The Online Gambler’s Guide: Picking the Right Slot Machine II


Today, I will continue with the list of things a player should evaluate before settling for a slot machine. The next on our list is the theme. Make sure that the slot machine has an appealing theme, but also that it is well developed in terms of graphics, animations and timing. Sometimes we may think that a slot machine si about the best theme anyone could have thought of, but we realize that they can be poorly elaborated and get tedious.

More importantly is that after you are sure that you like the slot machine in all the aspects that we mentioned before, you check that there are progressive jackpots. Why? Because this will be your chance to get really lucky and perhaps become a millionaire in one spin of the reels. Even if it does not happen, it is good to know that the possibility is there, instead of it being completely inexistent.

It is important for players to know that there are two types of slot machines. The first type has symbols which offer very high payouts and other symbols with very low payouts, these are called volatile slots. The second type has symbols offering a payout around a central value, these are low volatility slots. Keep in mind that if you like risks and high payout you might want to go to the volatile slots, but there are fewer chances of you actually hitting those prizes. Choose wisely.

Finally, you should examine the bonus rounds because, as you know, all slots come with a free spin bonus round. In order to pick a good slot machine, you need to look at the number of spins given, check if there are payout multipliers and if the free spins can be re-triggered. I also recommend that you read the bonus rounds rules and that you try to test them on a play money account to see how often they are triggered.

I hope you find this helpful and if you have any questions please post them as comments and I will try to answer them all.