# Understanding Probability in Slot Machine Games

Let’s be honest – when you’re playing slots at Titan Casino online, math and probability are probably the furthest things from your mind. You’re here to kick back, have a drink and enjoy the gaming experience, and possibly win the big jackpot at the slot machines.

But it’s probably worthwhile to stop and think for a second about how probability affects your slots results. Sure you want to have a nice leisurely time playing casino games, but you also don’t want to lose all your money in a hurry. If you take a moment to get a better understanding of slot machine games and the mathematical principles governing them, it might do you – and your real-money account balance some good.

## What’s an Average Payout Anyway?

Typically, when you sit down to play at a slot machine either online or in a physical casino, the game advertises an average payout of 90-something percent. Most people glance at that number, note that it’s mighty close to 100, and that’s good enough for them. But what does it really mean?

Another, less euphemistic, way of putting it is that for every \$1 you put into these slot machines, you’ll get 90-something cents back out. That said, it’s not a cut-and-dry equation – you don’t put in \$100 and cash out \$90 or so every time you play; we’re just talking overall probabilities. There’s variance in the game. Sometimes you get lucky and hit the big jackpot right away, sometimes you slowly build up to double your initial stake, and sometimes you hit a rough patch and nickel-and-dime yourself to a big loss. Whenever you gamble, you should be willing to accept losing. Don’t risk your money if you’re not prepared for a bad beat.