what is" VARIANCE " when talking about slot machines?

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        i recently played at an online casino which listed the slot games:

          variance: very high                  variance: high,low ?

          variance: medium

        what does this mean?
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        When used as a slot term, the word 'Variance' is used to describe how a slot plays,

        It refers to whether a machine is set up to give lots of small wins or whether it is more likely to have long losing streaks, followed by one or two big wins. A slot that gives many small regular wins is known as low variance, while one that gives fewer wins, but bigger when they do come is known as High Variance

        Some people may use the term 'streaky' to describe a slot that is High Variance

        Whether one is better than the other is a matter of choice. Some people prefer to play in hope of that big win, while other people prefer to win small amounts on a regular basis.

        Examples of high variance slots could be those with many 'Wild' symbols that can line up to give huge numbers of line wins within a single spin

                         Hope this helps...                                        PMM2008
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        Ahhh got to love 3dice casino...

        as far as I know they are the only ones that post the "variance' of their slots right out in the open. Taking PMM's posting and placing it in that context, when you're shooting for a Peak level tournament those high variance machines have the greatest potential for a big win... or loss, where the medium variance games can slow and steady give you a build up.

        I like the medium's and "gamble" every third winning (dont ask). Depending on how i am calling them I may push the envelope and double up three to 5 times turning a 100 win into a thousand, yet having a semi steady inflow of 60-100 wins to keep my balance level.

        On the No Gamble Tourneys I will jump from one high variance game to the other, playing till I get a 200+ win then leaving the machine. Often I can nail back to back bonuses on the jukebox, Once even getting nearly 250 spins off one bonus (78+45+78+33 then 3 more at 16) the machine spinning itself for over an hour. with all that I managed a 4500 win from all those spins.

        If you see "Hinesite" on the leaderboard... you know I got it rockin.

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