How to Cheat a Slot Machine with a Magnet

Jacob Atkinson By Jacob Atkinson    | Jul 1, 2019

There have been, and probably always will be lot of different ways that some slot cheats have gone about successfully defrauding slot machines, and sadly operators of such venues always need to try and be one stop ahead of any slot cheats.

If not then they do run the very real risk of being defrauded out of a fortune, and such is the way that slot cheats work and operate, that it is often only long after a slot machine has been defrauded that the casino operators will realise they have been ripped off.

This article is going to be taking a look at one specific way that slot cheats have gone about ripping off slot machines and that is with the use of nothing more complicated than a magnet, whilst it is now virtually impossible to rob a slot machine using a magnet at one time all slot games were vulnerable to such an attack.

If this is a topic that does interest you, then please do take a look around this website, for by doing so you are going to come across a range of additional articles that centre around slot cheats, slot scams and ways some fraudsters have defrauded a fortune from casinos over the years.

Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Slots at Risk

The order styled slot machines were designed in such a way that players would insert a coin and then pulled a handle on the side of the slot machines cabinet which would then send the reels spinning, and players would then be hoping to spin in a set of matching reel symbols on the pay-line.

Those original slot machines were totally mechanical devices and as the years ticket by they became electromechanical slot machines on which small motors would power the reels rather than the force used by players in pulling the handle on the side.

However, such slot machines were often designed with reels that were made out of metal and were magnetic too, and as such by placing a magnet on the slot machines screen, players could stop the reel symbols when they wanted too rather than when the reel stopped spinning automatically.

As such that way of using a magnet was used by slot cheats to slow and then stop the reels spinning and help then to line up winning combination after winning combination, and when a winning combination did spin in slot cheats would hold the magnet on the reels and then would be guaranteed of winning on the next spin and on all consecutive spins too.

Using a Magnet to Stop the Reels

It does take a lot of skill however to use a magnet to stop the reels on a winning combination, and as such one much quicker and easier way of doing so was to play a slot machine normally until such a time that a winning combination of any value spin in on the pay-line.

Once that had been achieved then players simply need to put the magnet on the glass in front of the reels, load the slot with coins and pull the handle of click on the start or spin button and the reels would then be sent spinning, but wouldn’t actually spin as the magnet locked them in place.

The slot machine would then think that another winning combination has been spun in and would pay out players for that additional win, as you can expected with each so called spin being a winning one when using a magnet it would take a slot cheat very long to empty a slot machines using this scam.

In fact, this way of cheating became so popular with slot cheaters and scam artists that slot machine developers and designers very quickly had to put into place a way that the reels could not be manipulated in this way, which they did of course manage to eventually do.

How Slot Designers Overcome Reel Manipulation

The most obvious way that slot machine designers were able to overcome slot reel manipulation with magnets was to simply make the reels out of plastic as opposed to metal, and by doing so they instantly put a stop to scamster using magnets to defraud their slot machines.

However, some scamsters also found out that it was possible to press onto the glass of a slot machine that covered the reel area and if the reels were close enough to the glass panel then they could keep the reels locked into position once a winning combination had been spun in.

The way in which slot game designers got around that problem was by adding a censor to the reels which would detect if any reel or all of them had not spun correctly, and if that censor detected such an alarm would then be sounded and the machine would lock up.

That also stopped some determined slot cheats from drilling a hole in the side of the wooden slot machine cabinet and inserting a rod through it which would stop the reels from spinning which is yet another way some people have ripped off slot machines in the past.

Online and Mobile Slot Machines Most Secure

As online and mobile casino slot machines are designed to run and operate in a completely different way it is practically impossible for any slot cheats to be able to successfully defraud those types of slot machines.

That doesn’t mean that over the years some people have tried to rip them off, but they only way that could ever be possible is by hacking into the game servers, and believe me when I tell you that isn’t something that is easy to do and online and mobile casino sites do have security teams monitoring their servers and backends too.

Jacob Atkinson

Hi, I am the Chief Editor of sosgame.com, this site is dedicated my love of slot games. Slot machines have been around for a while, with now being converted to an online audience. So I have decided to put them all in a place where you can hopefully enjoy them as much as I do.

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