Myths about Slot Machines

Consider this: You've sat on a slot machine for two hours, but didn't hit even a small payout. No sooner you left, a player came by, pushed the spin button, and hit a huge jackpot. Amazing though, this might not have happened had you stayed a bit longer on that slot. To make this dream come true, you had to press the button exactly at the same time. In other words, the change of timing would change the number picked up by the Random Number Generator (RNG). So, staying a bit longer on a particular slot to get the jackpot is just a myth.

It is naturally that slots games are surrounded with a huge amount of different and sometimes absolutely unreliable myths and superstitions. Actually, this feature is inherent in all games that involve interference of luck and money investing. Although there are a lot of rational people among gamblers, but even most imposing of them prefer not to violate unspoken slots rules and traditions.

Let us introduce you some interesting myths and rumours concerning various slots rules and slots tips.

Because most players do not understand how slot machines work, whole sets of beliefs have grown over when to play a machine and when to avoid it. Little truth is in any of them. Here's a look at some of the more pervasive slot myths:

In order to win you need to play on one slot machine all the time

Regarding the fact that slots games' winnings depend mostly on fortune' favour there is no difference whether you play on one machine for either 5 minutes or 5 hours: the odds of getting a jackpot do not change at all. So, if you perceive that your luck is not near, just change the machine and play enjoyably without any hesitations.

Change machines after a big jackpot

The machine won't be due to hit again for some time. From a money-management standpoint, it makes sense to lock up the profits from a big hit and move on. But the machine is not "due" to turn cold. In fact, the odds against the same jackpot hitting on the next pull are the same as they were the first time.
Casinos could manipulate slot machines' results.

Nowadays, almost all slot machines work according to the principle of Random Number Generator (RNG) which is usually built in their body. Gamblers should not worry that there exists some mythical button that casinos' owners use to manipulate slots' jackpots. The least thing casinos want is being caught at cheating, because in this case they would lose much more than could potentially gain from cheating.

Play a machine that has gone a long time without paying off -it is due to hit.

 Slot machines are never "due." Playing through a long losing streak all too frequently results in a longer losing streak.

Players who use bills have more chances to win than those who play with coins
It is rather a widespread myth but it has no rational background. Slot machines do not care which method of playing - with bills or coins - you use and your chances to win remain the same.

How about winning a game by betting with one coin each time?

Nobody would be able to answer this decisively as slots cannot recognize whether you have placed just one coin and multiple coins at one go. This is applicable for both mechanical slots as well as video-based electronic slot devices.

It is not worth to continue playing at the same slot machine if it has just paid out
The explanation for this statement is similar to the first myth's disclosure. Slot machines are controlled by RNG and thus, the fact that you have just won does not lead to conclusion that your next bet would not be a winning one. In slot machines there are equal chances to win or lose for each round of the game and they are not dependant on previous results.

Casinos place "hot" machines on the aisles.

 This belief is so widespread that end machines get a good deal of play regardless of how they pay. It is true that not all machines in the same casino are programmed with the same payback percentage. And it's true that casinos want other customers to see winners. But slot placement is more complex than just placing the hot ones at the ends of aisles.

There some factors like shape, size or temperature of coins that could influence on the size of winnings

You should disregard this myth completely as all the characteristics of slots' coins cannot affect the chances of whether you win or not. Again, the only thing that determines this is a Random Number Generator (RNG) and it is silly to doubt about its preferences concerning the temperature or colour of the coins.

The payback percentage is lowered when the crowds are bigger and demand is greater.

 It's not that easy to change a machine's programming. Changing the programmed payback percentage requires opening the machine and replacing a computer chip. That's not something to do cavalierly

Traditional land-based casinos pay more than online casinos.

Actually, the situation is so that the reality is exactly the opposite of this statement. According to statistics players have more chances to win in online casinos than in usual ones just because of lower casino slot machine odds and higher payout rates that online casinos offer.


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