During the last two months the leading online gaming software provider Microgaming released a few slot games with a new innovative feature called Respin. Some of the online slots that incorporate this feature are Reel Gems, Retro Reels and Retro Reels Diamond Glitz. This feature calls upon the player to make certain choices not available in the usual online slot games. Thus the players have to think how they should best utilize the Respin feature. This article explains the feature and offers some tips for its execution.
The slot game begins in the normal manner. The player sets the betting parameters and clicks the Spin button to set the reels in motion. After the reels come to a stop the payouts, if any, are credited to the player's account. Then the Respin feature comes into play. Below each reel is a Respin button and below each button the player can see a value displayed. This is the additional bet amount that the player will have to wager for the Respin. Wagering that amount will entitle the player to spin only that reel holding the other four reels in their present position. Any payouts resulting from the Respin will be added to the player's balance and fresh Respin values will be displayed below all reels. The player can activate the Respin feature again and again or can click the Spin button to play the normal game.
The questions that arise are on what basis should the player decide whether to Respin or not and if he decides to Respin then how should he select the reel. Unfortunately there are no perfect answers because the structure of the slots game is not known. By structure it is meant how many of the different symbols can appear on each reel. Therefore one cannot perform a mathematical calculation in order to take a decision. One simple mechanism can be that if the player has recovered his total bet in the spin then he should avoid activating the Respin feature. In any event he should put a cap on the number of Respins he will attempt for a given main spin. This mechanism does not offer any gambling advantage. It only helps the player to stay within his bankroll and avoid wagering more than he initially planned to.
The player will notice that one or more reels aligned from right to left may display a Respin bet of 0.01 credits. The player will realize that there is no possibility of getting an additional winning combination by spinning these reels because the previous reels do not have the required alignment of like symbols. Hence activating the Respin feature on these reels is throwing away 0.01 credits and wasting time as well. For the remaining reels the expected payout would be in proportion to the Respin bet amount. Hence the player's risk taking propensity would decide which reel to Respin. If the player is looking for larger payouts and can afford to wager larger amounts then he should click the Respin button with the largest bet amount. The conservative player should click the Respin button with the smallest amount.
Microgaming online slots with the Respin feature will not offer higher long term average returns. They will, however, make the game more exciting and interesting. The online slots with the respin feature can be played at online casinos like Roxy Palace Casino, All Jackpots Casino and 7 Sultans Casino.