Slot Machine Myths
Slot machine myths are little tricks that are supposed to help you win while playing a slots machine. This page features some of the more common miconceptions players will come across when playing in a brick and mortar casino or online.
Slot Machine Myths and Misconceptions
If you ever stepped foot in a casino or searched the web for ways to win at slots you will have probably come across various supposed tried and true methods to “guarantee a big win”. This page details many of these theories which are nothing more than slots myths. Everyone has at one time or another fell for one of these including myself. If you come across a site which advertises a winning slots guide, and explains to you that they have the winning theory we advise that you leave. Simply put, there is absolutely 100% no way a human can possibly come up with a guaranteed strategy to beating a slot machine. A slot machine is random and therefore any and all outcomes you experience will be unpredictable. The following is a short list of the most common myths players test.
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Slots Myth #1 – The slot machine is going to hit the jackpot soon - it's due for a win
Have you ever played in a live casino and watched the player next to you lose hundreds of dollars within a matter of minutes and not hit a single winning combination. I know I have, and I remember someone saying to me slide over that machine is due. I did, and just like the player before me I lost. The problem with this was instead of listening to common sense I assumed that the machine would payout based on the amount it had already collected. This is not the case. The machines are 100% random which means that the outcome will be random to the previous one. They do not have a fixed amount coordinated into its memory to provide a winning combination. A machine never runs hot and you are never due to payout based on the amount wagered.
Slots Myth #2 - The slots placed at the front of the casino will pay better
This is completely false. Every machine is regulated and a casino is not allowed to legally alter a machine to provide players with loose or more importantly tight machines.
Slots Myth #3 – If I pull the lever instead of the button I will win
Every machine has a random number generator. This means that no matter what you do to that machine the RNG is the only thing that will determine the outcome of that machine. Once the button is pushed or the lever has been pulled the machine has already determined what the outcome will be, it makes absolutely no difference if you pull the lever or push the button since neither item will determine the outcome. They are there for decoration.
Slots Myth #4 – Damn it! If I didn't leave that machine I would have won the jackpot
The thing with the RNG is the combinations are constantly changing much faster than you or I could ever comprehend and the majority of these machines run through thousands of combinations within one second. What this means is even if you had stayed at a certain machine and continued to play, there is no guarantee you would have hit that jackpot. For this to happen, you would have had to time that play right down to the exact millisecond the other player did. This applies to the online slot machines.
Slots Myth #5 – The slot machine just hit a jackpot, I won’t win now
This is quite common among players because they feel that if the machine has already hit, there is no chance it will hit again. Remember the outcomes are random. Just because a machine hit once does not mean it won’t hit again. If a player has just won a jackpot, the odds of it hitting again are no different than before it was hit.
Hopefully this article has helped you to realize that these tricks do not work. The only thing they will do is dig a deeper hole in your pocket by making you think your going to strike it big. Play within your limits and use common sense and remember it's a game of luck, so have fun. If you want to read more about slot machines online you can check our article playing online slots or how to win at slots
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