Slot Machine – Myths and Facts

Slot machines, as simple as they seem are probably the least understood casino game. But they are the most popular for it is a great game for beginners and involves very less strategy. All slot machines, including the slot machine in online casinos have a random number generator (RNG). Each number corresponds to a particular combination.
All video slots have different types of play. You may play with straight line winning combo or zigzag winning combo or diagonal winning combo or combination of all three. At that particular moment, what ever number the RNG has generated, that particular combination will appear on the screen after you press ‘spin’. If that combination corresponds to the winning combination of the play you have selected, you win!

All through these years, the slot has been fed with myths. It’s time to unleash the truth.
Myth #1: Every winning combo has equal chances of appearance
Fact: No. There are more losing combos than winning. Also, the appearance of the maximum winning combination occurs rarely. The smaller the payouts, more number of times those winning combos appear. And the larger the payout, the less number of times that combination is going o appear.

Myth #2: ‘Near misses’ in winning combos suggests that the machine is going to hit the winning combo
Fact: Long time players would have experienced that quite often a winning combo comes by, short of one correct symbol. But in long run, it in no way suggests that the winning combination is round the corner. The just misses are just another random combination.

In gambling, the past has no influence on the future. Every event occurs has a single unrelated event.
Myth #3: Once a jackpot is hit, the machine is not going to hit another jackpot for a while
Fact: This is probably the most widespread myths of all. As said earlier, no two events in gambling are related. A machine can give two or three jackpots in a row. It is can even give no jackpot for ever. It depends on your luck.
Myth #4: Odds can be determined by the symbols on the screen

Fact: Nope. The RNG is cleverly designed. In no way can you predict the odds in a slot machine. Just keep playing, you might get lucky.
Myth #5: Slots have nasty low payouts
Fact: True, but not entirely. For a game for which you require no skill or any strategy, the payouts are pretty decent. Imagine sitting in a blackjack table and trying out your luck with no strategy. You might end up in debt for all you know.
Slots are the best for beginners. No ‘winning strategy’ can really work on a slot machine, be it video slots or reel slots. Video slots will offer better entertainment and more bonuses for the money. So all you need to do is play and enjoy the game. Winning is just part of the fun.