It's easy to believe until you see it in black and white. I don't know how they believe it with low returns. When I had the sickness, machines paid twice as good as now, so twice as easy to believe. It's so powerful, the time I believed I could stop the film, or the dragons, I still kind of think back to when I had believed and wonder. Casinos were so different then. But today, they're crazy and I'm just stupid sometimes. That's one thing I used to like about Aristocrats, couldn't stop reels, and now they attract the nutcases.Quote: Garyt
I get into this with people all the time. I play the Walking Dead game a lot and I always stop the wheels when I get two bonus wheels. Three are needed to get the bonus. If I hit the bonus, people will say "Nice stop" or "Nice catch". When I tell them it doesn't change anything they don't believe it. I just do it cause I don't want to wait to see if I'll hit a bonus.
In the "rules" section of the Walking Dead game it even states that stopping the wheels have no effect on the game. There's also a CDC Bonus where you have 3 choices for the amount of free spins. When you pick one ,it shows what's behind the other two. The rules also state that player participation has no effect on the number of spins won and it's strictly random, yet people refuse to believe they don't have a say. I've even had people tell me they have a system for determining where the higher spins are.
At Caesars in Canada they have signs on the machines that say "Stopping of the wheels has no effect on the outcome of the spin"
The reels stops are programmed to make it look like stopping helps. Usually the WMS G+ games are the ones people have convinced themselves they can make themselves win. I even think the animation jiggles sometimes to make it seem like the stop worked. Many wouldn't play this brand of slots if they knew for sure you can't beat the game.
Another thing I tell people is, what about the machines that signal you'll get the bonus before they even spin? I'm thinking of Red Phoenix, Tiki something, and an Oriental themed game where the bird, etc moves ,winks etc telling you a bonus is coming before the wheels even spin. The oriental game even says "Good luck is coming your way", then spins and you get the bonus. How could that happen if the outcome isn't decided the minute you hit the button?