We all love casinos and slot machines are a big part of that. The only game that comes close to the popularity is probably roulette, but that’s another story. Slot machines are just fun in every way. From pulling the lever (cause let’s be honest, that is the only right way to do it) to the anticipation when the reels are going bananas. Anyway…debunk mode ON!
Myth 1: Casinos get their slot machines for free
Explained: Not really! While we all love freebies, the casinos still have to buy all of their games. Then again, they do bring in money if the casino can get the crowd to play, so look at it as some sort of investment.
Myth 2: Casinos can change the payout percentages
Explained: while the casinos do indeed instruct the manufacturer what the payout percentage should be, it is a massive and expensive process to change the percentages afterwards. Many online casinos will advertise their payout percentages to players and they are monitored by regulatory bodies like eCOGRA in order to make sure everything is legit.
Myth 3: Slots will let you win when you whisper kind words to them
Explained: While you might want to try this method, till today scientists were unable to proof that slots have feelings and as a result will be more inclined to give away bigger wins when you are kind to them. Then again, I guess it doesn’t hurt to try either.
Myth 4: If a jackpot has been won on a slot machine, you avoid that machine
Explained: Online slots us a RNG (Random Number Generator) ensuring players will get entirely random and independent spins. The slot does not keep a record of previous spins in order to know when a jackpot is due. So, in reality, your chances of winning on a slot machine that just gave away a massive payout is the same as the one who’s not giving away anything.
Myth 5: Slot machines can go without food for 2 weeks
Explained: This is true! Though the machines do tend to get grumpy if they don’t receive their food on time, they can function up to 2 weeks before they engage in a strike. So it’s always a good idea to take some energy bars to the casino in case your slot machine is in a grumpy mood.
Do you know of any other myths? If so, please tell us, we would love to hear about it.