Myths and truths of slot machines. 1. Casinos put their winningest machines close to the door. Myth. They sprinkle them throughout the casino. They want people to see winners all over the casino, not just by the door or the buffet where people tend to play and run. A customer that wins mid casino, stays and talks about it is just as valuable if not more. 2. Play max credit. Some truth, some myth. Ok there are some machines where you will want to do this. Any slot with a progressive jackpot that can only be won with max coins in should be played max or not at all. Also, any machine with any sort of extra bonus payout such as 1,2,3.5 should always be played max coins in. Some machines with bonus mini games or extra lines that only come up with max in should also always be played max coins. All others it does not matter. 3. Oh darn, that guy won on my machine, if I'd have just kept playing, that win was mine. Myth. The RNG is continuously operating and generating even when the machine is idle. The chances that you would have spun it at the exact same nanosecond under the exact same conditions with the rng generating exactly the same thing as he did are remote. 4. Don't play at the Airport. Truth. The Airport has the worst odds. Also convenience stores, independent restaurants and the like and operations under say 20 machines 5. Casinos can cheat and change winning percentages on the fly and make you lose. Myth. Even on the new remote machines being tested, once you have spun, there is absolutely nothing anyone can do can change the outcome as it has already been determined at the moment you spun. 6. Progressives have lower odds of winning than non progressives. Truth. Someone has to pay for the risk of huge payouts from time to time. That someone is you and you pay with a slightly lower overall payout percentage. 7. Payouts at places like M, and the Boulder strip and downtown are better than the strip. Truth but with caveats. There is slightly less consumer friendly odds on the strip in general, but depending upon the game type and such, that may not hold true for every machine and the difference is slight. 8. Higher denomination machines have better odds. Truth. But they pay like they play, not necessarily like they're labelled.