Casinos increasingly are providing access to five-reel video slot machines and as a result are decreasing the use of traditional three-reel slot machines. Limited research has been conducted on the characteristics of play associated with video slot machines. The present study examined participant’s play on a five-reel video slot machine, comparing the number of trials played while wagering one credit on five lines versus five credits on one line. After participants were exposed to both conditions they were asked to choose their preferred condition. The results found that participants played significantly more trials while playing during the five credits on one line setting. The results also found that 12 out of 16 participants selected to play on the five lines on one credit setting when given the option to choose the settings of the slot machine.
Dixon, Mark R.; Miller, Jeffrey R.; Whiting, Seth W.; Wilson, Alyssa N.; and Hensel, Allie M.
"Evaluating Preference and Rate of Gambling on Vedio Slot Machines,"
Analysis of Gambling Behavior: Vol. 6
, Article 3.
Available at: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/agb/vol6/iss2/3