When I started playing slots online, the first questions I asked myself were a) are the games fair and b) are online casinos safe. That was 10 years ago and on balance, I wouldn't be playing online in 2016 if I didn't think they were. That's not to say they can't be incredibly streaky mind you - I have had some sessions where I just sit down and ask the question again! But more often than not, it's down to the variance (or "volatility") of the games I prefer. Most are high varaince so losing streaks are very common.
In relation to the free games on this site -all of which come from recognised licenced software providers - the answer is that they each have random generators and every spin is independent of the last, so irrespective of whether you are playing for fun or for real money, the answer is "yes". But a lot of these games are also high variance so you'll need some patiece to get the bonus rounds in a lot of cases!
As to the second question regarding the casinos themselves, it's definitely a mixed bag! The casinos I have listed on this site are one which I have played at personally, are generally reputable and long-standing operators and I certainly have had no issues at any of them.
Typically, the expected return (RTP) on the slot games featured here is between 91% and 98% which is identical whether you are playing for fun or for real money - that's no worse than you will find in land based casinos. With these slot games the software provider chooses not to publish the RTP of the games so the percentage payouts are based largely on what we are told. It's a shame RTG don't take a leaf out of IGT's book and publish all the expected returns on each of their slot games - this would allay any fears that they aren't fair.
Before you play slot games online for real money however, always check your local laws regarding online gambling and always, always read the terms and conditions at any casino before you deposit, especially if you are intending to take a bonus - the restrictions on these nowadays is often crazy and in my opinion makes most of them prohibitive.
On the subject of IGT slot games, if you want to play some IGT slot games in fun mode then you might want to check out the Cleopatra slots
and some other popular slot games on the "OCV" website. I will try and add some of those games to Free Slots For Fun
at some point - if I can work out how to fit them in!
The same website has a big selection of free slot games from IGT and WMS along with some Novomatic offerings.
If you are new to Free Slots For Fun then here is a quick overview of some of the more popular free slot games
I have put on the site. The most popular one is Raging Rhino
is a volatile game with free spins feature.
Next in the popularity stakes it's a toss-up between Achilles
two ways of triggering free spins with 2x and 3x multipliers and Aztec's Treasure
which has stacked wilds and a free spin feature with constant re-triggers.
All of the free slots here in fact have a free spin feature and another tha is really popular is one of my own favorites, Ronin
. The feature actually awards one of 3 free spin features randomly and
the one that pays best is the 25 free spins at 3x. Again, this can re-trigger.
If you are familiar with IGT's Cleopatra slot then I have a game up on here called Cleopatra's Gold
which is a clone of the game in terms of game-play and theme although it feels quite different. The feature awards 15 free spins at 3x as well! Finally and along similar lines, you might also like to try Rain Dance
which awards 10, 25 or even 100 free spins depending on how many scatters trigger the feature. That is my all-time favorite RTG game in fact!