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The number of slot machine myths are endless.
There are probably people playing slot machines right this minute
rubbing the sides of the machine thinking this is helping them.
You're not going to win a slot machine jackpot by using any secret tip,
or one of these myths...
You're either lucky or not. The only thing you can control is how much
money you put into the slot machine.
Play wisely and have fun!
Life would not be the same if it were not filled with myths.
While myths can be entertaining to some, they can be very dangerous to
those who are misguided and enslaved by them. In regards to slot
machines, the following myths can be the busting of any bankroll.
Be sure you do not buy into them:
- A slot machine that is about to payout can be spotted. A winning
slot machine cannot be spotted by the looks of it. Even a slot
machine in a bank of machines with high payout percentages is not
going to guarantee a jackpot. It is the RNG which hands out the
winnings - not the machine itself.
- Casinos always place loose machines in specific locations.
While there may be some stock in finding looser machines in high
traffic areas like near the cashier line, loose machines are not
always going to be found in the same spots. Casinos move their
machines around all the time.
- You can determine your odds of winning by counting the number
of symbols on a reel. Remember that the RNG uses a virtual reel
that corresponds to the actual reel, which will always affect the odds
in a different way than would be from simply counting the symbols and
spaces on the visible reels.
- Slot machines can be tightened or loosened on a moments notice.
While it is theoretically possible for a casino to change out the
computer chip in a slot machine, this does not happen where casinos
are tightly regulated. By no means is there any magic button that
makes machine loose or tight.
- The longer a slot machine goes without paying out, the sooner
it will. Again, since the payouts are regulated by a Random
Number Generator (RNG), there is no formula for predicting when a
machine may payout big - or at all. Yes, a slot must meet the payout
percentage programmed into the RNG, but there is no telling if this
will be met gradually over the course of a few weeks, a few days or
even a few minutes.
- Players will win more often by pulling the arm of the slot
machine rather than pushing the spin button. As far as the slot
machine, or better, the RNG is concerned, both of these playing
options are signals to start spinning the reels. Once the reels
start spinning, the RNG has already determined whether it will be a
winning or losing spin. If anything, it is the timing of spinning the
reels, and not how one gets them spinning.
- Putting a hot coin in a machine will increase a players chances
of winning. Anyone who understands how a slot machine operates,
will know that a hot coin (meaning hot from a real flame) is not going
to warm up the gears and get them to "loosen" up. This myth was
likely started by an optimistic and creative gambler who had one too
many free drinks sitting at the slot machines.
- Payback percentages are best on the weekends. Although
casinos may change their betting stakes to accommodate certain types
of players at certain times of the day, the payouts of slot machines
still operate on a random basis as dictated by the RNG.