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Why do punters go crazy about Slots and online casino
From Bobby Sand.
Today, slot machines are leading bread and butter
providers for online casinos. But they weren't this
popular back then. A couple of decades back, casino
games were restricted to just females and the elderly.
Even the casino managers didn't take them too seriously
as majority of their profits came from high roller
craps, blackjack and roulettes. However, trends changed
during the 1990s. With the advent of digital technologies,
avid punters switched from brick-and-mortar casinos
to virtual game rooms and powerful game developers
dominated the industry. Now almost all online casinos
offer lucrative bonuses and free spins to their players
to lure them in.
Today, online slots and slot machines are hugely
popular among gamers. Here are the reasons why.
1. Slots offer opaque odds, which make it more
Slots offer higher payoffs for each bet. Compared
to other casino games, there are greater chances of
hitting jackpots in slots because the odds are infinite.
Live dealer rooms involve playing cards where the
odds of getting a single card are 51 to 1. In the
case of slots, your victory depends on the winning
sequence-which is a combination of different fruits.
Thus, you have no means of determining the probability
of winning, as it depends on your luck.
This enhances anticipation among gamers, which drives
them to test their luck in different rounds.
2. Slots involve progressive jackpots.
Progressive jackpot games are games wherein the prize
amount grows with every spin of the reels. Slots entail
three types of progressive rounds-standalone progressives,
wide area progressives and standalone progressives.
Standalone progressives work with individual
Local area progressives work in case of a closely
knit network of casinos.
Wide area progressives involve multiple companies.
Thus, online slots give you an access to different
3. Slots produce up to 85% of the total casino
It nearly took a decade for slot machines to generate
revenue that was twice as much as all table games
put together. However, by 2003, gambling websites
were making 85% of the total casino revenue. It's
because the odds of winning were roughly double that
of winning the lottery and the players got instant
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