Everything the slot player needs to know
|SLOT MACHINE MYTHS EXPOSED|
The slot player’s world is full of myths. In this article, we are going to expose some of them so you can understand more about slot machines. Some of these myths have been around for ages while some have only come about since recent times. The bottom line is that most of these slot myths have started because of a lack of education on how a slot machine actually works. That being said, let’s get right into it.
Myth Number One: It’s luckier to pull the handle, rather than hit the Max Credit button.
This myth is completely false. Whether you pull the handle or hit the play button (usually labeled Max Credit), you are activating the same system to play the game. There’s absolutely no difference, other than it takes a little more energy to pull the handle. Some people love to pull the handle, because that’s what got them into slots in the first place. It is as if the physical motion activates a certain feeling that remains from day one. Just remember that it does not matter if you pull the handle or push the button. Feel free to use whatever method you want—you won’t be hurting your chances of winning.
Myth Number Two: Make sure you put coins in the slot machine instead of using credits. Don’t forget to use cold coins!
These myths are also false. Again, putting coins in the slot simply uses more energy and causes you to play slower. If you like playing slower, then put the coins in manually. However, there is no difference. Additionally, there is no coin temperature sensor in slot machines, so using cold coins, or hot for that matter, will not change your result. It is not uncommon for people to store coins in their freezer until they are ready to hit the casino. However, these days, it is even more common to find slot machines that do not even take coins. If you play online, this is one of those myths that does not affect your thinking since there are no physical properties.
Myth Number Three: This machine is about to heat up—that means it’s due!
There’s no such thing in slots. Each spin is randomly generated without knowledge of the previous spins. It is quite possible for a slot machine to go on a “cold streak” and not pay anything for hours on end. It’s all completely random. While slot machines do remain true to the payback percentage number, that is usually over a few hundred thousand spins. Are you going to sit there and chase a win for that long? I certainly hope not.
Myth Number Four: The payoff symbols are missing. This baby is due to hit the jackpot!
Slot machines have what’s called a RNG (Random Number Generator) chip. The chip’s job is to generate random spins constantly. It is completely separate from other parts of the machine. Seeing payoff symbols appear just above or below a pay line only means one thing—you lost. While you are sitting there thinking about it, the RNG chip is continuing to generate spins. The exact microsecond you start the play sequence determines your spin result.
We just exposed four major myths about slot machines in the casinos. Hopefully, you are now more educated and are consequently more inclined to go out and play slots with a clear head and a lucky hand. Education is one of the keys to winning at the casinos. The other is good luck. So....Good Luck!