Myth Busting: The Truth About Slots

This question is a forum favourite. If you aren’t aware of the rules that regulate the gaming industry, you could be forgiven for believing this too.

However, with a little knowledge of how Grosvenor Casinos designs its games, as well as the rigorous measures taken to make sure every result is fair, the extent of this myth soon becomes clear.

To emphasise just how secure Grosvenor Casino’s slot games are, we’ve tried to address some common myths.


Myth 1: Casinos choose when you win and lose

Fact: Each spin is random. If there is a period of time where a slot machine pays out a lot of money, or holds back, this is simply a result of short-term deviation. In the long run, the results will equate to the expected payout rate.

Myth 2: Pulling handles gives a better chance of winning than pushing buttons

Fact: The outcome of any spin is determined by a random number generator (RNG), which isn’t affected by how the reels are spun. The same goes for using the auto play feature.

Myth 3: Playing with a bonus or loyalty card ruins your chances of winning

Fact: The random number generators (RNG) have no way of knowing you are playing with a bonus or loyalty card. Plus, your loyalty card is there to reward, not punish.

Myth 4: Coin and machine temperature makes a difference

Fact: Our machines don’t treat warm coins any differently and well-played machines don’t get hot before they’re ready to pay out. The odds of winning are the same whenever you play, regardless of any external circumstances.


Got a burning question? Here are some FAQs we regularly get asked:

What are the chances of winning on a casino slot machine?

In a weighted slot machine, the chance of hitting the top jackpot is 1 in 64. Everything remaining equal, the chance of hitting the same image on all three reels is 1 in 643. The bigger the jackpot, the more stops it has.

How much can I win back?

Depending on which type of casino you play in, you can win up to a 97 per cent payout on slot machines.

Which type of slot machine will I win more on?

There are several different payout schemes on modern slot machines, but the most popular are flat top and progressive.
A standard flat top or ‘straight slot’ machine has a fixed payout that never changes. A progressive machine increases as players put more money into the bank. Once a player wins the jackpot on a progressive machine, the value resets to a starting value.

Do casinos change the odds on their slot machines?

Casinos can’t change the odds on their slot machines; they are already programmed onto the machine’s computer chip. It’s the manufacturers who decide what the odds should be, and this is based around their pre-programmed payout rate and total jackpot.


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