As many of you know, if you're a regular visitor of this Wiki, there's an article about slot machines based on Wheel. And...believe it or not, some of those can even be found on machines with names that have been casino mainstays for years--and I'm talking about names such as Red White & Blue and Double Diamond.
But whether it's the regular mechanical slot machine, or the computerized type (also with the reels, but on a video screen that switches in case you make it to a bonus round), every machine has a Max Bet function. You hit that button, and per the function, you bet the max number of coins, and if you hit a special combo, you trigger a bonus round for more money. But that's the only way you can trigger the bonus round...and it'll also increase your chances of winning the jackpot.
However, I've learned the hard way that you can also lose your money that way. So, the question is, does the chances of winning the jackpot and/or triggering the bonus round outweigh the chances of you going broke?