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Penny Slots

For a time Penny Slots were frowned upon by the casino industry. When floor space was at a premium, casino owners preferred to install higher cost machines in their establishment to create a better rate of profit. Now online casinos have created an unlimited amount of floor space it looks like Penny Slots are coming back into fashion with a number of the web’s top...
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Slots Cheats

As you’d expect many of my friends are avid online slot machine players. One topic of conversation we frequently revisit is whether or not these games can be hacked or cheated in any way. There are often urban legends doing the rounds of a special sequence of button presses or clicks that can be performed on Rainbow Riches Pots of Gold to make it pay out more – or a...
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High Roller Bonuses

Everyone loves the black tie image of the casino gambler or high roller as they’re sometimes known. There’s something sexy, seductive and very sophisticated about the man or woman who knows enough about casino gaming and is prepared to take the right risks at the right time in order to hit the big wins. In real life high rollers have access to all kinds of special...
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The Prof’s Guide to Smart Phone Gaming

Introduction Online slot machines on Smart-Phones are definitely going to be the next big thing. With more and more of the population packing these processor powered pieces of technology in their pockets, the computer age is moving into the palms of people's hands. Just as sites like Facebook, Skype, eBay and Google are creating their own apps, you can already get hold...
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A History of Progressive Slots

Inside every casino whether land-based or online there are networked slot games that offer life changing prizes. These monster gambling games take a small percentage of the money wagered on every spin and siphon it off forming a massive jackpot that grows larger with every play. Up until the 1980’s the biggest slot games were machines like Big Bertha, a massive 8...
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History of IGT

IGT were created in the 1980’s by gaming legend and video poker creator William “Si” Redd. They grew out of an arrangement Si had with Bally to distribute his own games. Si started working for Bally in 1967, when he formed his own gambling affiliate, Bally Distribution in order to serve casinos with jukeboxes and slot machines. He kept a large amount of these games...
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Frank Scoblete meets the Slots Professor

Whilst footballers might appreciate some of the legends of their game, like George Best and Stanley Matthews, as the Slots Professor, I'm in awe of some of the great casino writers of our time. One of my heroes is Frank Scoblete, one of the top Las Vegas slot machine critics. Frank's not only known for his knowledge of the reel games, but also for an astounding life-time...
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Slot Machine Odds

What are slot machine odds? If you look at the pay-table and gaming information supplied with a slot machine then you'll see a figure known as the payback or payout percentage. This expresses the average return from the game over time. For instance, if the payout percentage is listed as 95% and you put £10,000 into the game, then in principle you can expect a return of...
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History of Slots: Electronic

From the simplest three reelers, through fruit machines to the modern day video cabinets, everyone knows what makes up a slot. But where did these great gaming devices originate from and how did they develop into the games we all know and love today? The game that changed slots, as well as apparently changing Las Vegas, was Bally’s Money Honey. You can still hear the...
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History of Slots: Mechanical

From the simplest three reelers, through fruit machines to the modern day video cabinets, everyone knows what makes up a slot. But where did these great gaming devices originate from and how did they develop into the games we all know and love today? The first every gambling games appeared in the mid 1880s. These were simple affairs that sat alongside the first coin...
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Slot Machine Tournaments

I love proving how good I am at things. I'm always beating the kids at chess and some nights I'll make the missus sit up in the bedroom playing Call of Duty on the PS3 up there, whilst I sit in the front room shooting up her ass. Even though I'm an intellectual, I'm also one hell of a competitive bastard. Thus I absolutely love slot machine tournaments as they give me...
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Special Symbols And Wild Types

I'm not going to wax lyrical in my usual fashion in this article. Let's get straight down to the facts of the matter and the true story behind my hyperbole. There are many special symbols available to players of slot machines and they all do different things. So to help you understand my reviews, let's take a look at some of the most popular... Wild Symbols Just...
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Slot Machine Variance And Volatility

I'm going to get real deep tech here. Slot machine variance is one of the most important concepts for players to understand when choosing which game to play. It's actually a statistical term that refers to the risk the player is exposed to. The higher the variance, the bigger the risk, the more potential there is for rewards, but also conversely the more chance of...
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Slot Machine Jackpots

On every slot machine you'll ever play there's usually one big prize. This is known as the jackpot. Apparently this term comes from the early type of card based slot machines. Not only did these classic slots give us the poker card symbols that you'll see on many, many slots, but they're also responsible for the term jackpot. These were set up so that prizes were paid for...
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Progressive Slot Machines

You've got to love progressive slot machines. I explain where these monster money games originate from in our full and factual History of Slots section. These games have now made the trip onto the online casino stage and you can now get a taste of their big money potential at most internet gaming operators. Did you know that the highest jackpot ever paid out to an...
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Online Fruit Machines

Quite why anyone would want to play online fruit machines when there's slots available is beyond me. The traditional pub versions of these very British slot machines are renowned by those in the know as some of the worst payers out there. Slot machine payout percentages usually sit somewhere around 95% whereas pub fruities only payback around 75%. You'll even see...
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Old School Slots

We all remember our first plays on those special reel games. I can look back through the mists of time to my early fascination with the fruities that used to populate the pubs of England. On holiday journeys, my folks would often stop at some kind of beer-scented bar and prop me up in the corner of the room and expect me to sit still with a lemonade. I'd always be...
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Community Slots and Multi-Player Slots

Remember how we used to all huddle around one gaming console to play multi-player games? Well, the internet has changed all that. Now it's one computer, one screen, one connection per person allowing you to play with millions of people across the world. This is also true for the world of slot machines, as players can team up or play against one another on multi-player...
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Free Spin Slots

I like anything that comes for free. I can often be found browsing all manner of casino sites looking for no deposit bonuses and promotions to get any kind of boost to my bankroll for a small investment. When I get this extra money I can often be found spending it on free spin slot machines. These games are the classic bonus slots. After all, what better prize (not...
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