Slot Questions Answered Pt 2

Is there a best time to play slots? What happens if you don’t get lucky? When should you cash out? These were questions discussed in Part 1. But there are other considerations when choosing which slots to play at DuckyLuck Online Casino. Firstly, remember that gambling is meant to be a form of entertainment and in no way are you guaranteed to win. Playing the slots is always purely a game of chance, unlike some other casino games (like poker) that require a degree of skill and strategy that could improve your chances of winning. But nothing is ever a sure thing, because the very nature of ‘gambling’ is that it relies on chance and that elusive thing – luck. That said, let’s look at some more slot FAQs…

What does a slot’s ‘volatility’ mean? 

Slots volatility refers to a combination of a slot's frequency of paying out and the difference between its lowest and highest payouts.  A high volatile slot doesn’t pay out often, but when it does, it’s often a higher value win. A slot with low volatility will tend to pay out more frequently, but with lower values. If you’re the patient type who’s happy to wait it out for a larger payout, then you’ll find high volatility slots to your liking. If, on the other hand, you’re the kind of player who enjoys smaller but steadier wins, then a low volatility slot will suit you. Of course, some slots are rated as medium volatility, with highs and lows equally likely.

Are online slots really random?

The short answer is yes, absolutely. Reputable game developers and reputable online casinos (like DuckyLuck) only provide slots that are certified for game fairness. This is achieved using validated and certified Random Number Generators (RNGs) ¬– specialised computer software that are audited by third parties like GLI (Gaming Laboratories International) or eCOGRA (eCommerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance). 

What is a slot’s RTP? 

RTP stands for Return To Player. Each slot game has been analyzed and given an official RTP figure. If you click the info icon on a slot gameboard (usually an ‘i’ in a circle in the bottom left corner of your screen) you will get all the information you need to understand what pays what and when, features, etc. Right at the end you will find the RTP, sometimes called  ‘expected payback’. This figure is somewhere between 94% and 99%. This is the percentage of a player’s bets that over a long period of time they can expect to get back. The other 1-6% is the ‘house edge’ ¬¬– the small profit that the online casino takes over time. Of course, one player may win a large amount, while another will lose substantially, but it ultimately averages out to the RTP percentage. Choosing a game with a higher RTP may give the gambler an extra edge.

Is it worth it to choose slots with a Progressive Jackpot?

You may have noticed that most online casinos differentiate between classic and jackpot slots. But all slots have a “jackpot prize,” where, when the stars are aligned, your ducks are in a row and Lady Luck is leaning over your shoulder, the maximum payout is, for example, 20,000x your bet. So what's the difference? Well, it’s the progressive jackpot, where the sky’s the limit.

A progressive jackpot is a prize that increases every time somebody presses the spin button on a slot game, usually by one cent. It will keep on rising until one very, very lucky player wins it. Progressive jackpot slots are usually linked to every identical slot game played across the world in various online casinos, or at least in a particular region.

The progressive jackpot payout is determined by a Randon Number Generator, so absloutely nobody knows when the prize will be awarded. There are often conditions attached to a player’s eligibility to win, such as having to wager the highest bet on that particular slot. While it may be fun to fantasize about winning a huge progressive jackpot, remember that the odds are extremely low, similar to your chances of winning a state lottery. However, as they say, “You’ve gotta be in it to win it! “

Playing slots at DuckyLuck Online Casino is meant to be fun entertainment above all. All slots offer opportunities to win, whether they’re classic slots or jackpot slots. So try out as many slots you like to see which ones take your fancy ¬– some are also available in Free Play mode. Enjoy!

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