Slot Machine Myths

Although slot machines require very little skill, they are some of the most popular games in land based casinos and online betting sites. Despite these machines requiring minimal skill, there are still myths that circulate around as people attempt to improve their luck in order to attempt to maximise their winnings on slot machines. However, like most myths, they tend to be incorrect and easily disproved.


One of the most common myths about slot machines is that you can’t do anything to improve your chances of winning. Although you can’t physically do anything to change the outcome of a spin, there are a few tips and tricks that you can use to improve your chances of winning. One unknown thing about slot machines is that they don’t always pay out at the same rate. Regardless what machine you play on, you always have a chance of winning. However, the higher the pay-out rate, the more likely you are to have a higher return in the long run. In theory, you can improve your chances of winning by playing on machines which have a higher pay-out rate.


Another myth which is spread often is that a machine which has just paid out a jackpot won’t pay out again for a while. Some people believe that slot machines go through hot and cold streaks when in fact, each spin is independent regardless of the outcomes of the previous spins. This means that a machine that has just paid out a jackpot has as much chance of paying out another jackpot just as quickly as another machine which hasn’t paid out in a while.


There are also some slot machine myths that apply only to slot machines based in land based casinos. One of the biggest myths is that the best pay-out slot machines in are ‘hidden away’ from the public. Although this has some common sense behind it, the majority of casinos place the highest pay-out slots in the public eye instead. If people see players winning on the slot machines, other players are more likely to have a go at them as well.


One of the more bizarre myths about slot machines is that you are more likely to win if you warm the coins up before inserting them. Unsurprisingly, slot machines are not affected temperature, and all coins work exactly the same whether they are hot or cold.


It’s not just physically slot machines that have myths surrounding them – online slots also suffer from them. The myth which most people believe is that online slots are even more random than physical slots. Obviously land-based casino are able to store more machines for player to play on, this means you are more likely to see people winning as there are more people playing. Since you are ‘alone’ when playing online, people get the impression that you won’t win as much. However, both physical and online slots essentially use the exact same RNG systems. Overall, you have exactly the same chance of winning online then you do in a land-based casino.