April 15, 2024

5 Unbelievable Facts You Should Know About Online Slots

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Online pokies are fascinating, having moved to the virtual realm and offering a real chance to win no matter where you are. Endless articles are published covering the technology behind and other aspects.

But there is always something new you may not know. So here are some unbelievable slots facts that you may find curious.

Pokies bring the most profit in the gambling industry

Internet casinos have always relied heavily on pokies. Those have always been the sort of easy fun that you didn’t have to think hard to be a part of.

These days the pokie machines account for 85% of profits, driving the entire gambling industry. Which explains why casinos keep adding new ones to their already large collections.

They are legal and yet illegal

One of the most curious facts about online slots is that they are both legal and illegal, depending on the country.

In the US internet gambling is allowed in only a handful of states, and there are numerous restrictions. In Australia, the situation is similarly confusing. While it’s completely legal for any Australian to play at any internet casino, it’s not legal for Australia-based casinos to offer such services.

Take Tevelega casino for instance. This is a Curacao licensed casino that offers its services to Aussie customers, among others. Because of the situation with internet gambling, this is one of the casinos you can come to and gamble at completely legally.

They are super friendly toward Aussie customers and even offer AUD among the currencies.

Pokies are designed to keep you playing for as long as possible

Another one of the most interesting facts about slot games comes down to how they are made highly alluring.

The good old machines at land-based casinos came with a single line and you either won or did not. Online pokies are elaborately designed to keep the players’ attention for longer. You get multiple lines and endless ways to win.

More lines give you a chance to win, even just a bit, at almost every spin. And even if you bet, say, a dollar, getting back 50 cents, that feels like there is hope. Most people will keep on playing. 

Here are some of the ways pokies are made so irresistible:

– use of a pop-culture theme to make it more visually appealing;

– more paylines and more ways to win to create an illusion of there being more opportunities;

– special features and bonus rounds, as well as little milestones that motivate even when it’s time to call it a night;

– promise of a huge jackpot that everyone wants regardless of slim chances.

“More paylines” does not mean “better chance”

Gaining a deeper understanding of how pokies work is the best way to get better at them, return-wise. When considering those paylines offer more possibilities to win, remember they need to be wagered on.

You can only win a truly big chunk of cash if you bet on all the lines. So you will either be betting quite a healthy amount every single time and run out of juice quickly, or you won’t be truly competing for anything of significance.

Your chances can be improved just a tad

All slots are built to produce wins a certain number of times, but completely randomly. There is no way of telling whether this moment is coming or long gone. Forget about hot and cold pokies – that does not hold up at land-based casinos and certainly not at internet ones.

What you can do is pick pokies with the highest RTPs. Usually shown in percentage, RTP describes how much money is returned to players out of the 100% invested. Good examples of pokies with excellent RTPs would be Monopoly Big Event by Barcrest (99%), 1492 Uncharted Seas by Thunderkick (98.6%), and Joker Strike by Quickspin (98.1%).

Time to do some spinning!

Armed with the curious facts above, you are bound to be more successful in your internet gambling efforts. Good luck!

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Bernard - Side-Line Staff Chief editor
Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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