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High Variance, Medium Variance or Low Variance?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by SlotMonster, May 9, 2011.

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Which slots you prefer to play?

  1. High Variance

    60.0%
  2. Medium Variance

    29.2%
  3. Low Variance

    18.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
    May 9, 2011
  1. SlotMonster

    SlotMonster SoftSwiss Representative webmeister

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    Hello,

    Just a quick poll: which slots you prefer to play? :)
     
  2. May 9, 2011
  3. Pulver

    Pulver Senior Member PABaccred webmeister

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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:
     
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  4. May 9, 2011
  5. Smokeycasino

    Smokeycasino Experienced Member

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    I usually have this pattern Low V to build a roll to play High V games.
    = Cash out:thumbsup:

    Patterns,Strategy is always needed to have an edge or think you do lol.:D
     
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  6. May 9, 2011
  7. H1_Roller

    H1_Roller Non-Gambler

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    I'm a sucker for BdBA, LOTR etc so I'd say HV as well :D
     
  8. May 10, 2011
  9. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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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:

    KK
     
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  10. May 10, 2011
  11. GamblersDen

    GamblersDen Dormant account webby

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    Same here! :thumbsup:
     
  12. May 10, 2011
  13. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

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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.
     
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  14. May 10, 2011
  15. SlotMonster

    SlotMonster SoftSwiss Representative webmeister

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    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
     
  16. May 10, 2011
  17. Repro

    Repro Dormant account PABnononaccred PABnonaccred

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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:
     
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  18. May 10, 2011
  19. ultra100

    ultra100 Meister Minion MM webmeister

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    HV + 1 :thumbsup:
     
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  20. May 10, 2011
  21. Christoff

    Christoff Experienced Member

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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 :)
     
  22. May 11, 2011
  23. shoveply

    shoveply Newbie member

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    Variance

    Fairly new to online slots but how can you tell what is High, Medium, Low Variance?
     
  24. May 11, 2011
  25. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

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    i cannot define these as well as other guys but if you tell me what your favourite slos are maybe i can explain.
     
  26. May 11, 2011
  27. leonardo99

    leonardo99 Senior Member MM PABaccred webmeister

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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.
     
  28. May 11, 2011
  29. 3mptyseat

    3mptyseat Quit Gambling PABnonaccred

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    Hmmph

    I prefer high variance, tuts over payola for example... and eternity is not a place...
     
  30. May 12, 2011
  31. shoveply

    shoveply Newbie member

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

    Thanks for your help
     
  32. May 12, 2011
  33. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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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
     
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  34. May 12, 2011
  35. jenn1381

    jenn1381 Meister Member

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    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
     
  36. May 13, 2011
  37. shoveply

    shoveply Newbie member

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    Thank you for your information.
     
  38. May 13, 2011
  39. colly

    colly Senior Member MM PABaccred

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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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