First we’d like to show you how a slot machine works and try to dismiss the superstitious and silly ideas held by many players. Unfortunately there is so much gossip and myths surrounding slots that a few solid facts are needed to help you on your way.
All current slot machines decide on what will appear on the reels or on the video screen, the millisecond you touch the start button, the computer takes a random number for each reel (or video reel) which is assigned to a particular “stop” and it then displays this on your PC as a particular symbol or blank.
Every second the slot machine is activated, the Random Number Generator (RNG) inside the machine generates thousands of numbers. At the exact moment that you click on the start button, one number is selected for each reel and this is what will appear on your PC’s screen. Long before you can see any given combination, the computer has determined whether or not you’ve won the jackpot or not.
Superstition Must Not Play Part in Your Slot Decisions
You simply cannot predict what a slot machine is going to do, other than that in the long run, it will make the casino the percentage it is supposed to make. In the short term you may lose up to 25 spins in a row, or win a jackpot.
There is simply no way you can predict a hot or a cold run. You could lose repeatedly for ten hours on a slot machine and then win consecutively for an hour and end up making a profit. This simply means that superstition must be abandoned. You’ll find that free of it, you’ll be much happier and who knows you might even increase you winning chances as well.
Here are some facts to dispel the myths
What a Slot machine has done on the previous spin, spins or multitude spins, has absolutely no bearing on what will happen next.
A slot machine is not more likely to pay out if it hasn’t paid for hours, days or even weeks. What it does in a short period of time is completely insignificant in the long term.
A Slot machine might as well be played just after it has paid the jackpot.
It doesn’t remember that it has paid a jackpot; in truth it doesn’t even know what a jackpot is. You are just as likely to win immediately after a jackpot as when there hasn’t been one for months. Surely you may say that when the jackpot has been won, the machine goes tight to compensate itself for the jackpot and try to return to the advertised percentage payoff? Well, the answer is no. The machine just carries on producing random numbers; then stops on each reel and the payouts awarded for certain combinations ensure that, in the long run, the machine will come very close to the expected payout percentage.
Many players believe that Slot machines work on pre-determined sequences, albeit very long ones. This is not true
Every single spin is completely erratic and random and has no relation whatsoever to the previous or subsequent spins.
Also completely wrong is the longer you play your machine, the more likely you are to win
The longer you wager at any slot machine, the more likely you are to win, by the law of averages, the more you play the more random numbers are converted into outcomes and those outcomes could be translated into a win. On the flip side of the coin the longer you play, the more likely you’re to lose as well, the internet casino in effect takes a percentage of every bet you make. However, there may be a difference in the financial result if you stay on the same machine and it has a Progressive Jackpot, or banking style bonus.
The Internet Casino cannot alter payouts
This is very important fact to comprehend. Many players wonder whether internet casinos have “twiddled a dial” making the machine tighter on weekends and even public holidays, so that they can make more money from their patrons if the casinos are busier. It’s a great idea and it often feels that way. However, the way the slot machines at internet casinos that are reputable have been programmed simply means to alter the payout percentage would be highly unethical. On the contrary should this happen and the supervising body of the casino finds out about this, they’ll face massive fines, possible closure and certainly jail terms for those parties involved. So, players can be 99.99 percent sure that no one will ever “twiddle” with the dial.
The way you push your button, or pull the handle affects the outcome
Yes, this is true to a certain extend. The millisecond at which to push the button is vital, because that is the moment when the random numbers are decided. Do players know when the moment is? No. All these facts are relevant to all slot machines played at internet casinos and in live casinos, video screens or classic style-reels.