There are tons of people who love going to the casino and love gambling. The sights, sounds, glitz and glamour, and the buzzing atmosphere can get you excited to try your hand at multiplying the money you enter with! Slots have always been a favorite for tons of people.
However, with the current situation of the ongoing pandemic, it has become difficult for people to go out.
It’s hard, if not near impossible, for people to go out and gamble at casinos. What can you do if you want to curb the itch to gamble? Read on and find out what you can do when it comes to gambling and slot machines.
The introduction and access of the internet to the public paved a path in the early ‘90s for online casinos. Online casinos are generally virtual counterparts of live casinos (also known as ‘brick and mortar casinos’) that are generally accessed through the internet. Online casinos can be further classified into three categories. These categories are largely based on the interface the player chooses to play on. They are classified as:
- Web-based Casinos – Web-based casinos are largely played through web browsers on PCs and/or smartphones. You don’t need anything more than an internet connection to access websites through which you can play casino games.
- Download-based Online Casino – When a player chooses this category, they are required to download the necessary software to play casino games. When downloaded, the player is directed to a dedicated browser. This, in turn, makes playing through this category faster since everything is in one dedicated place.
- Live-based Casinos – Live-based casinos are the closest thing available when it comes to interacting with other real players (actual people who are on the same platform as the player) as though they are at a brick-and-mortar casino.
There are tons of options when it comes to choosing the online casino you can play on.
Online slots are the virtual counterparts of land-based slot machines. The process is generally the same, i.e. you place your bet and then pull the lever sans a real physical lever (it’s all virtual!). Just as in land-based slot machines, there are reels with symbols that roll once the lever is pulled. Once they come to a stop, depending on the combination you land on, you are either awarded with a payout or not. There are hundreds of slot games that one can choose to play.
Types of Online Slots
As mentioned, there are hundreds of online slot games to choose from. Online slots can be classified into different categories. They are:
1. Classic Slots/Three-Reel Slots
It’s largely considered as the most simple and the easiest of all slot games. However, because it is a three-reel game, the payout combinations are limited.
2. Video Slots/Five-Reel Slots
These slots have attractive on-screen visuals and immersive sound of pulling in players. As the name suggests, because it contains five reels, these slots have a higher chance of awarding players with a payout because of the additional paylines and possible combinations.
3. Six and Seven-Reel Slots
These slots primarily follow the same grid structure that can be found in five-reel slot games. However, because of the addition of more reels, they offer a better chance of creating longer matches and triggering free spin modes.
4. Progressive Slots/Progressive Jackpots
Progressive slots are quite like playing the lottery. You have to place a wager to play. There are multiple people playing at the same time. However, because of the number of people playing at the same time, the chances of winning get slimmer.
The jackpot amount is based on the number of players that are playing. One also has to keep in mind that there is a maximum wager that has to be placed to qualify to play for the jackpot. It’s playing big and winning big (or lose big!).
5. Virtual Reality (VR) Slots
The rising popularity of VR has paved the way for VR slot games. When playing VR slots, one can immerse and find themselves in a virtual environment that is very realistic in the experience the player feels. Players can choose from the many slots available in the virtual environment or even roam around the virtual casino. They’re free to do as they please!
It is important to know what you’re playing, understand its rules and narrow down the type of slot game that caters to your taste and, more importantly, your bankroll, i.e. the amount of money you’re willing to put into play.
How to Get Free Spins
Everyone enjoys receiving free things. While playing online slots, the opportunity of getting free spins without having to place wagers and winning a payout would be a dream come true! There are many free spins offers that can be found at online casinos.
- No Deposit. As it says, you’re not required to make any form of monetary deposit for these spins. These are bonuses that give the least amount of spins. They’re usually found on some of the most popular slots on the site.
- Deposit Free Spins. This type of spin is accessed by the player when they deposit money in the online casino. This offer gives the player a limited number of free spins with the least amount of wagering restrictions to all free bonuses.
- Wager-free Spins. This offer removes all forms of wagers that are generally found with free spins. However, these are difficult to find.
Players should keep a lookout for particular slot games that have free spins. Not all slots give free spins, and they aren’t always interchangeable between different online slot games. There is also the fact that online casinos give a certain number of free spins to players when they sign up.
Online casinos also send a certain number of free spins to their existing customer base. As stated, when depositing money into an online casino, there are chances of receiving free spins. Use your free spins wisely and enjoy your time playing!