Play Online Slot Machines — Picking A Machine & Winning

Beginners who play online slot machines do not learn the differences between the various types of machine and how to play them correctly so here is a quick novice guide, to online slot machines and how to approach them.

Here you can start learning how to play online slots correctly and learn how to increase the odds and win
Understanding the pay out schedule.

First of all, not all machines are the same. In fact, there is a huge difference. So the first lesson is how to “Read” a slot machine.

Notice first the coin denomination. The actual “slot” for the money may be the same size for different coins. Notice what each machine’s coin denomination is.

Next is to understand the different types of machines

The Multiplier:

This online slot machine will pay out for a certain symbols and the number of coins bet then multiplies it.

Say the machine pays 10 coins for three cherries when you play one coin, it would pay 15 for the second coin and 20 for three coins played.

However, and unlike other online slot machines, it will not penalize you for not playing maximum coins. If it’s your strategy to play one coin at a time, this is your machine and it lengthens out your fun time playing.

The Bonus Multiplier:

There is no real difference to the Multiplier except that it will pay a bonus if you play maximum coins and then hit the jackpot.

Three cherries may pay 1,000 for one coin, 2,000 for two coins etc

The Multiple Payline:

These are the online slot machines you play that have more than one line of play.

This means that each coin played will activate a particular line.

Careful, If you hit a winning combination on a non-activated line, you will receive nothing for your trouble!
The modern casino machines can have as many as 9 pay lines.

The Buy-a-Pay:
These are complicated online slot machines to play, but we will make it simple.

Each coin you play will activate a different pay out.

You will need to play maximum coins to receive the largest jackpot.

So remember that on these machines if you hit a jackpot with one coin in nothing is won! NEVER play this machine unless you will play maximum coins or you will find the jackpot for someone else.

Progressive Slots

Progressive slots are called this as they take a certain percentage of all money played and add it to a pool for the top jackpot. “Megabucks” is a perfect example. Megabucks also has machines from several casinos linked together to offer astronomical jackpots.

Remember that on the progressive machines, a percentage of the payback on the smaller wins is reduced to allow for the jackpot.

In any case, NEVER play these machines except with maximum coins.

If you do, you will only feed the jackpot fund for some other player, and even if you hit the jackpot, with less than maximum coins you will receive a pittance from something that could have changed your entire life.

With these online slot machines the jackpots are so big that your chances of winning are slim so fun money only, but keep in mind someone has to win and as the old saying goes it could be you!

So pick your game and know your game and good luck in your search for the jackpot.

iPhone App Developers Shun App Store

Since its inception, Apple Computer Inc.’s success has hinged on its ability to walk the fine line of keeping its technologies proprietary without alienating the people who make the company successful: those who develop software for Apple’s devices, and the end users who ultimately purchase and use the Apple products. There are countless well-documented cases of the company’s tight-fisted approach rousing the ire of consumers and developers alike. How well the industry giant is walking that fine line is again being called into question, as Apple’s strategies have inadvertently spawned a rapidly growing cottage industry of developers and consumers who are finding it necessary to look beyond the app store to meet their iPhone application needs and fulfill their desires for functionality that Apple has deliberately restricted.

Apple’s tight regulation of the apps that they will allow in their app store has been sending ripples of dissent through the ranks of iPhone fans worldwide ever since the company launched their app store in July of 2008 and they began making policy decisions with regard to apps created by independent developers. We have seen countless apps denied inclusion to the app store for reasons that have been mysterious, vague, overly censoring, anti-competitive, and unevenly applied.

Apple lost further favor with free-thinking technology enthusiasts with their vigorous legal battle over “jailbreaking” the iPhone, which they lost. The Electronic Frontier Foundation had been petitioning federal regulators for years to add an exemption to the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) to make it legal for consumers to customize the iPhone’s operating system to allow it to run any app the consumer wants – whether Apple has approved the app or not. In typical fashion, Apple strongly opposed this proposition and fought it at great expense, arguing that modification of the iPhone’s operating system ultimately creates a derivative work that infringes on their copyright. Federal regulators were unambiguous in their response. They declared in no uncertain terms that it is absolutely legal for consumers to “jailbreak” an iPhone once it has been purchased from Apple.

The cumulative result of the discontent with Apple’s app store policies combined with the now perfectly legal jailbreaking possibilities is that there is a growing movement amongst many of the more forward-thinking developers to shun the app store altogether and find other means of distributing their iPhone applications to end users. After all, it is no longer necessary to have your app in the app store to have a legitimate commercial iPhone application to offer consumers. One needs only to spend a few minutes on a jailbroken iPhone to see more than enough evidence of this trend. Cydia is one of the leaders of jailbreaking software, and their store is bursting with apps, hacks, modifications, and tweaks that would never be allowed in the app store. You can install themes that customize the entire look of the iPhone operating system, find apps that spoof caller ID, add custom video ringtones (so each time a particular person calls you your phone shows a video that you selected), and many others.

Other evidence of this mounting trend can be seen in the recent launch of Microgaming’s new iPhone casino, which allows players (currently non-U.S. only) to play adapted versions of classic casino games for real money. This full-featured, state-of-the-art mobile casino was developed specifically for the iPhone by the largest software company in the online casino world (in partnership with mobile specialists Spin3), and with these deep pockets they chose to develop a browser-based application that sidesteps Apple’s app store completely – creating an iPhone casino that functions without the need for any software to be downloaded or installed.

Whether or not Apple with alter its course to meet the needs of this expanding segment of its iPhone customer base remains to be seen. Regardless, one thing is for sure: the liberation of the iPhone has begun. Cydia and iPhone casinos are just the very beginning. A new generation of iPhone apps is being created right now that will push the boundaries of this revolutionary device toward its maximum, unbridled potential.

Online Gambling and Smartphones

The day is rapidly approaching when you could be sitting in a boring staff meeting or waiting on a train platform for your sweetheart to arrive, and win a few bucks in real money playing in an online casino on your iPhone or other “smartphone.” The mobile gaming industry is pushing hard for the day to get here as soon as possible, and it is rapidly becoming reality.

A recent study by Juniper Research estimates that mobile online gambling will be a $48 billion industry by the year 2015, with players enjoying lotteries, parimutuel betting, and the standard casino games like slots and blackjack. The smartphone is the perfect device for online betting, though in the US, users must use various work-arounds to use them successfully while legislation clarifying the legality of online betting churns its way through Congress.

One possibly enormous player in the world of mobile web gaming could be state lotteries in the US. Selling lottery tickets over the counter is not always easy, and many people are embarrassed to buy them. But buying them online is a more private transaction that more people find appealing. Adding apps for buying lottery tickets to phones is likely to draw millions of customers. The technology already exists, and is in wide use in the UK and other countries. For example, China’s VODone Lottery has nine million users, and these apps have proven extremely popular in countries in Africa and Latin America.

Some internet casinos are choosing to concentrate on smart phone users more than on other online gamblers. Surveys have shown that online bettors use their mobile phones in large numbers, and those numbers are only expected to rise over the next few years. If legal issues in the US are resolved, they will likely rise even more dramatically as people go online with their phones to play slots, poker, and other games. Adapting online gaming for mobile devices involves fitting the entire site onto the screen so that players can see the entire page at one time while they are playing.

Internet gambling is, as expected, the most popular on the best selling mobile devices, such as the iPhone, the iPad, and the iPhone Touch. Nokia has recently come out with four new models that make it easy for players to visit web casinos or place online sports wagers. These devices run on the Symbian operating system, which has a reputation for fast connections, making them potentially more appealing to online gamblers.

The worlds of smart mobile devices and web-based casinos are merging as more people choose to access the web with their smart phones when they don’t have their computer or netbook handy (or don’t have a WiFi signal). Web casinos are reaching out to these devices in hopes of making the experience as entertaining as possible for these users.