It seems it is often our own fault when losing at slots. We go about playing with countless emotional factors deciding what to do, or some unsubstantiated beliefs. “I played that machine with my girlfriend once, before we broke up”. “That machine paid me a Franklin months ago, on my last visit to this casino”. “I was up a Jackson in this machine, and I will not leave it until I am up again”. “The kitties in this machine are so cute, I can’t stop playing it”. “This VP machine has the best pay table; I don’t care if I’m down a thousand on it today, before I die I will be better off than those players on Little Green Men”. “The most you can win on that machine is a thousand, on this you can win half a million”. “They just installed these new machines, and new machines pay”. “I don’t care about those fancy machines, Quick Hit is where it’s at”. Etc. I wonder if a robot programmed with no beliefs and with no emotions, let loose on a casino free to play any slots, keno machines or VP, will find an optimum way to play and beat the average good player. I am assuming the robot does not have any inside information or X-ray vision, whatever all that is or implies, but can read all pay tables and instructions and help on machines, and compute whatever needed. This hypothetical gambling robot will have an instruction, “win the most or lose the least”. What will it do? Go back to headquarters and declare mission impossible?