As everyone wants to get lucky when they play slot machine games, plenty of urban myths, or old wife’s tales have grown up about slots games. Here is the most common.
1) A machine is due to pay out! NOT TRUE! This is one of the oldest myths based on a warped view of probability. All video slot machine these days are powered by a random number generator that determines where the reels will stop. This is independent for each and every spin. So there is just as much a chance of you hitting a big jackpot if the machine has not paid out for 10 minutes as there is if it paid out on the last spin.
It’s important to understand that probability is still a random thing. Even though a slot may pay out 95% of all the money put in, that is an average over a very long time. Within that patterns of paying out more than is put in – and way less – are part of a normal cycle. Without this, a slot machine would not be a gamble slot!
In fact, the machines generate random numbers from the moment they are switched on, regardless of whether or not they are being played.
The thinking about hot machines is exactly the same kind of thinking that goes on at the roulette wheel at the casino. One thing casino operators, live or online, will often do, is to have a list of the numbers that come up. You’ll see numbers that have come up frequently and some that seem overdue. Remember, the wheel, like the slot, has no memory, and the chance of your number/the big jackpot coming up is the same as it ever was.