Having been around since the mid-1990s, online slots were bound to go through changes from then until now. But over the past decade, it seems like some of these changes have accelerated quite rapidly. That said, let’s look at a few ways that many slots are different today than they were 10 years ago.
Second Screen Bonus Rounds
Back in the mid-2000s, the only bonus you could look forward to was free spins. And while everybody loves free games, the second-screen bonus rounds of today are far more advanced. Second-screen bonuses see you do different things, such as shooting targets, driving cars, or playing pick-me games. In any case, it’s always fun to get away from the reels when you trigger these bonuses.
Jackpots Are Much Bigger
In the past five years, we’ve seen some truly massive online slots payouts, including Jon Heywood’s record-breaking win last year. Microgaming helped set the stage for these multi-million dollar jackpots in 2008, when they launched Mega Moolah. Now, we have several wide-area progressive jackpots that are paying big money to players.
3D Graphics Are More Prevalent
While slots graphics weren’t terrible 10 years ago, they still left a lot to be desired. Many slots-makers have improved this matter, though, by offering online slots with sophisticated 3D graphics. Today’s slots offer stellar design and detail that makes the experience feel more real.
Mobile Slots Are Hot
Perhaps the biggest change from then until now is the advent of mobile slots. Due to improved mobile technology, you no longer have to play from your PC or laptop if you don’t want to. As long as you have a smartphone or tablet, you can play slots on the go.
As you can see, there have been plenty of notable slots changes over the years. And I think that we call all agree these changes have been for the better.