Slot Machine Systems
The old saying goes "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is". This is the truth for slot machine systems – a variety of methods, some of which may even be illegal, intended to help slot players win.
Understand How a Slot Machine Works
Simply understanding how a slot machine works can help debunk most slot machine systems right off the bat. After the player makes a bet and presses the spin button or pulls the lever, the slot machine selects three random numbers, one for each reel. These are chosen from a random number generator controlled by computer that is constantly drawing random numbers at a rate of thousands per second. The numbers chosen at the moment the play is initiated are the ones used to determine the final outcome. In other words, the outcome of each press of the button is determined the moment you press the spin button. Spinning reels and lights are just for show. Random numbers can't be predicted or altered by outside forces, but there are plenty of idiots on the internet promising jackpots and bonuses using their "simple systems".
John Patrick Slot Systems
One infamous purveyor of slot systems is a guy named John Patrick whose method basically consists of "grinding out small wins" – not a bad method for slots, but certainly not mathematically accurate and not advice worth buying an eBook to learn. If you could "grind out small wins" with regularity, of course you would win – but plenty of slot systems debunkers have shown, using records of actual bets placed and amounts won and lost, that Patrick's "method" will result in an overall loss. See www.slot-systems.com or any number of system debunking websites for more on Patrick's shenanigans.
Other Slot System Methods
Many of the other slot system methods tossed about on the internet don't amount to much more than a shaman tossing chicken bones. So called experts will advise you to "zig zag" through the casino, playing short term sessions at multiple machines in order to "trick" the control computer which supposedly depends on players playing on a single machine at length, and on and on. Again, the facts of the slot machine make this idea ridiculous – each press of the "spin" button is mathematically independent from the last. The slot machines don't know who is betting, how long they have been betting, etc. Don't listen to any of these "zig zag" methods – and definitely don't pay for their sham advice.
Slot Machine Cheating Methods
Besides slot systems, there are outright cheating methods taught on the internet. Throughout time, some people have tried to literally cheat a slot machine out of money. Do not try this – the casino will know what you're doing and you will find your face on the walls at your other favorite places to play. It is important to understand cheating, how it has been attempted in the past, and why it won't work and shouldn't be done. In junior high school we used to have "slugs" – fake coins on strings that we used to get free sodas from the vending machine. This kind of thing supposedly used to be quite pervasive in Vegas – and even these rudimentary means have been used to confuse slot machines. The slang is the same, too -- people who use counterfeit slugs are called sluggers. This probably still works from time to time, but you're stealing from a legitimate business and risking legal action against yourself. Plus, as casino technology has become more advanced, the defense against counterfeit money has also advanced. Your slug might end up confiscated, your butt in jail, and your slot trip ruined. My advice? No slugging.
Illegal Slot Machine Cheating Methods
Unfortunately, less advanced methods have succeeded at cheating slots out of money. One of these was the old coin-on-a-string method, similar to what we used to do to cheat vending machines -- in which players dangle the coin inside a slot machine, then pull the coin back out to be used again and again. Not only could this damage the machine, it is certainly illegal and will result in handcuffs. Besides, machine designers have developed catches to keep this technique from working anymore. In the future, coin scams will completely disappear, since coins and tokens will disappear from casino floors. In a matter of years, casino gamblers will be able to use nothing but casino credit cards – many already do this by issuing cards to players when they check in at the casino.
Slot Machine Scams
Another slot machine scam is to find a machine that just paid off a jackpot. In certain cases, a gambler will win a jackpot, collect their winnings and immediately leave that machine. I have done this many times myself, I guess foolishly assuming the machine is now "tight". Either way, you will see people swoop in and attempt to scam the slot -- when a slots scammer finds this sort of machine, the cheat will set up camp at the machine, claim he or she has won the jackpot but the money never appeared. When this happens, the cheater is forced to call casino staff in and argue their case. Unfortunately, every legitimate casino in operation has cameras watching the slots, and these cameras will easily disprove any scammers case. This is one of the reasons that casinos have so many security cameras watching the casino floor, because they'll be able to track a gambler's movement and play throughout the casino.
There is no surefire slot system for winning except to play and play. Sometimes you will win, sometimes you will lose. There are "looser" machines, true, but there is no way to find them except to politely ask the floor staff for their advice. You may find a loose machine and have some small wins, but they will certainly (mathematically speaking) be followed by an equal amount of losses. Play for jackpots, avoid sham advice on the internet, and play slot machines with a clear mind.
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