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Play 3-Reel Slot Machines Online at TwinSpires Casino

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Simon Young

January 27th, 2022

We all love classic movies, pop songs, and literature. So, it’s no real surprise that casino gamers have a keen fondness for classic slots as well.

While modern video slots are packed with amazing graphics and sound, and layered with bonus rounds and extra gameplay, classic slots strip everything back to the basics. You have just three reels, only a few ways to win, and no complicated features to distract you.

Walk around one of the giant Las Vegas casinos, and you’ll see 3-reel slots continue to be wildly popular. And the same applies to online platforms like TwinSpires Casino, where our players can’t get enough of classic slots.

What is a 3-Reel Slot Machine?

Most of today’s slots have five or six reels, the vertical drums upon which the symbols are placed. As you might have guessed, 3-reel slots games have just three of these reels and often as few as two rows across each of them.

With so few spaces for symbols available on each spin, 3-reel slots do not need many choices of symbols – if they did, you would rarely match any on a winning line. Talking of lines, there may only be one payline in a 3-reel slot!

And because 3-reel slot machines hark back to the era of old-school slot machines, you tend to see traditional symbols like bars and lucky sevens.

Best 3-Reel Slots

TwinSpires Casino has a selection of the best 3-reel slots available online. Here are some of our top picks:

Blue Ribbon

Small, 3-reel slots can still mean massive prizes. For example, in January, TwinSpires Casino player Lisa from Pennsylvania won $100,000 playing on Blue Ribbon. The Everi title pays out the jackpot if three of the blue versions of the logo line up on the reels.

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Double Diamond

There is just one payline on this IGT machine. Classic symbols of cherries, colored bars, red sevens, and the Double Diamond act as a wild symbol. Land three Double Diamonds to win 1,000 times your bet.

Triple Diamond

You could say this is Double Diamond on steroids. There are still only three reels, but IGT has squeezed in nine paylines – high for a 3-reel slot game. Getting three Triple Diamond symbols brings a 1,199 times multiplier win. However, the game is a low volatility slot, meaning you won’t have sessions with wild swings. Just ideal for the casual, classic slot gamer.

Red Hot Tamales

Not all 3-reel slot machines are throwbacks from land-based slots of old. Some are new and fancy, just like this fiery Mexican treat. Jaunty Mexican music won’t distract you as you try to win on one of the 27 paylines. Aim for a blackout – three reels of the same stacked symbols - for big prizes on Red Hot Tamales. Get the red sevens (red for hot!) for a 5,000 x bet prize.

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Red White and Blue

This is another classic Vegas-style 3-reel slot, with different colored seven symbols (red, white, and blue, of course), plus traditional bars.

Try Different 3-Reel Slots Games

While the simplicity of 3-reel slots is a plus, a flipside might be that some players will find a game repetitive after a while. So, to keep things fresh, jump around some of the titles we mention in this guide. With that being said, these games show no sign of going out of fashion.

One tip – take advantage of the auto spin feature. With little or no bonus action, you’ll be pressing spin quite often otherwise.

Play 3-Reel Slots at TwinSpires Casino

To experience the simple thrill of 3-reel slot machines, get yourself an account at TwinSpires Casino. Be sure to claim the welcome bonus when you register, then make a deposit and get ready to play.

You’ll find a huge selection of slots and traditional casino table games. To find the games we mention in this article quickly, use the search bar function. Good luck!