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Most widely spread slot myths

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Most slot fans will have come across plenty of myths surrounding gambling and slot games at slotsuk.co.uk, but sometimes it’s hard to separate fact from fiction, so here are some of the most common slot myths debunked – so you don’t let myths get in the way of your fun!  

There is a way to cheat the slot machines 

You will have no doubt heard this one before and there are many articles and online forums dedicated to finding out the best way to cheat the slot machine and winning. The bottom line is that with today’s technology and how slot games are developed, it is not possible to cheat a slot game.  

There are some myths that there is certain software to download that enables players to “hack” slot games and cheat the game which is, of course, untrue, so be mindful of scams that promise you the world as it could cost you rather than win you money.  

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You’re more likely to win at certain times of the day 

A lot of players, especially those who have maybe played bingo before, might wonder if certain times of day might be better than others to win at slots. This myth all started back in land-based casinos when they used to be mechanical machines – some players would wait until the evening to play slot machines and keep an eye on machines that didn’t offer big payouts throughout the day. They would then play the machines in the evening believing the slot machines was “due” to pay out with all the cash lost throughout the course of the day.  

This was then, as it is now, false! It seems like a legitimate and well thought out strategy if you didn’t have an understanding of how slots work. Slots are controlled entirely by a random number generator which means every spin is independent of all other spins and is completely random – so no matter what time of day you play, the outcome will be random and independent of previous outcomes.  

There’s nothing you can do to improve your odds 

You might be surprised to discover that although the outcome of a slot game cannot be manipulated or influenced, there are in fact ways you can increase your odds of winning. This is where RTP comes in, which stands for “return to player” and is expressed as a percentage which indicates to players how much a slot will pay back over an extended period of time. 

For example, if a slot has an RTP of 97%, the game will pay back £0.97 for every £1 wager over an extended period of time.  

So the bottom line is, the higher the RTP, the more likely you are to win, so to increase your chances of winning, choose games with a higher RTP. Because the outcome is random, of course, there are no guarantees and it’s also important to strike a balance between playing a game with a high RTP and playing games which you find enjoyable and which are in line with your budget.

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