I'm not arguing RNG but anyone who plays machines, and I play a lot of VP, no slots, knows that a machine can be hot, cold or somewhere in between. Is there a way to predict it, absolutely not! But when you get on one that continues to payout, you know it. When you're getting quads every 5-10 minutes, that's a hot machine!
Now, if only I knew when it was going to go cold then I would know when to quit.
At Main Street, about a year ago, a guy hit 3 royals on the same machine in a little over 4 hours. I call that a hot machine. After the 3rd one, the casino actually shut it down to be tested. Now maybe if a royal is supposed to come up every 40k+ hands and this one doesn't hit for the next lets say 200k hands, it becomes a cold machine.
I have also spent way too much time on a machine thinking it has to warm up soon and just continued to lose. Could the next hand be a royal? Again, absolutely, or just another hundy down the drain.
I fully understand RNG and realize every hand is totally separate and independent from the previous hand. My only point is that machines can get hot or cold and that to me is a trend during that session. Hours later the same machine might suck all the money out of my wallet.
No longer living in Vegas