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Below are some of the biggest myths about slot machines.

 

 


  • Slot machines are programmed to go through a cycle of payoffs. Although the cycle can span thousands of spins once it reaches the end the outcomes will repeat themselves in exactly the same order as the last cycle.

     

    This is not true at all. Every trial is random and independent of all past trials.

     

  • Slot machines are programmed to pay off a particular percentage of money bet. Thus after a jackpot is hit the machine will tighten up to get back in balance, and when a jackpot has not been hit for a long time it is overdue and more likely to hit.

     

    The only part of this that is true is that they are designed to pay off a particular percentage. However the laws of probability dictate that the longer the machine is played the closer it will come to its target payoff, even with every trial being completely random. A jackpot is equally as likely to be hit right after the last one and if it has been fifty million spins since the last one.

     

     

  • The casinos place the loosest slot machines close to the front doors and at the edge of aisles.

     

    This may have been true at one time but no longer is. Now the casinos like to mix their loosest slot machines somewhat randomly about the casino. It is said that loose machines are likely to be in highly visible areas as opposed to being tucked away in corners. The philosophy behind slot machine placement is that the casino wants as many other slot players to notice a big win as possible, giving them more hope for themselves. Slot machines close in places where people are killing time like buffet lines and the airport are usually tight.

     

  • Hot/cold coins are more likely to yield good returns.

     

    The temperature of the coin does not matter. This just a superstition.

     

  • A recently vacated machine is likely to hit within several spins.

     

    It is said that a lot of old ladies lurk about the slot machines waiting for someone to leave and then they will grab that machine and play it several times, often with great success. While I do not deny that little old ladies are doing this they do not have any better chances of winning than the player who just left. Selective memory and/or a small sample size of observations of this happening are how I account for this misperception.

 

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Other Tips

Here are some other miscellaneous tips to help you cut down the house edge.

  • Most machines reward you for playing the maximum coins. For example the jackpot may pay 2000 coins with 2 coins played, but 4000 with 3 coins played. In most cases it is advisable to play the maximum coins.

     

  • Never leave a machine that owes you money. Sometimes a machine will run out of money before it is finished paying you off. If you get up someone else can sit at your machine and claim they hit your jackpot. If you put another coin you may lose the evidence so don't touch anything until you are paid off.

  • Look for who is advertising loose slots and quoting specific payback percentages. These casinos are eager for your business and are willing to reward you with a looser machine for coming in.

     

  • Even in the same aisle two identical looking machines can be set to different average returns. If your machine is tight it would not be a bad idea to switch to another one.

In my experience slot machines are the most misunderstood form of gambling in the casinos. Not only do most players misunderstand how they work so do the writers of most books on slots machines. Consider yourself lucky to have stumbled upon this page for you are about to learn the secrets behind the reels.

 

Average Payback

The following chart displays the percent payback for various locations and casinos in the United States and Quebec Canada. The numbers below represent win percentages, in other words the average percent of money bet that the machine will return. Cells in red denote the most favorable casino or location for the given region.

 

 

Atlantic City

Casino

$0.25

$0.50

$1.00

$5.00

Atlantic City Hilton

91.2

90.6

92.3

94.4

Bally's Park Place

91.2

91.7

91.9

95.0

Caesars

90.6

90.9

92.8

95.4

Claridge

91.1

90.3

91.6

94.8

Harrah's AC

91.6

92.5

92.7

94.6

Resorts

90.1

91.9

92.1

93.7

Sands

91.4

90.1

92.5

92.7

Showboat

91.0

89.7

90.4

94.6

Tropicana

91.4

91.7

91.9

96.0

Trump Marina

91.5

91.6

92.5

93.9

Trump Plaza

91.4

92.3

91.5

94.9

Trump Taj Mahal

90.1

89.8

92.7

96.1

Colorado

Casino

$0.05

$0.25

$1.00

$5.00

Black Hawk

93.2

94.5

95.0

97.2

Cripple Creek

93.7

94.6

95.3

95.4

Central City

92.3

93.5

94.4

97.7

Connecticut

Casino

$0.25

$0.50

$1.00

$5.00

Foxwoods

90.4

91.3

92.0

94.1

Mohegan Sun

91.0

91.2

91.9

94.7

Nevada

Location

$0.05

$0.25

$1.00

$5.00

Balance of county

93.3

96.1

95.9

96.8

Boulder Strip

93.4

93.4

96.6

98.4

Downtown Las Vegas

92.2

95.3

95.3

95.9

Las Vegas Strip

91.2

93.4

94.8

95.9

Laughlin

90.8

94.7

95.1

97.1

Lake Tahoe

92.3

94.3

96.2

97.2

Mesquite

92.6

94.9

95.7

96.5

North Las Vegas

93.3

96.8

97.3

0.0

Reno

93.6

94.7

96.2

96.4

Illinois

Casino

$0.05

$0.25

$1.00

$5.00

Alton Belle II

92.3

93.9

95.6

96.2

Par-a-Dice

91.8

92.9

94.0

94.8

Jumer's Casino

92.0

92.4

94.6

98.3

Joliet Empress

90.1

93.4

95.4

94.7

Metropolis Players

92.3

92.7

94.8

95.8

Harrah's Joliet

90.6

93.3

94.9

95.3

Hollywood

91.0

92.3

95.3

95.9

Casino Queen

92.7

94.4

95.4

98.1

Grand Victoria

0.0

92.2

95.0

95.7

Iowa

Casino

$0.05

$0.25

$1.00

$5.00

President

92.2

93.3

94.9

95.4

Mississippi Belle II

91.3

92.7

94.4

96.5

Diamond Jo

91.8

93.1

95.1

94.9

Catfish Bend

91.0

92.0

93.1

94.6

Belle of Sioux City

91.7

92.8

94.6

95.8

Miss Marquette

91.6

93.0

94.3

93.9

Lady Luck

92.3

93.5

94.4

93.8

Lakeside

92.5

93.7

94.4

95.1

Ameristar II

92.4

93.5

96.0

96.8

Harveys

92.1

93.1

95.4

96.7

Prairie Meadows

92.0

93.5

94.8

97.1

Bluffs Run

91.7

93.5

95.6

97.7

Dubuque

92.3

92.3

95.4

98.0

Louisiana

Location

$0.05

$0.25

$1.00

$5.00

Baton Rouge

92.2

92.1

92.3

92.9

Lake Charles

90.8

91.3

93.6

94.6

New Orleans

91.4

92.4

94.4

95.5

Shreveport/Bossier

91.8

92.2

94.6

95.9

Mississippi

Location

$0.05

$0.25

$1.00

$5.00

Coastal Region

91.4

92.4

94.8

95.7

North River Region

91.1

91.7

94.4

95.1

South River Region

92.3

93.1

95.8

95.6

Indiana

Casino

$0.25

$0.50

$1.00

$5.00

Argosy Lawrenceburg

92.5

94.3

95.2

96.9

Aztar Evansville

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Blue Chip Casino

91.7

93.1

94.7

94.7

Caesars

92.4

92.9

94.3

96.0

Empress Hammond

91.2

92.1

94.1

95.6

Grand Victoria

91.9

91.9

94.0

96.3

Majestic Star

92.1

92.4

94.3

95.7

Trump Casino

92.4

92.9

94.4

94.8

Harrah's

91.9

90.5

94.5

95.5

Missouri

Casino

$0.25

$0.50

$1.00

$5.00

Argosy Riverside

94.2

93.5

96.0

96.8

Aztar Caruthersville

90.5

0.0

91.0

90.4

Harrah's North KC

93.7

94.1

95.5

96.9

Harrah's St. Louis

93.4

94.5

95.5

97.0

President (Admiral)

93.1

93.4

95.2

94.7

Casino St. Charles

93.7

94.9

95.8

98.3

St. Jo Frontier

93.5

0.0

94.2

96.6

Flamingo Hilton

94.3

95.0

96.4

95.2

Kansas City Station

93.2

95.1

95.8

95.4

Players

93.5

94.6

96.1

97.7

Quebec

Casino

$0.25

$0.50

$1.00

$5.00

Montreal

91.1

92.6

93.2

94.9

Hull

91.1

91.8

94.0

95.5

Charlevoix

91.7

0.0

93.1

94.8




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