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Every day there are new gamblers trying their luck at online casinos, poker rooms and bingo halls and most don't have a clue about the online gaming industry. There are many questions and concerns that all new gamblers have and in this article we hope to answer some of the most important ones. Commonly asked questions and their answers are provided here and we hope to make your online gaming experience enjoyable with the given knowledge that we are providing here.

Commonly Asked Questions about Online Gambling

Q – Do you have to bet maximum bet to win on a slot machine?
A - The simple answer to this question is no, but let me explain. All slot machines give you the choice of how many coins you wish to bet per spin and what the amount or money denomination these coins are. Depending on your bank roll is the way you should plan your wagering amounts. If you only have say $50 to gamble with, then playing a slot machine that is a $1 machine, giving you the choice of betting 1, 2 or 3 coins which could be expensive at $3 a pop, I would suggest betting a smaller amount if you want your money to last longer than 5 minutes unless of course your lucky enough to hit some winning combinations early in your gambling. But you can win regardless of the coin amount you are betting. If you bet one coin you will win what the paytable shows for one coin, same for two or three coins. Of course you will the most by betting maximum bet, but you can lose the most betting this way and in a hurry! So play smart and play betting what your bank roll allows but whatever way you choose, you can always win something no matter what the coin amount.

Q – Slot Machines are fixed?
A – Slot machines online are not fixed nor are they run my humans so there is no way that they can be set up to cheat and steal your money. They are run by a "Random Number Generator" and what this is and how it works is like this. Each reel on a slot machine is assigned a number so if a slot game has three reels then starting from left to right they are numbered 1, 2 and 3. Now each reel has a certain number of symbols on them and these symbols are also numbered, each reel separately. Now a Random Number Generator will randomly choose specific numbers for each reel and these numbers will represent which symbols will stop on the paylines of each reel making the game fair, random and in no way fixed.

Q – If I hit on a slot machine it will not hit again?
A – Wrong, because the slot machines are run on a random number generator there is no way of knowing when or what will be hit. Meaning just because you hit the "coin jackpot" once doesn't mean you can't hit it again in the same game play! I myself have won thousands on one machine in one day by hitting both of its coin jackpots within 30 minutes of each other!

Q – Changing your coin size will help you win?
A – False, The slot machine does not understand how much each coin is worth, so whether your betting 1 penny or 1 dollar will make no difference on whether or not you start winning and hitting good combinations. Some players believe that if they are betting 2 coins and are losing that by switching down to 1 coin or up to 3 coins will make a difference on whether or not they start winning because they believe the machine is set to hit on only that coin amount for the day, but this is not possible because everything is done randomly on a slot machine, if not casinos would not be in business very long.