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Although the concept of paylines can be a tad boring, you cannot avoid this topic when playing slot games. Whether you are playing online or at a land-based casino, paylines are all that matters in this game.

A common mistake many newbies tend to make when starting out, is to only consider paylines when it comes to building a winning spin or to calculate the total of coins won. In actual fact, paylines affect the calculation of the slot game’s actual cost.

So, if you are playing a 25-payline slot game and you are placing a bet on only 5 paylines, you can forget about hitting a large payout or snapping up a jackpot as your chances and odds are drastically decreased.

And although maximum betting is your best chance of snapping up big wins, you need to remember that it’s also going to cost you a lot more than going after a more modest win. What do you prefer? Going after more expensive bets with more paylines or going for smaller ones?

If we went around asking professional gamblers for one tip for getting started at online slots, most of them would recommend knowing the amount of money you aim and afford to spend on playing.

However, setting a bankroll and knowing how much you are willing to spend/lose, is only half of the best online slots strategy. Our best advice would be to know and to check the full betting range of the slots games you are going to be playing, as that is bound to affect your bankroll.

If you have a small bankroll, you wouldn’t want to be playing a ridiculously expensive bets per spin. Find a slot game you can afford and one that fits your budget. Most importantly, have fun!

Many online casino players think that playing online slots is potentially one of the simplest forms of gambling. This may be partially true when it comes to the manual aspect, but what many fail to realise is that there is also some strategical thinking involved when playing slot games.

Because many gamblers don’t fully comprehend how to win at online slots, negative assumptions tend to arise. Common misconceptions include the simplicity of the game, the probabilities of winning and the worse one, that there are no strategies that can be applied with the aim of winning.

Just because online slots are bright and perhaps loud, it does not mean that they are easy to beat. Luck has a huge role to play in slots but strategies exist that can help you maximise your chances of winning.

How do online slots work?

As already mentioning, winning at online slots isn’t necessarily easy but luck has an important role to play.

Since slots use a Random Number Generator, every spin on a slot machine is completely random. The Random Number Generator ensures fair play and randomness so every player has the same shot of winning.

The payback or Return to Player (RTP) on the slot game is based on the probability of the symbols lining up on a payline you are betting on. The sequence of the symbols per se`, cannot be influenced so each spin has the same equal chance of winning as the previous ones.

The role of probability in online slots

Every time you click on the ‘spin’ button, a random combination of symbols is selected by the slot machine. The random selection ensures that each spin is independent, regardless of previous spins.

The probability of winning a payout is determined by a number of factors, namely the number of reels, the number of symbols assigned to the slot game as well as the randomly generated pattern that aligns a winning set of symbols.

While it might appear like it’s highly improbable of hitting a winning combination, there are tricks that can help your spins work in your favour.

The probability of you winning a big amount in online slots is (realistically) quite small. Online casinos don’t tend to disclose the odds on slot machines, with the exception of UK casinos. The probabilities are low but if you pay attention to the Return to Player percentage, you can be aware of how much you can expect to receive per win.

However, in theory, the easier the slot game is, the worse the odds are. Since online slots are played at a much faster rate than any other casino games including table games, your bankroll will deplete quickly as well.