Slots have flourished online with many of the big lan- based game developers migrating popular slot titles onto the internet. Companies like IGT, WMS, Aristocrat and Novomatic have realized that there is a great deal of interest in their games from online players and have therefore licensed many of their slots to online casinos and gaming sites.
There are also a vast number of slots that only exist online through companies that have only ever done business on the internet. Microgaming, Playtech and NetEnt are obvious examples, but there are also many other smaller developers that have found a good niche online.
Experience v’s convenience
Despite there being a difference in quality and experience in a casino compared to online, many players enjoy being able to play video slots in the comfort of their own home. Many of the big games developers have realized this and have made sure that their slots replicate the experience in a casino as well as possible. They have matched features and playing experiences where possible and have even tried to make sure sounds and color are replicated.
The big benefit with playing slots online is that RTP’s (return to player) are generally higher. You can expect RTP’s between 92 – 96% at online casinos, which you will not find with slots in a bricks and mortar casino.
Mobile slots gaming
With the evolution of smart phones and tablet devices, slot games found a new home. Several hundred mobile slot games have been developed already, with many more on the way. The ability to play slot games on the move or in new environments opened up the market once again. Although concerns exist about having too much accessibility to games of chance like slots.