8. Is it better to stop a slot machine during play?
Much could be said about people for the way they play slot machines.
While the lazier players will use the ‘Auto Play’ feature, which does the ‘hard’ work for them, the more superstitious will be the ones who prefer to trigger the button to spin the reels in their own way.
And the ‘smart’ ones? Those who swear with all their feet that winning at Slots is all about stopping the reels at the right time with the second tap on the spin button?
These are the easiest to recognize. They are focused on their game like a laser and their quick button presses are one of the most repetitive and timely movements present in a physical casino.
This doesn’t change at online Slots either, although these players tend to spend the space bar on the keyboard and the left mouse button much faster than any other player!
Why do they do it?
These players are sure that if they can stop the reels fast enough, they can control the outcome of the spin and decide what combination will be displayed on the screen.
In theory, this makes sense.
They press the button to spin, watch the reels move on the screen, and then quickly press the spin button again to stop this drum dance as soon as they see a winning combination about to appear.
So, is it better to stop a slot machine during a spin with a second press of the spin button?
No, it isn’t. While this may seem like a difficult but profitable trick for winning at Slots, stopping the reels will not help you take home more money.
In fact, you may even have bigger losses. When you stop a machine, you reduce the ‘Spin Time’ (TOS), making the game go faster.
A slot machine takes about 10 seconds (on average) to complete a spin from start to finish. This is the ‘TOS’.
If you stop the machine during the spin, you can reduce the ‘TOS’ to three seconds.
Depending on the TOS, a 30-minute session can vary from a minimum of 180 spins to a maximum of 600 spins.