When you simply bet more on the same game, it doesn’t change the RNG’s number set.

It will continue to generate numbers in the same proportions regardless of whether you cover 20 lines at one coin per line, or at five coins per line.

Not a week goes by without my email box including a variation on this theme: Do slot machines change results when you bet more?

Let’s let Howard, a Chicago area player, and Joe, who signed himself “A. Player,” ask it their own ways, in emails that arrived about a week apart this April.

Howard first: “We just got back from taking my in-laws to Las Vegas and had a great time.

My father-in law and I get along great, but when it comes to gambling he has some weird ideas about how slots work.

His latest belief is that on a machine that offers say 5 betting amounts (i.e., 20, 40, 60, 80, 120), it will pay off more often when you bet more (i.e., 60 vs 20).