We’ll take a look at the five most common and at the same time bizarre superstitions among gamers and also discuss whether there might be something to them or whether they are plain and simple myths.

If a slot machine hasn’t paid out in a while, it will soon

A common superstition is that the chances of winning are high if a slot machine has not paid out in a long time. Conversely, the players assume that the jackpot will not pay out for ages once the cash register has rung.

We cannot confirm this because every spin on a slot machine is a single, random event. The result of the spin is determined by a random number generator and is in no way influenced by the previous spins.

The randomness of slot machines means that the machine never owes you anything. Having a losing streak doesn’t mean you will soon have a winning streak. Conversely, further winnings are possible if you are lucky.

Hot coins bring more luck than cold coins

Many slots players believe that tossing hot coins into the slot machine increases their chances of winning. As such, it is not uncommon to find people in a casino rubbing their coins before inserting them into a slot.

A few others believe the trick to cracking a slot is to insert cold coins.

Again, this is definitely a myth. Each spin on a slot machine is random and is in no way affected by the temperature of the coins.

Online slots winnings were set in advance

There are some people who regularly play slots at location-based casinos but don’t play online. They find that online slots are manipulated and reduce the chances of winning – a fairy tale that gamblers keep telling each other.

Online casinos are subject to strict licensing regulations and are regularly monitored by reputable regulatory authorities. Operators must have independent tests of their random number generators and game payout percentages carried out to prove that their slots work purely randomly and are fair.

Of course there are a few scammers online, but if you make sure that you only play at a licensed live casino , you can rest assured that the slots have not been tampered with.

Mascots are really good luck

If you’ve visited location-based casinos before, you will likely have noticed that many slot players carried mascots and other cheap trinkets with them.

Some people firmly believe that certain objects bring them luck and simply don’t want to gamble if the piece of jewelry of their choice is not in sight.

Hence, slot players are seen surrounded by all sorts of things. From traditional lucky mascots like a horseshoe or a hare’s foot to mini Buddha statues or family photos, people put their trust in a variety of objects that are supposed to help them achieve great happiness. The players’ imagination seems to have no limits.

While there is clearly no scientific basis for happy mascots to increase your success, this is a harmless belief that can add to the fun and gaming experience for some.

Of course, it has not been scientifically proven that mascots actually bring luck. Nevertheless, there may be something to this myth, because the law of attraction is well known and Buddha also said: “What you think will be!”

And if mascots don’t help to win big, then they at least add to the fun and gaming experience.

Getting up brings happiness

While you will usually find seats in front of slot machines in a casino, gamblers generally assume that they have a better chance of winning if they stand while playing.

The reason for that?

Some gamblers actually believe that the slot machine will notice how comfortable they are and therefore less likely to go home with a profit if they have played comfortably while seated.

They assume that the slot machine will then “punish” you with a streak of bad luck. This thought comes from the fact that the players assume that the slot machine “thinks” that it is less likely that the player will leave the machine when it is not working because he is sitting so comfortably.