Well, you can certainly win over the short run but not over the long run. The more you gamble on that type of machine they likelier it is you are going to lose. But, you won't lose a lot on a single big hit so it's easier to control your losses.
Long term very few people can gamble with slots and make money.
You can win a bit in the short term. I won over $200 playing some video poker machine in Vegas. Those winnings were small change. I quit while I was a bit ahead.
I’ve heard some professional gambler types live in Vegas and eke out a living, but they do so staying under the radar, gamble a bit here and there, and cash out while they are ahead for the day.
for some people, it’s not “losing” any more than you are “losing” money when you drop quarters into a video game.
I don’t gamble, but I used to really enjoy those video games. I use the analogy above to wrap my head around playing the slots.
Somewhere I read that he might have made out more than 100 percent because he factored in all the freebies they gave him on free rooms and travel. If he got close to 100 percent back AND got large blocks of hotel living paid for, he wasn’t doing badly.
Great way to continually launder money....
You can make a small fortune playing those games. But ya gotta start with a large fortune to do it . . .