These ten facts you are about to see have often be disputed, but I have done my research and what you are about to read are ten of the best tips and facts about slot machines, both in the real world and online…
10 – Slot machines located near the entrance doors of a casino do pay out more than others located within the casino. This is indeed true, but not for the reason you might have heard. It’s not to draw people in as some people think, it’s because these are ‘prime’ seat locations. People will often sit near the exits and entrances so they can see friends coming and walk out ASAP when they have had enough.
9 – The odds of winning a big jackpot increase the more you play! This is not a myth, it’s a simple mathematical algorithm. But it doesn’t come down by a lot and it only works with percentage set machines, not fixed odds. So if the odds are of winning the jackpot are 100 – 1 (it is usually within the hundreds of millions) and you don’t win on that spin, then on the next spin you do have a slightly increased chance of winning. Why? Because most casino slot machines have a fixed percentage payout, but it only goes down by a microscopical amount. That 100 -1 on the next spin then becomes 99.999999999999999 – 1. Not much, but it does get smaller none the less.
8 – Where you play can depend on how much you win. This is totally true. Some darker online pokie sites often significantly decrease the odds of winning to earn the site more money. After all, it’s a set algorithm. So make sure you pick a reputable gambling site, or real world casino. Most good casinos both real world and online sign up to a code of practice and stick to it like it was the gambling bible. Lesser known ones might well not accept what those code of practice guidelines are.
7 – There is no such thing as secret machines or apps that can help you win. These machines often send a “signal” to the machine to get it to pay out more often. If you believe this is a real thing, you deserve to lose your money both spent on the machine and putting it into the machine in the hope of cheating.
6 – Real world slots payout more often than online ones! This is indeed true, but only with regards to certain machines. Many casino machines are set percentage. So let’s say 80%. But many online machines are Fixed odds which mean’s you have the same odds with every single spin. The two things are not the same, so it might be the case that machines pay out more in casinos, but much, much lower wins that with online slots.
5 – There are things you can do to improve your odds of winning! I’m not talking warming up the coins, or playing lesser known online slot machines, but what I am saying if that you can increase the odds of winning by not drinking, not overspending, playing something you understand, rather than something more complicated. Play what you like, stay compos mentis and only spend what you have set yourself!
4 – Joined progressive jackpot machines are the best to play. Ever seen those large machines that 3, 4 or even more people can play all at once? Those machines really are the most likely to payout at peak times, but only because you have more people filling that payout percentage quicker and more frequently. Mostly it is down to more money, more payouts, but if you happen to be playing as a group, someone will win in the end, even if it’s a small percentage of everyone else’s money.
3 – There is such thing as a professional slot player! Both in the real world casinos and online slots, there are players that play them all day, every day. While it is more like a hobby than an actual job title, some people don’t just play their machines, they study them, know where they were made and also the exact odds of winning on them. It is knowing those odds that helps them win more times than the average player.
2 – Some machines are looser than others! Yep, you heard me right. Even with online slots, certain games are sometimes set to pay out more frequently than others. They might be fixed odds, but the odds can be changed. This is to get new players using them and get better feedback for the machine/site owners.
1 – There are no patterns, no secrets, no hacks. While continued playing will decrease the odds ever so slightly, it is basically each spin at the same odds. You could win 100 jackpots in a row, or the machine might not pay out anything for the rest of its life. Those are the odds, that why it is classed as a gambling machine.