefer simplicity and a more traditional slot experience, opt for games with three reels. If you prefer games with bonus rounds, opt for games with five reels.
Progress is Key
Regardless of the number of reels, slots can also be categorized as progressive or not progressive. This refers to the jackpot displayed on the game card. A progressive jackpot is a pot of money that a portion of each bet contributes to. They can be won randomly, or paid out by winning the top hand. As we go to press, the game with the highest progressive jackpot is Shopping Spree with $114,000.
Generally, you’ll find the following number of paylines in slot games:
- 1 payline
- 3 paylines
- 5 paylines
- 9 paylines
- 15 paylines
- 20 paylines
- 25 paylines
- 50 paylines
- No paylines (all ways pay)
The more paylines a game has, the more wins you can trigger per spin. However, these are also pricier because when you bet on a slot, you’re betting on each payline. If you want to bet $0.25 per line, a spin will cost you $0.25 on a 1-line slot and $12.50 on a 50-line slot. That being said, most slots let you choose how many lines you want active, so you could decrease the number of lines you’re playing to keep the cost within your bankroll. But as a general rule: Games with more lines result in shorter gambling sessions, and games with fewer lines result in longer sessions.
See below for examples of games that fit within big and small bankrolls, vary in complexity, and offer progressive jackpots.
Simple games, smaller bankroll: 3-reel, 1-payline, progressive: Major Moolah, Strike Gold
Simple games, bigger bankroll: 3-reel, 5-payline, progressive: One Million Reels BC
Complex games, smaller bankroll: 5-reel, 9-payline, progressive: Food Fight, Money Magic
Complex games, bigger bankroll: 5-reel, 25-payline, progressive: Indiana Jane, Dragons
Choosing the right slot will ensure that you have a great casino experience right off the bat. So go ahead and spin the reel of the game that suits your style. Who knows – you could wind up in the Recent Winners category yourself.