Slots play is no longer a solitary battle between one man and a machine. Community games platforms, which first appeared nearly a decade ago, have expanded the battlefield to include multiple players versus multiple machines against each other in a quest of progressive jackpots—much to the delight of participants.
“The popularity of community slot games is growing rapidly, prompting more casinos to add such games to their slots floor,” said Robert Martinez, product specialist, Aruze Gaming America. “They appeal to players because first they intrigue players and then immerse them in interaction with other players while questing for a shared jackpot [which is usually much larger than normal]. Being able to experience some of the newest technologies also contributes to the current upward-swinging trend of community slots.”