What is Slot?

Slot is the world’s most popular casino game, and it comes in many styles, themes, rules, and names. Players insert cash or, in “ticket-in, ticket-out” machines, a paper ticket with a barcode into a designated slot on the machine to activate it. The reels then spin and stop to rearrange the symbols in winning combinations, and the player earns credits according to the paytable.

Most modern slots have multiple paylines, and the amount you win depends on the number of matching symbols on a payline that appears during a spin. In addition, most slots have bonus features that can add to your payouts. Some of these bonus features are progressive, meaning they continue to grow until you hit the jackpot. Others are triggered by spinning special symbols or by reaching certain levels on the game’s bonus ladder.

Before the 1980s, manufacturers of slot machines had to physically weight each symbol, limiting the number of possible combinations and jackpot sizes. As microprocessors became ubiquitous, however, they allowed manufacturers to program the computer to assign different probabilities to each symbol on each reel. This meant that losing symbols would appear with greater frequency on the display, but still with a lower probability than winning symbols.

Developer Wazdan is back with Reel Joke, the second in a series of joker-themed slot games. This game is similar in style to its predecessor, Joker Explosion, but has a higher maximum payout and a longer list of features.