New players often find comfort in a few games and continue to wager on these. For a variety of reasons they are unwilling to try out the new games that are being regularly released and this is to their detriment. New games would require the players to understand new features. Beginners are uncomfortable with change and like to continue with what is familiar to them. There is also the feeling that particular games are lucky for them and when they are enjoying those games then there seems little reason to make a change.
Beginners would do well to realize that by and large the newer games would be the better games. Software technology is improving by leaps and bounds and the competition in the online gaming industry is continuously calling for innovation. Therefore software providers have to keep on improving the quality of their games. A look at some of the audiovisual features that have been introduced in recent months illustrates this. Sometime back Rival Gaming introduced the concept of full scale animations in its online slot games. Instead of the animation taking place within the small square that houses the symbol, the symbol first covers the entire screen and then the animation goes into effect. Another visual innovation has been introduced in Cryptologic's just released slot game called Fumi's Fortune. In the free spins around three-dimensional puppets perform antics on the reels while the game is being played. Though such audiovisual effects do not result in better payouts they definitely result in better gaming experience. New players should realize that this enjoyment while playing online casino games is an important reason for playing them.
Online gaming software developers have also been introducing features that make wagering more convenient. One such feature is the Auto Play. The Auto Play feature has evolved considerably since it was introduced. Now the Auto Play can be automatically stopped if certain specified win or loss conditions are met. Usually the Auto Play is performed with the same amount wagered each time. Recently Cryptologic has introduced a feature in the Auto Play called Bet Type, which allows players to automatically increase or decrease wagers according to a set pattern. If beginners do not check out the new games regularly they will be unaware of such developments.
Innovations in online games can also help players to perform better as far as payouts are concerned. One example is blackjack. Online blackjack games usually offer average payout percentages of around 99% subject to optimum play. New players can rarely achieve perfect play and therefore have to settle for lower payout percentages. However Microgaming recently introduced the blackjack strategy card in some of its blackjack games. This enables the players to wager on blackjack in the Auto Play mode using perfect blackjack strategy. Players who hesitate to try out new games would lose out on developments like these.
The concern that new games require the players to learn new things is not unfounded. Beginners feel that while they are engaged in the process of learning they would lose money. The solution to this is extremely simple. Beginners can check out the new games in the free play mode. Once they acquire proficiency in the game and if they like it they can switch over to real money wagering. Otherwise all they lose is a few hours of trials.