Slots – what types of games are available?

Those who like to play on a slot machine will find a large and varied selection of slots available on the internet from multiple software companies, both large and small. Here you will find more information about some of the most popular games, and we always work hard to inform you as much as we can about as many online slot machines as possible.

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New games every month

Despite the wide range of online slots, new online slots are added all the time as companies such as Betsoft, Microgaming and Playtech add new games to their portfolio – usually several times a month. Selected online casinos usually test launch new games on a result basis – such as Betsafe – so if you are curious to try out new games from the likes of NetEnt, you can.

Progressive jackpots on online slot machines

On the internet there are also slot machines with progressive jackpots that are either global or local. The difference between a local and global jackpot is that a local jackpot is only collected by a single casino, and a global jackpot is shared across the same slots title by several different casinos. A well-known gaming machine with a progressive jackpot is Microgaming’s Mega Moolah, which currently holds the world record for a jackpot payout – €17,879,645.12!

Game manufacturers

Since most online casinos do not manufacture their own games but instead rely on dedicated software companies you will find the same game at different online casinos. Examples of software companies used by online casinos include NetEnt, Microgaming and Playtech. There are other, smaller slot machine game manufacturers too such as Quickspin, Betsoft, Ash Gaming and Williams Interactive. There are literally dozens of companies.

When you have become accustomed to different slot machine manufacturers you will find that you prefer games from some software companies than others. This is due to each different game manufacturer putting their own stamp on their games, both with design aspects and game features. For example, Betsoft invest a lot of time in manufacturing ‘3D’ video slots, whereas Ash Gaming are known for the inclusion of numerous bonus games.

Custom games

Sometimes an online casino will enlist a software provider to create an exclusive and unique slot machine that is only available at their site. One example of this is Betsafe, which together with the software company Play’n GO created the online slot machine Gumball 3000. Another example is PAF which has several specially-made slot machines available at their online casino.

The various themes of online slot machines

When you have explored the full range of online slot machines, you will notice that almost all slot machines have a sort of theme that runs like a thread through the game. For a player to really get the right feeling, both the design and sound is inspired by this theme. For example, you will find a slot machine with a Christmas theme if you want to get into the Christmas spirit, or games created that are inspired by movies. Whatever tickles your particular fancy you’ll be able to find a slot machine that suits.

Payout percentages of games

The payout percentage of a slot machine will be of particular interest to players. Not all slot machine manufacturers supply games with favourable payout percentages, but one company that usually does is NetEnt. Their games typically have a high refund to players that is around 97 or 98 percent, depending upon which particular game a player chooses.