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All You Need to Know about Slot Machines

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Online Slot Reviews:

Fed up of seeing online slot reviews clearly written by professional writers who have never played a slot machine before in their life? Me too!

Our online slot reviews cut out the chaff and tell you what you really want to know. We play slots and we love slots so rest assured our reviews reflect that!

We will constantly be adding new slot reviews to this website as well as writing new articles and tips we think are interesting and useful for you so keep checking back for the latest updates. Don’t forget to also check our online slot RTP database which we aim to make the biggest (it already is) and most complete Return To Player database on the internet!


How do we write our online slot machine reviews?

We don’t think there is much point in just copying and pasting any old generic slot review as you have access to this information on a thousand websites. So to test slots we play a good few thousand spins at exactly 1.00 per spin in demo mode. Demo mode at a casino should play at exactly the same RTP and using the same RNG as real money play. And by playing at exactly 1.00 per spin it gives us a pretty good idea of how the slot plays and pays, how often the feature(s) land and a rough idea of the feature payout rates.

Once we have played our thousands of demo spins we then head in to real money mode to double check the slot plays exactly as it does in demo mode. If we are not comfortable with the slot we will use minimal stake for this testing but if we are happy with the slot we might be a little more adventurous.

We will bring you the RTP of all the slots and where we can we will try and give you an idea about how best to play the slots, who it will appeal to and occasionally we’ll find a super little trick that might give you an advantage over the house edge.

If we don’t like a slot we won’t be afraid to tell you about it, in fact we will tell the designer directly as well. We have some good contacts with the slot designers and have been working very closely with a couple of them in order to try and help them improve their slots, their platforms and their profiles!

Obviously with the amount of work and testing we put into any review, we can’t just churn out a dozen reviews every day so if there is a particular slot you wish us to look at them feel free to drop us a message and we’ll put your request to the top of our list!

Online slot machine articles & features

From time to time we’ll be writing special articles and features that we think are interesting, relevant, informative or just because they pop into mind! These articles might appear on this page or in the drop down menu. For example we have written a personal choice of our top 30 online slots of all time. It’s quite likely that we will do a follow up to this in the near future!

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All You Need to Know about Slot Machines

Today is the time when modern technology is strongest. Imagine a streaming service that gives you endless choices of television shows to watch when you are bored. That, my friend is called Netflix. Imagine a service that is able to deliver almost everything you need overnight – books, bath products, shoes, a new furniture set, and many more. There is eBay and Amazon. Almost anything that pops into your mind is possible nowadays with the help of the Internet. But there will always come a time when the boredom just gets to you. You probably have done everything in your power to kill it, but it insists on coming back. You have read books, strolled in the park, and have gone to the cinema to no avail. Perhaps what you are missing the thrill of playing for money.

The internet has given us the freedom to do a lot of things that were not possible in the past. Who knew that mobile phones could get anymore slimmer and could weigh anymore lighter? But there is another thing that internet has afforded us to do: play online casino games! With the use of your internet and a fast internet connection, say goodbye to booking a flight to the Sin City. Say goodbye to an endless traffic while dressed up in your tux. The internet made online casino more fun and convenient for you. And you can even play in your pajamas while having coffee in your living room!

Today we are giving you everything there is to know about one of the most popular games in a casino – slots! You probably consider this as your favorite, too, which is why this article will prove to be helpful and informative for you. But if you wish to choose, here’s a list of free slot machine games just for you!

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A classic one armed bandit

Brief History and Rise to Popularity

By the end of the 1800s, a certain Charles Fey invented the first ever slot machine in the world, yet it was not until the 1940s that the hype and craze for the game started through the help of Bugsy Siegel and his Flamingo Hilton hotel. Even as early as the 80s, slot machines were more popular than any other table games like blackjack and craps. Slots are responsible for around 70% of the casino’s total take, and there is only one reason for that: bigger jackpots. Players are drawn to the game naturally as a moth is drawn to the flame. Slot machines can give you thousands or millions with just a $3 bet, while in blackjack, you can get $8 the most if you put a $5 bet.

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A modern video slot machine

Some Tips That May Help You Win Big

  1. Never forget that slot machines would cost you money. Of course they are fun and entertaining, but again, they cost money. So remember to spend your money responsibly.
  2. Always, always, always bet the maximum number of pay lines. The best bet at you winning the game is by winning the jackpot, and the only way you can get that is if you bet the maximum number of pay lines.
  3. Check out the slot machines that have not paid out in a really long time.
  4. Take advantage of casinos that provide bonuses, compensations, rewards, and giveaways to first-time customers. These are good casinos mostly as they have a marketing hook that makes their customers go back to them.
  5. Never forget to carefully read the payout information for all the games that you play. It pays to know what you are actually playing. From there, select the one with the best payout percentage.
  6. It is best if you keep a money management system or else you might find yourself out of money when you least expect it, and that would not feel really good, I tell you.
  7. Do you research and know which slot machines have not paid out in a really long time. This is so you can maximize your chances of getting the jackpot and winning the game.
  8. Set a limit for the night. If you find yourself losing a lot and you hit the limit for the night, it is best if you stop playing. Knowing when to say no is a must for every casino player.
  9. On the other hand, if you are on a winning streak, then good for you. It is your lucky day! Take a couple of more rounds of those big jackpot slots. It would not hurt to try as you have won a lot for that day. Take a chance!
  10. Slot machines are better if you play then with friends. What other people does is their group of friends would only play in a single machine and just agree to split the jackpot in case they win. This way, they are maximizing the chances of winning.
  11. Do not ever forget to have fun and enjoy. The other goal of slot machines is to entertain you. Do not beat yourself up too much and stress yourself over winning.
  12. There is a trend if that simpler the games, the better the odds. Those fancy slot machines with huge signs and really colorful video screens may not pay as well compared to simple games, but if you wish to play the fancier games, by all means! Nothing compares to having a good time!
  13. Take your time and slow down. Slot machines have been getting faster and faster. Because, obviously, the more you spin the machine, the more money the casino will make. Should you win, do not press the button to speed up the counting just yet. Have a good time and enjoy every moment of it. Get a drink, talk to your friends or start a conversation with the woman next to you.

These are just some of the best tips that we can share today. Have we missed out something? Are there tips you wish to also share for the benefit of other enthusiasts out there? Let us know in the comments section. We would love to hear it from you!

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