What are ‘Hunches and Superstitions’?
Hunches and superstitions are unexplained feelings that the player might get relating a win, loss, or expected outcome. They are mostly related to predictions of certain outcomes, and often cannot be explained rationally when these predictions happen to come true.
‘Hunches and Superstitions’ Explained
The term hunches and superstitions is used to describe unexplained feelings relating to a predicated outcome that a player might get.
While the term is used across the globe and in a number of different scenarios and everyday situations, the term hunches and superstitions is, in the casino world, most commonly used in conjunction with video poker.
When playing video poker, the bettor can play hunches or assume superstitions without much consequence. The only time that hunches and superstitions might harm the player’s chances of winning is when the player chooses to play a hand without the optimum average payback. This will result in the casino making more money.
One common hunches and superstitions that players are likely to adopt and live by is hitting the “Play One Credit” button multiple times as opposed to selecting “Play Maximum Credits”. This superstition is harmless and comes hand-in-hand with the hunch that they may be luckier if they select the former button instead of the latter. There is, of course, no evidence to suggest that this is the case, as video poker has its cards repeatedly and continuously shuffled by an electronic machine dedicated to just that.
Another hunch that some players fall prey to is the belief that if they switch video poker or other machines after a certain number of losses on one machine, they may be luckier on the next one. Alternatively, they may think that their next game will be a successful one, and face the risk of getting stuck in a loop of always thinking the next game will be their one!