Are Online Casino Slots Legitimate, Modified, or a Scam?

By Team on August 11, 2022

We've all experienced it, and perhaps some of us still do, when we invest many hours and our hard-earned cash into a specific online slot machine just to walk away empty-handed. Oh sure, the slot machine might feel sorry for you and let you win a few bucks here and there to give you hope to keep trying, but in the end it's almost like you feel betrayed... as though the machine has conned you. You promise to never play a slot machine once more as disappointment and rage set in.

Next, what? Do you question whether the device was rigged? In all honesty, if it had been a dubious establishment, you probably would have been, but if it had been a legitimate online casino, the answer would have to be no. You weren't the victim of a machine that was "fixed," but rather of one with low or poor variance.

Furthermore, since they are not required to disclose their payback percentages, we will never know how awful the variance is on their machines, which may have been an online slot you got screwed on.

What justification does a casino have for fixing their machines when they are already generating money by delivering fair games when, in the overall scheme of things, we are all intended to lose more money playing slots than win big?

If an online casino's only goal was to defraud players of their money, I'm confident that information about the casino's unethical practices would spread like wildfire and lead to its blacklisting. Overall, it hurts company because fresh sign-ups are what keep online casinos profitable.

But is it possible to classify an online casino with absurdly low payout percentages as... "cheating"?

How therefore can you avoid falling into the online casino trap of simply handing up your cash with no chance of actually earning big? Choosing credible websites with reliable private auditors who evaluate the RNGs and payout percentages of the casinos is the simple option. In some casinos, the auditor's findings may even be published.

Nevertheless, if it appears that the casinos that do publish their RNGs and payout percentages have nothing to hide, why not give them the benefit of the doubt if some skeptics claim the casino bigwigs greased the auditors' hands in exchange for a favorable report? We may never know, so why not do so?

Doesn't it make more sense in the long term to operate a business, in this example a casino, the right way since it will be more profitable than a casino that is "here today, gone tomorrow"?