Why do people love games of chance so much? For the most part, there’s no skill involved at all. Lifting weights and eating your vitamins won’t give you a better chance at winning. A game of chance is just that – chance. Any person can walk away a winner, and any can go home a loser. Although some strategies do apply to a lot of these games, there’s no surefire way to win or gain an advantage. Everyone’s on an equal playing field. Maybe that’s the allure on some level.
So many games in today’s world are highly competitive and involve training, a skill-set, and a passion to win. With a game like slot machines, it’s every man or woman for him or herself. By removing the competitive nature of a game, you’re opening it up to all people and bringing the true essence of a game back. After all, games are supposed to be fun.
When you’re faced with the choice of either winning or being a loser in a competitive game, there’s no thrill with every spin. There’s no suspense while playing. Everything becomes for an ultimate goal or it was all for naught. With a chance game like slots, it becomes a roller coaster of emotion; a fun thrill ride that can be enjoyed for minutes or hours. You set the rules. You start when you want and finish when you want. While you’re playing, it’s your game.
There’s also the taboo aspect for many. From a very young age, we’re taught to spend our money wisely, that money doesn’t grow on trees, and that you’ll never get anything for free. Try as the old, wise ones might, however, they’ve never been able to deter a person deadest or winning that huge progressive jackpot. Part of it could be rebelling against accepted authority, but we know for sure that proving people wrong and winning the unwinnable is always appealing.
As slots move quickly past the digital age and into a future that none of us rightly recognize yet, we’re even more enthralled with them today than when they first arrived on the scene. Today’s slots come in massive variety. From 5 and 7-reel slots revealing a storyline, to slots that sing, play video clips and are able to be personalized, they’re infinitely more interactive in this day and age.
With bigger prizes, more gaming options, and brighter lights with louder bells and whistles, slot machines aren’t going anywhere. They’ll always be king of the casino, online or otherwise.