Should You Play More Than One Coin per Payline if Permitted?

Aha, this is a big question some players ask us when they are faced with a slot game that allows more than one coin to be played. There is no firm answer here, but we will look at some of the elements you should consider before placing your bet.

More coins may mean you are eligible for bigger prizes - or a progressive jackpot

Sometimes, a paytable will reveal the top bet must be played for you to stand a chance of winning the jackpot. The more coins you play on a line, the higher each prize is likely to be.

For example, you might see a jackpot labeled as 500, 1,000, or 2,000 coins for a one-, two-, or three-coin bet. Playing three coins would produce by far the best result if you were to hit the jackpot line-up here.

More coins could lead to a higher total bet

This is something to be aware of. If you play more coins per line, you are going to have a bigger total bet to think about. However, it depends on the likely amount you were going to play anyway.

For instance, if you were going to play a 10-cent coin on each line, and there are 10 lines, that equates to a dollar bet. But if you want to play two coins per line and you dropped the coin bet to just two cents, that would mean four cents per line and a 40-cent total bet. Check your numbers before deciding, so you can see what works best for you.

Will your budget be compromised if you do play more coins?

You should always know what your budget is when you are planning to play any slot game - even one you have played a lot before. If you were to play more than one coin on each line, how would that affect the total amount wagered per spin? Would it mean you would run through your budget very quickly? If so, you should think about adjusting the amount you are playing.

As you can see, there are elements to think about here. You must decide how much you are happy to wager per spin, and whether there is any reason to play more than one coin. If you can open more winning opportunities by doing so, make sure your budget can stand it.