Casino Myths Busted
Casinos, both online and real world, are home to a great many myths, legends and superstitions. This is bound to happen, given that casinos are places where fortunes are quickly lost and made.
The vast majority of these myths are, however, simply as the name says; myths, and are not t be taken seriously. Let’s take a look at some of the most commonly held casino myths, and expose them or the nonsense they are.
Pokies Games Cheat
One of the most commonly held myths is that pokies games are cheats, designed to carefully take advantage of players and steal their money. The myth says that pokies games are created by the game developers to lure players in with easy wins, after which the game switches to “hard mode,” and takes the winning payouts back, plus every penny the player has entered the game with.
A few advanced myths say that in real world casinos different pokies games in different locations around the casino have better payouts.
Pokies games, real world and online, are very strictly created to be completely random in their payouts. Furthermore, the payout amount of online pokies games is regulated by law. This means that inspectors regularly check pokies games, and if any wrong doing is detected, the casino is shutdown immediately, and the owners find enormous amounts. Plus, altering pokies games to even do such a thing would be an enormously complicated and difficult process, making it highly unlikely that any casino owners would even try.
Gambler’s Fallacy And Reverse Gambler’s Fallacy
Another popularly held myth is that if a number has come up in a game like roulette, that the number is therefore less likely to come up in the future. Or, alternatively, that if a number has not come up for a long time it is due for an appearance. The same can apply to dice, bingo, or any other game based on a random element.
This is not true at all. Every spin of the roulette wheel is random, and any number as likely to come up as any other number. Roulette wheels and dice do not have memories.
Casino Games Are all Just Luck
This myth is a double edged sword, because some games are all just about luck. Pokies games, for example, are largely based around random lucky spin of the reels. Games such as poker, blackjack, and roulette, however, benefit vastly from skill levels, and in fact can be used to earn a full time living by exceptionally skilled players.
Card Counting Is Illegal
This myths is also a double edged sword, since although card counting is not, in fact, illegal, the casino still has the right to throw out players that they are not happy with. If this makes you throw up your hands and scoff, keep in mind that the local pub has the right to do the same thing. The term “right of admission” reserved means that you are entering private property, and may not behave in any way you like. How would you feel I someone came into your house and acted the fool?