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Ask The Slot Expert

9 August 2002

Dear John,

Always read your pieces at RGT and want to say thanks for all the great info, and ask about something I have never seen covered anywhere.

I like to play Let it Ride on the 25 and 50 cent machines. Do you know if these machines are dealt randomly from a deck of 52 or are they "Fixed?" Could be my imagination, but they just don't seem right!

Thanks,
SNID

Dear SNID,

Thanks for the kind words about our site.

The Let It Ride machines deal randomly from a 52-card deck.

It is just your imagination that something is amiss. If you played a large number of hands and kept track of the cards dealt on each hand, you would find that the probability of being dealt each card is about the same.

At one time I was convinced that each time I had a respin of the third reel on a Double Spin Double Diamond machine, the respin gave me the same symbol that I had before the respin. When I actually kept track of the respins, I discovered that I did indeed get a different symbol most of the time. So much for my memory.

Human memory can be selective, especially when gambling results are involved.

Best of luck in and out of the casinos,
John


Send your slot and video poker questions to John Robison, Slot Expert, at slotexpert@comcast.net.


For more information about slots and video poker, we recommend:

The Slot Expert's Guide to Playing Slots by John Robison
Break the One-Armed Bandits! by Frank Scoblete
Victory at Video Poker and Video Craps, Keno and Blackjack! by Frank Scoblete
Slot Conquest Audio Cassette Tape (60 minutes) with Frank Scoblete
Winning Strategies at Slots & Video Poker! Video tape hosted by Academy Award Winner James Coburn, Written by Frank Scoblete
The Slot Machine Answer Book by John Grochowski
The Video Poker Answer Book by John Grochowski
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