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Ways to Cheat the Slot Machines

Modern slot machines these days are difficult to cheat owing to the previous experiences of slot machine manufacturers where a legendary slot machine cheater Tommy Glenn Carmichael famed for his cheating escapades with slot machines outwits them. There have been counter measures made by slot manufacturers to deter cheating on their slot machine which caused casinos to lose millions of funds from slot machine cheats.

Carmichael is a mechanical genius who outwits slot manufacturers through his own styles to cheat the slot machines which earned him thousands of dollars of fast money to earn. He used the devices known as top-bottom joint, a slider or monkey paw and a tongued shaped device which he successfully used to cheat the slot machine.

Carmichael was eventually caught several times and is now earning a fortune for working as an employee for the anti-cheating technology that aims to stop people like himself from pulling a cheat on the slot machines. He was in fact more famed after being featured in the History Channel series Breaking Vegas.

Slot machines that are mechanical and electro-mechanically run are the easiest slot machines to cheat. This is because they operate with a series of pulleys and gears which can be externally controlled to halt the reels at the desired stops to cheat the slot machine from paying. Modern slot machines these days however are more highly technical that makes the slot machines harder to cheat.

There are several interesting ways to cheat the traditional slot machines. The technique used by Carmichael is using the Monkey's Paw which is a device he designed himself to cheat the slot machines. This device is a foot long flexible steel and bent like a claw at its end. The device is inserted to the payout chute until it reaches the coin counter after which it interferes with the action of the machine to overpay.

Another means to cheat the slot machine is using counterfeit coins to fool the machine. A slot player can play the game of slots for free or without spending the actual value of the denomination required by the slot machine. Slot manufacturers are able to create a coin comparator to modern slot machines which checks the token inserted to know if the coins inserted are valid.

Some uses mini lights to cheat the modern slot machine by using it to block the optical sensors of the slot machine in order for it to blindly give a payout being unable to track the number of coins it pays to the player.

The use of coat hangers were also used by some slot machine cheaters to interfere with the mechanical coin counter of the slot machine which unable it to keep track of the coins it pays to its players.

Modern slot machines are now programmed to run based on computer circuits that are more difficult to manipulate in order to cheat the slot machine. Slot manufacturers are becoming wiser in designing their slot machine in order make it free from all forms of cheats. Because casinos incurred millions of loses from the slot machine cheats they are inclined to subject slot machine cheaters to be sanctioned with criminal offense.