CG Tutorial: Win lines, coinvalue and betlevel explained
Hey guys, after receiving quite a few questions about Winlines, Coinvalue and Betlevel, we decided to make a tutorial about it.
Imagine playing Roulette, and you ONLY play 1 number at a time. You're now playing 1 line. You're betting with $1 chips. Your Coinvalue is now $1. You are putting 3 chips on your number. Your Betlevel is now 3. Your total bet per spin is $3.
(Win)lines = How many ways you can win.
For example. If you are playing one line, the only way to get a winning spin is if you have 3 of the same symbols from left to right, on the middle horizontal line. (some slots, like Victorius, will offer a win on two symbols)
If you're playing a 243 way slot, Like Immortal Romance or Thunderstruck II, you win whenever the same symbols occur on the reels from left to right. Usually the winlines go from left to right. Certain slots like Starburst, Lucky Angler or Monkey King offer winlines that go both ways.
On Starburst, the winlines and paytable look like this:
Coinvalue = how much you bet per line.
Let's take Starburst (because deep down inside we all love that slot). Starburst has 10 lines on which you can win. If you bet the minimum here, your betlevel is 1 and your coinvalue is $0.01. Your bet is now $0.10.
10 Lines x 1 x $0.01 = $0.10
If you raise your Coinvalue to $0.02, your bet becomes $0.20 per spin.
10 lines x 1 x $0.02 = $0.20.
Raise your Coinvalue to $0.05, and your bet is now $0.50 per spin.
10 lines x 1 x $0.05 = $0.50.
Increasing Coinvalue gives you bigger raises. For example on Starburst your bets per raise are $0.10, $0.20, $0.50, $1.-, $2.-, $5.- and $10.-.
Betlevel = amount of coins per line.
Increasing Betlevel gives you smaller raises. With Coinvalue $0.01 on Starburst, if you raise your Betlevel by one each time, your bets would be: $0.10, $0.20, $0.30, $0.40, $0.50, $0.60, $0.70, $0.80, $0.90 on betlevel 9, and on the maximum betlevel of 10, your bet would be $1.-
You're playing Coinvalue $1.- and you raise to betlevel 4. 10 lines x 4 x $1.- = $40.-
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In theory, changing your Coinvalue or Betlevel does NOT change your chance of winning. In other words; Changes in Coinvalue or Betlevel do NOT affect RTP. Changing the amount of lines DOES affect RTP, and usually negatively. Do not lower the amount of lines, unless you're an advanced spinner playing with a strategy.
However, if you do believe that raising coinvalue or betlevel does change your chance of winning. For example playing on lucky betlevel number 7, make sure to check out more of how Skylined87 likes to call them: Tinfoil hat theories :D