Slot myths and facts |

Slot myths and facts

Myth: Casinos tighten down the winning percentages at holidays.

Fact: Reducing payoffs is self-defeating. If machines don’t pay off, people don’t stay in the game.

Fact: Each time you spin the reel, it’s a completely random event.

Myth: If you walk away from a machine you’ve played for a while, and someone wins a jackpot at that machine, it’s your jackpot.

Fact: Every spin is unique.

Myth: Surveillance people determine who’s going to win.

Fact: Each slot machine is programmed for random payoffs. Surveillance watches for cheaters and does not access the programming.

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