Common Myths of Playing Slots
- If I had only played that machine a little longer, I would have hit that jackpot instead of him!
Because of the random number generators located in all modern slot machines,
the possible symbol combinations are constantly changing. To achieve the same
results, both players would have had to hit the spin button at the exact same
millisecond (that's 1/1000 of a second).
- That maintenance man just rigged my machine so I wouldn't win!
Maintenance employees are only there to do their job which is to make sure that the machines are operating properly. The payout schedules are pre-set at the factory into the machines random number generators.
- If I had pulled the handle instead of pushing the spin button, I would have hit something big!
Whether you press the spin button or pull the handle has no bearing on the outcome of a spin. The handle is nothing more than a connection to the switch which operates the spin button.
- This machine is about to hit a HOT cycle!
Every outcome is random and is not dependant on previous outcomes.
- That machine just hit. It will not not produce another jackpot for a long time!
Although the laws of probability dictate that the longer a machine is played the closer it gets to paying off a jackpot, it is equally likely that a jackpot could hit at any time including the next spin.
- The best machines to play are always located at the entrance of the casino and on the edge of aisles.
This is no longer true, the best places within the casinos to find loose slot machines are no longer the front entrance of the casino or the edge of the aisles. Casinos are now placing mid-paying and tight machines in these locations.
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