Slots Myths

videoslots-logoMisinformation can be your biggest enemy when it comes to slots. There is plenty of misleading information, written and published by people who do not know any better. This is exactly why players, and more specifically the beginners, can be easily misled by some myths concerning slot machines in both landbased and online casinos.

Here are some of the most common myths you can come across when reading about slots on the internet:

One of the most common misconceptions about slots is that your chances of winning depend on the time of day

This is definitely a myth and is not true. There is no program that controls the payout percentages of the games to increase them during certain times of the day. Some “experts” even say some days are better than others because the payouts are boosted on convention dates or during holidays and other special occasions. However, there is no actual relation between the player’s chances of winning and the time of day or the days of the week.

The location of the slot machine in the casino determines your chances of winning

This is not true, either. Some people believe that casinos keep their best slot machines grouped together. However, the lower-paying machines are scattered around the entire gaming floor. It does not matter what the location of the slot machine is.

Screenshot of Monte Carlo slot machines in casino

The player can improve their chances of winning by pressing the button or pulling the handle at the right time

Though this strategy has something to do with the work of the Random Number Generator, the chances of actually increasing your odds by pressing the button at a certain time, are close to zero.

The player needs to bet on one slot machine only all the time in order to increase their odds

Considering the fact that generating some winnings when playing slot machines depends primarily on chance, there is no relation between the machine the player chooses and the amount of time they spend playing it. The odds of hitting a jackpot are not increased proportionally to the amount of time spent on a certain machine.

When playing at a landbased slot machine, the player is more likely to generate a winning combination when pulling a lever instead of pushing a spin button.

This is also a myth. The gameplay is most probably going to be slowed down, but the player’s chances of winning will not increase. The type of slot machine chosen has nothing to do with generating winnings, actually.

Using a club card usually decreases the player’s chances of hitting a winning combination

A common false theory states that most casinos are striving to make players win less in order to compensate for the benefits they receive when playing with their club cards. The truth is that the amount of money returned is actually negligible from the casinos’ point of view. Not to mention the fact that the Random Number Generator cannot be changed through the casino’s software.

The player’s chances of winning cannot be improved

This may seem to contradict some of the tips given in our slots guide, but it is not. There are still some aspects of the game that can be controlled by the player. After all, it is them who make a choice which type of slots to bet on. Considering the fact that some slot machines provide better odds than others, players are fully capable of improving their chances of winning.

For example, players are given better odds of winning when choosing a game with a fixed jackpot instead of one with a progressive jackpot. Higher-denomination slots provide players with better winning chances than their lower-denomination cousins. Also, the games with many additional features may come with higher volatility when compared to the simpler classic slots.

The temperature of the coins inserted in the machine matters

The truth is that there is only a small number of people, who actually use coins to play slots with nowadays. And if even more people did use them, the temperature of the coins could not improve their chances of winning in any way.

Screenshot of progressive jackpot slots

Players must change machines after a massive jackpot is hit

Some players believe that it is better to move to another machine after a big win is scored on a certain slot. However, large payouts do not necessarily mean that the machine is to “turn cold”. The chances of hitting the same jackpot once again on the very next spin, are exactly the same as they were on the first spin. The slot machines’ results cannot be manipulated by casinos.

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