Sunday, March 25, 2012

E-11: How Slots Work

Slot machines generate 65-70% of an average casino’s income.

In Las Vegas slot machines average a payback to players of roughly 95%.

Random Number Generator:

Slot machines are programmed with numbers that are assigned to each symbol on the reels.

The Random Number Generator is making about 1000 mathematical calculations a second. When you press the spin button, you stop the RNG and it spits out a number that will either correspond to a winning combination or a losing one.

Effect of the RNG:

This makes a slot machine completely random.

A machine is never due to hit as the RNG has no memory and each calculation is completely independent of the last.

This means that a machine could hit a jackpot, consecutive times in a row or not hit for weeks, months or even years.

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