Steve and Matt Bourie, from the American Casino Guide, discuss 10 of the most common myths that players have about how slot machines work. This is part one of a two-part series where they explain why these myths are incorrect and what the actual truth is for each myth. Topics covered include: someone else won my jackpot; It doesn’t matter what symbols you pick in a bonus round; a slot machine knows when you lower your bet and will pay out when you do; you can affect the outcome by stopping the slot machine reels early; and using a players card lowers your chances of winning .