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Social Slots

Are you familiar with Social Slots? Social Slots all the rage right now in the increasingly competitive social casino space. Social slots are casino slot machine games played on your mobile device with virtual money. It's the thrills you'd experience in a real casino but with an online community of social casino gamers and a digital twist.

Amongst the game typically found in a social casino, social slots are most popular among players. Here's a ranking of online casino games:

  1. Slots
  2. Poker
  3. Blackjack
  4. Bingo
  5. Video Poker
  6. Roulette
  7. Baccarat
  8. Other

The thrill comes from how random the outcomes are. True randomness in social slots is essentially, and that’s all made possible by a pseudorandom number generator (PRNG). For an explanation as to how pseudorandom number generators produce true randomness, we turn to Wikipedia.

In a virtual casino game, the outcome of each game is dependent on the data produced by a pseudorandom number generator (PRNG). This determines the order of the cards in card games, the outcome of a dice throw, or the results produced by the spinning of a slot machine or roulette wheel. PRNGs use a set of mathematical instructions known as an algorithm to generate a long stream of numbers that give the impression of true randomness. While this is not the same as true random number generation (computers are incapable of this without an external input source), it provides results that satisfy all but the most stringent requirements for true randomness.

In addition to the thrill of the true randomness when playing social slots, there's also the gamification aspect. There are typically daily bonuses, the unlocking of new slot games, rewards, gifts for friends and other such techniques designed to increase retention and engagement. Each of these practices are the result of much research into what exactly social slots players respond to. Ironically, nothing is left to chance in this regard. The pseudorandom number generator is for gameplay only.

With an increasing user base and new technological advances, this is really just the tip of the iceberg. The real-money gambling game has been digitized and gamified for a new generation of players. Further innovations are only increasing virility and introducing new players to a fun escape.

And at the end of the day, that's the key. Social slots are fun.

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