What do Mega Moolah Jackpot Graphs really tell me?
When it comes to playing the Mega Moolah slot, there are generally players who will play at any time, or when they are feeling lucky, regardless of what the jackpot currently is and there are those who consult Mega Moolah jackpot graphs and other similar items to try and target their gaming to the times when they may feel the slot is more likely to pay out.
Now, while it is entirely down to the individual as to when they decide to play Mega Moolah, one of the most important things to note when using these Mega Moolah jackpot graphs, is exactly what the graph is telling you and perhaps more importantly, what it is not telling you.
What are Mega Moolah Jackpot Graphs?
If you have never seen a Mega Moolah jackpot graph, then it is a simple graph that displays data about the Mega Moolah slot. Usually, the graph tends to show how the Mega Moolah jackpot has grown over a period of time, with the angle of the incline of the graph correlating to how quickly or slowly the jackpot has grown.
A shallower angle, means a slower-growing jackpot prize, while a sharper, steeper angle on the graph means that the jackpot has increased quickly over a shorter period of time.
Now of course, there is nothing wrong with displaying this information and it can be of use to people with an interest in the game. It can show you when the game is being played more often by more players (or certainly when there are more spins being played on the game) and from this you can glean an idea of how the jackpot is likely to grow over the coming days and weeks.
However, the main issue comes from extrapolating data from the graph that can be misleading. What do we mean by that?
What Mega Moolah Jackpot Graph's cannot tell you
While these graphs in themselves can provide you with some useful, at-a-glance information about the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot prize, it cannot be used as a predictive tool and unfortunately, there are a number of sites which regularly do this which I feel can be misleading to players.
What you will tend to see is that there will be a jackpot graph and then underneath the graph or to the side of it will be other information. This may well be the average amount of money that the jackpot reaches before it pays out, it may be the average amount of time in between jackpot wins, it can also show you the number of days passed since the last win as well as the current size of the jackpot.
Again, while these averages are useful to know, they cannot be used as a predictive tool but some sites still persist with this and will then label a slot as being "cold", meaning that the jackpot size is smaller than the average win, or the number of days passed since the last win is fewer than the average time between wins. Alternatively, the slot can be labelled as "hot" or similar, meaning that the jackpot size is greater than the average jackpot win and the number of days passed since the last win is greater than the average length of time between wins.
The problem with this is that it creates an incorrect image in the mind of a player, especially someone who may be new to slot gaming and not as experienced as other players. These ratings imply that the Mega Moolah slot (or indeed, any slot game for which these ratings are used) is less likely to pay out at certain points than it is at others, and that it is more likely to pay out once the jackpot amount, or time elapsed between winning spins, has reached a certain figure.
In both these cases, this is inaccurate and for one simple reason.
The Mega Moolah slot can be won at any time, on any spin, regardless of the current size of the jackpot or regardless of how many spins have been played, or how much time has passed, since the last win on the game.
Part of the appeal of Mega Moolah is precisely that a player can spin at any time and provided they make the minimum bet of 0.25 per spin, their spin could be a winner and they are guaranteed to win a prize of at least 1,000,000, should they hit that Mega jackpot prize.
These ratings systems that are used alongside jackpot graphs will give players the incorrect assumption that once a jackpot has not been won for a set period of time, it is more likely to be won from then on. That is incorrect. Every spin at the same stake value on Mega Moolah, at any time, has the same chance of being a winner.
It is worth remembering that the Mega Moolah slot tracks nothing apart from the amount of money added to the progressive jackpot fund. The game does not know when the last winner of the progressive jackpot was. Nor does it retain this information. It does not know how many spins have been played since the last winner, or how much it has taken in cash since the last big jackpot was awarded and it certainly does not have the ability to think, "well, I haven't paid out the jackpot now for a while, so it's about time I did now that it's above the average amount I pay out."
The process of deciding the Mega Moolah jackpot winners is entirely random and as with any truly random event, this can happen at any time, to any player on any spin.
Now of course, to corroborate this there should be evidence of the Mega Moolah jackpot being won at various intervals and the good news is, that is precisely what we find.
For example, from the game's release in 2006 through to April 2009, the jackpot was triggered just twice in that period. That is over 30 months and although the game was not as popular back then as it is now, it does show you that long periods of time can elapse between jackpot wins.
However, in 2017, the jackpot was triggered a total of 13 times over the course of one single year, only February did not see a jackpot winner during 2017. Not only that but on the 22nd May and the 19th June in that year, the jackpot was triggered twice on the same day.
But recently, there has been a different trend, there was over three months between the sixth winner of 2018 and the seventh winner in 2018 and since that win in September 2018, there was a fourth month gap to the next winner which came in January 2019.
All this concrete evidence shows you that regardless of whether the Mega Moolah slot is rated as "hot", "cold" or any temperature in between the two, you can win the jackpot on any spin at any time and to imply that a jackpot is more likely to be won at any one time more-so than the other, is incorrect.
So, use the Mega Moolah jackpot graphs wisely. They can give you some insights into the popularity of the game at any given time and how fast the jackpot is rising, but they cannot be used to predict when the next big jackpot will be won.
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