Most of the things that gamblers believe about slots are untrue. Below is a list of slots myths and facts that you might be familiar with:
Myth: Slot machines are programmed to go through the same cycle again after payoff. Each cycle may consist of thousands of spins, but once it has come to end, the cycle repeats itself all over again in the same pattern.
Fact: Each spin is random and are independent of the last spins.
Myth: Machines pay off once a particular percentage of all bets are reached. A jackpot which has not been hit for a longer time is due and is more likely to hit.
Fact: in every machine game, the odds are constant. When the jackpot was last hit and how much was being paid out the previous time does not affect the next hit in any way.
Myth: Machine pays more without the use of a player card.
Fact: The odds are constant in every machine, hence the presence of a player card do not affect the mechanism of the machines.
Myth: A button can be remotely pressed to change the machine mechanism. Players so tip staffs well and be courteous or they will be on a losing streak with this machine.
Fact: Do not be stressed, but there are some truth in this myth. It is said that the odds of the machines are capable of being changed remotely, although such “server-based” slots are still in their experimental stages and are in the minority. However, keep in mind that there are regulations which provide protection for players against such abuses.
Myth: Slots are looser during slow hours and tighter during peak hours when the casinos are crowded.
Fact: Casinos will always find a good balance between their slot machines being too tight or too loose. They will strive to provide players with machines that are loose enough so players can yield a reasonable winning so that they will return again some other time. If the machines are too tight, players are able to sense it and are more unlikely to return.