There are various kinds of casino games, some of which are based on the knowledge, strategy and experience of the player, and the others on pure luck and random choice. Games of chance belong to the second group, and one of the most popular games of this kind is slots.
Slot machines have been present in the world of gambling for over a century, and during all these years many myths and misconceptions about them have become common and widespread. Most of these misconceptions were first related to land-based slot machines. However, when online slots appeared and became more popular, they took over the role of their land-based predecessors not just in providing people with a fun game which tries out their luck, but they also became the target of some of the previously mentioned misconceptions.
A misconception that is probably the most common is that slot machines are preprogrammed and that they have a cycle of payoffs, and this story applies to both online and land-based slots. This means that every slot machine has a cycle of thousands of spins and once it has reached the end of the cycle, the combinations are going to repeat themselves in exactly the same order. What is true is that every spin of the slot machine is completely random and it has nothing to do with any of the the previous or future spins. The spins are not in any way related and there is no such thing as a cycle when it comes to slots games. The spins of online slots are regulated by random number generating algorithm and it makes sure that every spin is independent form the other ones.
Another widespread wrong opinion about slots is that they are set to play a particular amount of money. This would mean that if somebody hits the jackpot and the machine pays him off, there will be no jackpot for a long period of time in future, because the slot has to get back in balance. One more time, this is completely untrue. As previously mentioned, the spins are not related to one another, so there is always the same chance of winning, which depends on the number of reels and nothing else.
A myth that also works for all types of slots is that the game is looser if there are only a few players on server at the same time, and that it is more difficult to hit the jackpot while there are many people playing at the same time. Of course, this is also utterly untrue and it actually makes no sense, because the whole point of the casino is to keep their players online as long as possible in order for them to spend the money and play the games, and on the other hand to keep them satisfied with the outcome as much as it is possible.
In summary, if you want to play a game of fortune such as slots, reject all the misconceptions and wrong ideas about these games being previously set up. The truth is, it all depends on your luck, and if you happen to have enough of it, that is what will bring you the long expected jackpot.