Slot channel Neily 777 likes to give mechanical reel slots a go on an occasional basis, something that I too have found myself doing in recent years. Even on higher denomination, you can find some good value bets that can deliver quite the payout when things line up.
In this case, Neily was playing a 2 credit $1 denomination machine called Diamond Tens. The game’s $2 max bet is quite accessible, and features a 10x multiplier that can really drive up the payouts when things line up just right.
Even better, if you manage two diamond symbols out of the three reels, that can deliver a whopping 100x the line pay. And that’s exactly what happened in this session.
Of course, this is going to make the game a bit tough, given the potential for those 10x or 100x pays, but when you do, the payouts are going to be strong. In this case, he managed two 10x symbols and a double bar symbol.
That 40 credit double bar line pay was multiplied by 100x for a $4,000 jackpot handpay on a $2 bet! Given the machine’s top prize is $20,000 for three 10x Diamond symbols, that’s a pretty fantastic win on the machine, effectively one of the top five prizes possible.
Not all mechanical reel slots have this potential, especially on a $2 bet, but it really does show a great example of what they can deliver, and why these games were certainly popular enough in their day, and remain so with certain players on the casino floor today.
And while older slots as a general rule aren’t as volatile as the games that are out today, there were certainly machines with some difficulty back in the day, as this 10,000x top prize machine demonstrates.
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