Two Ways to Measure Max Win: X Coins vs X Times of Stack
Maximum possible win is the most exciting part of playing online slots, no questions about that. However, when it comes to this crucial parameter everything might not be crystal clear, especially for beginner casino players. This is the case because there are two very different approaches to how to measure maximum win, to be more precise, in which unit of measure.
So to speak, two different units of measure of maximum possible win of online slots are the following:
X times of your stake (or total bet)
The first one is pretty much straightforward, though the second approach might be very confusing. With that being said, let’s figure out how both work with screenshots and examples.
What does maximum possible win of X times mean?
This one is very easy to understand as the software provider has already done all the legwork for us.
Now you just need to multiply this given number (20,000 in this particular case) on your total bet to get an idea of how much real money you can win at maximum. For example,
If your total bet equals 0.10 EUR per spin then you can win up to 0.10 EUR x 20,000 = 2,000 EUR.
If your total bet equals 10 EUR per spin then you can win up to 10 EUR x 20,000 = 200,000 EUR.
This approach to how to measure maximum possible win makes the most sense as it is very straightforward.
What does maximum possible win of X coins mean?
However, some software providers (and some of them are very popular and renown) make things too complicated implementing a new element to the game which is coins.
Casino players are supposed to measure maximum win in coins and only then convert it to real money. How to do so such software providers do not bother to properly explain in slots info sections. So let’s learn how to do so in the right way.
We already know how much coins we can win at maximum (in screenshot above it is 320,000 coins, for instance) which does not tell anything about how much it is going to be in real money.
Hence, first thing first, we need to figure out how many times of total bet we can win, and then multiply this number on our total bet in terms of real money (exactly as we did in the previous chapter). Jumping forward, this is the trickiest part, and after we are done with it, everything will be much easier.
To do so, we need to divide the maximum number of coins by our maximum total bet in this particular slot (also in coins). I would like to stress out that we need to divide by exactly the maximum possible bet in coins, not an actual bet size you are using.
Let’s take a look at how it should be done.
Here you can see that this particular slot provides an opportunity to win up to 50,000 coins.
Now you just need to set “bet level” at maximum possible value (here it is 10, if slot does not allow to do so then just simply skip this part).
Once you have done it, you can see that the bet field says “100” , and this is the amount of coins we are betting per each spin.
Knowing the maximum number of coins we can win and the amount of coins we bet per each spin, we can easily calculate the maximum possible win in X times.
To do so you need to divide 50,000 by 100 = 500, which is the number of times we can win playing this slot.
So if you bet 0.20 EUR per spin you can win 0.20 EUR x 500 = 100 EUR per spin at best.
If you bet 20 EUR per spin you can win 20 EUR x 500 = 10,000 EUR per spin at best.
The math is the same as we performed in the previous chapter.
Which software providers measure maximum possible win in coins?
However, I have noticed that in their newer games (for example, Hotline 2 by Netent or Diamond King Jackpots by Microgaming) both switch to more convenient X times measure, which is a big relief for even experienced players like me.
I do not get at all why somebody would introduce such weird betting mechanics as bet level and coin value.
Which approach is more prevailing?
As you may have concluded from the previous chapter, the absolute majority of slot producers do measure maximum possible win in X times which is very reasonable of them.
That way it is very easy to figure out what your win may be in terms of real money, not some crappy coins.
How maximum possible win is measured on casino-howto.com
I always stick to the X times approach in my reviews. So if you click on any online slot from my rating here, all coins have been converted to X times as it is more convenient.
Summing up, X coins is a pain in the neck, whereas X times of your stack is very handy for casino players.
The good news is that software providers do measure maximum possible win in the number of coins not too often in their new games.
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