Offline and Online Slots

Slots or better known as slot machines or slot machines, are betting machines that, in exchange for a specific amount of coins, allow you to participate in a game of chance and eventually win money. Slots are a popular game around the world. They have existed since 1887 and have undergone various processes of evolution. In the first „one-armed bandits“ (colloquial analogy with which it refers to slot machines) the functional mechanism was quite simple: three spinning wheels with five symbols and a total of 45 possible combinations, only five of which were winners. Today, the most popular slot machines are powered by complicated software that generates hundreds and even thousands of possible combinations, and dozens of winning results.

The latest trend in slots is the online feature. This variant has gained great strength in recent years, due to the advantages it offers compared to physical slots: they are accessible 24/7, you can play “free”, you can participate in several machines at the same time, easy access and game variety.

Game psychology

Since the legalization of slot machines in Spain in 1981, this type of game of chance has become arguably the most popular in the country. Much of this success lies in the psychology of the game – the way each variant of theme, color, sound, and atmosphere is designed to encourage and encourage play. Here are some points:


The most popular themes evoke wealth, adventure or have a direct relationship with characters, characters or themes from movies, series or sports. The reason for this is the denotation of success. Whether in the search for “El Dorado”, the diamond mine or the power of a superhero, these types of themes awaken the desire for success in the players.


The machines are designed to excite the senses, primarily visual and auditory. The lights, flashing lights, a mixture of colors, tones and other visual allegory with which the player is bombarded, added to the constant stimulation generated by the adrenaline of the bet, cause an emotional activation that produces pleasure when playing.


Like visual stimulation, auditory plays an important role in generating emotional effects related to gambling. The sound of the coins falling (which create the illusion of a jackpot to the real), the carefully programmed pauses between bet, game and result to give a dramatic impression, the music and the rhythm chosen for each moment; all are factors that unconsciously influence the player and give him a euphoric feeling when using a slot machine as an entertainment option.

The most popular online slots

You can find slot machines in almost every public place. In the cafe or bar on the corner, in the bingo halls, in the train stations, supermarkets etc. Likewise, since 2014 there is the possibility of playing online slots. For this purpose, you will first have to choose a reliable, safe online casino with a variety of games.

Once the gaming site is selected, the next step is to choose the favorite slot. For this, rather than being seduced by the visual or auditory design -as we explained above, this can be superfluous and misleading-, rigorous aspects must be considered for the technical and financial security of the player, such as the software developer, the inclusion of progressive jackpots , welcome bonuses, the number of lines offered and the percentage of payments. The Top 3 online casinos that offer virtual slots and cover high quality standards are Casino888, Betway and Tintabet. It is not surprising that these casinos own the most popular slots of the moment: Monty Python`s Spamalot, The Incredible Hulk, Gonzo`s Quest, Gladiator, Football Legends and Jurassic Park, among many others.


Three Card Poker

It is based on the popular casino game. 3 Card Poker is actually two games in one, in the main game you are dealt a three card hand that must beat the dealer or dealer’s hand to win. In the additional “Pair Plus” game, the outcome and the amount you can win depend only on the value of your hand, regardless of the dealer’s hand. You can play either one of these games separately or both at the same time, betting different amounts on each one.

The rules of 3 card poker has a few differences (since in this version only 3 cards are dealt). The game is available at various online casinos. For those who are not at all familiar with the game of poker, they should start by learning the value of hands. It is usually played with a 52-card deck, although there are some games in which jokers also play. A traditional poker hand is made up of five cards. Ace is the highest card, but can be used with the lowest card to make a straight.

This is the ranking of the hands from lowest to highest:

  • High card: a hand that does not rank.
  • Pair: two cards with the same denomination
  • Two pairs: two different pairs in the same hand
  • Three of a kind: three cards of the same rank
  • Color: all cards of the same suit.
  • Straight: five cards with consecutive value (In this variant of poker, the straight has a higher value than the flush since there are more chances to form a flush and less to get a straight).
  • Full House: A three of a kind and a pair together.
  • Poker: four cards of the same rank
  • Royal Flush: it is the best possible hand in poker, a suited straight culminating in ace.

As I have said before, 3 card poker is played with a regular deck of 52 cards and at the beginning of each round, both the player and the dealer or dealer are dealt 3 cards each and they must make the best possible poker hand.

Even if the player does not have a good combination, he will win if he has higher cards than the dealer.

In 3-card poker there are: Ante and Pair Plus. The player can place bets that affect the refunds of the game, these are the Ante bet and the Pair Plus. In the case of Ante, the player must pay an extra to play that hand, while in Pair Plus, the player bets that he will receive at least one pair or one higher hand. It is not necessary for the player to place both bets, but they must place at least the Ante bet, if they want to play.

Pair Plus: the player bets only on their game, that is, they do not compete against any player or against the dealer.

Ante: the player bets that his hand will be better than the dealer’s, not competing against anyone other than the dealer. The player makes a bet on “Ante”, looks at his cards, and if he likes his game, makes a bet equal to the first.

Then the dealer shows his cards: he must have at least one Queen for the bet to be valid.

When the dealer and the player have a hand of the same value, for example, they both have a pair, the pair of higher value is the winner. For straights and flushes, the highest card is the winner, in case it is the same card, then it will be determined according to the value of the second cards and so on.