Hello everyone, my name is Brantley and I am here today to debunk some of the myths that you may have about slot machines. I'll also be answering some of your questions about how they work and common misconceptions. But before we get started, let me give you a little background about myself. I have worked for four different casinos as a slot machine technician, and I have also owned my own business. I am currently at home surrounded by machines that I have programmed and cleaned myself. I used to buy slot machines, reprogram them, and sell them at my retail store.
Machines are rigged
The first question I am constantly asked is whether the machines are rigged. The answer is absolutely not. These machines are very intricate to program and there are several levels of legal and gaming commission teams that watch these machines. Every aspect of the machine that is programmed has to go through supervisors and the gaming commission. The machines cannot just be randomly changed, so they are not rigged. The percentage that the machine must stay within is regulated by the tribe or the state that you're in.
The second question I get asked a lot is whether the jackpot would have been mine if I had stayed on the machine. The answer is no. The machines are run by a random number generator that is going constantly every single millisecond. The outcome is different every time you press the button. The computer runs very fast, so if you're playing and not winning anything, and someone else sits down and hits the button and wins the jackpot, it does not mean it would have been yours. They just hit the button at the right time.
Max bet button vs single bet button
The third question I get asked is whether the machine recognizes the difference between the handle, max bet button, or single bet button. The answer is no. The machine doesn't know or care. Whether you push the max bet button or pull the handle, you're going to get the same outcome. The only difference is the millisecond that you would have gone. My advice is to change up your timing while playing a machine, as different outcomes can occur.
The final question I get asked is about the multi-denomination machines. These machines have different accounting records for each denomination. So, if you switch denominations, it is the same as if you were to get up from the machine and go to another machine. It has the same game chip but a different accounting record, and that is how the machine keeps track of its payback percentage.
Every casino has a players club rewards card, which you can insert into the machine and earn points. My advice is to always use your players club card as you can earn points for free meals or even hotel rooms. It's a great way to get something back for your money.
In conclusion, I hope I've been able to clear up some of the common misconceptions and answer your questions about slot machines. Remember, the machines are not rigged, the jackpot would not have been yours, the machine doesn't recognize the difference between the handle or the button, and switching denominations is the same as switching machines. Always use your players club card to earn points for free meals or even hotel rooms.
Q: Is there a trick to slots?
A: No, there is no trick to playing slot machines that will guarantee a win. Slot machines are designed to be games of chance and operate based on random number generators.
Q: Are slot machines luck or skill?
A: Slot machines are primarily games of luck. Unlike games such as poker or blackjack, there is very little skill involved in playing slot machines. However, some players may have certain strategies or preferences when it comes to selecting machines or managing their bankroll.
Q: Are slot machines 100% random?
A: Yes, slot machines are designed to be 100% random. They use a computer program called a random number generator (RNG) to ensure that each spin is completely independent of the previous spin and the outcome is entirely based on chance.
Q: What is the 5 spin slot method?
A: The 5 spin slot method is a strategy that involves playing a slot machine for five spins, and then moving on to a different machine if no winning combinations are hit. While this strategy may give players a chance to try out multiple machines, it is important to remember that the outcome of each spin is still completely random and no strategy can guarantee a win.