What Casinos and Slot Machine Technicians Will Tell You:
Online casino slot games Bonus138 are said to use the same kinds of random number generator programs as land-based casinos. They serve up your results via animation sent to your computer via the Internet.
Casinos often tell you that slot machines use a computer to generate random numbers, determining the game’s outcomes. When players press the “Play” button, the computer generates what is known as an RNG, a gaming term abbreviation for “random number generator.” Random number generators (or pseudorandom number generators) are special algorithms used in computing when an outcome needs to be as random as possible.
- When the play button is pressed, the RNG randomly selects a winning or losing combination from among millions of available combinations.
- Slots don’t get hot or cold – Slot machines have something in common with goldfish: they have no memory. Every spin is independent of the previous and/or following spins.
- Every spin is considered a brand-new spin, with an outcome of any possible symbol combination.
- Slot players are said to either win or lose; they never “maybe win” or “maybe lose,” or never “almost win.”
Slot machines often display a series of spins where players appear to be only one symbol away from a win, leading them to believe that they almost won falsely. Slot games do not work cyclically, and slot machine jackpots don’t become due.
I call BS! – Why I Believe Slot Machine Games are Not Random
Slots are not random, and I will never be convinced otherwise; I have been playing slots for many years and seen so many examples of them being NOT random, making it incredibly difficult to believe that slot machines are random, here’s why:
- If slot machine games are designed to fit into a math model, which they are said to be, then they cannot be TRULY unpredictable.
- I have played certain online slot machines where the “Payout” or money won amount is displayed BEFORE the bonus game spins end.
- How is it possible for a slot machine to be a random device and for a machine to also have to pay back a certain percentage of the money played through it?
- Anyone who’s played certain slot machines, for example, could not fail to notice how you don’t see ANY certain symbols on the reels for ages, then suddenly they are everywhere!
- It often feels like some algorithm is at play, preventing a certain feature from happening too soon after starting a slot game and only happening once you’ve lost enough money to cover the feature’s payout.
- Have you ever been steadily winning playing a certain amount, e.g., $1, so you decide to bet more to win more and increase your bet per spin to $2. What happens? The machine “instantly” stops paying and becomes deader than a Dodo bird! Strange, isn’t it, considering slots are supposed to be so-called “random” (sarcasm).
On some progressive jackpots linked to a bank of slot machines, the jackpot has to be won before a certain amount of money is reached. Now, if this is the case, how are they REALLY random if they have to hit before the jackpot reaches a certain amount? Completely random means they can hit at ANY time. They must be programmed to do that if they have to hit by a certain amount.
I was once asked in an “anonymous” online casino survey, “If I felt like I received enough playing time for the amount of money fed to the slot machine!” Why ask something like that if it is beyond their control to “adjust the settings”? Was it because if a player were losing their money too quickly – resulting in a shorter machine play time – the machine would “compensate” by paying out more before the end of the playing time? This time of play adjustment would then allow casino patrons, both on and offline, to “feel” they had value for money due to the adjusted extension of playing time on the machine.
Losing on One Machine – You’ll be Losing on All Machines!
What I don’t get is if you have a win on one particular slot game and then move on several others, they will all be dead. For every win I have had, I then lose constantly until the money I won, and some has been played back, regardless of what slot I play before I even begin to get above my deposit back again – it is the same pattern each time, and that does not appear random to me. It’s as if all the online slot machines are linked to a central computer – For example: If you are continually losing when playing online slots, switching to another slot game doesn’t matter as all the games you try, do not pay out as well. The only so-called random thing is if your player’s account has been deemed worthy of a win for a change. It would be straightforward and fast being a computer, for a “central computer” to check the deposits, as well as wins and losses, your account has had over a certain amount of time and money deposited. Your account is then compensated for the losses with smaller or medium amounts, wins that will always see you losing over the long term.
Have You Noticed…
Have you ever missed out on a good winning combination because just one reel wasn’t in the right position? Then lo-and-behold, on the next spin, the symbol you needed is right where you needed it to be on the previous spin! Random? Nah! Teaser? Yes!
When in a bonus game and, for example, you have to select three symbols from a group of symbols to reveal the bonus money, several free spins, or several free spins and the winning combination multiplier factor, “beneath” the symbols. Once you have made your choices and the selections are revealed, all the other symbols may be revealed as well – often with a better option than the ones you picked. Rest assured that had you picked the “better options”, you would still have made the same choices – So it’s no use saying, “If only I had picked that symbol…” As you don’t know what’s “under” any symbol at the start of the bonus pick, the computer can, and does, calculate the number of free spins, etc. it is going to give you, and then reveals whatever it wants to “under” those symbols you both did and didn’t choose. Nothing is ever “under” those symbols to pick from; the machine changes the icon picture to whatever its current calculation amount tells it to reward you.
Have you also noticed that after a modest win or payout, assuming you keep playing the same slot machine, it almost seems the game NEEDS to win that payout back before giving you another, albeit smaller payout.
Have you ever been playing the slot machines, for example, $1 a spin, and you get a reasonable payout win and wish you had bet $5 like you were a few minutes ago? Rest assured, had you been betting $5 a spin, the win would not have been five times as much as your $1 spin – the machine would not have been “ready” to pay out that amount then.
In my experience, it seems quite obvious that slot machines have to have some computer-coded system at play to ensure you can’t win over and over again – Which is why when you win big, it is always followed by a long cold losing streak.
When a bonus round occurs, it ALWAYS seems the bonus round happens 2 or 3 more times in a short period after the first bonus round, then no bonuses for ages – and lots of cash gone.
Also, in my experience, any big wins I’ve had in the past have come when I’ve spent a small fortune on that particular slot – almost as if the slot is forced to bring you back in line with the payout figure percentage rules.
Left to right paying slot machines are designed, so high-paying symbols are frequently on the 1st reel, slightly less frequent on the 2nd reel, less on the 3rd reel, less yet on the 4th reel, and very rarely on the last reel. Slot manufacturers use another trick to give you the feeling of possibly winning and missing out on the last couple of reels.
The online casino wants to keep you as a player – when playing, you may seldom get any wins – then when you are near your last money in the machine, you receive a moderate win – just enough to make you come back to that casino for more.