A growing number of slot channels have debuted on YouTube, featuring an individual gamer putting real money into a slot machine and then showcasing their play, both wins, and losses.
What’s the Appeal?
A user who goes by Dianaevoni has had her slot channel for over eleven years. She never planned to be an influencer.
Instead, she wanted a place where she could share videos on a slot machine message board with her friends.
“It wasn’t until I was in Vegas at a slot message board meet that Shamus of Slots encouraged me to monetize to get back a bit of money from my losses,” she says. In fact, when YouTube first invited her to monetize her channel, she initially put it off for a year.
Slot channels like Diana’s showcase a wide range of video slots with games unique to casinos, such as Lock It Link, DaVinci Diamonds, and The Amazing Sea Monkeys.
Modern video slots look a lot different from the sevens and cherries of traditional reel games. Now they function more like a video game.
Players can unlock different features and bonuses that offer them credits, free games, and progressive jackpots.
One allure of watching a slot channel is getting to test drive the game. A viewer has the opportunity to see Diana play, what bonuses and features she triggers, and what a game might typically pay.