Internet in our modern life gave people an opportunity to do almost all favorite activities right at home. Same as with any other types of gambling there are online slot machines in online casinos. But if they look almost the same as land based is there a difference and what are the advantages of online casino?
Most online machines look like they have reels, while they of course don’t, and thus they are much more like video slots that can be found in many casinos nowadays. Online slot machines are completely computer software with a RNGs (random number generators) and fancy graphics.
Same as land based slots online slot machines have famous software brands, Here are the most popular ones: Cryptologic, Wagerworks, Microgaming, Vegas Technology – Odds On, Playtech, RTG – Real Time Gaming and Rival gaming. These are the most popular and the most trusted brands.
Online slot machines types
There are 4 main types of online slots today. They are Online 3 reel slots, online 5 reel slots, online video slots and online progressive slots.
- Online 3 reel slots are the same as land based – it is a slot machine with 3 reels on it. Reels are not real of course, but they are graphical. RNG generates numbers for each reel and tells them when to stop. Some online 3 reel slots can have 1 payline, while many others can have 3 or more paylines.
- Online 5 reel slots are almost the same as online 3 reel slots. The only exception is that they have 5 reels instead of three. Because they have more reels they can have more paylines.
- Online video slots are the same as 5 reel slots, with the exception that they can have wild symbols, scatter symbols and bonus symbols and rounds. This addiction can seem small but they bring a very big difference in the game’s process.
- Differently from land based progressive slots are tied not to the casino, but to some slot machines across the same software platform. There are as well slots with stated jackpot, and that jackpot is not progressive.
Online slot machines can be simply online or off download type. While you can play online slots by entering web page and play the slots in your browser window, the latter type must be downloaded from the web site first, and then installed on your computer. After that you can play without using your browser for this purpose, but beware! Before installing software check it with antivirus programs.
The main advantages of online slot machines
- First and the main one is that you don’t have to go to land based casinos to play your favorite games! You can play them from home, or anywhere you want!
- Second one is that in online slot machines house edge is much lower than in land based casinos!
- Third one is that players always receive certain bonuses for online playing.
- The fourth one is that you can choose any machine you like!
- The fifth is that you don’t need to wait when you favorite machine will be free for you, like in land based casinos! Online slot machines are always at your service!