Slot Machine and related Myths

Slot machines are fun games found on online and offline casino platforms, played by countless  thousands of people each and every day. The game can readily be found online with different names like lucky spin, match three, etc. In the bricks and mortar world, slot machines are famously found in gambling establishments, most often Casinos.

So, how are slots played?

Gaming Procedure:

A slot machine consists of a minimum of three or more reels that have many symbols in them. These symbols have the possibility of forming hundreds of sequences. After betting, the player decides the number of “playline” that should be in use. The playline is the key to win, as it decides the number of ways to win in the game, and then he hits the button to derive the combination.

This simple game comes with many myths along with it, and some of them are as follow:


Improve your play by playing longer:

Slot machines cannot be predicted as each spin is independently generated by a random number. People persistently play, hoping to hit the jackpot in upcoming changes. But it is very important to keep track of our bet and limit the number of spins after losing continuously. 

Certain machines are the best:

Machines placed in the corners or at a longer distance are used less. Thus it is believed that these less used machines have the greatest winning chances, which is not true.

Machine hits the jackpot once in a century:

People are always trying to find the pattern of how a slot machine works, and so they end up finding many lame theories. It is believed that if a slot machine hits the jackpot, it takes centuries to hit again. But, there are stories where a man turned to be lucky after hitting the jackpot twice, consequently in a slot machine.

Pull Over Push:

This has to be the funny myth with the funniest stories. People prefer to pull down the handle for the reels to spin instead of pushing the buttons. They think that the pressure given in pulling the handle is going to bring them their luck. In Las Vegas, a woman pulled the handle with all her strength that the slot machine’s handle got broke.

Rubbing the coins:

People rubbed the coins before dropping in for the bet, thinking that the heat produced by the coins will hit the jackpot.

Trying to win in a slot machine can be tricky because all the spins are independently chosen by a random generated.

Let us pull the handle down, hoping for luck, without fooling ourselves with myths!