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Select Software Based on Casino Slots Games

By: Shirley Spicer, Wednesday September 23rd 2009
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For new players selecting the appropriate software can be a difficult proposition because it involves balancing a number of conflicting requirements. For example Microgaming offers the largest number of games but it also occupies the largest disc space. For new players nothing can be more important than the choice of games offered and in this online slot games play a critical role. One reason for this is that for every software provider about two thirds the games are slots. Another reason is that there is little differentiation in the table games and video poker between the various software providers. However there is considerable differentiation in the slot games offered.

Slot games originated as three reel slots and many new players would like to begin with this category. All the software providers offer a selection of three reel slot games in their portfolio. However Microgaming offers several games that are classified as Fruit Machines. These are three reel slots with special features that were popular in English pubs. The Hold feature allows players to keep one or two reels fixed while spinning the remaining. The Nudge feature allows players to move selected reels by one more slot without wagering any extra amount. These features result in extra winning possibilities and are therefore popular with the new players. Players who want to combine three reel slots with progressive jackpots can opt for Vegas Technology software. Vegas Technology has several three reel slots with progressive jackpots in a range of interesting themes.

However, most of the action is at the five reel video slots. In this category Cryptologic software has some unique offerings. One is the branded slots based on characters from Marvel Comics. If the player is a fan of Marvel Comics superheroes then these slot games are not to be missed. They feature superheroes like Superman, the Incredible Hulk and Elektra. The symbols on the reels will mean much more to fans of these superheroes because they include items like the source of the superpower or favorite weapons. Cryptologic also offers a Casual Slots series. The online slot games are based on popular games like Jenga and Bejeweled. Rival Gaming is another software provider that offers unique five reel video slots known as I-slots. These would attract players who find the normal slot games too mechanical. I-slots have interactive bonus games that require some level of skill from players. They are also more interesting because they unravel a story that is controlled by the players’ performance in the bonus rounds. However for sheer variety there is nothing to beat Microgaming. Microgaming adds about three video slots every month, which means that players at Microgaming online casinos will always have new games to wager on.

Perhaps the greatest differentiation can be found in the five reel progressive jackpot online slots. Recently Real Time Gaming introduced slot games in which players were not required to draw a winning combination on the reels in order to hit the progressive jackpot. This jackpot is triggered randomly and thus is more exciting. Playtech offers a unique kind of progress jackpot that has nothing to do with the slot game in progress. Along with each spin a lottery type game is separately played and can lead to a progressive jackpot prize. Players who are looking for life changing payouts would do well to patronize Microgaming software. Though most online gaming software providers offer slots with large payouts, Microgaming offers more of them and the payouts are usually larger.

Actually new players should register in online casinos powered by at least two different software providers. This way they will have access to greater variety and will also be able to remain updated with what is new in the industry.

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Comment by: kristoph On: December 16, 2009
I think that when selecting online casinos that there are so many other factors other then just the slots that need to be taken into consideration when choosing where to play. It's obviously an important one but not the only one.
Comment by: m8351 On: December 04, 2009
I think it's good to look at all the factors of an online casino and not just the slots games that they offer. The more games I think the better the online casinos offering is and in turn the better the online casino is in general.
Comment by: Karl Benton On: November 20, 2009
I play at RTG casinos quite a bit particularly Rushmore Casino these days and I've always found that I've been a big fan of their jackpot games and the fact that most of their games offer some sort of accumulating progressive jackpot prize.
Comment by: Charles L. On: October 27, 2009
Microgaming casinos have the best slots games of all casinos out there. In terms of graphics, features, etc... they are much better then that of companies like Cryptologic whose games if you ask me are sub par for such a large and publicly traded company.
Comment by: Karon Spence On: October 06, 2009
I like slots offered by each of the software providers out there that I've tried sure I favor some over others but each definitely has something unique and different to offer. Without that they'd all be the same and things would get boring. Of course you find more and more though these days that they're all copying one another but Microgaming and a few of the other providers out there are always on the forefront of creating something new and exciting for us players!
Comment by: Danny Spicer On: October 03, 2009
Slots games definitely are the games that differentiate one online casino software provider from the next. Table games including blackjack, roulette, craps, etc... are pretty much all the same accross the different online casino software that are out there but slots really are the key to the success of an online casino operation.
Comment by: Hal Mason On: September 24, 2009
Your suggestion on picks is a good one and I concur. I think that MGS has some of the best slots games out there and most games but I do also find and should let people know that although it is the case that many of their games are very similar to one another. They do have a number of games with different features though as well you just have to know what you're looking for.
Comment by: Brady On: September 23, 2009
I narrow things down like this in terms of slots selection offered by the various providers of online casino software out there. Firstly if you're looking for the most slots then Microgaming software is by far the best. If you're looking for good slots tournaments then Vegas Technology is among the best especially for the large prize tournaments, however Microgaming also has some decent tournaments with reasonable prizes as well. RTG offers slots that have more free spins then I've seen other games within their suite. And as for Cryptologic they have the Marvel slots games which are completely unique and interesting games to check out and play!

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