High Variance, Medium Variance or Low Variance?

Which slots you prefer to play?


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SlotMonster

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Hello,

Just a quick poll: which slots you prefer to play? :)
 

Pulver

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High variance...

They can be brutal at times, but when you have the possibility to hit 300-1000x wins even in regular game play, it makes it worth it. (Break da bank again, Paydirt++)

It's a gamble and I like to have the possibillity to win big.

That beeing said, Ho Ho Ho is a very good low variance slot, so I play a bit of both. :thumbsup:
 

KasinoKing

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Well since it is a multiple choice poll, I had to vote for ALL of them!
I like all types, my choice depends on my mood, how much I like a particular slot and the bonus I'm playing (if any).

I do generally prefer low variance though, like most GV slots which tend to give me a lot of play-time and features but still with the chance of hitting a reasonably big win! :thumbsup:

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chuchu59

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it really depends on what software platform you are playing at, usually for mg, mv slots can carry you thru the wrs but for rtg with an attached bonus you might as well go for high v ones since any of the supposed low v. slots can be h. variance and wont give you a feature for 500-600 spins.the same for rival recently where you get no features in ages for low variance slots like cleo' coins, future fortunes and metal detector.
 

SlotMonster

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it really depends on what software platform you are playing at, usually for mg, mv slots can carry you thru the wrs but for rtg with an attached bonus you might as well go for high v ones since any of the supposed low v. slots can be h. variance and wont give you a feature for 500-600 spins.the same for rival recently where you get no features in ages for low variance slots like cleo' coins, future fortunes and metal detector.

I have to agree here. Personally I prefer playing low variance slots, but medium are also pretty good. And I don't want to wait 500-600 spins for feature to appear :p
 

Repro

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I like to play high variance, the higher the better :D

Sure, you take your losses most of the time, but when it finally hits you get paid nicely :rolleyes:
 

Christoff

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Medium Variance for sure - I want fairly frequent wins with a decent return (prize).

Low variance is great for wins but tend to be small whilst high will ruin me :)
 

leonardo99

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If I play with a bonus balance I prefer high variance. On my money, low and medium, but if I have a good balance I give few try to high variance slots.
 

KasinoKing

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Fairly new to online slots but how can you tell what is High, Medium, Low Variance?
Basically speaking:
High Variance = Wins are not very frequent but the wins are quite big.
Low Variance = You get loads of wins, but they are mostly quite small.

But these are only generalisations, because what influences the variance most on the most popular 5-reel bonus video slots is the bonus itself. On most slots probably 30 - 40% of the return comes from the bonus rounds; hit loads & you'll be quids in, but dry spells can decimate your bankroll.
Also of course, some bonus features have high return potential, and some are quite low which also effects variance.

I play Thunderstruck II, LOTR, Break the Bank, Queen of Hearts, Party Island.

Thanks for your help
Generally speaking, slots with stacked wilds are high variance due to the possibility of lining up a load for a mega-win, also the less win-lines a slot has (or you select) the higher the variance, so IMO:

Thunderstruck II: Low/Medium
LOTR: High
Break the Bank (AGAIN): Very High
Queen of Hearts: High
Party Island: Never heard of it... :eek2:

KK
 

jenn1381

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Party Island: Never heard of it... :eek2:

KK

Party Island is a ladies night clone. :thumbsup:

I tend to go for Medium or High lately.. which means I'm losing a lot more than I'm winning. Waiting for the big one to hit, might be waiting a while! lol
 

shoveply

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Basically speaking:
High Variance = Wins are not very frequent but the wins are quite big.
Low Variance = You get loads of wins, but they are mostly quite small.

But these are only generalisations, because what influences the variance most on the most popular 5-reel bonus video slots is the bonus itself. On most slots probably 30 - 40% of the return comes from the bonus rounds; hit loads & you'll be quids in, but dry spells can decimate your bankroll.
Also of course, some bonus features have high return potential, and some are quite low which also effects variance.


Generally speaking, slots with stacked wilds are high variance due to the possibility of lining up a load for a mega-win, also the less win-lines a slot has (or you select) the higher the variance, so IMO:

Thunderstruck II: Low/Medium
LOTR: High
Break the Bank (AGAIN): Very High
Queen of Hearts: High
Party Island: Never heard of it... :eek2:

KK

Thank you for your information.
 

colly

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A mixture-all the MCG slots I play are high variance but at RTG I prefer the high variance (love affair with tiger treasures and TRex) but will often play the medium variances if my deposit is small or I am using a bonus- once the bankroll is high enough to potentially cover the variance risk I switch to my preferred games unless the mediums are paying very well in which case I stick to them.
 
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