Three-reel slots are the most traditional form of pokie. As the name implies, they only consist of three reels, which also means there are far fewer paylines than their five-reel mates. Almost all three-reel pokies are simple experiences, using traditional casino icons like 7 and BAR symbols, and so don’t really offer the breadth or depth of experience that other types of pokies offer.
Despite their simplicity, or maybe because of it, three-reel slots offer punters the purest pokies experience, with very few or no gimmicks. They may not be the most interesting, but it’s easy to see why they’ve remained popular for decades.