MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT PLAYING SLOTS
1) "Slot Machines are the worst
gamble at a casino"
There are plenty worse gambles in
the casino. Take a stroll down to the keno lounge or wheel
of fortune, make some of the high percentages bets at craps,
make bonehead plays at blackjack, bet a parlay at the sports
book. An average loose machine pays better than roulette.
Next time a firend tells you how
bad your oddds are at the slots, hear a little more about
what they play and bets they make. You may be getting the
better end of the bargain.
2) "Pulling the handle a certain
way will make you a winner"
I love superstitious and superstitious
slot players. It's even more fun than watching baseball
players jumping over lines, but not quite as fun as watching
the third base coach through the symbols.
Wheather or not you pull the handle
slowly, quickly, gently, or roughly will not alter your
probability of winning. Pushing the "spin reel"
button as opposed to pulling the handle won't change you
luck either. You either win or lose depending upon how the
luck goes, and the little twirls and shuffles you might
do to get the winner going won't make a difference, not
mathmatically, not in reality.
This doesn't mean we're not at all
little superstitious and will try every move to get the
machines to cooperate. What I mean is, don't catch me with
my own moves at the machines, I may get embarrassed. If
I think standing on one leg is bringing me winners, I may
be hopping like a bird. The reality however, is that the
machine can't see, feel or sense me hopping, and if it did,
it might not understand what I was doing anyway. If it could,
the slots gods would be
having a good laugh.
You can hang on to the handle, and
flip over the end, kiss the machine, shower it with cupcakes,
whisper "cool beans" in its ear, or stare it down
like a demon. No matter what, the odds will be the odd.
3) "Slot machine managers know
when certain machines are due to pay out"
If a slots manager knew a machine
was about to spit out the sweet land of milk and honey,
believe me, you wouldn't be the one playing the machine.
You'd be watching his or her mother, spouse, or other family
member campled out at that machine.
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