Ways to be certain that online slot sites are fair

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick May 11, 2021 13:38

Online slots like the Fluffy Favourites Fairground are an interesting aspect of online casinos which is why they are so popular. They are quite popular because they are easy to use. The snag with online slots is that you may begin to wonder whether the slots you want to play are fair or not. But how can one be certain that an online slot is fair? Read on to find out more!

Random number generators

When mechanical slot machines began, it was hard for the casinos to ensure the payouts were random. Due to the mechanical nature of the systems, players were able to decipher when the machines will payout. This was the case when casinos decided to attach timers to slot machines to determine when payouts will occur. Experienced players soon figured this out and leverage it. 

The need for an improved system led to the Random Number Generator (RNG) to help determine where the slot symbols will end up. Due to its complex algorithm, it guaranteed that the reel combinations were as random as possible. Although software may not produce random numbers, using RNG guarantees fair play.


This is the type of payout delivered by a machine. In a case of high variance, larger sums will get paid out even though less frequent. But machines with less variance will pay out more often even though the paid sums will be less. While bearing variance in mind, do not play slots using an RTP that is less than 90%.

Return to player

The return to player is the figure that indicates the chances of a player winning a certain slot machine. This is often given as a percentage and you will find the RTP of the slots you want to play on every online casino. In a case where a slot has an RTP of 96%, it means when you use £100 on the slots £97 will return to the player.

With a higher RTP, your tendency to lose more money is reduced if when playing for a prolonged time. This factor doesn’t mean your chances of winning are higher. Your odds at winning are determined by the game’s variance.


One way to be certain that an online casino will be fair is by confirming if they have a license. For an online casino to get licensed, all its systems must get vetted and approved by the relevant regulators. The license issued by the UK Gambling Commission is one of the toughest globally.

Final thoughts

There shouldn’t be any reason to be apprehensive about the fairness of an online site. The information outlined in this piece should be on the websites of reputable online casinos. Make sure you check the variance and RTP of a slot before you play it. Also, ensure they get licensed with proof of their license number. With all these in place, you will be less likely to be a victim of unfair practices.


Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick May 11, 2021 13:38
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