After choosing which slot game to play, the player has only one more decision to make. This is what amount to wager. This amount is the product of three quantities. The first of these is the number of paylines selected; the second is the coin denomination selected and the third is the number of coins wagered per line. When the player chooses the maximum possible value in each of the three categories he is betting the maximum amount.
If the player does not select the highest coin denomination or the maximum number of coins he still is eligible for payouts, though the payouts will be proportionately less. However if the player does not cover all the paylines then he loses out on the winning combinations that occur on paylines that have not been selected. Hence if there is a budget constraint then the player should compromise on the coin denomination or number of coins per payline but select all the paylines. Hitting five of a symbol on a payline that is not active gives a bad feeling.
On the flip side is feeling of losing money on the paylines that do not yield winning combinations. Here other types of payouts come to the slots player’s rescue. Today all video slots games have scatter payouts. The payouts occur when the specified number of the designated scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels. It is important to note that the scatter symbols need not appear in any one payline. It is also important to note that the payouts are multiplied by the total bet. Therefore no portion of the amount wagered is lost. Hence it makes sense to wager the maximum bet. Video slots also offer many types of bonus games. In many of the bonus games the credits accumulated are not payline specific and are therefore multiplied by the total bet while converting the coins to cash. This is another incentive for betting the maximum amount.
In the scatter wins and the bonus rounds if the player does not bet the maximum amount he gets paid proportionately less. But in progressive slots in order to be eligible for the mind blowing progressive jackpots the player has to bet max, otherwise he is not eligible for the progressive jackpot. He will only get the fixed jackpot, which is minuscule in comparison. Therefore playing progressive jackpot slots games without betting max is not worthwhile. The bet max amounts in some of the progressive slots can be beyond the budget of some players. It is better to leave these progressive slots and look for ones that offer affordable max bets. Software developers are aware of these issues and each software developer has developed progressive games for low rollers as well.
Therefore select the online slots game well and do not hesitate to hit the max bet button. It will automatically cover all paylines with the maximum allowable coins per line of the highest denomination and save the player a lot of work as well.