Common Slot Playing Myths
Maybe it’s because they’ve been around for years and are seen everywhere from casinos, to bars and restaurants, there are more myths associated with playing slots than any other type of casino game.
These myths could have come from the fact that we as humans, always look for patterns. This can lead to people spotting trends in situations that are completely random.
As people have tried to market their particular winning strategies that are “guaranteed” to help players “beat the machine,” slots machine myths have exploded.
So what is the truth? Can we use specific systems to help us beat the slots, or are many of these faulty by design? Let’s explore the myths and find the real answers.
Slot machines are programmed to pay out well at first, and then less and less until you’re out of cash.
Basically this myth is the belief that slot machines are programmed to have hot winning streaks and cold losing streaks, encouraging you to spend more money before they then go cold, having taken all your cash.
The truth is that these hot and cold streaks are random when they happen. The reason for this is that slot machines are only programmed to randomize each individual spin.
Although it’s completely random, it feels like the machine is programmed against you. The fact is that the longer you play, the more likely you are to lose money.
So it doesn’t matter if you are using an online casino, or a real slot machine, each spin is unique and has unique odds.
If you win a jackpot you won’t win anything again for a long time, so it’s best to walk away.
It certainly seems like common sense to walk away from a slot machine when you win a jackpot, but the truth is that machines are not programmed to not pay out again, even if you have won a lot of cash out of them.
The truth is that each individual spin has odds calculated. Odds are not calculated based on money going in or out and you could still win the jackpot with one spin, and again with the next spin, etc. However, because of the odds on each spin, your chances of doing so are significantly smaller.
Your chance of winning decreases if you’re playing with a bonus.
This is yet another myth, both for online and offline slot machines.
The truth is that as with most of the myths, people are ignoring that online and offline games have a random number generator (RNG) that is constantly cycling through random numbers.
This means that the RNG does not know if you are using bonus money. All it does is cycle through and generate random number sequences for the machine to use, it’s not linked to the money going in, and it does not change generation of random numbers based on the type, amount or frequency of the bet.
There are many other myths about slots out there, but the main thing to remember is that most of these myths are false. Forget about the myths and focus more on embracing the new technology that is out there to help give you a safer and more rewarding gaming experience, and always remember that having a good time is the main priority when playing slots.