Everything you need to know about odds

May 22, 2018
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When you play slots at a online casino, you press the button and wait for the outcome. The outcome is determined as soon as the reels start spinning and it is only luck that will decide if you make a big win. But is it really that simple? Are slot machines really that random and are there ways of determining your odds of winning in slots?


Slot analysers generaly look at the payback percentage of slots and choose the game according to this. The payback percentage tells you how much a certain game will pay back over time. Licensed online casinos need to comply with strict rules and regulations to make sure that their slot pay-outs are fair so be sure to choose a reputable online casino to play at.

Payback percentage standards are generally between 75 – 99% but this refers to the the payback of the machines lifetime. So even if the machine is set at 99%, your spins will still be completely random and your chances of winning is 50/50.


Way back when slot enthusiast could only play on the mechanical machines in land based casinos, they could calculate their odds based on the number of reels and symbols per machine. For example: If you had 3 reels with 10 symbols per reel, you had a 999 to 1 chance of winning. But times have changed and slots are now powered by a random number generator which results in fair play because online casinos are required to pay back a certain amount.


This is where you can better your chances of winning by pre-determining your game odds. If there is a big progressive slot coming up, should you play the maximum amount of coins? The incentive is big, so why not? For example: If 1 coin will result in a $1000 win, 2 coins in a $6000 win and 3 coins in a $12000 win, it might be worth your while to go all out. Even tough the outcome will still be random, you will stand a chance of winning a massive prize if you get all the symbols lined up. But if there is no big jackpot, rather spread your coins out.

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