Published on January 23rd, 2012 | by Mark Smith0
What you need to know about slot machines
If you have ever been to Las Vegas you would not be able to miss them, in fact slot machines can be found in many of the entertainment buildings in Sin City. Playing slots has been a source of entertainment since the late 1800’s and have managed to provide hours of fun (money for some) to hundreds of thousands of fun seekers. The distinctive ringing noises that they make are addictive to those who frequently use these money makers.
If you are one of those players who believes that without your lucky rabbits foot hanging around your neck you will not win a jackpot from a slot machine, then you might be in for a big surprise. Slot machines do not rely on your lucky shirt to give you winning results either, in fact what you should know about slot machines will probably change the way you think , the next time you decide to give them a try.
In the first place there is no planned outcome from the first time someone pulls the handle at the start of the day, in fact it is nothing but a small computer chip known as the random number generator (or RNG) that decides whether you will win a jackpot or not. This tiny chip has a sole responsibility of spitting out random number sequences for the player, in other words, luck has nothing to do with your result.
Casino regulars will probably observe players who hang back and see which player has been on a slot machine for a while and whether they are winning or just making plays. The plan is to jump in and hopefully become a winner after the previous player took their big loss. To the machine you are just another player and because the machine has no memory of how many plays went before you, there is no chance that it will affect your results.
The bottom line is that there is no luck here, it’s all about the computer chip and the sequence it spits out when it is your turn. Slot machines work in the same way that online slots function, so the odds of you winning or losing will be the same. Players should know that slot machines are not programmed in any way, neither is there a clear pattern for someone to hit the jackpot. And finally, house owners have no way of changing the odds with the push of a button.