Based on the questions we get from newcomers to slot play, Buy-a-Pay slots are the most confusing of all game varieties. All you need to know about these games is that each of the coins you play per spin activates a new set of symbols with a higher pay out rate. When you play another coin, you are “buying” these extra symbols, and buying access to the better pay schedules. The way these games are designed, it’s best if you place maximum bets on every spin. The trouble with not playing max coins is that you could spin a big jackpot only to find you haven’t activated the proper pay schedule to lead to big payday. The easiest way to recognize these games is by their odd pay schedules – if you see multiple pay tables based on the number of coins bet per spin, you are playing a Buy-a-Pay slot.