Ten Most Common Mistakes Playing Slots

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I could have done that much easier!
The most common mistakes are:
1. Hitting the "Spin" button.
2. Hitting the "Spin" button.
3. Hitting the "Spin" button.
4. Hitting the "Spin" button.
5. Hitting the "Spin" button.
etc... :D

It actually a very good article and I have to be careful what I say about it as the author lives only 30 miles from me, so if I'm too rude he may come over & punch me on the nose! :eek:

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I went to read that article thinking, "If volatility isn't number 1 on this list then...". And it is :) Clearly someone who knows their stuff!
 

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And here's me thinking no 10 wasn't such a bad idea...d'oh! :oops:

No, it's a good article/summary of wise advice by the writer Alex Smith, who apparently is also a horror film buff, quite appropriate with playing many slots...you need a strong stomach to endure watching a doomed session on bonanza/rhino unfold before your eyes :eek: :laugh:
 

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Number 9 can also be a strategy, sure a slot can go 20 spins without win but it could also spit out a bonus that goes for 500x. It depends what you're looking for in that case I'd say.
 

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1. depositing at a casino.
2. playing Book of Ra deluxe.
3. playing Bonanza
4. playing any Gnatent
5. taking a bonus
6. playing in the period before your bonus wagering is about to complete.
7. playing any slot a streamer does
8. using the win gamble button
9. reversing a withdrawal
10. expecting to win
 

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1. Playing BTG
2. Believing in BTG's "Potential"
3. Watching a streamer play BTG before playing BTG
4. Playing thinking BTG means Big Time Gaming
5. Thinking point 4 is true then realising its actually Big Time Gimmick
6. Not examining BTG threads to see the 'potential' NEVER existed to begin with
7. Drinking while playing BTG
8. Using Dope While Playing BTG
9. Drinking and using Dope while playing BTG
10. Playing BTG in any sober state.
 

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Really liked this article. Should be a summary in a beginners guide.

Number 3: Assuming a slot is due to pay out.

This i question because of my perception of probability. I would love somebody to share their views.

My understanding is slots are tested over thousands/millions of spins. I am also of the understanding that the maths dictates, although RNG applies on each spin, that in those millions of spins there will be a percentage of hyper, mega, big wins.

So these games are tested and designed to give out a certain amount of certain wins. Therefore, why is it not reasonable to think wins are due if youve had a long run of dead spins/low wins?

To be clear I dont really burn spins chasing that big bonus like it seems some people do. I'm more of a slot ninja than a slot samurai - sneak in, sneak out - but i do play a little probability and it seems to work - 'sometimes'.

Is this my brain trying to make sense and see a pattern? If so, if each spin is completely and utterly random how can the maths dictate what they do? Surely they dictate through the mathematics of probability yes?

Therefore, my assumption is after a long bad streak on a game a larger win or winning streak is due.

Must say I am not confident enough in my assumption to put my money where my mouth is and am not recommending anybody who has just lost a load of money plough a load more in.

Its just a thought i cannot get to grips with or find an answer to since i started. Its my one grey zone thought.
 

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At least many players have lost loads of money when chasing their losses as bad run have to end at some point and big win show up :)
 

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Really liked this article. Should be a summary in a beginners guide.

Number 3: Assuming a slot is due to pay out.

This i question because of my perception of probability. I would love somebody to share their views.

My understanding is slots are tested over thousands/millions of spins. I am also of the understanding that the maths dictates, although RNG applies on each spin, that in those millions of spins there will be a percentage of hyper, mega, big wins.

So these games are tested and designed to give out a certain amount of certain wins. Therefore, why is it not reasonable to think wins are due if youve had a long run of dead spins/low wins?

To be clear I dont really burn spins chasing that big bonus like it seems some people do. I'm more of a slot ninja than a slot samurai - sneak in, sneak out - but i do play a little probability and it seems to work - 'sometimes'.

Is this my brain trying to make sense and see a pattern? If so, if each spin is completely and utterly random how can the maths dictate what they do? Surely they dictate through the mathematics of probability yes?

Therefore, my assumption is after a long bad streak on a game a larger win or winning streak is due.

Must say I am not confident enough in my assumption to put my money where my mouth is and am not recommending anybody who has just lost a load of money plough a load more in.

Its just a thought i cannot get to grips with or find an answer to since i started. Its my one grey zone thought.
I wont work like that because spin #1 is in no way connected to spin #2. So spin #2 is just as likely to be dead as spin #1.
Maths work out the way they do because of probability. That does not mean every 1 million spins has the same amount of big-mega-hyper-wins etc. Just that the average (rtp%) will be the same after an amount of spins. (i have no idea how many they use to test for rtp%)
Its not a set amount of different sized wins being dealt out per 1 million spins made.

Edit: Im somewhat talking out of my butt. I presented it as fact, but this is my understanding of how it works, not facts. You need to call Trancemonkey for a better answer. :p
 

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I wont work like that because spin #1 is in no way connected to spin #2. So spin #2 is just as likely to be dead as spin #1.
Maths work out the way they do because of probability. That does not mean every 1 million spins has the same amount of big-mega-hyper-wins etc. Just that the average (rtp%) will be the same after an amount of spins. (i have no idea how many they use to test for rtp%)
Its not a set amount of different sized wins being dealt out per 1 million spins made.

Edit: Im somewhat talking out of my butt. I presented it as fact, but this is my understanding of how it works, not facts. You need to call Trancemonkey for a better answer. :p
You have Goat to be kidding what is the world coming to.

We have a Bear telling a fish to get an answer from a monkey.:rolleyes:
 

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I wont work like that because spin #1 is in no way connected to spin #2. So spin #2 is just as likely to be dead as spin #1.
Maths work out the way they do because of probability. That does not mean every 1 million spins has the same amount of big-mega-hyper-wins etc. Just that the average (rtp%) will be the same after an amount of spins. (i have no idea how many they use to test for rtp%)
Its not a set amount of different sized wins being dealt out per 1 million spins made.

Edit: Im somewhat talking out of my butt. I presented it as fact, but this is my understanding of how it works, not facts. You need to call Trancemonkey for a better answer. :p
Im really grateful for your answer Mr Kroffe.

@paul7388 im even more grateful for yours because it made me laugh.

See, I agree with the facts you are presenting:

Not you Paul, im back on to the bear......

1) Maths work out the way they do because of probability - my thinking is slightly different though to yours in that i think that the end user can consider probability as a reasonable method because the mathematician gets the results from using probability through RNG.

Edit: Funny thing is if somebody told me i was right to consider probability in slots i still wouldnt really know what to do with it because the amount i spin on a game is miniscule compared to the testings.
 

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Im really grateful for your answer Mr Kroffe.

@paul7388 im even more grateful for yours because it made me laugh.

See, I agree with the facts you are presenting:

Not you Paul, im back on to the bear......

1) Maths work out the way they do because of probability - my thinking is slightly different though to yours in that i think that the end user can consider probability as a reasonable method because the mathematician gets the results from using probability through RNG.
Just remember tho that if slots work the way they are supposed to then you could theoretically never get a really decent hit on a slot even if you played it several hours a day every day.

Sure the slot may give 100 super wins every million spins but remember there could be millions of people playing the same slot.

You could keep getting the bad spins while your partner say could play the same slot once a month and hit a big win every time.

Definitely should not assume that as you have had bad luck for ever that the slot owes you and you will hit a win. If the slot did work like that it would be a compensated slot .
 

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I hope this doesnt make you feel like your bashing your head against a brick wall but.......

In that case, would you agree if you were given a slot to play on your own. Just you against the RTP, you could play probability then?

Therefore, its not as simple as a random number for each spin. There will be peaks and troughs due to the probability characteristics mathematically designed into the game.

Edit: Absolutely right I should not assume this - its just the theory that fries my brain.
 

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Therefore, my assumption is after a long bad streak on a game a larger win or winning streak is due.
As Kroffe said, each spin is independent from the previous spin.
So, let's say, those monster wins occur roughly one in one hundred thousand...or put another way, you've about a 1 in 100,000 chance of hitting one.

That doesnt mean however if you've spun 99,999 spins one should be expected to pop out soon.


Let's go back to that old marble analogy.
A bage has 99,999 white marbles (assorted sized wins) and one black (which is that monster).

Now if you were to keep pulling out marbles, your odds increase - and will eventually draw that one black marble.

Howevr, with slots...you aren't pulling out a white marble and setting it aside.
You're putting that marble back into the bag after every dip....so each spin/dip you're back to that 1 in 100,000 chance.
Over-simplified but you get the gist.

I'm sure we went over this, didnt we?
 

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