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The worldwide popularity of slot machines – What’s driving their popularity?

Thursday, March 9, 2017 6:15
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What exactly is the charm behind the one-armed bandit? What is the driving force that keeps us hitting the button and waiting to see what the next spin will bring for us? Though it is true that there are indeed better ways to beat the house, this is the one game which players love to go on and on with and then come back for more. Even though slot machines consume a lot of time, it seems that gamers never manage to reveal the mystery behind their appeal, or take the time to consider what it is.

Experts and analysts have been looking for a few solid reasons behind this popularity and find some rational reason behind it. This is also true for all types of slots, be it real money slots or even free slots that require no money deposit. Here are3 potential reasons for their popularity:

Slot machine games are entertaining

Slot machines usually require very little thought and it’s more of a brain therapy or a mental massage for you when you like to clear your mind from all your worries. You don’t need to count cards, no rules, no calculations, no mess but only pure fun. As far as free slot machines are concerned, you just have to play it as it comes and you can also be careless if you want to. If you suddenly win, the machine might congratulate you in different cool ways, like receiving a bow from a character of the game. This is something you will definitely never see happen offline.

Online free slots and a sense of control playing offline slots

In an offline casino, slot machines are the only game where players can feel they are in power over a game, since there is nointerference by a dealer or other players. Players very often feel that pressing a certain button at a certain time, or pulling a slot’s arm in a certain manner will increase their chances of winning.This sense of control results very often in feelingthat the chances of winning are greater than if a player has no control over the game.

Playing a free slot, which is almost exclusively available online, a player might feel less of a need for a technique than they would in an offline machine. They can spin by pressing one single button, and do so more times than in an offline, real-money slot, which is usually somewhat slower (and some of the old ones are significantly slower).

Slot machines also have an emotional impact

Playing slots bring up different beliefs about fate and luck. Since this is the game with the most random winning chances, we tend to project our feelings on the outcome, and to imply all kinds of meanings to our winnings. While blackjackrequires you work hard for the money, which you might never win,slot machines might just pour their fortune with a single big bang. This means you will eventually win, as opposed to card games where you need a certain skill, usually acquired only after a long time, and sometimes never acquired at all. Playing slot machines, you can even win several times in one single session.

So, if you’re interested in playing a slot game, does it really matter to you what makes it so compelling? The freedom to play, the freedom to dream and of course to win the jackpot is some of the best benefits of playing slot games. 

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