In a new weekly series, Playtech and Playtika veteran Guy Hasson shares the lessons he has learned from a career in slot development with iGB readers.
Lesson #1 What’s in a Name?
My first education in slots was working for Playtech’s Content Unit for 3 years, where I created more than 80 slot game design documents. Everything I know about how slots work comes from there.
But sometimes there are surprising lessons.
As is done in all big companies, they had a few reskin games with the same exact math. But one of those games was doing so disproportionately better than the others – it was so popular that something strange was going on.
The difference, in this case, was in the name. The max jackpot win was in the winning line.
That was it. That was the difference. Even though all the other games had the same max jackpot win, the fact that players saw it in front of their eyes made all the difference.
That is a lesson I never forgot.
Lesson #2: The Meaning of the Symbols
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