How do I know I have a fair chance at winning?
As required by Tribal and State gaming regulations, the randomness of gaming machines is certified to ensure that the games are random, unpredictable, and fair. Every spin is required to be independent of all past spins and is not pre-programmed to pay out based on previous wins or patterns. This means the game does not work on any type of cycle, therefore, it makes no difference if a machine has hit any winning combination within the last few minutes, hours, or year. Game outcome is all a random element of chance.
The element of chance is an integral part of the gambling experience. Prior to the casino offering slot machines for commercial operation, these games must receive certification by independent test laboratories; the same laboratories utilized by all the major gaming jurisdictions, including Las Vegas.
The Tribal and State regulatory agencies both conduct random inspections and testing of the gaming machines at the casino to ensure game integrity. These random inspections include gaming machine software and hardware, maintenance records, and any components critical to the operation of the gaming machine.
Is it true that if I use my loyalty card when playing a machine, the casino will control how
much I win?
No, this is false. The casino cannot change or control the outcome of any game on a gaming machine. Gaming machines are specifically designed, tested, and certified by independent laboratories to ensure that outside influences cannot affect game outcome. Players who do not use their loyalty card from the casino’s loyalty program miss out on any benefit from the program, such as point accumulation, promotional bonuses, and giveaways.
If a jackpot hits on a machine, will it not hit again until a certain amount of money is put
back into that machine?
No, this is false. The machine’s winning combination is totally random and it is possible to hit another jackpot on any spin, including right after a jackpot. Every spin is random and independent of all past spins.
Can the casino change (tighten) the payout of my machine while I am playing?
No, this is false. Gaming machines have controls preventing the casino from modifying its configuration while a patron is playing.