LAS VEGAS -- The favorite games of slot players are Double Diamonds
and its variations, including Double Diamond Deluxe, Red White and
Blue and Triple Diamond, according to a study by the Casino Journal
In a survey carried out with the International Gaming Institute
at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the publishing group's
"Strictly Slots" magazine editors solicited slot machine
preferences from their readers.
The respondents said they approach the slots for excitement, the
chance to win money, entertainment, ease of play and an opportunity
for affordable minimum bets.
The survey also found:Players prefer traditional reel-spinning slot machines, with
75% of respondents also playing bonus games.Some 80% also play multiline machines.Progressive machines lure 90%, but for only 10% or less of
their time.More than half (56.5%) play video poker, particularly Deuces
Wild.Some 98% use a slot club.Three equal-size groups play six times a year or less; seven to
12 times a year, and more than 12 times a year.The Las Vegas Strip; Atlantic City, N.J.; Mississippi; downtown
Las Vegas; Connecticut, and Louisiana emerged as the most popular
gaming locations, according to the survey.