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Top 4 Slot Machine Myths Debunked

Top 4 Slot Machine Myths Debunked

It’s all in a wicker basket of luck! People often are rummaged with superstitious thoughts of wearing their favorite (lucky) outfits on the day of gambling. Their favorite time of the day or even the person that they’ve brought along whom they’ve tricked by saying that it will be fun. These superstitions would not only circulate the gamblers mind but even that of a complete rookie to the vast pokies universe. So let’s try to unveil and unravel some of these superstitions that you can find in any other gambler’s mind. Let’s go to myth busting!

1. Cold/Hot Slot Myths

A lot of people have this myth just running wild amok their brains about the hot and cold slot machines. It actually means that the hot slot machine which is kept being used again and again could give a hell lot of payout money than the cold ones but that generally isn’t the case. It’s all about the randomness of the machine and it could be anything so let’s make something clear that the temperature is definitely not a factor in the world of pokies.

2. Time/Space Driven Myths

Being the most popular myth category due to a somewhat rational viewpoint, time and space-related myths have reasonable backgrounds. Gamblers believe that if they rub the lamp at a certain time in a day, the genie will definitely emerge as a result they choose certain time periods for gambling believing that the casinos have basically more payout during weekends or holidays or even special occasions. After some briefing around, these myths made it to the chart-topper:

  • Mostly weekends are the days with the most amounts of jackpots.
  • Slots are known to pay out large amounts in slow times than during peak hours.
  • Heavy traffic is a hindrance basically for the greater payout, hence people generally prefer the ones situated in silence.
  • Same slots have a different payout in the different casinos.

We could do this all day but I think we made our point above. Now facing back the reality it is safe to assume that all of the above have zero validation. Slot machines are generally built-in with a Random Number Generator (RNG) which is independent of the external factors so the myths above are pure nonsensical in a realm of probability. Of course, now, it’s your call to look at randomness and myths as different things or the same!

3. Jackpot Myths

The most cases of myths that it could be recorded would fall under the section of jackpots. Though it might be intoxicating and surreal for the superstitious public, it generally is all about the randomness of RNG. If you consider yourself a real bright one, then it could be summed up as certain algorithms put in an RNG.

The first and foremost myth being that the machine which just pulled off a jackpot is unlikely to do that again and hence it is worthless to wander around it expecting some real fruit. This, however, is not always the case as explained above that the machine is all about randomness and probability. So if you feel like leaving the machine after someone hits the fortune’s doorbell, think again!

Second of it is called the ‘Lurker Myth’. This myth has also inspired the infamous tv series ‘Friends’. Basically, if a person is on a losing streak and just blames the machine in pure wrath and leaves chances are you might hit the jackpot next. It’s quite dark given its reputation as the Lurker myth because you get the fruit of someone else’s hard work! Only if it were true and it wasn’t such a conundrum and a huff and puff of numbers, this myth might’ve proved its validation but oh well there ain’t such a thing as the perfect world now is there? To face the harsh truth the cycle of luck again falls under the road of randomness and probability. So if you ask me I would say don’t give up just yet!

4. The Master Of Puppets Myth

The last myth is literally that everyone once or twice thinks in their lifetime of playing pokies. To be precise even in the movies the common people think that it actually is the casino that is pulling strings on our plays and probably the reason of them being on a neverending relentless streak of loss. To tell the truth, it can often be like that sometimes after all it’s the casino that you are up against surely they would do everything to get their money back. They won’t just let someone plunder all their vaults and walk away. After all it’s their terrain.


Above-listed are some of the most popular slot machine myths that are not true. Better to understand these and play your slots accordingly without getting influenced by these myths!