AskGenie: Do Slots Pay More at Night?

Do Slot Pay More at Night
Do Slot Pay More at Night

Genie Answers:

If you’ve been here at SpinGenie for a while then you probably already know the answer to this question, but if you’re brand new then don’t worry, we’ll bring you up to speed. The short answer is that no, slot machines do not pay out more at night, or at any other specific times throughout the day. All slot machines use random number generator technology to ensure that slots payout randomly within set statistical parameters. This ensures that the slots you know and love always treat you fairly.

There is no increase in the payout rate.

If you're wondering whether slot machines offer greater payout potential at night, i.e. imply higher payout rates, then sorry, but the answer is no. A pseudo-random number generator (PRNG) technology is used by all modern slot machines to determine which symbols will display on the reels. A PRNG is software that generates statistically random results, which makes it helpful in statistical studies, experiments, video games, and encryption. It also ensures that the slot machine in question can be tested by experts to ensure it is fair for all players to enjoy for years to come. 

PRNG systems draw their results from seed or key-value to provide results that no one can predict, hence the ‘random’ element. This seed comes from a variety of outside sources that are influenced by real-world factors and factors of the slot such as volatility, variance, and return to play.. Unfortunately, the time of day is not one of the factors implemented into PRNG systems. In the case of online casinos, this is actually a really good thing, because it means you have the same fair odds as all other players, no matter the time you play at, or your personal schedule. In the case of brick-and-mortar casinos, it may feel like slots are paying out better in the evening/nighttime, but this is simply because there’s a greater number of players in the casino at the time. 

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