The Dark Side of Slot Machines

Published: October 18, 2013

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Even though we love to play them, online slot machines have a dark side that not many speak of with truth. Today, we would like to tell you about it so that you are aware of the issues and know how to handle them when they arise. The issues we speak of are minimal in comparison to all of the advantages the games have to offer, but it is still important to talk about them so you can be an informed player and understand what is being set in front of you when you sign up at an online casino.

We have narrowed the list down to two basic problems about playing slot machines. The first one is that online casinos do not usually display the odds of every individual game. This means that you can know the online casino's payout percentage and average odds, but you cannot know the numbers for each game individually. The reason this is a problem is that sometimes different slot machine games will have different odds, and it is hard for you as a player to make an informed decision on which game you should play when you do not have all the information needed to do so. The simplest solution is to acknowledge that a high payout percentage means good odds overall, and that if you find yourself at a slot that seems cold for too long, you should walk away as it might have worse odds than others at the same online casino.

Another problem is that slot machines usually have a faster pace of play and will run through your money quicker than any other online casino game. Even when you are playing online, the speed of play at slot machines can go fairly fast (considering you have a good internet connection and the game is not graphic loaded). This is not necessarily a big deal because many players are aware of how fast their money is going when they place wagers, and the possibility of winning a big jackpot seems to balance this out. However, we believe that it is important that you pace yourself as a player and set your own speed of play as opposed to following that of the machine's.

We hope you found this information helpful and that it will enhance your online slot machine gaming experience from now on. Good luck at the tables!


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