Bonus feature slots give you a chance to compete for more than just the regular payout on a spin. Most typical slot machines have three spaces for symbols and one payout line in the middle. The more complicated ones have up to seven spaces for symbols and numerous payout lines.
Bonus Feature Slots can add a few more components to the game. First you may have a progressive jackpot. This is an amount that keeps increasing until somebody wins it. There are two methods of calculation for how high the jackpot goes. One way is that it increase every time someone plays a round in a series of slot machines. The other is that is goes up steadily as time passes.
Progressive Bonus Feature Slots
If you are trying to hit a progressive jackpot, you need to make sure that you are betting the maximum amount allowed each time. If you only bet the minimum, and the spin falls on the symbols that would have won the progressive, the difference in the money won is huge. Normal jackpots usually pay up to a thousand dollars on quarter slots, whereas progressives can get into the millions.
Bonus feature slots can also have side games. If you hit a certain combination you may be able to partake in any number of extra games that the slot machine has. This can even be things like mini video games that allow you to win money if you play well.