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The Golden Hour To Play Online Slots

What time should you play video slots to win for sure? This question has been bothering hardcore gamblers for decades, in many variations. A lot of them have tried to find the golden hour for spinning the reels, so let us give it a shot as well. Statistically, most players visit casinos between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. This applies to both land-based casinos in Las Vegas and online casino sites. And even on sports betting sites, people tend to make a couple of bets at that time of the day. However, there’s no exceptional reason to play slot machines during those time periods, only if you want to experience that great social aspect. So let's dig a little deeper and look at the technology behind slot games to see if they can yield big wins at a particular time of the day or a day of the week.
8.06.2022
The Golden Hour To Play Online Slots

Table of Contents:
Slot Technologies
Jackpot Slot Machines
Take Good Bonuses
Play Good Slots 
Conclusion

Slot Technologies

Both slots in regular and online casino games are based on the so-called RNG (Random Number Generator) system. RNG is an algorithm that generates long sequences of random numbers automatically. On the basis of these numbers, slots give out winnings.

NB! Casino owners have no right to try to tinker with this system. 

In addition, these algorithms are regularly tested in licensed casinos by independent auditors. So, any cheating or tampering in these games is absolutely impossible. The bad news is that this information shows there is no golden time to play slots online or offline. 

In addition to RTP, there is another important parameter in slots called volatility, also known as variability or dispersion. Simply put, it is the frequency of maximum, average and small payouts. To explain it more simply, volatility can be: 

  • High (mostly gives big payoffs, but rarely)
  • Medium (mostly gives medium payouts from time to time)
  • Low (mostly gives small winnings, but often)

But this parameter still doesn’t give us any information about when exactly a slot will give us a big win. However, it appears that we're done with the technical part and it is time we moved on to the most popular slots amongst gamblers. 

Jackpot Slot Machines

To begin with, let’s discuss and analyse progressive jackpot slots. When the size of a jackpot starts breaking records, it seems like a good time to hit it, and that's a pretty reasonable conclusion. The problem is that you're not alone to realise this, and there will be plenty of people trying to hit the jackpot, too.

Apart from the fact that you're not sure you'll be the lucky one to hit the jackpot, can you be sure you'll have enough money? It is quite possible that this progressive jackpot will hang on for more than a week or maybe a month. So, trying to hit the jackpot is a much better idea than playing at a specific time of the day, but it has many downsides as well.

You might feel disappointed by now and maybe you’ve concluded that there is no golden time for online gambling. But actually, there are golden hours to visit the casino, but probably not in the way you've imagined it. Think about it, if some gambling site had a slot that gave you a chance to win at a certain time, everyone would play it only during that period. 

All players would certainly be happy that the casino offers such a tremendous opportunity, but the place would go bankrupt in a matter of hours. On the contrary, all gambling software developers ensure that their machines cannot be read. After all, gambling is about having fun, not throwing money at anyone who wants it. 

That is why the golden time to play slots is when you want to play them and such an approach to gambling may be the most profitable for you. It's not as hard as you might think, just stick to a few basic rules to achieve this. 

Take Good Bonuses

Bonuses are not free gifts from the casino, but they can be beneficial to you. All you have to do is to read the wagering requirements carefully. Bonus offers can be suitable for you in many ways, or they may not be appropriate for you at all. 

You have to figure out whether you can wager the bonus on time and which slots you need to use for that. A good bonus can bring you, on average, between 50% and 100% of your deposit, so never neglect such an opportunity if it is profitable for you. In addition, such offers usually come with free spins, which can be used to win a tidy sum as well. 

Play Good Slots 

Firstly, don't play unfamiliar slots for real money straight away. You should first try the slot in demo mode to see what bonus features it has (scatters, multipliers, wilds etc.) Oh, and you do not want to lose money in a game and leave just because this game does not very entertain you or it visually irritates you.

Secondly, you should know the RTP value of a game, which you can almost always find in the slot description. Once again, we speak about the Player Return Percentage, and you want it to be as high as possible. That percentage should be between 95%-98%, and that's how much the slot will return on average to the player over a long distance. 

Unfortunately, this percentage is also not time-dependent, as you might have guessed. Nevertheless, the higher the RTP percentage, the more often the slot will let you win. 

Conclusion

We have established that there is no specific time to win at slots. However, there’s your personal golden hour to play slots when it is most convenient for you, a time during which you can wager a profitable bonus on a slot with a high RTP rate. 

Not a single casino is made just to give away money. They are designed so that you can have a good time and occasionally win some money with the right approach. But how much you can win during your golden hours is entirely up to you and highly depends on your personal luck!