Re-reading some of the responses here, I wonder how much of the profit for the people who are up was achieved more than 2-3 years ago when slotting wasn’t as brutal as it is now? I’ve only been playing online slots for the past two years so that’s the period that my gains were made (albeit at a max RTP casino to be fair).
You've picked a bad time to be slotting, what you'll find is that the scene's shifted so far towards High- Variance games and big wins in the last couple of years with the likes of NLC, and so those fairly new to this malarkey will have a very skewed outlook on the whole thing.
This was preceded by BTG
's stranglehold on the market, and the gradual conditioning of players that the big wins are
there, you just have to wait for them a while longer (most are still awaiting those rockstar wonderhits)
Prior to that, things were mostly Medium- Variance or the higher end of that. Netent were dabbling in that concept of merging higher variance maths with visual fidelity, but titles like Planet of the Apes turned out to be pants!
By and large, 5-8 years ago it was almost impossible not to get ahead on slots. Then it came down to the individual's desire to chase bigger amounts or settle for eg double or triple your starting balance, it was not uncommon. One of the most brutal slots was DOA, and that's mild in comparison to today's wallet- busters. But two or three years ago? the milk had already long turned