The terms of Slot machines

“Payline” – This is an indispensable element of any slot, as together with the reels it allows the formation of winning combinations. Slot machines must necessarily have at least one “winning line” and can have up to 100. To activate a payline, the player must place a bet on it and if a winning combination is formed on it, then he will be entitled to win. .

“Rollers” – The Rull i are the other element essential to the operation of the slot machine, as by spinning the symbols allow the formation of the various combinations. So we can define the reels as cylinders that are spun by the player and that create the combinations in a random way. Generally most slot machines are equipped with 3 or 5 reels .

“Randon Number Generator” (RNG) – Like Reels and Paylines, the Random Number Generator (RNG ) is another essential element of slot machines, guaranteeing their randomness in operation. The randomness with which the various combinations that run on the reels are generated allows us to guarantee the absolute impartiality of the slot and compliance with the payback percentage required by law for this type of games.

“Bet” / “Max Bet” – This is the main game action with which the user selects the amount he wants to bet on the Payline and spins the Reels . When the player opts for the maximum bet allowed by the system, he automatically activates all the available paylines of the game and in the jargon it is said that he has made a “Max Bet “.

“Winning Combination” – It is the set of symbols that guarantee a win to the player. Generally the winning combination must materialize on the Payline activated by the player with his bet , but there are particular combinations that can guarantee the winning to the player, regardless of the area of ​​the screen in which they appear. To find out all the winning combinations made available to a slot machine, you can consult the so-called “Pay Table” otherwise known as the Winning Table.

“Winning Table” or “Pay Table” Each slot machine has its own characterizing symbols and its particular winning combinations, which can be consulted at any time by the user. The Pay Table in this way allows to know the various winning possibilities available to the player, allowing him a more informed and responsible gaming experience.

“Free Spins” – This option is generally activated by combinations of certain symbols, which offer the possibility to spin the reels for free . Another interesting feature of free spins is that they allow you to multiply the winnings from winning combinations.

“Multiplier” Multiplier – This particular method of payment of winnings is generally accessed during the Free Spins phases and allows the player to multiply the prizes even more for any winning combinations.

“Bonus Game” – The mode Bonus Game is triggered by certain combinations of symbols appearing on the reels and allow the player to enjoy great prizes. Generally, to get the Bonus Game it is necessary to make the maximum bet foreseen by the game on all Paylines .

“Jackpot” – The J ackpot is the winning combination of the slot machine that provides the highest payout for the player and in many online slots you get in a completely random.

Learn to reconstruct the table Blackjack

 It is essential to have a perfect mnemonic knowledge both of the tables and of the basic strategy .

With this article we will go one step further and show you a series of practical tips to help you memorize the contents of previous lessons in detail.

Why is it important to memorize the Blackjack Card Counting Basic Strategy Chart?

Mastering the basic strategy for counting cards in Blackjack with care is useless, where it cannot be applied with the proper speed.

Speed ​​and naturalness of decisions are two essential requisites to implement all the strategies for Blackjack, as the game action is very fast and leaves no room for indecision.

Furthermore, being cumbersome and expanding the time of action is one of the clear indicators of counting, which, although not an illegal technique, is undoubtedly a system that is frowned upon by the casinos that manage the Blackjack tables.

Blackjack Cards (flashcards): a precious help for memory

To help you memorize the basic strategy for counting in Blackjack, we have decided to show you one of the best known techniques, used by all aspiring professionals: Flashcards ; creating these useful allies is really very simple.

In fact, just take some cardboard cutouts and fill them on both sides with all the game actions that we have illustrated in the basic strategy.

  1. 11 = Double from 2 to 10, otherwise bet.

On one side you will then bring back the initial hand and on the other the action that corresponds to it in the basic strategy.


From the beginning we have warned you that the game of Blackjack is skill oriented and skill allows you to reduce the house edge.

Then begin to refine your knowledge with a daily study of the basic strategy, thanks to the use of cards / flashcards.

The advice is to dedicate at least two hours a day to this mnemonic exercise, which is essential if you want to become skilled and therefore winning Blackjack players.