Slot Machine Myths

Gamblers are full of superstitions and myths about slot machines. You will hear many fallacies about slot machines that could not be further from the truth. If you ever hear one of the following from a slots player, just try to look them in the eye without laughing.

Slot myths
Slot myths

This slot is due to hit!

Many gamblers have a misconception that if a slot machine has been running “cold” that it’s due to payout. The fact is that no matter what a slot machine has doing on previous spins, it will have no factor on what will happen next.

Slot machines use a random number generator to determine the outcome of a spin. This means that each spin of the reels has the same chance of winning or losing.

The jackpot Curse

Another common myth among slots players is that when a jackpot hits on a slot machine, it will not pay out for a while. This again is completely false and she never be listened to.

Just as slots reels will pay out at random, the jackpot on a slot will hit at random. Once the jackpot hits, the slot machine will keep on running just the same as it did before. The jackpot could hit the very next spin, you just never know. The bottom line is that each and every spin is random and nothing that has happened on previous spins will change that fact.

The Machine is Rigged!

One of the more comical myths about slot machines is that they are rigged. Many feel that the casino can “fix” a slot so that it does not payout. This usually occurs when a player is losing and looking for a reason to ease their pain or set their mind at ease.

All casino slots are programmed out of house and be independent programmers. The casino employs companies to create the slots programs and 99% of the time has no interaction with the creation of a slot. When a slot breaks or needs something updated, they call in these companies to repair them. There is no possible way a casino employee can fix or rig a machine. Nor would they want to. The casinos make enough money in a legal way that they would not want to jeopardize that by operating in an illegal manner.