5-reel vs 3-reel slots comparison
Slots players that have been around even before online casinos started to flourish, will be very familiar with 3-reel slots, but recently a new addition to the world of slots have caught players’ attention – that of the 5-reel video slot.
Many players make the mistake of thinking that, because a 5-reel slot has more ways that you can win, the payout percentage will be less. That may have been back in the days, but online casinos use a Random Number Generator, which means that if a 3-reel slot is set to pay out at 96% and a 5-reel slot is set to pay out at 96%, it will pay out exactly the same in the long run – the amount of reels make no difference at all.
Classic slots, or 3-reel slots, don’t always have a theme and contains symbols that older slots player are very familiar with. These symbols include Cherries, Bars and Sevens, and there’s usually a small bonus round within the slot, but not always. 3-reel slots also include Pub Fruity games, which is very popular in countries like the United Kingdom. These games also have great mini-games within them with a Nudge feature, where you can nudge a specific reel to see if you can create a winning combination. Because there are more reels on a 5-reel slot, this gives designers of this version a lot more freedom and 5-reel slots therefore usually have a great theme to it such as a spy theme, sports theme or mythical theme. There are also great bonus rounds as well as free spins features. This means that if you hit the right symbol combinations, you can win quite big while having loads of fun.