Online Slot is one of the most popular casino games around, thanks to its simple play and chance of big payouts. But what goes on behind the scenes of these simple machines? And is it possible to beat them?
All online slots are based on random number generators (RNG), which generate thousands of different numbers every second, and then connect them to specific symbols on the reels. When you press ‘spin’, the RNG finds a matching number, and then determines where the symbols should land on the reels. This process is completely random and fair for all players, so there are no hot or cold streaks.
In addition to the basic symbols, all online slots have a bonus round that gives players the opportunity to win more money. This can take the form of free spins, pick and click games, re-spins or sticky wins, depending on the game. Often, the bonus round is what players are really after when they play a slot.
Online slots can be classed as low, medium or high volatility, which will influence how much and how often they pay out. A low-volatility slot will offer regular small wins, while a high-volatility slot will pay out very little but when it does, the wins can be large. Look for the RTP and the variance (how much the game pays out compared to how much it takes in) on the help page of each slot.