The secret of winning
Why does my luck change?
Casino games are completely random by design. Each spin or round is totally independent of what went before. So it makes no difference whatsoever what happened before. Chance has no memory. You cannot affect your chances of winning in any possible way.
Random? Independent event? What does that mean?
Inside every slot machine (or similar game) is a random number generator producing millions of numbers every second. Each one of those numbers is independent from each other with an equal chance of being a winning or losing number. What went before or after has no effect on the outcome.
If it’s random, why do I never win?
It can sometimes feel that way. Random number generators are the reason why some people win on their first try, while others can spend a long time playing without winning. There’s no way of influencing the outcome, it’s all about chance and mathematics.
What is the role of skill in gaming?
For games like Sport Betting, Texas Hold’em Poker and Blackjack, your level of skill can influence the outcome of a game. In these types of games, your playing decisions directly influence the result (which is not the case with slot machines). But it doesn’t matter how good you are, you can’t eliminate the house advantage built into the rules of the game. This house advantage means that even the best players will, in all probability, lose over time. In the long run the gaming company usually wins.