Slot Machine Guide Part 1: Answers Behind 6 Poplar Slot Machine Myths
If a slot machine hasn’t paid out for a while, it’s due for a win.
False. Slot machines operate randomly at all times – no matter how many wins or losses have occurred in the past. A machine that has not paid out for a while has no greater chance of paying out in the future.
A slot machine can tell the difference between maximum and minimum bets.
False. The number of coins played – or the amount of a wager – does not affect the outcome of a game. It only affects how much a player may win or lose.
Players can determine a machine’s odds by counting the symbols on each reel.
False. Because multiple numbers generated by the RNG can correspond to the same symbol on a reel, there are many more number combinations possible than are visible to the eye. Even though there may be only 15 symbols on a reel, there can be thousands of virtual stops.
Using a player’s club card will increase the chances of winning a jackpot.
False. The RNG that determines the outcome of each play is not linked to the player’s club card reader. The RNG cannot tell whether a card is inserted or not, so the outcome of the game is not affected.
After hitting a jackpot, a player should move to a new slot machine. The machine currently in play is not likely to hit again.
False. The odds of winning another jackpot on the next play are the same as they were before hitting the jackpot. There is no such thing as a “hot” or “cold” slot machine.
Slot machines are highly addictive.
False. Research has found no evidence that slot machines lead to greater rates of gambling addiction.