Why Do Slots Pay Differently?

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There’s a lot of diversity in how slots pay, and that led to a simple question from a player who wondered:

I would like information on why some slots pay better line hits then the bonus. Why are all game payouts different?

Christine N.

When it comes to slots, this is the secret sauce that makes a particular game the game. How the payouts are distributed throughout a game, whether it’s a base game heavy structure or a bonus heavy structure, has a lot to do with how a game feels, and is ultimately why games differ.

If all slots paid the same, the only thing that would differ is the graphics, and if you’ve ever played multiple games that are basically the same except for graphics, it can get kind of monotonous over time because the game play itself is effectively the same.

Instead, game makers purposefully put different sorts of twists and turns into games to keep them fresh and interesting, and also so as a player when you go around casinos you can find games that appeal most to you.

The player reaction around how the game Huff N’ Puff was evolved into Huff N’ More Puff really underscores how players want certain game play. Those who love the bonus on that game were thrilled to have the game restructured to put more weight on the bonuses, while those who appreciated those helpful line hits between bonuses were disappointed to see them reduced.

Players have different appetites for risk and the types of payouts they want. Having different types of games allows game makers to develop options for each type of player, and ensure there’s a diversity of experiences to be had playing at the casino.

So that’s why you see varying types of payouts – it’s as simple as game makers giving players a choice of what they want to play.

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