Online Slot Games Report

by Gayle Mitchell

Online slot games report explores the fascination and exploding growth of playing slot games online.
This report details the game creators, types of slots available and winning jackpot stories.
You will discover how far slot machines have come from the introduction of the Liberty Bell, 3-reel slot.
We begin with general facts for online slots players everywhere...

You can play online slot games in both downloadable and instant play/flash versions. The advantage of the downloadable versions is that they have a larger selection of games.
Online slots have better odds compared to land based casinos due to more competition and these slot game types are less expensive to operate. All reputable online casinos are audited and many post their online slot payouts percentages to view.
Casinos do not change the payouts of the online slot games according to who is playing the games. The players do not affect the final outcome of the spinning of the reels in any manner.
The payouts for slot machine games remain the same throughout the day. It is not affected by the time of the day, week or month.
It is a myth that a slot machine that hits a jackpot does not hit again for a long time. It is based on the programmed percentage probabilities.

Slot Game Creators and Slot Types: Online Slot Games
Over 150 companies manufacture software solutions for online gambling.
Top names are Playtech, Microgaming, Real Time Gaming=RTG, Rival and Cryptologic.
Microgaming software launched in the year 1998 and gaming revenue shares currently amount to more than 70% of the industry.
Online Slots have advanced from the early days to the extent that playing slots at online casinos can accurately duplicate any land-based casino experience.
Proof of this statement becomes evident with the number of slot makers like IGT and Wms Gaming who have chosen to participate at both online casinos and land-based.
This double market strategy creates the best of both worlds for slot players in that games like Monopoly, Wheel of Fortune along with familiar progressive slot names can be played almost everywhere.
The variety and selection online includes 25 + multiple lines, free spins and multi-spins that make up a large portion of the slots inventory. Some other slot types for players who prefer traditional slots play are 2-Bet Max. 3-Reel 3-Line or 5 Reel 5 Line.
Branded or entertainment slots based on memorable games, movies or people have worldwide appeal. Crash Splash is one of the most advanced online slot machines. One of the most successful online slot titles is Tomb Raider.

Progressive Online Slot Games
Progressives are the most popular and most played of all of the slot game types and it is easy to understand why for two reasons. First, the wide variety of progressive slot titles and secondly, with ever-growing jackpot levels, these slots offer big paydays that are the stuff of dreams. Examples are Beach Life, Major Moolah, Triple Inferno, Fruit Mania and Aztec Millions.
As with land-based progressive titles, the online slot creators provide a linked jackpot network. The most popular progressive slot jackpot networks are by Microgaming, Playtech Progressive Slots and Net Entertainment Progressive Slot Networks. There are other smaller progressive slot networks, however the Big 3 as mentioned provide the largest jackpots online and are widely available at most casinos.

3D Online Slot Games
Always moving forward with advanced gaming entertainment, the slot creators now offer slots in 3D. While no special equipment is required by players, this feature is limited on particular portions of the slot machines currently, but is sure to improve in a short time.
Popular 3D slot games like Slotfather, Funky Chicken, Rockstar, Mr. Vegas, Gladiator, Lost, Mama Mia and Royal Reels create a unique and entertaining event while visiting the slots playground. The big name creators of 3D slots are Betsoft and Sherriff Games who power the vast majority of 3D slot games.

Branded or Entertainment Online Slot Games
Branded slots at land-based casinos have always led the way and attracted many slot players with their familiar titles. Examples are Monopoly, Ghost Busters, Clint Eastwood, Michael Jackson, Wizard of Oz and The Godfather.
TV Game Shows appear frequently as slot games: The Price Is Right. Jeopardy! Let's Make a Deal and of course, Wheel of Fortune.
Branded or Entertainment slots online have caught on rapidly and current selections include the Marvel Superheroes and Pink Panther. Mix in Monopoly, Clue, Deal or No Deal while War of the Worlds, Lord of the Rings and Star Trek fit in the games/movies category.
Familiar names and faces like Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, the Osbournes, Elvis and of course, the 3 Stooges are available online.
These games are here to stay and have become some of the highest grossing slot games.

Mobile Phone Slot Games
Slots players expected that the wait would be short before their favorite slot games would arrive on their ipad, iphone, ipod android and/or blackberry device and they were not disappointed. The ability to play mobile slot games when the mood strikes has motivated the slot makers to offer a wide array of online slot games designed for mobile phones. Microgaming is in front of the rest of the slot creators for the mobile phone market offering a wide variety of their popular online slots including the Mega Moolah progressive slot jackpots. Other examples for slot players to ‘tap and play’ are Fiesta, Treasure Box, Treasure Nile, Avalon and Thunderstruck.

Casino Jackpot Winners: Online Slot Games
Emira B from Dewsbury in West Yorkshire won Deal or No Deal’s record Jackpot at a staggering £965,728, over £330,000 more than the game’s previous record.
A 90-cent bet by a UK player at a Millionaires Club slot scored a huge instant online winner of $1,768,554.
Mega millions a Microgaming progressive slot machine online is the only slot that has released jackpots over $1,000,000 to date.
A 48-year-old man from Portsmouth won at a MegaJackpots Cluedo with Free Spin Mystery Bonus. This slots player hit for £2,086,585 by lining up five MegaJackpots symbols.
HeidiB, a teacher from Ohio hit big for $1,216,557 at a King Cashalot progressive slot.

Other Slot Jackpots
Besides the online slot games big hits listed above, there are some huge paydays at land-based casinos as detailed below:
The largest progressive slot jackpot to date at a land-based casino of $39,713,982. was won on 3/21/03 at an IGT Megabucks machine at the Excalibur in Las Vegas.
The winner, who requested anonymity, was a 25-year-old software engineer from Los Angeles.
A 71-year old, retired interior decorator, living in Vegas stopped to insert $20 at a Megabucks machine. A few spins later, the result was a huge strike of over $12 million.
Another Megabucks winner of $20,591,025. was awarded to an anonymous 64-year-old local retiree also living in Vegas.
Josephine Crawford, 84 is in the AC record books with a huge payday of $10 million playing a nickel slot game in Atlantic City.
Have fun and explore the hot item at the online slots playground! 

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