Myths About Slot Machines


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In a slot machine, players insert cash or, in “ticket-in, ticket-out” machines, paper tickets with barcodes, into a designated slot on the machine. The machine then activates a series of reels that spin and stop to rearrange symbols. When a matching combination is found, the machine awards credits based on a paytable. Symbols vary by machine, but classic symbols include fruit, bells, and stylized lucky sevens. Many slot games have a theme, and bonus features align with the theme.

While there are some facts about slot machines, there are also thousands of myths about them. Some of these are so well established that they have become accepted as gospel. Others are so fanciful that they are simply untrue. Here are a few of the most common myths about slot machines.