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Beat the Slots Paperback – October 29, 2002
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So far so good.
Then the book goes on to give bizzare advice about "cold cycles" and "hot cycles" and how to discover if the shot machine is in one of the cycles totally contradicting what it said about RNG.
Perhaps the fact that I majored in math in college gives me an advantage over other readers since I comprehended the concept of RNG and can see you can't have your cake and eat it too as the saying goes. That is, you can't say we have a RNG that randomly determines if you get a jackpot or not and then go on and say based on past pattern of a slot machine behaivor you can predict its future behaivor.
I am not arguing against playing slots. I'm merely pointing out that you should play slot machines for exactly the same reason you go to movies, entertainment. That is, the house edge, will inevitably lead to you losing money in the long run. It is possible due to luck (or as statistician would say variance) you can come ahead and get some Casino money into your pockets in short term but, in the long term, you WILL lose. Anyone who thinks laws of probability do not apply to him is simply deluding himself.
I give this book 3 stars because it did explain basic facts regarding modern slot machine design in a very understandable and concise manner. I read the entire book during my flight to Las Vegas for a conventions.Read more ›