Just the Facts About Slot Machines

Playing Slot Machines at Iowa Casinos


This machine is due to hit soon. It is starting to warm up. I have a hunch. It just missed so it is about to hit.

These may seem like sound reasons to think a slot machine is about ready to hit but in reality there is no reasoning to determine if a slot machine is ready to hit.

We like to think we can read a slot machine but there is no prior action on a spin that predicts what the next spins will produce.

A computer chip containing a random number generator determines the outcome of a spin the second you push the button or pull the handle.

It’s outcome is completely random and is not affected by any previous spin.

Basically, slot machines are all about luck. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t play them.  After all, they are pretty fun to play.

If you are going to play slots, it is not a bad idea to be a little informed.

I have included a couple of videos from Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide. He is a little dry but very informative. I try to watch every video of his that I can find.

This first one talks primarily about how slot machines work. This video is well worth watching. I highly recommend it.


His second video talks about when to bet the maximum coins in slot machines. I found this video to be very interesting and learned a few things along the way.

Check out our other tutorials to help you around a casino, including How to Play Blackjack and Beginning Video Poker.

Don’t forget to check out our map of Iowa casinos that shows locations of all Iowa casinos, with directions and details for each.

Good luck