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Slot machines have become an integral part of not only casinos, but they themselves have literally taken to the streets. Until recently, one could see these devices in underground passages, at bus stops, in bars.
Naturally, the logic of slot machines is aimed at losing the player, which means that he is looking for an excuse for himself, coming up with various fables. Therefore, we will debunk the most popular myths about slot machines among players.
If there are warm coins in the tray, this means they have been in the machine for a long time, which means that it is ripe for the player to win. Also, the high temperature of the machine indicates an imminent big win. Indeed, there are some among the players who are trying to figure out which machine to sit at by measuring its temperature by touch. In fact, heating occurs due to the work of electronics and mechanics, as well as the backlight. The only thing that can be understood is how long the device worked, but the temperature does not give any information about the chances of winning. Indeed, neither time nor temperature affects the random number generator (RNG), and it is he who determines the probability of success.
If a player leaves a slot machine, on which he could not win anything for a long time, then he is ready for a quick loss, he is "warm", but if the slot machine won twice in a row, it will soon become "cold", it is better to stop playing on it. This myth is the most widespread, it is no coincidence that many people believe in it and even inexperienced players try to use it. In fact, the RNG produces random numbers that have nothing to do with previous results, so whether or not a series is successful has no effect on future events.
Each machine has its own cycles, all possible options rotate in it in a certain order. This myth complements the previous one. The operation of the RNG is built in such a way that no cycles occur, and the results are strictly random. No one can tell from previous values what the result will be later.
The probability of winning on a slot machine can be calculated by any mathematician, which means that the results cannot be random. To debunk this myth, you should not confuse the concepts, but read about the mathematical expectation. The percentage of hitting a successful variation is the mathematical expectation, the result of which depends on the reels and the paytable. Each individual result of a spin and a game session is strictly random, and the average variant is realized only at a distance of several million spins.
The player sits down at the machine from which you just left and won! So he stole your jackpot? The RNG of the slot machine generates numbers continuously, the number of combinations per second reaches several million. When the player presses the start button, specific numbers are selected. You would hardly start the game in the same millisecond as the lucky one. It is impossible to guess this moment, especially since you were not able to do this in the previous hours, although happy moments arose repeatedly during the game.
The casino can regulate what payments the slot machine will give. If a technician has recently approached the machine, you shouldn't play it. And after a big win, a specialist adjusts the technique so that this does not happen. On weekends, the casinos are specially tweaking the machines, as there will be a high attendance. Following this myth, casinos are playing unfairly, so it is worth looking for a good time to approach the machines. However, few people know that it is not so easy to reprogram an automaton. To do this, you must turn it off, take out the board, reflash the microcircuit in it, check the operability and return everything back again. By the way, in most countries such actions are considered illegal. Vendors of machines, investing in them the percent of payments, usually do not provide for the possibility of changing this parameter.
The casino can influence the winnings or losses of a particular player. If you can see that a person is nervous, they can "throw" a small win, stimulating him to continue playing. Also, a large player can be given a big win, stimulating his further appearance in the casino. This myth partly repeats the previous one, so its debunking is based on the previous principles: 1) The results of winning are determined exclusively by the RNG. 2) The casino has no right to interfere with the operation of the machine. Naturally, all this applies to decent establishments, both online and offline.
In the bonus game, the outcome is known in advance, so nothing depends on the player. Even before the game, the winnings on the "boxes" are placed, this is random. Again, this applies to trusted manufacturers, for example, there are suspicions about the randomness of bonus games on AWP machines.
The computer of the slot machine understands when the bet is large and when it is small, forming a payout percentage. According to this myth, the computer simply does not allow big bets to win, giving out a successful outcome for small bets. Naturally, the computer understands what bet got into it, but the algorithm for forming the result does not depend on its size. The slot machine has one paytable and one layout, this is how the algorithm is implemented. The only thing worth noting is that in many slot machines the main win is increased if a large number of coins are played, but this is displayed on the paytable.
You can win with a specific betting system. No system of bets can change the mathematical expectation of the game, only the variance (or fluctuations in the results) can change. Not a single slot with negative expectation can be made positive by simply changing the size of the bet.
The employees of the gambling hall know which machine is "hot" and can, upon a certain agreement, toss the winnings. This is possible only in case of untidiness of the casino, then the employees will be aware of what is happening, otherwise everything is controlled by the RNG. Therefore, it is better not to play in incomprehensible places where slot machines can increase the percentage of payments less than usual.
There are certain rituals that can increase your chances of winning. These include the insertion of coins into the machine exclusively with the upper part, the use of coins with a certain temperature, the dynamics of pressing the start button, etc. But does all this somehow affect the RNG algorithm? Equally, the generator doesn't care if you have a horseshoe, or a hare's foot, or a special clover leaf. Soulless electronics gives results, regardless of human prejudice. Actually, the slot machines are attractive because they give a person the opportunity to believe in luck, in the fact that it is about to smile at him.