- Written by Kamen Valev
The cycle in slots at an online casino Canada
We all know the RTP (return to player percentage) and the volatility (how big can be the win), but there is another important factor we need to know – the cycle length of winnings in slots. Perhaps we’ve all been in a situation when after many “empty” spins, the slot starts giving out good winnings, trigger bonuses, etc. There is also the opposite situation; after several winning payment combinations, the slot just starts eating our money. Usually, in both variants this is the only period, this is called a cycle length.
The different slots have different cycles: short, average or long. The short cycle means that the payment combinations will be triggered often but will bring a small amount, and a long cycle can give you Mega-Big-Win but also can "eat" your money very quickly. So, further, we will consider the winnings and losings in cycles.
The table below will let you choose and play slots for free. Just click on the slot you like and it will lead you to the demo mode of the game. The slots are sorted alphabetically but you can sort them by many parameters (just click on the blue buttons). Each of the pages will reveal the hidden data, probability of triggering the bonus, description, tester’s opinion, and strategies to help you win. If something doesn’t work with the page, refresh it with CTRL + F5.
(Play in the demo)
|Bonus wagering rating |
(10 is the max)
|The probability of the bonus feature||Winnings during the main / bonus||Volatility|
(20 is the max)
|Blood Suckers 2||96.94%||6.72||1.73%||60/40||5.24|
|Creature Black Lagoon||96.5%||2.96||0.67%||70/30||8.86|
|Dead or Alive||96.8%||0.81||0.66%||55/45||16.26|
|Drive Multiplier Mayhem||96.7%||5.30||0.52%||75/25||6.01|
|Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood||96.33%||5.74||0.38%||85/15||4.85|
|Finn and the Swirly Spin||96.61%||6.05||0.64%||55/45||5.39|
|Football Champions Cup||96.82%||3.65||1.26%||60/40||5.56|
|Hall of Gods||95.5%||5.91||0.66%||70/30||5.27|
|Jack and Beanstalk||96.3%||4.02||0.59%||75/25||8.44|
|Jack Hammer 2||97.1%||5.90||0.79%||80/20||3.93|
|Jungle Spirit Call of the Wild||96.47%||3.25||0.60%||70/30||10.16|
|King of Slots||97%||6.09||0.55%||80/20||4.6|
|Kings of Chicago||97.8%||3.50||0.94%||70/30||8.64|
|Master of Mystery||96.6%||3.64||-||100||7.13|
|Nrvna the Nxt Xperience||96.6%||6.18||0.71%||75/25||5.14|
|Planet of the Apes||96.33%||5.73||0.63%||75/25||5.56|
|Pyramid Quest for Immortality||96.4%||3.78||-||100||8.14|
|Secrets of Atlantis||97.1%||5.95||3.10%||60/40||5.44|
|Secrets of Christmas||96.7%||2.64||0.78%||60/40||9.42|
|Secret of the Stones||96.7%||2.64||0.78%||60/40||9.42|
|The Invisible Man||96.3%||5.47||0.91%||50/50||4.58|
|The Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays||96.59%||5.41||0.41%||80/20||5.63|
|Theme Park Tickets of Fortune||96.52%||5.87||1.86%||55/45||5.93|
|Tornado: Farm Escape||93%||6.05||1.40%||70/30||4.26|
|Twin Spin Deluxe||96.61%||4.52||-||100||5.96|
|Universal Monsters: The Phantom's Curse||96.57%||6.29||2.97%||55/45||4.84|
|Warlords: Crystals of Power||96.89%||5.76||0.66%||70/30||6.99|
|When Pigs Fly||97%||5.71||1.16%||60/40||6.06|
|Wild Wild West The Great Train Heist||96.7%||6.07||0.65%||70/30||5.31|
How do slots operate?
The length of the cycle has a close connection with the current players on the exact slot at an online casino (provider’s platform.)
We want to explain how the bets are summarising and how the prize pool is formed. It is essential to know that the Canadian online casinos have nothing to do with the slot’s software; they are just “borrowing” the games from the provider. The casinos cannot control the RTP of the game or any other data, of course, we are talking about licensed ones. The provider’s software controls everything, and it’s the same for all casinos with that manufacturer.
You need to understand that the prize pool is formed separately for each casino. Example: 15 players are playing at Tornado: Farm Escape slot in Fastpay, 10 are gambling in Bitstarz at the same slot and another 10 in Casumo. They are all playing in the same slot from NetEnt, but the prize pool is filled separately. Learn more about the prize pool here. So, the more players playing at the same casino makes spins at the slot cycle spin faster. Find how the slots operate in the following link:
In most cases, the higher the max payout the longer the cycle. For example, in The Wish Master, the max payout is 1 000 000 coins so it will have a long cycle, but in Starburst the maximum you can win per spin is 50 000 coins, so the cycle is shorter.
Let say that Starburst pays its prize pool in every 1000 spins, and The Wish Master in every 10 000 spins, then it’s normal that the maximum win in the slot with a long cycle will be around ten times higher.
In the article about testing the slot in demo mode, you can find out which point the cycle is on at the moment.
You need to understand that it is essential to test the slots in demo mode on the exact bet and denomination on which you are planning to play for real money. If you use and combine the strategies we write about, your chances of winning will increase and it will be easier to find the cycle point. As you know, the Canadian online casino will take only 2%-6% of all players’ bets, and everything else will be separated between the gamblers, so it’s your turn to be the winner today.
Where to play?
- We recommend you try all your strategies and find out what point the cycle is on by playing in demo mode or for real money at the best online casino in our site – Fastpay.