Famous Slots Myths

Underneath Slots Myths To Unrealistic Proportions

One of my very favorite things to hear about is the eccentric myths surrounding the casino games. Slots are especially filled with a great number of myths. Usually, when you hear some gossip or myth, there can be a kernel of truth underneath it that has been blown up to unrealistic proportions. Let's explore some slots myths and see if there is any truth in them or if it is all fluff.

One great myth about slots is that the aisle machines pay out the best. The rationale is that the casino wants other players to see the success of the slots winners. The fact is that this is a myth. While it is true that all machines are not programmed with the same payout percentage, it is not this simple either. Slot machine placement is very carefully planned out with many things in mind. You will never know where the "loose" machine is, so don't stress out on this myth.

Many people believe that a machine can be "hot" or "cold". This myth means that if a slot machine has just paid out, then it is now "cold" and will not pay out again for a while. If a slot machine has not paid you out yet, then it is bound to hit the jackpot any minute. This is false because all slot machines are electronic and use a random number generator (RNG). This RNG has no feelings of "hot and cold" and will spin each time completely independent of its last spin. This means that it is entirely possible for a slots player to hit the jackpot twice in a row, or not at all.

Some "Negative Nelly" may believe that the casino is conspiring against them. Another myth is that the casino can change the odds on the slots machines that you are playing at. In fact, as we already said, the slots machines are not all programmed with the same payout odds. However, it is not a simple task to change these odds. For a casino to change the odds on a slots machine requires a programmer to come in and physically change out a computer chip inside the machine. I think even "Negative Nelly" would notice a programmer climbing into her machine!

Slots Systems can work. NO! There are very few games in the entire casino that will benefit from learning a specialized strategy or system and slots are not one of them. There is no system, or magic pixie dust that will give you better odds. The industry standard is right around an 85 to 100% payout on slots games. That means that the house has the advantage and is programmed to pay players around 91 cents for every 100 played.

So there you have it! There is no mumbo-jumbo, no special talisman needed or aisle seat to play slots. You need a good head on your shoulders and a consistent money management strategy in order to not fall prey to the juicy gossip and myths you know you love to hear. Play smart and you will be a happy slots player for years to come.