The aces are easy—you will have two chances to get 21!
With 8s, mathematical analysis shows that splitting them loses less often over the long run than any other move you could make. Still a tough hand though.
No slot machine is ever ‘hot’, because wins and losses are determined randomly. Slot machines use a ‘random number generator’ to generate all outcomes. No machine is ever ‘due’ to win, or to pay according to any kind of pattern.
Most casinos will allow holds for short breaks to the restroom or to get a drink. Having a favorite game is part of the fun of playing slots. But remember, no one should “invest” time on a particular machine expecting a pay-out that is “due”. All outcomes on slot machines are determined randomly by a computer chip called a random number generator.
Make a plan for the amount of time and money you want to spend gambling for the night, and stick to it. For a single bet, many experts suggest wagering no more than 1 to 3% of the total amount you are willing to lose in one gambling session.
Is gambling hurting your life? Do you need a break? Voluntarily excluding yourself from the casino can help. So can talking to someone who will listen.
By taking decisive steps you can start to regain control.