What are the most common myths surrounding slot machines?
Myth:†† A slot machine that hasnít been paying is due to hit.
Fact:†† Slot machines do not have hot or cold streaks.† A machine that has not had a jackpot for a while is not any more likely to hit on the next spin.† The outcome of each game is independent and determined by the random number generator.† The probability of winning an award or jackpot does not change from spin to spin.
Myth:†† I would have hit the jackpot that someone else just hit on my last machine if I would have kept playing.
Fact:†† Due to the nature and operation of the random number generator, there are no guarantees that you would have hit a jackpot.† The outcome of each game is determined within a millisecond of pushing the button or pulling the handle, and it highly unlikely that you would have hit the button or pulled the lever at the exact millisecond the other player did.
Myth:†† The slot machine just hit a jackpot, now I wonít win.
Fact:†† Previous game outcomes have no effect on future games.† The outcome of each game is independent and determined by the random number generator.† The probability of winning an award or jackpot does not change from spin to spin.
Myth:†† Pulling the slot machine handle instead of pushing the spin button will result in more wins.
Fact:†† Pushing the spin button or pulling the handle has no influence on the outcome of the game.† The button and handle simply perform the same function, initiating the game.† In most slot machines, the handle is simply wired directly to the spin button.