I was reading the thread about someone needing help getting a handpay at slots and a question popped up in my head. My question: Is there a way one can determine if a slot machine is more highly volatile than another? I noticed for example in the above thread that comments were made that Cleo is highly volatile whereas Quick Hits are more apt. to be consistent with payouts. Is there a general observation one can make (reading the rules, checking the payout table, etc.) so as to determine if the game is more likely to pay smaller more frequent wins or one huge win over a longer play period? Or are these assessments of certain machines the product of experiences from slot ethusiasts sharing with each other?