Keeping it random – How to manipulate slot machines
Myth: “Casinos can manipulate and rig the slot machines with the flip of a switch”.
The Reel Story: We can say it right away: This myth is false. How can we reach such conclusion: Let us explain how, in five easy steps.
1: The Randon Number Generator. The moment you make your bet and spin a slot machine’s reels, a computer algorithm decides the outcome of your spin through a computer program called a Random Number Generator (RNG). This RNG generates thousands of numbers each second.
2: Dividing the RNG numbers. One of these randomly selected numbers is selected for each reel and is already plotted algorithmically into each reel’s stop position. This plotting is the result of dividing the random number generated by the RNG by 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, or 512.
3. Where will the reel stop? Once the RNG-generated number has been divided by one of these numbers, the remainder of the resulting value represents the number of the stopping position of the reels.
4. Recognizing the symbol. The stop number is then compared with the slot machine’s lookup table. That table lists the symbol for each reel that should appear given a particular stop number.
5. Did you spin a win? Then, the slot’s computer chip checks the internal pay table to determine whether there is a winning combination. If there is, the computer further checks the appropriate amount of the winning combination’s payout.
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