«Random Number Generator in Slot Machines
Mechanical slot machines gave a start to development of video gambling industry. They were easy-to-operate, had three reels and one handle for moving gears, rotating the reels. It was a happy time for those who tried to cheat on slot machines. Some used narrow metal rulers or magnets. Others analyzed the force of pulling the handle. Sure enough, this all brought neither happiness nor financial soundness to casinos, that’s why slot machines were pushed out with card games, roulette and instant lotteries.
Everything changed when first computers were created. Their electronic brains began to take part in all spheres of human beings’ lives. High technologies started bringing the regular income. Casinos also invited computer programs into gambling business. Casinos owners enthusiastically welcomed blistering and extensive invasion of computer technologies in the world of gambling and big money. In modern gambling machines the result of the game is defined with Random Number Generator (RNG), installed into the machine software. Even if slot machines have a traditional look, inside them there is a software and RNG. They control over reels spinning and they can waste all gamblers’ money and put them into despair. They also can heap a fortune upon a lucky gambler. Now only one click of the mouse can lead a gambler to jackpot. In other workds, RNG makes the slot games fair and the winning accidental. Random Number Generator works all the time while the reels are spinning, while victory fanfare is playing, while the gambling gain is being counted. RNG even works when the gambling machine is not used, but plugged in. All the time random numbers are generated at a huge speed in hundreds and sometimes in thousands numbers per second. After pushing a SPIN button RNG orders the program when and in what sequence it must stop. Normally the reels stop from left to right. It means the result of the spin will be different, whether the SPIN button is pushed a second earlier or a second later. Jackpot can be won any minute and it can be missing all day long.
So, playing slot machines, you have to remember that your winning depends upon luck! Almost all slot machines are programmed to pay out from 92% to 98% of winning (this is the average percentage of paying from slot machines). There is no 100% pay out and it will never be. The frequency of winnings and winning amounts give gamblers and the casino some percentage. And it is a constant process: millions of reels constantly spin, someone constantly wins, but the casino wins all the time. This means one thing: even if the result of every spin is accidental, the total percentage of paying is defined before.
So, it’s up to you to decide: whether you should try your luck in playing at casino or you should not, because you know your mental ability was not taken into consideration while calculating percentage of profit.