Sunday, April 29, 2012

Why Do People Play Free Slots?

The reasons why slot players play free slots, more specifically, free slots online has become the subject of debate between me and a couple of friends of mine. The main argument against it is always why bother? You can't win anything. While this may be true, I can understand the allure of free slot play. Let me outline some of the main reasons I believe free slots are so popular.

Number one: It does not cost you anything to play. Alright, I know some of you are thinking way to go Einstein. We can sure tell who is wearing the big brain today! O.K. I hear you. That one was obvious. But, in a nutshell, this is why people play free slots. They do not have to risk their own hard earned cash to get that gambling rush and the thrill of playing a slot machine. Surely most of you can see the logic in this.

Number two: They can play free slots on their laptop from the comfort of their own home. Hell, they can play on their IPAD or their mobile phone now too. No advance planning needed. Just sit down on the couch, hit the internet, sign on to an online casino and you are ready to go! Every online casino I have ever played at allows you to play their slot machine games for free, if you choose to. They are banking on the fact that sooner or later, most players get tired of playing for free and will usually succumb to one of their free money bonus offers and choose to play for real money at some point. And most players eventually do. But the point is you can play all of the slot machines online for free if you want to. Try playing a slot machine for free in a land based casino. Not going to happen. Not now, not ever. And, you have to factor in that you will have to drive or fly to a land based casino. They closest casino to my house is a little over an hour away. Playing online is much more convenient.

Number Three: Some people just want to play. For some folks, like my wife, it is not about the money. Winning and losing, while important, are secondary to the entertainment value. People play games online all of the time. Heck, how many people, and their kids by the way, do you know that are hooked on that Angry Bird game? For many, they just want to be entertained. Playing a free slot game is nothing more than entertainment to them. The money just does not matter. It is just the same as playing an online pinball machine. Even has slot machines that you can play for free online.

I know that there may be more reasons people might want to play free slots. I have tried it. Honestly, while I do enjoy playing the games, it is just not the same for me if money is not involved. It is ok for a while. But sooner or later, I have to put some money down or I get bored. You might want to try playing them yourself and see if it is the sort of thing you might be in to.

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