Every slot review on Playcasinos.ca mentions whether a slot is low, medium, or high volatility. But what is slot volatility, and how does it affect the game?
Volatility is a key factor in determining the type of gameplay you’re in for with an online slot. There are three main types that you can come across: low, medium, and high. Depending on whether you’re playing in the ‘base game’ of a slot or in a bonus round, this volatility can fluctuate within the same slot.
Volatility is based on two factors:
- Money used up per spin
- Size of payouts compared to this money
It’s the formula we’ll be using throughout the rest of this page to explain how volatility works – including other unique factors. You can tell for yourself after spinning on a slot for a while whether its low, medium or high volatility keeping this in mind.
This leads to certain slots which vary between low-medium volatility, or medium-high volatility, or very high volatility. Aside from this, there are no other types of volatility that you can come across.
If you head over to the Slots page, you’ll find a volatility meter that will help you sort through our archive of slots using volatility as a filter. But before you do that, skim through our in-depth descriptions of each type of volatility down below. We also provide examples of slots of each type of volatility.