Never mind the urban myths, what about the slot machine myths?

Here we take the four most common myths about online slot machines and give you ‘truth’. No, honestly. Here, we tell it like it is!

The main problem is that most people don’t know enough math to understand how the software algorithms work inside the online slot machines. This gap leaves most people guessing and they guess wrong. The core of a virtual machine is the Random Number Generator (RNG). If you had to start shouting out numbers at random, how random would you be? Do you have favorite numbers? Or would you forget after the first ten or twenty and start repeating yourself. It would be so easy to fall into a pattern, wouldn’t it? So, how does a machine do it and how does that affect what you see in a real-world casino or online?
Let’s take four situations and talk you through them:

1. Well, here goes with the first of our four myths about slots. Now, ask yourself, “How many times have you been in this situation:
You walk away from a machine and the next player hits a jackpot.”

How many times have you thought, “If only I’d played one more time!”

When we asked you to shout out those random numbers, you stopped when you got bored, didn’t you? Well, machines don’t get bored. They just keep on doing what they’ve been programmed to do so long as the electricity keeps coming. Ah ha! So, when someone plugs in and switches on the machine, the RNG starts to generate random numbers and it doesn’t stop until someone switches it off again. It doesn’t stop generating numbers.

When you press play, you get the latest numbers generated. If you’d pressed play five seconds later, you’d have gotten a different set of numbers. So, when you were playing your sequence, you paused between each play, didn’t you? Sometimes, the pause might have been only a second or two. Other times, you sipped a drink or said, “Hi” to a passer-by. Either way, the RNG would have been generating new numbers non-stop.