How People Cheat At Slots

The history of the manipulation in Slots covers approximately the last five or six decades. In fact, the machines have existed for about 130 years, although initially the prizes consisted of low value products such as cigarettes, sweets, coupons and similar items. The game for money expanded from the second half of the twentieth century, when the devices ceased to be purely mechanical and began to employ reliable electromechanical systems.

At first, the issue of possible fraud or security levels in a machine was not of importance, because the experience with this type of situations was scarce. But it did not last long until the first players came to the conclusion that there must be at least one way to get the prize money without risk. The simple mechanics and technique used in those times allowed the corruption of the systems, to manipulate them and to benefit from them.

Tricks To Cheat At Slots

One method used by many “scammers” is to mislead the coin sensor when entering the slot, so that the machine registers credit despite the fact that no card has been inserted. The most popular way to do this is to attach a coin to a sturdy piece of thread, thread or cord and pull it out immediately after the entry is recorded. In this category also are located the traps with buttons, since the first Slots registered the weight of a mint to evaluate its weight, reason why it was feasible to use other objects to falsify and obtain high credits in the system, practically gratuitously. Thus, game makers were forced to implement methods that would prevent such operations.

Another aspect is the direct and physical maneuver of payments. These are usually calculated and performed by the system itself, and when the user knows exactly how the process works, can be “helped” with some specific technique. In some cases, for example, powerful magnets were used that confused various parts of the Slot or attracted the metals to the withdrawal tray. It was also used to move the apparatus continuously until the contents of the vault fell by gravity or was expelled from it. For these reasons it is that many companies began to increase the security measures present in the different machines, achieving today to have products that are extremely difficult to trick or manipulate, without the process goes unnoticed.

One thing is to manipulate the income / withdrawal and quite another the progress of the game itself, mainly because this requires great knowledge of the operation of the machines, and not anyone has access to this information. The companies that make the slots and the software they use keep jealously the secrets surrounding each of the titles and do not usually leave spaces open so that external agents can take advantage of some possible failure in the system. However, people with a unique technical gift can recognize the essential characteristics and discover a weak point to attack.

The rollers of the first electromechanical machines allowed to be interrupted mid-turn, so that players with a quick eye and an even faster hand could form winning combinations and thus directly influence each turn. Obviously this situation is more due to individual qualities and talents than random or lucky. The most popular example of such techniques was the “Monarch of Hamburg” Diethard Wendtland, who developed an unparalleled talent for betting, specifically on the “Mint” machine. Fortunately for him, there was no legal impediment to exercise his methods and even a film crew accompanied him on a tour throughout Germany, which documented how they play, general interviews and parties made with the profits obtained. The documentary saw the light and many people tried to use Wendtland’s advice only to discover that the manufacturers used the information provided by it to reinforce the safety of the machines and avoid millions of losses. Consequently, the games were re-designed so that the participants could no longer stop the rollers or reels manually, but that did not contain the inventiveness and creativity of some users.

Because the rolls are started and stopped electrically, someone had the idea to activate them by means of electromagnetic impulses, with the help of small electric lighters, which generate a magnetic field capable of influencing the sensitive control of the rollers. A little time required the machine manufacturers to detect the new technique, and reinforced the safety of their products. Today, systems are significantly better protected against external influences of all kinds.


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