There are a lot of reasons why players don’t win on slots. Some swear by them while most of us call them myths. Take a look at these. Do you agree?
We Find the Defendant Guilty
To a certain degree we are all guilty of finding excuses when things just don’t go our way. Some more than others and I have certainly met people in my life that are masters at it.
With the amount of players involved, the casino business is far from immune when it comes to this. Instead of excuses, we can call them myths. Normally the two aren’t the same but for the sake of purpose I’m going to say that they are.
A player didn’t win big because his chair was red and everyone knows that the color red has a tiny portion of aluminum in it which has a negative effect on slots.
Relax, I just made that up and of course it’s not true but it’s just an example of some dumb things people would say. A bit extreme, sure, but you get my point.
Listed below are some of the slot myths out there.
This might be the number one myth in the casino business and the one you hear the most. I would say the majority of casino players have had this thought at some point, especially after a mood killing losing streak.
Casinos themselves are being accused of it all the time and being able to trust your casino is extremely important in my book. The bottom line is that casinos do not have any influence over the outcome of your spins.
You can trust the RNG is doing its job
Random Number Generator
It all comes down to the RNG (Random Number Generator). This little microprocessor is found inside the slot and its only job is to continuously generate random numbers that will decide the outcome on the reels.
There are millions of random combinations being calculated every second, even if you are not playing.
Malta Gaming Authority make sure licensed casinos don’t cheat players
Checked by the Gambling Authorities
Not only is the RNG the one controlling the game, for a casino or game developer to be able to keep its license to operate, the fairness of its games will be checked by the gambling authorities. Trust me, you don’t want to be caught cheating!
Unfortunately there are some shady casinos out there using pirated software, but by making sure you play at licensed and trustworthy casinos, you are protecting yourself.
You can still win a jackpot using bonus money
Myth #2 – You Have Less Chance of Winning if You Use a Bonus
The fact is that slots have no idea who’s playing and where you get your money from. Whether it is a free spin or bonus money you are using, does not have any effect on the outcome.
Myth #3 – You Can Only Win Progressive Jackpot if You Are a High Roller
The truth is that yes, there are some progressive jackpot games that require you to bet the max and get to the bonus round. That doesn’t mean you need to be a high roller to get the job done.
I understand that it can cost a lot, always betting max, but don’t forget that there are many progressive jackpots you can win with any size bet.
Anyone who plays is in the running and neither the casino or game provider have control over who will be the one claiming the jackpot in the end.
Just like in so many other situations, it all comes down to luck and how lucky you are in that particular moment.
Autoplay is your friend, not your enemy
Myth #4 – Using Autoplay Prevents You From Winning
This one is funny. The autoplay function has been added solely for the convenience of the player and not for the casino to trick you. Remember the RNG?
Instead of having to press spin every 3-5 seconds, how great is it that you can set it on auto while you sit back and relax while sipping on a drink? Maybe you have other things you need to do as well?
Autoplay is the perfect solution and you should see it as your friend, not your enemy.
Does it matter what time of day you play?
Myth #5 – It’s Easier to Win at Certain Times of the Day
I wish this was true and so would probably most other casino players. If it was, I’m pretty sure everyone would play then and casinos would see no action for the rest of the day.
The answer is no, it’s just not true. Once again, the RNG is in charge and it has absolutely no idea what time it is or even what day it is. Your chances of winning are just as big on a Tuesday afternoon as it is on Christmas morning.
In other words, there’s no need for you to adjust your sleep schedule based on “winnable hours”.
Elvis Frog will keep you entertained as you keep spinning
Myth #6 – Keep Playing the Same Game and You Have a Bigger Chance of Winning
Refusing to stop playing a game because you think if you play it long enough you’ll win is another myth floating around.
It does not matter how long you play the game, because every new spin is different and is not in any way affected by the previous spin. You don’t build up to a win after x amount of spins.
The truth is, you will win or you will lose, but it has nothing to do with how long you have played the game.
You also may have heard that if you win big on one spin, you won’t be able to win big on the next spin or even anytime soon. It’s basically the same principle and completely baseless.
Do You Agree?
Now that you have read about some of the myths, do you agree or do you believe they are all true?
As mentioned above, you can help yourself by making sure you play at trustworthy casinos such as King Billy, mBit Casino, Cloudbet, BitStarz, 7Bit Casino or any of the others you can read about in my reviews on the site.
If you have heard about any other fun ones, let me know.