How to Cheat at slots?

There is no way to cheat at slots all games are RNG and certified as fair, which means the results cannot be influenced by outside interference. Although before technology secured slot safety there where quite a few illegal ways used by cheaters, if any really worked stands to be confirmed but here are some of the cheats that cheaters used, all completely illegal and if caught a long prison sentence could await.

Coin on a string is one of the oldest tricks and some cheaters claim that they would attach a string to a coin, then drop it into the slot and after the coin registered in the counting mechanism and the credits registered they would pull the coin out and use this method several times. The method was used as in 1988, the book called Slot Machine Mania told how a technician found that it was a coin with a hole drilled into it that made one of the slot machines jam. So, if this cheat theory worked it was only possible in slot machines that were coin operated. Today most slot machines only accept player cards or notes, so the coin on a string cheat is something of the past.

In the US during the early eighties, a hardware manufacturer was selling washers that were the same weight and size of that of the US coins. Slot machine enthusiasts quickly found out about the washers and took full advantage of it, so these washers were found in many machines at the time at casinos all over the states. Again, in modern slot machines that won’t accept coins this cheating method is useless and just maybe these washers and the coin on a string cheat are the reason why slot machines now operate differently.

Holding the bag was one of the cheats used by casino floor staff and not by the players when the machines needed to be filled with coins the hopper fills involved a bag with hundreds of coins. In the process of emptying the bag the slot attendants would pinch a few coins into the corner, the hopper would be short of a few coins and the attendant would be a few coins richer, if you repeat this process a couple of times a day it could be a way to accumulate quite a bit of cash. Although all employees who tried this strategy were fired and arrested straight after.

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Doug is a passionate Slot fan and an expert in the gaming industry and has written extensively about online slot games and various other related information pertaining to online slots. In his spare time, he enjoys time with friends and family, reading, travelling, and of course, playing the slots.