How do you trick a slot machine?
Recently updated on June 25th, 2020
So, a lot of novice casino players ask “how do you trick a slot machine?” We all know that the odds of winning the jackpots in these games is quite low. Some players are so defeated by that fact that they want to resort to cheating.
Well, the short answer to this question is that there is no way to trick a slot machine. At least, without getting caught that is.
Technically, you can trick a machine. However, the likelihood of you actually keeping the money after doing so is quite low. We’ll explain why in both the cases of land-based and online casinos below.
Tricking Brick-and-Mortar Slot Machines
In the past, there were several ways in which a person could trick an electronic slot machine. When slot machines still accepted coins for a single spin, you could dupe the machine into thinking that you fed cash into the slot. The result would be unlimited free spins.
Then, when this method of trickery fell away, people began trying to interfere with the software and hardware through the use of magnets. This would fry the machine’s programming and basically result in a win for you.
Since then, there have many ways in which people have tried to trick slots. Most methods you will find on the internet today aren’t applicable to modern day machines. Nowadays, tricking machines involves taking advantage of software glitches, and looking for a machine that glitches is kind of the same as hoping you win that progressive jackpot.
Overall, we wouldn’t recommend that you try cheating. In some states, such as Nevada, you can be criminally prosecuted for doing so and you won’t be able to keep your winnings. Poverty and a prison sentence doesn’t seem like a good tradeoff to us.
Tricking Slot Games Online
So, tricking online games is way more difficult than the physical version. With physical slot machines, you could tamper with the game’s physical design to give you a payout. However, with an online game, you will have to have some knowhow of software and web development to trick the game.
Theoretically, it is possible to cheat in a game but it is very hard to do so. In addition, if the casino suspects you of having manipulated conditions to win, they will not pay you out. And trust us, they review every withdrawal that is made, meaning that you need to be very lucky to get any suspect gains past their staff.
Cheating at an online casino doesn’t usually lead to a criminal record but you will be put on an online gambling blacklist, meaning that you won’t be able to play online.
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