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Article published on Nov. 14, 2016
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Article published on Nov. 14, 2016

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One casino game that stands out from the rest of the bunch is the online slot machine, it's a game that's akin to that of a chameleon because it comes in various shapes, colors and sizes. 

Slot games can be divided into 3D slots with high definition visual animations loaded with in-play bonus modes, 3 and 5 reel classics and progressive jackpots slots that pays out life-changing cash prizes. 

Slot games can be played for real money or they can be played for free. The latter option gives the slot player an idea how the game pays at different coin levels and the amount of spins it will take to trigger a bonus mode (free spins). 

Real Cash Slots

Once you've played the game for free it's time to play slots for real money but before you do so you must find an online casino that's reputable. How do you know when a slots casino has a proven track record? The operator must be licensed in Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Curacao, Malta or Alderney. 

It must contain a diverse game library that's made up of slots, table games, progressives, a live dealer casino, mobile casino and specialty games. And, it must offer robust bonuses with attainable bonus terms, loads of free spins on the newest slots, comps, daily promotions and cash back on losses of at least 10%.

Getting Your Slots Wins out the Casino

When it comes to gambling online diversity is key. Playing the games is fun but getting out the funds you've won from the casino is equally important. The casino must list, electronic wallets (Neteller, Skrill), wire transfer, Paysafecard, checks and Bitcoin as deposits and withdrawal methods. 

Progressive slot jackpot wins must be paid out in one lump sum and not in installments, the last thing you want is to win a million dollars just to be paid out $5,000 per month before you're paid in full-check the terms before you play! 

Fiat currency players must ensure that the casino clears withdrawals within minutes (ewallets), 3 to 5 business days (credit/debit cards) up to 7 working days if it's bank wire. Should the cash out period be longer than this for a slots win the casino is giving you the run-around-it's 'encouraging' you in a subtle way to play back the cash you've won. 

Bitcoin slot players face a less complicated route. Wins from slot games are paid in full, in less than 20 minutes and no verification documents are required aside from an email address and user name. 

If you accepted a slots bonus check the bonus terms to make sure that the casino is not out to exploit you. The industry standard for an online slots bonus is 40x, anything above this figure is considered steep. Once you have cleared the bonus wagering the slot bonus will be deducted from your wins (sticky) or if it's a cashable bonus it can be withdrawn.

A slots casino must state in its privacy policy that your private and financial information is protected by SSL encryption software, support must be available in various languages 24/7 through email, telephone or live chat and players must be able to deposit in their currency of choice without any hassles. Another important feature to check is the slots developer. 

The top slot software providers for players from the United States are Betsoft, Rival, RealTime Gaming (RTG) and Rival. For players from Europe it's Microgaming, Play N'Go, NetEnt, Evolution Gaming, iSoftBet, Quickspin, Barcrest and Yggdrasil. Players must be able to access the slot games through an instant play or downloadable solution and they must be compatible with mobile devices.  

With special reference to 3D slots, they must contain a video clip and players must be able to play them for free before they deposit real cash. Branded #D online slots have loads of different themes that range from those based on Hollywood blockbuster films, sports, famous actors, animals, aliens and so forth. When it comes to progressive jackpot slots Microgaming and Net Entertainment lead the pack and their operators pay out all progressive slot wins in full. 

Players who play a slots on their mobile phones must not play it with normal data due to their nature of some of their graphics (rich in visuals) unless you have a good data plan so, Make sure your Wi-Fi is on, not only is it cheaper but you don't have to worry that you'll run out of data which can be very inconvenient at times.