It is often the case that people that enjoy slots have an element of folklore to how the machines work. In this article, we look forward to demystifying some of the most common misconceptions about online slots, because enough is enough.
Myth #1: If a jackpot just hit, it won’t hit again for a while
Jackpots don’t have schedules! Just because a slot paid out a significant amount of money a short time ago, that does not mean that it won’t happen soon. The random number generators make sure that the reels spin uniquely each time a player spins.
Myth #2: Autoplay affects odds of winning in any way.
Another could have been relevant some time ago, but given the strict regulations and technical standards, it is no longer the case. The reason this feature was considered “rigged” is that the player is not watching while the machine does the spinning for him. This could be the case with old devices that were designed and programmed by dubious individuals, but most certainly not in the current year, while playing games from high-quality providers.
What’s also essential is that autoplay lets you spin quicker than you would manually. This is a critical factor in more experienced or even professional players, so seasoned players rely on this feature heavily.
Myth #3: The slot is “hot” or “cold.”
The science states that any spin is independent of the former. This is true if you’re playing a legit slot game, from a trusted developer.
In a good casino, slot machines operate based on randomness. Yes, there could be what you would call “losing” or “winning” streaks, but that’s only how your mind decides to categorize it. Winning or losing streaks should not happen. What we need to focus on is the idea of “Probability.” Technically, the slot machine can go into a streak of 150 winning spins, but that is extremely unlikely.
Myth #4: Using the “max bet” button will increase your chances of winning.
Both online and land-based slots feature different buttons on their interfaces. Fortunately, the chances of winning do not in any way depend on the button you push.
Any button that you’ll find on the slot machine is there is exclusively for your comfort. Imagine that there is no such button as “MaxBet.” That means that you would have to raise your bets to their maximum value, every time you spin the slot. In no way does the button affect the probability of winning more significant amounts of money.
Most of the myths that circulate in the gambling circles are easily refutable, once you apply common sense to them. Slots are mysterious, and we often want to look for patterns and explanations to the randomness that stands behind the slot machine. However, it is often the case that these false explanations do us more harm, than they do us good.