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Common Slot Machine Myths

For Immediate Release

Thu, Jul 20, 2017


Andrea Hicks



Do you love playing slot machines? If so, you may have heard some myths about slots without even knowing they're myths. We're here to debunk the seven common myths about slot machines.

Myth: Slots are programmed to have streaks.

Truth: Slot machine programming is completely random. Each machine has numerous microchip processors that continuously select random combinations, even when no one is playing the machine. When a hot streak or cold streak occurs it's due to short term results. If you were to gather data from the long term play you'll find payouts balance out.

Myth: Playing with a loyalty card hurts your chances of winning.

Truth: A player's card has no effect on the game's outcome, however with a player's card you'll gain special credits which is equal to winning in the long run. Check out our FanPlay® program if you're not already a member.

Myth: Machines with the biggest payouts are in the furthest corners of the casino.

Truth: Casinos don't "hide" machines. In fact, it would make more sense to place higher paying machines front and center to get guests excited about winning. They also don't put the highest paying machines on the end of rows or in any other specific location.

Myth: Warming up the coins increases your chances of winning.

Truth: The machines aren't affected by the temperature of the coins.

Myth: Pulling the handle instead of pressing the button ensures a payout.

Truth: The slot machine handle is purely aesthetic and the machine will adhere to its random code regardless if you pull the handle or press the button.

Myth: A machine that just paid a jackpot won't have another large payout for a while.

False: Remember the slot's completely random programing? Large payouts can happen whenever the right combination randomly hits.

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