As you might have guessed, a low volatility slot game is the exact opposite of a high volatility one. It will regularly pay out on winning combinations but those wins will be of the smaller variety. All those low value playing card symbols that pad out reels in games will keep your account balance ticking over, but those large value symbols won’t be making too many contributions.
In some games you have the opportunity to decide whether to play in high or low volatility mode. The BetSoft game ‘Good Girl, Bad Girl’ is a good example with the choice of either siding with the angel or the devil.
If you want to win lots of cash, then go for the high volatility game. You’ll need to be a patient player who will accept that you may play a lot of games without any wins coming your way. But they need to be careful and stick to their agreed financial budget. Panicking and putting more money in as you try to chase losses just isn’t a good idea. Players can be rewarded with the big wins they desire but it really is a gamble.
Some games, especially those from Real Time Gaming do provide the player with information that indicates whether the game they are playing is of high or low volatility.
Finding out which category a slot game fits into can often only be determined by actually playing the game. Now this could be a painful way of discovering the answer, especially if it turns out to be of the high volatility nature. So, this is where playing games for free can be a real advantage because you’ll learn just how the game will play and all the time your financial budget is totally protected.
Games that have low value wins that are of a high amount will tend to have a high volatility. An example of this is IGT’s ‘Lucky Sevens’ as is Bally’s ‘Blazing Sevens’ Games with high multipliers are also likely to be high volatility slots.