What are your most important factors when selecting a slot machine to play?

GoldenFox

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Hello fellow slot fans :)

I have been curious about this: What are the 3 most important factors for you when selecting a slot machine to play?

I mean do you go for the theme, the software provider, number of win lines, some specific game features, reviews made by others etc...
 

GoldenFox

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Any bids? :)

I personally go for:

  1. Jackpot - does the slot have a progressive jackpot and how big is it
  2. Release year - I prefer to play the newer slots
  3. Volatility - I prefer many small wins (except for the jackpot of course ;) )
 

Jono777

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I look for the " Three P's"

Price per spin, I avoid those which are minimum 0.50 or thereabouts (unless I'm rollin :p)

Provider, Has to be preferably MG, Netent or WMS, although Play N Go and NextGen are slowly growing on me.

Pay Table, Tend to avoid (once I discover it anyway) any slots with a pathetic paytable, Any 5OAK which pays less than the stake is a rip off IMO (Netent's - Secret of Atlantis is a quick example)
 

conker

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I tend to look for:

RTP: Looking for 96% or above wherever I can.

Volatility: I don't really play anything less than medium and prefer the higher side of medium where possible. I am not a huge fan of super high, like DOA. I just don't have the patience to wait for the wins.

Features: I tend to like feature rich bonus rounds, with stacked wilds, sticky wilds, retriggers etc. I also like slots where the bonus is triggered by scatters anywhere in view and don't have to land on specific reels.

No no's...

Slots with the constant heartstopper scatters (the 3rd one never landing)

Slots with bonus wheels in the feature (Dunover rightly made a big deal of the new Tarzan slot from MG, which has one of these)

Slots with annoying, tinny, repetitive sounds or backing tracks - several of the new Monopoly slots come to mind

Childish slots - Hugo from Play'n Go is a good example.
 

goatwack

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Hmm now that you mention I'm quite a slot racist :eek2::eek2:

It has to be one of the five top providers, nothing else counts. In fact I'm quite intolerant of lesser known software as I don't trust the quality of the experience or validity of the gameplay! So in essence MG/ Netent and not much else.

Presentation and theme is vital, as I want to be remotely entertained. A well-designed game can make losing hurt less :cool:

Volatility/ variance/ erraticness is crucial as I enjoy the spectacle of a great hit, so a cluster of 0.3x wins doesn't really cut the mustard.

And tying in with the above, I rank playtime/ slot speed quite highly as being a lowroller means wanting extended bang for my buck, it is an expensive hobby after all. Watching £30 vanish in five minutes isn't as fun as being slowly bled to death over three hours on DOA for example!
 

Lillie

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The amount of lines is paramount to me. Nothing worse than seeing 5 Jackpot/Wild reels only to find out they don't sit on a line. WMS's Raging Rhino is an example of what I like. It has 6 reels with 4 symbols on each and all wins count in any order from the left making 4096 lines for your stake unit. Once you've played a slot like this it's hard to go back to others with minimal lines.
 

Stella

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As far as I’m new to gambling, I’ve decided to register and to speak to professionals on this forum. This thread seemed to be interesting to a newbie like me. I suppose volatility is rather important factor, ‘cause in online gambling there are a lot of slot machines that provide 97% of the made bets for payouts, but differ dramatically in their volatility rate. I’ve also found an interesting casino guide - casinoz.club…I didn’t know there are such helpful resources, I thought people just play and that’s all, now before playing, I read about slot machines and reject some of them.
 

EagleFly

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Not sure!

Hi i am new so thank for some good input. I think so far for me its just as much about 'feel' - some games are just fundamentally more fun than others. Generally i try to read any reviews and other peoples experiences. A friend of mine suggested
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which ahve casino games reviews which i have been using lately.

I guess my top 3 would be:
1. Fun factor
2. Price per spin
3. Rating
 

jukkasd

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1. Features
2. Paytable
3. Animations

I like games that have feature where wins are bigger than base game (break da bank again example), games where bonus only give you x amount of spins without any bonus features is kinda sad.
Also i dont like games where you win frequently small amount (under bet).

Animations, i dont wanna see "megahyperuberwin" animations that i cant skip. I prefer to play older games, where is very little animations and eye candy.
 
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