Everyone who has ever played on an online slot machines has speculated, at some point, whether that game was rigged or not. Sometimes it can certainly feel like it, but then again the same can be said for a game or poker, a football match or any other game. Strange things happen, streaks of bad luck are possible and when you combine that with lost money and the frustration it brings, it people often look for someone to blame. It has been said that a good gambler is one who is not effected by losing, one who does not bring emotion into play at all, but what would be the fun in that? The ones who get frustrated by losing are the same ones who get so happy when they win, and that’s the beauty of gambling; the adrenaline rush, the thrill, the unexpected windfall and the way it makes us feel.
To put it simply, slot machines are not rigged, but people will still complain and will still continue to ask those questions and get frustrated. Of course, there are a few issues with some online slot machines. The simple fact is that they’re not that difficult to program, certainly not for someone with a bit of money and the desire to do so. Making websites and establishing an e-commerce program is not difficult either, and combining all of these things means it is possible for scammers to create an online slot machine site designed to rip you off.
But that’s unlikely to be their goal. Think about it for a moment, if the slot machine never paid out then you wouldn’t stay on it for long, you wouldn’t recommend it and you certainly wouldn’t write a good review. Also, eventually someone would look into it, alert the right authorities and that site would be exposed and possible closed down. The chances are that the scammers wouldn’t even make a profit after the money they’d spent to get the website up and running in the first place.
They’d also struggle to advertise. People don’t choose their online gambling destinations based on shady adverts in the back of magazines. They choose them based on established brands, be they from land-based casinos or from long running sports books. These websites have been in the game for a long time and they get millions of customers, they are also tightly regulated. Let’s face it though, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it would be impossible for them to rig things in their favor.
So, let’s imagine for a second that they could rig the games, putting a million or billion dollar company at risk of getting into serious trouble by doing so. Would it be worth it? The gambling industry is worth billions every year and no matter how you look at it, it’s already “rigged” in the favor of the house. The odds are on their side legally. This allows them to offer progressive jackpots that pay out millions, alone with bonus rounds that pay out the same amount, and if one person plays a game and wins several of these jackpots at once, the house are still on top thanks to the thousands of people that went before and didn’t win those jackpots.
Basically, the gambling industry is legally on the side of the casinos. They make billions of dollars a year without rigging anything, simply because people enjoy to gamble and enjoy to do so on machines that are not in their favor. People acknowledge the fact that although the odds are against them, they could come away with $1 million just by spending a few dollars. They are happy with those odds and those numbers, and as the casinos know that there are millions of people like them out there, and that all of them are unlikely to win big, they are also happy. Perhaps even more so.
So no, slot machines are not rigged, but they’re also not going to work in your favor either. There is no way to beat them, no way that skill or experience can get the better of them, it’s all luck and that luck is usually on the side of the casino.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t other issues though, and you should also seek out a reputable brand when searching for a place to gamble. US customers and those who live in countries where gambling is illegal should be cautious of websites that promise to allow them to gamble. If anything happens to that business then you may never see that money again and the government is hardly going to side with you when what you were doing was against the law. These days every casino brand and ever sports book has casinos and slot machines online, and most of them use the same games, so there is no reason to ever deviate from these big names, and by doing so you can be assured that your money is safe and that your winnings will be paid out to you.