Slots offer a highly entertaining and diverse experience for all types of gamblers, experienced or amateurs.
Slots are without doubt the most popular game in any online casino. While casino staples such as roulette, poker or blackjack are also important and popular among users, slots are by far and away the most popular game thanks to its user friendliness and high entertainment factor.
Another reason for the popularity of online slots is their huge variety and production quality. The complex game-play takes them a step above the simple three wheel game of past while the high graphic value creates a stunning first impression.
The history of slots
Slots date back to the 19th century. The first slot machine model was released in the year 1891. The initial models functioned with recognizable symbols like the ones from card games and worked with poker combinations for the wheels. Initial models didn’t start off on a casino floor but rather in bars and pubs. When it comes to prizes things were a bit different as well. Winners didn’t get instant prizes or money but were rewarded with goods from the bar, like food or drinks.
As the game grew in popularity, slot machines soon incorporated instant payouts. The complexity of the game didn’t grow though and it still pretty much worked with basic symbols and just three wheels. Their popularity grew regardless and soon any casino in the world had a vast part of its floor space dedicated to the game.
The same growth was registered in a much shorter time in online slots, as the initial games were soon succeeded by complex and beautiful creations.
How to play
The popularity of slots also stems from how easy they are to use. Online slots took that simplicity one step further allowing users to experience the exciting slot game with a single click of a button.
All players have to do in an online environment is to choose their game and click the ‘spin’ function. In case they are playing for cash prizes, an extra step is added, respectively the wager step. As soon as the ‘spin’ function is activated, the screen will automatically generate random symbols. Prizes are awarded for the correlating combinations of the symbols.
Games that feature more lines can certainly mean that hitting combinations more often is hard. This being said, more lines are also indicative of bigger bets and bigger rewards when said combinations are hit. Slot games have a complex game-play which includes things such as wild symbols, scatters, progressive jackpots or bonus games to name just a few.
Basic Slots Strategy
As slot games work with a completely random number generator any form as strategy is nearly impossible. This being said, there are certain behaviors that can change the way players approach the game.
An example of this is to always look for games which offer the highest return rate. This can be found in the game’s description or through forums.
Taking control of your bankroll can also mean increasing your wins while also scaling down your losses. The way to do this is to bet big when you’re on a winning streak and keep your bets conservative when your run is cold. Through this approach players will maximize on big jackpots while reducing losses.