Take a step into any online casino found on Wish Casinos and you’ll notice, perhaps before anything else, how prominent the slots games are in their library of games. There is a reason for this – online slots are easily the most popular games in any online casino. They’re easy to play, don’t have many rules and are fun to look at. They also differ from other casino games in that they aren’t really something you can play at home – unlike poker or blackjack, you can’t easily replicate a slot machine on your kitchen table. And perhaps because of this, it is easy for myths and misinformation to build up around slots.
Below, you’ll find a few examples of these myths and explanations of why they exist. We’ll also break down the facts to show you what the reality is – because if you’re going to play at an online casino, it’s important to know the truth.
Slots pay out more at the end of the month
It’s hard to know why people think this is the case. Maybe it’s because people who are paid monthly tend to get their salary at the end of the month, so they’re more likely to bet then. So, in theory, there is likely to be more money to be paid out. So, in theory, you’re more likely to win. Whatever the reasoning behind the myth is, it’s not true. You are no more likely to win on March 31st than you are on June 10th. Payouts are entirely random, so don’t play more at the end of the month just because you think it means you’ll win.
The longer you go without a win, the more likely a win becomes
The way random number generators are designed means that machines, over time, will pay out on a certain percentage of spins. That percentage is spread out over all of the time that slot is played, across all the people who play it. We are talking about at least millions of spins over years of gaming. If you’ve just spun nineteen times and not seen a single win, it does not mean your next spin is any more likely to be a win. You are every bit as likely to win on the spin immediately after a win as you are on one after fifty losses in a row. So if you’re spinning more because you think you’re due a win, forget it. It’ll happen when it happens.
Casinos intervene to reduce the number of wins
They don’t. They can’t. And if they did, they would be in breach of their license and could be forced to cease trading. Part of the process of earning a casino license is that you can show your slots are controlled by a random number generator that you can’t fix. If you’ve lost a surprising number of spins in a row, it’s not because the casino has fiddled with the machines. It’s because that happens. Remember, the most likely outcome from any spin is that you will lose. When you win, it’s a win against the odds. Casinos don’t need to fix the slots, because it’s hard to win anyway.