Why slot games reign supreme

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It’s some 132 years since the first-ever slot machine was invented. The Liberty Bell, created by innovator Charles Fey, was the first of its kind, as discussed at, but even Fey would be surprised at the enormous growth of the slot machine industry. Technological advancements in recent years have also enabled slot games to venture online, giving players the ability to enjoy their favourite video slot games from bricks and mortar casinos in the comfort of their living room.

It might surprise some of our readers that online slot games are still the most popular type of game available with online casinos – even more popular than table games such as blackjack and roulette. Now that’s some legacy that Charles Fey has left behind, but just why are slot games still in such demand and what makes them a staple for online casinos?

Simple pick-up-and-play feel

There is something unique about online slot games in that you certainly don’t have to be a rocket scientist in order to enjoy them. Nor do you have to play them regularly in order to be good at it, like a typical video game. All you really need to know what to do is set a parameter on how much you want to bet with and stick to it. It’s as simple as clicking a button and watching the game’s random number generator (RNG) do its thing!

Attractive bonuses

New customers with online casino sites tend to get better bonuses when they sign up to play online slots. It doesn’t take a genius to see why free spins with no required bonuses are the most asked for online casino promotions among players. Some sites, such as, will offer free spins immediately upon sign-up, while others may offer free spins once new customers have played through a specified amount of deposited money. Either way, these free spins can sometimes produce lucrative winnings.

Higher pay-out odds

Speaking of lucrative winnings, another huge attraction of online slot games is the higher win percentage for players. Pay-out odds for online slots can be anything from 80% to 98% – as reported by – a much higher pay-out percentage than table casino games, for instance. The thrill to strike it big looms large whenever we’re sat in front of a slot game.

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High-profile games

There are growing numbers of online casino game developers, but some of the household names such as Micrograming and Playtech have a current collection of slot games available to players totalling well into the hundreds. With such a vast choice of slots, it’s almost impossible not to find one that you’ll enjoy playing. Whether it’s one modelled on your favourite movie, TV or video game character, each slot is distinctly different from the next.

Safe and reputable gameplay

The trust and reputability of online casino games are now higher than ever. As online casinos are required to use RNGs for slot games and prove they provide fair services through allowing third parties to check their systems, what their players experience is entirely random, with no external influence over the outcome of every single spin. This RNG technology has increased player trust in online casino brands, ensuring sites don’t get an unfair advantage and give their customers a legitimate opportunity at winning big.

What does the future hold for online slot games? With technology such as 3D surround sound and graphics becoming ever more realistic and immersive, not to mention the upcoming VR revolution, it’s safe to say slots will remain as engrossing as ever. One of the biggest trends developers are talking about is skills-based slot games, which will add an altogether different perspective to the video slot game experience.

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