Hi Phil, and thanks for this Q&A thread.
My question is quite petty compared to most of the others on here. No particular slot or provider, but I find that on a teasing spin, the 3rd scatter (or 4th if relevant) misses by 1 position, and my perception is that it happens a lot. More so than any other type of tease where the 3rd/4th is nowhere to be seen. So my question is: am I over-imagining this or are slots really programmed like this as a form of gambler’s fallacy to keep the player playing?