Prizes Vs Entertainment
These are the two most important elements appearing in every slot game. Prizes are the things we all hope to win - ideally large ones, but you just never know what might happen. However, entertainment is just as important, wouldn't you say? We'll pit the two elements together below. Which side will you come down on?
It's good to know there are reasonable prizes to be won
Before we play any slot game, we always check the paytable to see what the prizes are like. Most slots offer a good range of prizes, from the smallest to the jackpot prize. However, some have far lower (or higher) prizes available than others.
We would steer clear of a game that only offered very low prizes even at the higher end of the scale. If we're going to bet on a game, we want to make it worthwhile.
You should never play for prizes alone
Prizes are important, of course. However, if you only play for those you are likely to be disappointed. You can never guarantee you will win anything, after all. Picking a game that has good entertainment value will give you a good experience even if you don't win much. The slots are stacked in favor of the casino, so while you could win more than you wager, you cannot assume this will happen.
Finding some entertaining games means you are going to have a good time whatever happens. Just be sure you have your budget set and ready to use before you begin. Don't go beyond that, and never try to chase any losses you've incurred. This means you can play safely and enjoyably with few issues to worry about.
A balance of both will likely give you the best experience
It is important to remember some slot games are more volatile than others. High volatility means you could go a while with no prizes, but when some do drop they could be quite big. Low volatility means you can expect to win quite regularly, although the amounts will be smaller.
We prefer a balance between prizes to be won and entertainment, since both are good reasons why we play slot games to begin with. There are plenty of games out there to appeal to everyone's requirements. It's just a matter of finding the ones that appeal most to you.