It's every slot player's dream to walk into
a casino, rush over to the first slot machine they see, insert a coin
or token ... and hit "the big one." Let's face it: we are captivated,
intrigued, and even held spellbound by the "one-armed bandits." Those
colorful, spinning reels; the sounds of bells and whistles: those almost
blinding, flashing lights; the unmistakable sound of coins or tokens hitting
the tray all serve to capture your undivided attention and motivate you
to play the slots....and it works!! These fiendish iron monsters
have an unending appetite for money....YOUR MONEY! All that aside,
the age old question remains: "Do I have any chance at all of beating
these confounded slot machines? ...And, if so...HOW?" Good questions.
The fact is...no one can GUARANTEE that you will EVER end up a winner
by feeding your hard-earned money into slot machines. You may, however,
be able to dramatically increase your chances of winning consistently.
Let's start with a few facts and myths about casino slot machines.
FACT #1 - All
casino slot machines are NOT created equal. They may look identical on
the outside, but they are totally different beasts on the inside.
FACT #2 - The
casino (house) always has the advantage...ALWAYS. Most slot machines are
programmed (yes, PROGRAMMED) to pay out between 83% and 99% of
the coins placed into them.
FACT #3 - Most
of today's "smart" slot machines are driven by microchip processors that
incorporate random number generators. Not just ONE, but a SERIES
of processors are within each "iron beast." These random number generators
continually produce number combinations (which correspond to the reel
symbols of each machine) EVEN WHEN THE SLOT MACHINE IS NOT BEING PLAYED.
That's right, folks. As long as the machine is on, it doesn't matter
whether anyone plays it or not. The combinations continue to generate
in the "brain" of the slot machine. Pretty scary, huh?
FACT #4 - When
the reels stop spinning and you see the final combination, you are merely
seeing the "will" of the microprocessor. Nothing more - nothing less. It's
(more or less) a "courtesy" to the player. YOU as a player DO NOT affect
the final outcome. If you ever want to know what a slot machine is "thinking,"
just put in a coin and pull the handle. What you see on the reels (when
they are done spinning) is the precise combination at the exact
moment in time you either pushed the "spin" button or pulled the handle
(if you are playing with credits. If you are dropping coins or tokens,
the final outcome is determined when you drop the first coin/token.)
Myth #1 - A
slot machine that has received extended play with no significant payouts
is "due" to hit. (There is NO truth to this myth as outcomes are decided
by a combination of randomness and probability factor.)
Myth #2 - If
the machine feels cold to the touch, cold coins/tokens should be used. Likewise,
if the machine is warm to the touch, warmed up coins/tokens should be
used. (the temperature of the machine and/or coins has absolutely NO
bearing on ANYTHING.)
Myth #3 - If
a slot machine has just hit for the top jackpot, it isn't going to hit
it again for a very, very long time. (randomness and probability factor
decide when the machine "hits" again. Nothing more - nothing less.)
Myth #4 - The
casinos loosen and tighten the machines at will. (While the casinos DO
keep an eye on who wins/loses, they do NOT "tweak" the machines.)
Right about now, you are either nodding in
agreement, or you are in denial. Regardless, the burning question that
made you visit today remains: "How in the world can I BEAT these confounded
casino slots?" Well, let's take a look. Just click below on what you would
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