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Gold Rush


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Super Nudge

Why 3 Reel Slots?

For those who prefer the more old school and standard slot games, 3 Reel Slots are for you. They are also great for beginners to understand how the game works due to the simplicity. Once a player feels ready they can then move onto 5 Reel Slots, or if you are happy with 3 Reel then you can just stay exactly where you are.

Top NetEnt 3 Reel Slots

There are some great titles when playing 3 Reel Slots at NetEnt, these include:

  • Beetle Frenzy, Gold Rush, and also Jackpot 6000
  • Lucy Line, Magic Love, Mega Joker and Pirates Gold
  • Safari Madness and Super Nudge 6000

3 Reel Slots History

The first ever Slot machine and slots for many years after that were 3 Reel Slots. In 1891, the first ever slot machine was created in New York and spread across New York in bars, when winning you can claim a free beer or drinks because at that stage there were no payout mechanisms. In the late 1800’s Charles Fey simplified the machine process by lowering the amount of symbols and allowing a payout mechanism, this was called the Liberty Bell and became so popular that people started copying the machine.

Like mentioned on our Video Slots page, in 1963 the first electromechanical slot machine was created which was able to payout up to 500 coins. Shortly after that electronic games become the next craze. In 1976 the first Video Slot was created and found in casinos throughout Las Vegas. Once the internet hit it was only a matter of time for people to find their favourite 3 Reel Slots at their favourite Online Casino and many of these games can still be found at your chosen online casino today.

3 Reel Slots Terminology

Here are some of the popular terms used throughout the 3 Reel History:

  • Tilt: If the machine is tampered with in any way it would trigger an alarm
  • Rollup: The sounds that is made as the meter counts to the winning amount
  • Payline: Used in both past and modern times, a payline is the line that goes through the reels indicating your winning combination
  • Hopper fill sip: This records the amount of coins that have been depleted and needs to be replaced, this is done through a printed slip the machine creates
  • Candle: A light above the slot machine indicates that change or assistance is needed by the player
  • Drop Bucket: This is where the coins players have won are dropped into to collect.
  • Carousel: A round circle of slot machines
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