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Revealing the truth about winning back-to-back jackpots By John Grochowski   I’ve received many an email, phone call, and—in days of yore— letters delivered through the U.S. Postal Service, asking if it’s possible to hit more than one big jackpot in a short time on the same machine. The questions aren’t always precisely in these […]

Best Of The Best

Some of this year’s best casinos as chosen by our readers For 21 years, Strictly Slots magazine has asked readers to vote for their favorite casinos in a number of different categories, ranging from Overall Casino to all types of slot gaming, for our annual Best of Slots Awards. Readers love it, casinos love it, […]

Shrinking Payback

Yet another study shows that reducing payback percentages doesn’t hurt casinos. But what about the players? By Frank Legato   The issue of shrinking payback percentages on the slot floor has been burning for more than a decade. It’s in the news once again. After the Great Recession of 2008–2009, players began to complain that […]


Slot players want some Christmas magic, too By Frank Scoblete   There was a time when everybody celebrated Christmas or, at least, our society assumed everybody celebrated Christmas. It was a magical time of year and, as a kid, I believed in magic. Heck, there had to be magic; I could see it in the […]


When it comes to playing slots, variety is the spice of life By John Grochowski   Ask slot players their favorite things about the games, and you’ll most often hear “winning,” followed by “jackpots” and “bonuses.” But to dig a little deeper, a group of slot-playing regulars were asked what beyond those factors leads them […]


A look at the slot games our readers have identified as their favorites By Frank Legato   Last month, we published our annual “Best of Slots” issue, in which our readers picked their favorite places to play slots, and gave their valued opinions on where to find the best slot offerings, from variety of games […]

Keeping it Simple

Cash-on-reels features, “what you see is what you get,” and other slot styles prove that “simple” is on a roll By Frank Legato   Thirty years ago, slot machines were quite simple. Not counting video poker, the vast majority of slots back in the 1980s posed a simple proposition: Pull a handle or push a […]


AGS injects new features and higher jackpots into a popular theme with Rakin’ Bacon! Deluxe By Frank Legato   They call him “Cornsquealius.” He’s a golden pig on the top screen of your video slot, and he gets bigger and bigger as you land wild symbols in the base game, until suddenly, he bursts to […]


The inside scoop on how slot machines work By Frank Scoblete   I am sure as a slot player you have heard of me. Maybe all casino players have heard of me. I am the random number generator, or RNG, that selects which symbols will come up on your machine when you play it. I […]

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