Learn How to Play 3 Reel Slots and What Makes Them Unique

Amongst the many hundreds of different slot games you will find being made available to you at most casino sites you will find a category of slot games that are listed as 3 reel slots, and those types of slots will be very suitable for players seeking some of the most basic and easier to play slots.

Whilst a small selection of 3 reel slots will boast a bonus game, the vast majority of them have no bonus features or bonus games on offer at all, and when playing them you will be given the option of activating just a small number of pay lines.

3 Reel Slots

The most commonly available slots in this category will offer either one single pay line, and those slots for reference are known as Classic Slots, however you will also find some of these types of slot games will have 3 or 5 optional pay lines that can be sent into live play.

Much like any other slot available to both online and mobile slot players you will have lots of different staking options available, however they tend to be low to mid range stakes, and as such they will not usually appeal to very high rolling players!

However, if you are not well versed at playing slots offering all manner of different bonus features and bonus games, and would much prefer sitting down to play fast playing slots on which your only task will be to click on the spin button and hope a winning combination is spun in you will have plenty of fun and winning opportunities when playing 3 reel slots.

3 Reel Slot Game Types

Let us now enlighten you as to the range of different 3 reel slots you are going to be able to play at most casino sites. The first types of slots are known as Classic slot games, and those slots all share one thing in common, and that is you will only ever be able to put into play one single payline.

However, Classic slots can be designed in such a way that by putting into play the maximum numbers of coins such a slot has on offer via its staking options you may benefit from an enhanced jackpot payout if you line up the jackpot paying symbols the single payline when playing maximum bet spins.

You will also find quite a number of optional payline 3 reel slots, the most common types of those category of slot games will see you being able to activate and put into live play either 3 or 5 different pay lines.

Much like the Classic Slots you will often find an enhanced jackpot payout, however not by you playing maximum coins per line but by you putting into play every single payline. Most optional payline 3 Reel slots offer a different sized jackpot on the higher numbered paylines, so do make a note if there is any form of higher valued payout offered to you when you play the maximum number of paylines on any such slot game.

Progressive 3 Reel slots are also available and also a small range of bonus game awarding 3 Reel slots. However the usual way those types of slots offer their jackpots or allow you to trigger their respective basic bonus games is by you playing maximum bet spins, and then lining up the jackpot symbols or spinning in the bonus symbol or symbols on the pay line or pay lines.

Tips for Playing 3 Reel Slots

There are some fairy general tips we can pass onto you in regards to playing 3 reel slots optimally, obviously the very first thing you should familiarize yourself with are the payout percentages that each slot has been designed to return to players over the long term.

The higher the RTP’s of any 3 reel slot the more winning payouts you will receive over your long term play and as such actively seek out the slots offering higher than average payouts, which for reference will be any slot with a payout percentage higher than 97%!

Also, as mentioned above many 3 reel slots are offering enhanced payouts, usually by awarding their jackpot payouts to players either putting into play maximum coin spins on single reel slots or those players putting into live play every single payline on optional payline 3 reel slots.

So the optimal playing strategy will call for you to put into play maximum coins or maximum payline spins on those slots which do offer an enhanced jackpot payout, for when they day arrives that you are lucky enough to win those jackpots you will receive the maximum possible winning payout available on those slots!

3 Reel Slot Machine Resources

We just know you will have plenty of fun playing any of the huge number of different 3 Reel slots, for there are plenty of different themes attached to each individual slot available online and at mobile casino sites, so you will find more than enough of them that suit your playing style.

In fact, Microgaming has launched a video slot version of the Bar Bar Blacksheep slot which originally started life as a classic slot, so you will now get the best of both world’s if you do decide to play both their original 3 reel slot and the new all singing all dancing video slot version of that slot game online!

One final thing to keep in mind is that you will find 3 Reel Slots with progressive jackpots that can and regular do grow in size to much higher amounts than can be won in land based casinos, so the chance of winning a life changing jackpot will always be on offer to you when you switch over to playing online or even mobile 3 Reel slot games!

Doug Holmes

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Doug is a passionate Slot fan and an expert in the gaming industry and has written extensively about online slot games and various other related information pertaining to online slots. In his spare time, he enjoys time with friends and family, reading, travelling, and of course, playing the slots.