# Odds

Your slot machines will definitely have some symbols - and there look very different from the symbols of the neighboring slot machines. From stars and diamonds to cherries and a great variety of wild symbols, it makes no difference how the symbols look.

The only significant thing that you should first notice is the number of reels that are there in the slot machine, and the number of symbols per reel. The more are the reels, the greater is the number of the winning combinations-and hence, quite understandably, the more tough it is to achieve that unique combination which will make you win.

## Example

Let's take an example. Assume that you have to get a combination of 3 gold 7s on the pay line to hit the coveted jackpot, and that there is one gold 7 on every reel. Let's make a correct calculation of your chance of hitting the jackpot.

There are 18 symbols on a reel, and with three reels, basic math says that there are a total possible of 18 x 18 x 18, which is to say, 5832 combinations. Three gold 7s is one combination out of these all combinations, so the odds are 1 in 5,832.

You can extend this calculation to the case when you are playing a slot with 5 reels. Here, the total combinations are 18 x 18 x 18 x 18 x 18, which comes up to the value of 1,889,568. So these are the odds!

Your odds matter - and the odds are a result of the number of reels that the slot machine has and the symbols. If there are more winning combinations - then the odds are more, clearly!