Debunked: The Weekend Jackpot
by Edward Rogers, News Staff Writer
September 14, 2007
There is a persistent, yet mostly untrue rumor that
progressive jackpot slot machines at online casinos are
programmed to hit on the weekends. If you are an
internet gambling aficionado, then surely you have heard
this urban myth. The superstition has blazed its way
through the world of online casino players, piquing
interest and wonder about the veracity of the claim.
This is one myth that has gained some serious notoriety,
and everyone surely knows someone who has heard straight
from the lips of an internet casino employee that it is
true. Yet the fact remains that progressive jackpot
slots are, in and of themselves, no more likely to hit
on weekends than any other day of the week. That doesn’t
mean, however, that more jackpots aren’t hit on the
weekends! Here’s why.
More online casino players like to play on the weekends!
The period between Friday night and Monday morning is
the one time during the week when the overwhelming
majority of online gambling fans have time to relax and
play. Ergo, more money is being contributed towards
progressive jackpot slot machines at online casinos
across the internet, and more spins of these same
machines are being played. This adds a new factor to the
equation – the human factor! Because the slots are being
played more frequently, there is a statistically greater
chance of them being hit.
That’s just another online casino factoid for your
edification and entertainment. The next time someone
claims to have inside information into the world of
internet casinos, you will know fact from fiction, and
be able to straighten them out!