Why Do People Love Playing Online Slots so Much?

The online slots market keeps getting bigger and bigger as players around the globe embrace online and mobile slots.

According to some estimates the online gambling industry was worth around $46 billion in 2017, and this figure is set to more than double to $94 billion by 2024. Online slots areamong the biggest and fastest-growing sectors of the online gambling market, alongside online poker, bingo and sports betting.

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Why are online slots so popular? In this article, we give not one but four explanations for why people love online slot games.

Entertainment

First and foremost, online slots are a form of entertainment. These days, playing an online slot is as enthralling and immersive as films or gaming. As online slots technology has become more sophisticated, games manufacturers have focused increasingly on bridging the gap between traditional slots and the world of entertainment.

These days, there are slots based on video games, slots based on films, and 3D slots games.In the first half of 2019 alone, we’ve seen slots like Jumanji and the Harry Potter-themed Witchcraft Academy from NetEnt, Microgaming’s Playboy Gold, and the gaming-inspired Castle Builder II. With all these games, it’s the entertainment value that brings players in.

Unpredictability

One of the secrets to the success of not only online slots but all slots machines is the unpredictability. The first slots machines appeared in the late 19th century, but they really became sophisticated during the 20th century when operators deployed random number generators (RNG) as the main technology.

Slots have grown in leaps and bounds in terms of the images and sounds, but the RNG technology is still the main driving force. When a person sits down to play an online and mobile slot, they don’t know what they’re going to get. It’s that unpredictability of not knowing what happens nextthat keeps online gamblers coming back to the wonderful world of slots for more.

Deposit Bonuses

What more could you add to the thrills and excitement of slots games to make them even more enticing? Free stuff, of course. These days there are hundreds (if not thousands) of online and mobile casinos and thousands (if not tens of thousands) of online slots. Most online casino sites offer a range of welcome bonuses, deposit bonuses, and no-deposit bonuses to bring players in the door.

Bonuses vary in size and type but the thing they all have in common is that they reward the player with free playing money. In most cases, there are certain requirements attached to the bonus. For example, most slots bonuses can only be wagered on a specific slot or slots specified by the casino. That’s good enough for the millions of players who take advantage of slots bonuses every day.

Big Prizes

At the end of the day, the main goal of playing an online slot is to win. Obviously, online slots are just like any other form of entertainment in that there’s a cost involved. But what other forms of entertainment offer the potential of thousands or even millions in prizes?

Progressive slots offer potentially millions in prizes. Don’t believe us? Check out this list of the biggest jackpot wins of all time. The biggest slots win in history was won by a 26-year-old soldier from the UK who took home more than £13,209,300 (or more than $20 million at the time) when he won the Mega Moolah slot at Betway Casino in October 2015.

No one has managed to calculate the total all-time winnings from online slot games, but the figure no doubt reaches into the billions.

About Mohit Tater

Mohit is the co-founder and editor of Entrepreneurship Life, a place where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners can find wide ranging information, advice, resources, and tools for starting, running, and growing their businesses.

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