Myths about online slot machines
Online slot machines are surrounded by many myths. The most common myths are that slot machines are getting ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ and that big winnings are paid out only after a certain amount of time. In fact, slot machines never go through ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ phases, and the odds of winning are always the same. The time that has elapsed since the last big payoff also makes no difference to the winning opportunities in the next game. Each round is completely independent of the previous one, and the result every time as random as the throw of a coin.
Another similar myth is about jackpot slots. It is said that after a jackpot has been won, a certain amount of time will pass before the jackpot is paid out the next time. This is also gross mischief, because the chances to win the jackpot, are the same in each game round. The only difference is that the jackpot is not that big right after a payout, so it may be useful to wait to play. In this way, a possible lucky hit may yield a bigger win, but the chances of landing this hit are the same at any given time.