Slots Superstitions

Myths, hearsay, and gossip are a constant part of our world. There are many myths and superstitions that surround the art of gambling. Often, taking the advice of these myths could actually do more harm than good. Here we take a look at three of the most common myths regarding slot machines.

  1. Playing on a particular machine for a long time

    There is often the belief that if you are playing on a particular machine for hours without winning anything, as soon as you leave the machine the next person will hit it big. In actuality, there is no truth to this myth. Winning the jackpot only had to do with the exact timing of pushing the spin button.

  2. A machine just had a big payout, so it will not hit again for a long time.

    This is another common misconception. This theory has come from the idea that since a huge payout was just made, that the machine is programmed to not have another payout for a while, in order to make up for the large amount that the slot machine lost. In reality, slot machines are programmed to hit the jackpot randomly. You have the same chance of hitting the jackpot immediately after someone else did as you do if no one has one in for hours.

  3. You have a better chance of winning if you play one coin at a time

    Head on over to any casino and you will see a person with a large bucket of coins, but not wagering the maximum. This is due to the myth that how many coins you gamble will influence the probability of hitting the jackpot. The truth is that you will actually have a higher probability that you will hit smaller payouts because you are receiving more spins by playing only one coin at a time.