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How To Choose A Slot Machine

There’s no doubt that playing video slots online is fun… but what better way to enjoy gambling, than by playing a slot that you really, really like? In this post, we’ll look at a few ways to choose the best online slot for your situation, so listen up!

First of all, you’ll want to pick a software provider you like. Some, for example, like Novomatic, offer very high-variance gaming, which means wins are few and far between, but when they DO come, they’re generally a lot bigger than other software providers.

If, on the other hand, you want more regular wins, albeit smaller ones, you may be better choosing a software provider such as NetEntertainment.

Thanks to many partnerships between software providers and Film and TV Studios, there are many “themed slots”, which feature around popular TV shows and Films.

Microgaming are known for these, with one of their most popular being Game of Thrones, which comes in two versions; a 15-line variant, and a 243-ways-to-win.

Other software providers include Playtech, who used to have the Marvel range of games, and NetEntertainment, which recently released “Psycho”, based – of course – on the popular hit film.

RTP (or return-to-play) is the percentage that a video slot averages to pay out to customers. For example, if a video slot has a RTP of 95% it means that, for every £100 stakes on the game, it will – on average – return £95 to players.

Now, of course, this percentage is taken over a long time-period, often as much as a year, but if a slot has a higher percentage, it generally means you’ll see more regular wins.


Some video slots – Quickspin slots come to mind – offer maximum payouts, which, for example, are capped at 800X, or 1,000X. This means that you can never win more than 1,000 times your stake.

Now, if you fancy a relaxing gaming experience, this may be fine – if, however, you’re on the hunt for big wins, upwards of 10,000X your stake, you may be better of choosing a game that offers bigger payouts. This information can always be found in the slots “info” section, and is worth checking out.

That’s just four things to keep in mind before choosing and playing a slot. Always do your own research, and have a go in demo mode – this is free, and is offered by all UK casinos, as its part of Law, and is a great way to “test a slot” before playing for real money.

Good luck!

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