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Ask The Slot Expert

17 September 1999

A change person in Atlantic City told me that the best time to play the machines is at the end of the month. She said that the machines loosen up then because the casinos have to report their wins to the state and the machines have always won too much money during the month.

A slot machine is just as loose at the end of the month as it was at the beginning of the month.

When the slot director at a casino orders a slot machine, he specifies which payback percentage program he wants in the machine. The machine will have this payback program unless the casino changes a chip in the machine. In some states, Illinois, for example, changing the payback percentage program chip requires that a representative of the state gaming commission be present for the switch.

Unless the casino changes the payout program chip, a slot machine will have the same payback percentage from the day it first arrives in the casino to the day it retires to the big casino in the sky.

Not only is a machine just as loose at the end of the month as it was in the beginning of the month, it's also just as loose at the end of its life as it was at the beginning of its life.


For more information about slots:

Break the One-Armed Bandits! by Frank Scoblete
Slot Conquest by Frank Scoblete
Winning Strategies at Slots & Video Poker! by Frank Scoblete
The Slot Machine Answer Book by John Grochowski


Send your slot and video poker questions to me at slotexpert@home.com.
John Robison

John Robison is an expert on slot machines and how to play them. John is a slot and video poker columnist and has written for many of gaming’s leading publications. He holds a master's degree in computer science from the prestigious Stevens Institute of Technology.

You may hear John give his slot and video poker tips live on The Good Times Show, hosted by Rudi Schiffer and Mike Schiffer, which is broadcast from Memphis on KXIQ 1180AM Friday afternoon from from 2PM to 5PM Central Time. John is on the show from 4:30 to 5. You can listen to archives of the show on the web anytime.

Books by John Robison:

The Slot Expert's Guide to Playing Slots
John Robison
John Robison is an expert on slot machines and how to play them. John is a slot and video poker columnist and has written for many of gaming’s leading publications. He holds a master's degree in computer science from the prestigious Stevens Institute of Technology.

You may hear John give his slot and video poker tips live on The Good Times Show, hosted by Rudi Schiffer and Mike Schiffer, which is broadcast from Memphis on KXIQ 1180AM Friday afternoon from from 2PM to 5PM Central Time. John is on the show from 4:30 to 5. You can listen to archives of the show on the web anytime.

Books by John Robison:

The Slot Expert's Guide to Playing Slots