The most popular casino game in the world – both online and land – is slots. But even with its increasing popularity, there are several myths and misconceptions about slot machines that players try and leverage to gain an advantage on the house.
Here are 5 facts about slot machines that may (or may not) help you take down the house and become the next slots millionaire.
Each spin is calculated individually
This is one of the biggest misconceptions. It doesn’t matter how many times a machine has lost in a row or if it just won the jackpot. Every spin is 100% random and is autonomous from every other spin that happens both before and after.
Having a Player Card does not increase your chances of winning
It doesn’t matter if you have a player card or not. It doesn’t matter if you prefer to play penny by penny. It doesn’t even matter if you load up your machine with $50,000 and play penny slots for a full year straight. As mentioned above, each spin is done randomly regardless of what spins comes before/after AND independently of how you decide to pay.
Location of the machine has nothing to do with your chances of winning
“Trust me. The slot machine by the entrance way is way tighter than the ones in the middle of a casino,” said someone who knows nothing about slot machines.
This is one of the most common myths and one that needs to be debunked right away. However, the only good thing about this myth is that it only applies to land based casinos. Online, every slot machine is in the same place!
There is no best time of the day to play
The only ‘best time to play’ is when you have nothing else you’d rather be doing. Whether it’s 4am on a Tuesday and 9pm on a Friday, your odds are the exact same.
Casinos (sometimes) want you to win!
The last one may be the most surprising, but in reality it should be expected. Casinos don’t want you to win all the time, but they certainly want you to win occasionally. Players leaving happy or seeing other players leave happy is good for business and it’s the only way to get recurring business. So if you ever think a casino is conspiring against you, there’s a good chance they’re secretly pulling for you in order to get you back into their casino over and over again.
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