Weird gambling superstitions...

chayton

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So the other day I'm playing some video slots - you know, the ones where you need 3 scatters to get the bonus? And I realized that every time I'd get two scatters, I'd look away from the screen. Like if I looked at the screen that third symbol wouldn't show up. :rolleyes: Pretty weird huh?

So once I knew I was doing it, I'd force myself to watch the screen. And it was really difficult, you know? Like NOT throwing salt over your left shoulder after spilling it. Or NOT saying "Bless you" when someone sneezes. Or NOT stepping on the cracks cause you don't want to break your mom's back.

I mean logically I KNOW that the reels are spinning the same whether I watch them or not. I KNOW that the spin, win or lose, is already calculated and the spinning reels are just eye candy. And I KNOW that once I push the button it doesn't matter - if I dance the jig naked while dismembering a black chicken at the stroke of midnight on a full moon, it won't affect the outcome. So WTH am I doing looking away from the screen? But yet it's so hard NOT to.

So please someone tell me I'm not the only wacko who does this kind of thing even though I know better.
 

Balky

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You are definitely not the only one. Reading your post I can say it makes at least two of us :)
Funny, I recently had a good streak playing at 32 Red and I missed the sight of the best two spins because I turned my head aside on the last wheels.

Cheers Balky
 

De Beuker

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I don't look away, I want to see it hit when it does, doesn't happen that often, lol.
But if I get 2 scatters, I always shout at my screen for the third..:oops:
I know they cant hear me, but I like to pretend that they can.
2 tennisballs on CentreCourt? BALL!!! BALL!!! :D
If I dont shout, they won't hit, I'm sure about that!:p
Silly, but its part of the fun!
 

felicie

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Oh hell yeah, that and other weird little customs like singing lalalalala like I don't hear you.... if I don't hear or see it, it will think I'm not looking or maybe be a surprise? LOL Wackos we are 3. The time I won a jackpot at Bingo, I had left in the middle of the game to go feed the dogs and when I came back I had won it. For quite a while during those or the coveralls I'd just walk away from it but it never happened again big surprise. :rolleyes:
 

ksech

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I think my critters think I'm crazy, cause I'm constantly yelling at my computer (like it's going to talk back to me :D). I've actually walked away when I've been fortunate enough to get a free spin feature, afraid if I watch it I won't win anything (like that really matters). So no, you aren't the only wacko...that makes 4!
 

love2winalot

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Hiya: It is not just us. Multi Million $$$ Casino's have their own. Now, they may state some reason behind it, but the fact is, none of it changes the math.
Station Casino's in Las vegas, will rotate between the big ball and the small ball in Roulette, every spin. Another Casino will tell the Person spinning the Ball, "To Speed it up", if a lot, or someone at the table is winning a lot, or winning big.

My superstition is this. If I try to Log in the Play, But I am kind of borderline as to if I want to or not, and things happen, "Microsoft update, or PC Scan Started, or a phone call, or any type of interruption", I will usually quit, and not log in. If 2 things happen to distract me in a row, Thats it, I am being told not to play right now, and I don't.

Who knows how many Millions I would have Won had I played anyway?:rolleyes:
 

skiny

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if I dance the jig naked while dismembering a black chicken at the stroke of midnight on a full moon, it won't affect the outcome. So WTH am I doing looking away from the screen? But yet it's so hard NOT to.QUOTE]

If you're dancing the jig naked while dismembering a black chicken you're probably not the only one not looking at the screen.

By the way. Have you ever heard of Youtube....?
 

BingoT

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I do this exact same thing!!!
That is so funny & here I was thinking I was the only one that does this funny act.
I forgot to say this also that at times I put it on Auto spins at 50 and hope to come back to a surprise.
The best one I ever got was $93.27 on it.
I wish I saw what I hit :lolup:
~T~
 

chayton

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If you're dancing the jig naked while dismembering a black chicken you're probably not the only one not looking at the screen.

By the way. Have you ever heard of Youtube....?

:lolup::eek2:

Well when I get free spins I watch them usually, but it's when I'm getting (or trying to get) the bonus when I look away. I think maybe it's got something to do with the fact that historically I've won big (biggish) when I don't really need the money. Which has probably got more to do with betting higher or staying at a game longer or whatever. But subconsciously maybe I'm thinking "If I pretend I don't care, it will give me the bonus."

And talking to the screen....yeah me too! But usually it's something like, "Give it up Thor, you....." or, "Hitman you piece of...." Which hasn't helped a bit in the past. :rolleyes:

Anyways cool - I'm glad I'm not the only wacko around here!
 

all4greed

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I'll do that with VP, going for a royal. When I close my eyes and hear a sound, there's that chance. But sometimes it might just be a straight or a flush.
 

skiny

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Talking to the screen while playing slots is kind of like this...

Jerk. :mad:.... Jerk. :mad:.... Thank you. :).... A**hole. :mad:.... Jerk. :mad:.... Jerk. :mad:.... Thank you. :).... Jerk. :mad:.... A**hole. :mad:.... Thank you. :) ......

Hmm. Actually that kind of reminds me of my exwife. She was a little moody.
 

Mavin1

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Gotta agree with Chayton, when I did play and was hoping for that last scatter, I do look away. Once I also had put $100 in MG, played Jungle 7's at $1 per spin, put it on 100 auto spins, went to do dishes and came back to $1,400 sitting there. That was the best look away yet.

Makes me think the casino computer gremlins are reading our anticipation through our eyes, if they see we are watching :eek2: and can see we are hoping for that last scatter, they push it by or stop it short. But if you look away, then they are confused :confused: and you hit the last scatter while they are trying to figure out if it will make you happy :) or if you don't care :rolleyes:. So looking away, takes the fun out of it for the casino computer gremlins!
:D
 

Alfran

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Wanted to start a new thread but saw a similar one from 2010 so i'm reviving it.
Any of you do weird stuff (maybe not superstitious but OCD maybe)
Like count cartain number of seconds before pressing start freespins/bonus button
Or click a certain sweetspot on the button/or screen (like really)
Or select features in a particular order
Or old superstitions like if someone is sweeping and the broom brushes your feet, its bad luck
Or someone bangs your chair - bad luck again
:)
 

azzagirt

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OCD when the reels stop one by one I count to five, drives me batty but do it most times.
I always pick the same numbers in a feature that you pick from choices and think it will be bad luck if I don't.
In Bust the Bank when I get the pig I always wait for him to blink and then hit the same spot every time.
Just a few I'm sure there's more. ;)
 

Daniel L

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I like to press auto play for say 50 spins & just turn up the sound whilst not looking, I like hearing the sound of two scatters & then waiting for it to hit, only to then watch a x10 bonus round or my favourite, a bonus guarantee on Rhino, the not looking & loud sound is especially good for Rhino, bring back auto play on Rhino!!
 

nikantw

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In video poker, when I press maxbet I hide the result and look slowly the paytable starting from the bottom. It’s really exiting to reach the top thinking “I lost” only to find 4oak highlighted! I do the same with mega moolah jackpot but this is boring, with only 10s and a few 100s.

In free spins I try to do the same thing I did last time it payed more than 30xbet. I try lots of crazy things during free spins. :) Because I really really really hate free spins with small wins.
 
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