Slot machine game volatility is like the DNA of a person. Just as each person has different DNA, each slot game will have different volatility. The important thing to first understand is that volatility is NOT a setting or anything that can be changed, this is how the game is designed to play out.
Just like learning anything else, its a learning curve and it will take some time to really get it down and start putting it into appropriate practice.
When trying to identify slot machine volatility, there are several factors to watch for:
1. Paytable: Check the paytable of the slot machine to see the payouts for each symbol combination. The higher the payouts, generally the higher the volatility.
2. Frequency of payouts: A lower volatile game will be more consistent with pays and have less dead spins. If it pays out frequently, it has low volatility. If it pays out rarely, it has high volatility.
3. Jackpot size: Check the size of the jackpot. If the jackpot is large, it is a sign that the slot machine has high volatility. If the jackpot is small, the slot machine has low volatility.
4. Bonus features: Check if the slot machine has bonus features such as free spins, multipliers, and wild symbols. The more amount of free game options or multiple bonuses, or if the multipliers are higher than a 3X (Triple) symbol, this can be an indication of a higher volatile game
We always recommend finding and starting on a low volatility game to maximize and extend your bankroll. Save the high volatile games for when you are either up, or at least have the understanding that you may endure a longer period of dead spins.
Overall, the higher the volatility, the more risk involved, but also the potential for higher payouts.