Question What variance (volatility) do you prefer?

What type of variance do you prefer?

  • Low Variance

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • On the lower side of Medium

    Votes: 10 7.0%
  • Medium Variance

    Votes: 17 11.9%
  • On the higher side of Medium

    Votes: 45 31.5%
  • High Variance

    Votes: 65 45.5%
  • No Preference

    Votes: 5 3.5%

  • Total voters
    143
  • Poll closed .

Simmo!

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Hi everyone,

I think we had a poll like this some time back but things have moved on, slots have evolved, players are more experienced. So the question is pretty simple: I know many will like a bit of everything but if you were to pick one type of slot that gets you excited the most, what would it be?

Cheers,

Simmo!


PS: If you want to vote but don't really get variance, think of it like this:

Low variance: Lots of play time but don't often see a win north of 25/30x. Modest profits possible.
Medium variance: Possibility of 50x/100x/etc wins every now and again but mostly end up with losses and playtime can be a bit random.
High variance: Balance goes down quite quickly but there is a chance of a life-changing win in the offing.
 

The Viking

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well for me it has to be High variance games, thats what i play now and enjoy most.
i prefer one 1000x+ win then twenty 50x wins :)
 

goatwack

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Thinking about it, I play almost HV games exclusively. Nothing beats getting on a good run on those from small funds, upping bets, cashing out. They've brought me some of my best slotting highlights.

Anything else is just filler or for wagering purposes, although if a slot is nicely designed or fun to play I'll happily squander a few quid on it just for entertainment, usually with some loose change.

It's about time Starburst died already. What is it good for anyway? :cool:
 

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Regular / Top Played (IE, most if not all sessions (balance allowing ))

(MG) Immortal Romance, Jurassic Park, Game of Thrones (243), Playboy, the Finer Reels of Life, Thunderstruck I & II, 9-lines TS Clones.

(Netent) Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dead or Alive, Egg O Matic, Secret of the Stones.

(WMS) Raging Rhino, Montezuma, Zeus 3, Ruby Slippers.

and rare but occasional 'go to' games

(PNG) Book of Dead.

(Nextgen) Gorillas Go Wild, 300 Shields.

Mostly HV as far as I know and hence large periods of busts but when withdrawals come, pretty decent ones at that :eek:
 

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Regular / Top Played (IE, most if not all sessions (balance allowing ))

(MG) Immortal Romance, Jurassic Park, Game of Thrones (243), Playboy, the Finer Reels of Life, Thunderstruck I & II, 9-lines TS Clones.

(Netent) Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dead or Alive, Egg O Matic, Secret of the Stones.

(WMS) Raging Rhino, Montezuma, Zeus 3, Ruby Slippers.

and rare but occasional 'go to' games

(PNG) Book of Dead.

(Nextgen) Gorillas Go Wild, 300 Shields.

Mostly HV as far as I know and hence large periods of busts but when withdrawals come, pretty decent ones at that :eek:

I'd agree on the most part but one or three of the MG games you mention I'd put just on the higher side of medium probably.
 

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For me,
Lower balance = low - med
High balance = med - high

And it seems to work (well sometimes anyway).
 

Jono777

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Given the evil dead-ness I've experienced for the last few weeks by the aforementioned, I'd say all were super, duper HV :p

Genuinely though I'd err on the side of the 9-liners too and maybe TSII.

I do think the 9 line clones have slightly different variance too Thunderstruck being the 'lowest' (probably a bad choice of words there!) then Spring Break and Agent JB being the higher of those 3.
 

goatwack

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Given the evil dead-ness I've experienced for the last few weeks by the aforementioned, I'd say all were super, duper HV :p

Genuinely though I'd err on the side of the 9-liners too and maybe TSII.

I do think the 9 line clones have slightly different variance too Thunderstruck being the 'lowest' (probably a bad choice of words there!) then Spring Break and Agent JB being the higher of those 3.

Adventure Palace is the highest of the 9-liners it seems, followed by Ladies Nite. Did I mention Karaoke Party? That game comes from Lucifer's left nut
 

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I voted for "On the higher side of Medium" but I could also voted for high variance. It depends on the operator for me.
Since I usually play on medium/high stakes I get a little nervous if I play a game like DoA/Book of Dead on >€5 stakes with one of the smaller operators. It's a gut feeling.
When I play at a smaller operator I play medium to medium-high games.
 

gagamel

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I prefer HV slots, but when I`m down to 50% of my deposit I usually play LV slots with higher bets. Sometimes it works, like today.

Played Book of Dead, some Endorphina slots and lost 75 Euros.with 0.2 or 0.3 bets. 75 left and started Blood Suckers with 2.50 bets and with 9 Euros left I had FS and now I`m back with 157 Euros.

Lucky man now but the HV slots had given me a bad beating, sure:D
 

The Viking

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looks like HV will be the winner here so perhaps show this poll to Netent after :)
maybe give us some HV games again not thos new ones were you get endless 2-10x your bet
 

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I was going to vote "on the higher side of medium", but having thought about the games I play regularly, I ended up voting "High Variance" instead.

Given that I play the following, I think I might be somewhere between "the higher side of medium" and "the lower side of high".

MG = IR, JP, GOT, Playboy, Avalon 2, TFROL, TS2, BSG, Agent Jane Blonde, Golden Era, Santa's Wild Ride (and I used to play Dark Knight)

Yggdrasil = Cazino Zeppelin, Golden Fish Tank, Vikings Go Wild

WMS = Raging Rhino, Ruby Slippers, Wizard of Oz, Zeus 3, Amazon Queen, Bierhaus, Wishing You Fortune, Bruce Lee, Montezuma,

Novo = Rumpel, LLC, BoR, Katana

Netent = CFTBL, JATB, Wild Turkey, Twin Spin, Neon Staxx, Invisible Man, DOA, Drive: MM, Flowers, Evolution

NextGen - Gorilla Go Wild, 300 Shields, Medusa 2, King Kong

Play N Go = Book Of Dead

Quickspin = Razortooth

Playtech = Great Blue, Elektra, Penguin Vacation, Irish Luck, Pink Panther, Atlantis Queen

Barcrest = Ooh Aah Dracula, Barkin' Mad
 

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It's odd how player's perception of variance varies from the casino's listing of variance (Those who list the variance).
Looking at Slotty Vegas. who list variance on a scale of 1 to 4 (4 being highest variance).
A few examples:-

Low (1)
TSII
IR
Invisible man


Med (2)
Playboy
T2
JP


Med-High (3)
South park
Wild Water
BDBA


High (4)
DOA
CFTBL
Reel Steel


One would assume they're listing the info from the provider's data sheets, as opposed to it just being their opinion.
 

Simmo!

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Novo = Rumpel, LLC, BoR, Katana

Same 4 I play but also LOTO and try Mysteic Secrets if you get a mo - if you like Katana you should love that one too.

It's odd how player's perception of variance varies from the casino's listing of variance (Those who list the variance).
Looking at Slotty Vegas. who list variance on a scale of 1 to 4 (4 being highest variance).
A few examples:-

Low (1)
TSII
IR

A bit odd. I'd put TS2 on the lower side but I'd have said IR was on the higher side of medium myself.
 

Jono777

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Think Slotty Vegas need to readdress their data sources lol.

There is no way on this planet that evil bloody IR is LV :eek:
 

geordiecolin

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I like the medium /high side of medium because I enjoy my game play as much as the possibility of a big win. Starburst and the likes bore me to tears and are only good for free spins or getting ride of that odd 8p to clear a failed bonus. IMO
 

Simmo!

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I like the medium /high side of medium because I enjoy my game play as much as the possibility of a big win. Starburst and the likes bore me to tears and are only good for free spins or getting ride of that odd 8p to clear a failed bonus. IMO

So here's one to think about; Starburst is usually in the Top 5 and very often the No 1 slot in casinos' monthly "Top Slots" lists. It's interesting that this poll is leaning towards medium/high in light of that fact.
 

Harry_BKK

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So here's one to think about; Starburst is usually in the Top 5 and very often the No 1 slot in casinos' monthly "Top Slots" lists. It's interesting that this poll is leaning towards medium/high in light of that fact.

Assuming that ranking is based on the total number of spins done on a slot then it is pretty clear why it is in the TOP5.

Casinos give out every month millions and millions of FS on Starburst. Most players will give it another few spins after finishing the FS and if it runs well they stay even longer. Hence, SB has every month a steady amount of spins no matter what, giving it a big advantage over other slots in the running for the top rankings.

I alone had probably some 10.000FS on it since Dec 2014 (too lazy to check my records), when i opened my first account at a multi-platform casino. :rolleyes:
 
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