In the not so distant past slot machines were mechanical devices using levers and spinning reels to work their magic.
Slots are so popular that many casinos say that 70 to 80% of their profits are generated by slots. Random number generators were invented in the early 70’s and the new technology combined with videos made the modern slot machine possible. Random number generators also made the transition online and enabled game creators to develop online bingo games, video poker and online slots. It takes several specialists to create online slots including animators, graphic engineers, programmers, and many others. Most online bingo sites provide players with an extensive selection of slots and other casino games.
Slots are easy to learn and players do not have to memorize complicated game strategies. Most modern slots have five reels and several paylines. Recently slot developers have added more interactive and skill based features to appeal to a generation that grew up playing video games. Since the games are random there is little players can do to influence the outcome of a game. Once the player clicks the ‘spin’ button a message is sent to the random number generator. The number generator then sorts through all the possible outcomes of a spin. Once the number generator receives the message whatever outcome it happens to be on is instantly sent back as the spin’s outcome. All of this happens within micro seconds. The spinning that the player sees on the screen is all part of the entertainment provided by real money slots. The outcome of any individual spin is known within micro seconds.
Surveys have shown that slots are the most popular side games at online bingo sites. A recent gambling preference survey taken in Great Britain showed that slots and bingo are the most popular games among women. Men had a marked preference for poker and sports betting. Online slots have many themes. Players have an impressive selection of themed slots to choose from. There are even online slots based on popular movies and television shows such as the X Factor. Today’s slots at online bingo sites can be played without downloading any software. Most online slots are flash based and can be accessed instantly. The rules that apply to online slots are the same as those at land based casinos. Online slots can provide players with hours of fun and entertainment and best of all, huge jackpots.