Online Slots or at the Casino
If you have ever been to a land based casino then you already know how popular slot machines are as you see them everywhere you look. These days instead of simply spinning reels it has become much more of an entertainment experience with the onset of second screen features. These machines are easily my favorite to play, I find the challenge of getting the bonus features to pop up very exciting and the rewarding payouts fuel the anticipation.
Today’s online machines are very similar to those found in the land based casinos and considering that it has been a while since I last stepped anything other than a virtual foot into a casino. In fact if you consider that slot makers like IGT are designing both the slot machines online and in the casino there is little wonder that the machines are so similar.
For instance take a look at one of the more popular slot machines of all time, Wheel of Fortune and you will see that the game at the local casino is not much different than the game you will find online. The same can be said about plenty of other slots as well and they don’t have to necessarily be exact games – the game experience is pretty much the same. It’s the overall gaming experience that is different.
It’s just much easier and often more relaxing to start up my computer and play my favorite slot games from the comfort of my own home. Now don’t get me wrong, I still very much enjoy a trip to the casino as the experience at the local casino is always heightened by the ambiance they create and you aren’t going to get that at home, but not having to worry about travel, the crowds, or cash out tickets is often a more desirable experience.
I wouldn’t say I prefer one more over the other, but I can say that I have played more online than I have at the local casinos – primarily because of the convenience. How about you – what are your preferences? Do you find that the online slot games being designed today are becoming increasingly more like the ones in the casino?