Slot machines have long held an allure that attracts gamblers and hackers alike, tempting both to try their luck at beating the system through any means necessary. Unfortunately, online hacking of slot games is nearly impossible due to security measures put in place by gambling websites preventing individuals from hacking them directly and reprogramming machines to suit personal tastes – doing this could incur fines or prison sentences depending on how serious your actions were. Still, people do manage to cheat casinos occasionally, with this article discussing some interesting strategies used for this purpose in past.
One of the easiest and most dangerous ways to cheat a slot game was by climbing inside and manipulating its reels directly, though this was illegal and difficult without drawing in security guards. Another popular technique involved using light to confuse machine sensors, so that payouts occurred more often than anticipated.
Murat Bliev of Russia managed to defraud Lumiere Casino in Paris using a special program he devised to ‘hack’ its software, manipulating spinner odds in particular machines to increase his odds of success and win thousands in Euros using this tactic before his plan was discovered and banned from gambling there.
There are other methods available for cheating slot machines, but these methods are all illegal and difficult to accomplish. Tommy Glenn Carmichael created an ingenious device dubbed the “monkey paw”, which could activate payouts on newer electronic slot machines by threading guitar string onto bent metal rods which were thrust through air vents on their front panels – this enabled Tommy to trigger coin hopper switches which caused payouts.
An alternative method of cheating slot machines is using viruses or malware. Such programs can break a gambling website’s security measures and reprogram machines according to your needs – however this practice is highly illegal and may lead to large fines or even jail time for its perpetrator. Furthermore, casinos track patron betting patterns closely enough that any cyber wizard using this strategy risks getting caught immediately if trying it themselves.