Look up and pray. There is a wonderful myth that above the casino floor is a room where a casino employee watches gamblers on video cameras, deciding which person should win the next jackpot using their ‘eye in the sky’ cameras. We’ve even heard of women flashing the cameras, hoping to get lucky playing the slots.

The truth is that the machines operate independently and the staff who oversee the casino, in the secure rooms with all the cameras, really do have more important jobs than trying to figure out who’s going to be the next big winner.