From one slot machine to another, certain parameters may indeed differ as is the case with RTP, the bonuses present and also the volatility of the slot machine. These parameters have an influence on the potential winnings to be won.
In this article, we will find out what they are and at the end of the article we will offer you a number of more or less volatile slots to try out for free in demo mode.
Understanding the notion of slot machine volatility
In finance, volatility is the magnitude of the variations in the price of a share, and well in the field of gambling, it’s the same thing! Slot machine volatility is the magnitude of the changes in winnings that fall over the course of a game.
With high volatility, the chance of winning is greater, but so is the risk of loss. On the other hand, the payout interval will be much more widely spaced and less regular in a high-volatility slot machine than in a low- or medium-volatility slot machine where the winnings will be more recurring but less consistent.
Gamblers generally choose a slot machine based on volatility to optimize their strategy, or else by preference of playing style: more or less aggressive. For example, a High Roller (risky player) prefers to take risks to lose a certain amount of money before winning big (the jackpot), he will prefer a slot machine with high volatility.
A gambler who prefers to have fun without taking too many risks and win small amounts regularly will prefer slot machines with low volatility, and the indecisive gambler who is open to the idea of winning large amounts but also likes a fairly regular game in terms of winnings will be led to choose a slot machine with medium volatility.
How to find out the volatility of a slot machine
Now that you’ve mastered the concept of volatility, it would be good to know where to find the information. We try to tell you the volatility of the slots when it is made available by the publisher, it is visible in each slot machine’s review.
Otherwise, you will have to test a few spins in demo mode and judge for yourself how long it takes to make a winning spin. Normally, in about 20 spins, you will know whether a slot machine is volatile or not at all. Another important piece of data that can give some indication of the volatility of a game is the paytable, you will be able to see if the symbol combinations pay a lot or little compared to other games.
Here are some examples of volatile slot machines:
Highly volatile slot machines:
- Ring Of Odin from Play N Go
- Quickspin’s Nero’s Fortune
- Gonzo’s Quest by Netent
- Wolf Moon Rising from BetSoft
- Pop Rocks from Yggdrasil Gaming
Medium Volatility Slot Machines:
- Sticky Joker of Play N Go
- The Wild Chase by Quickspin
- BetSoft’s Monster Pop
- Twin Spin Deluxe by Netent
- Mega Fortune Dreams by Netent
Low Volatility Slot Machines:
- Netent Starburst
- Ogre Empire from BetSoft
- The Royal Family of Yggdrasil Gaming
- Esqueleto Explosivo of Thunderkick
- Gemix from Play N Go