postheadericon Those who hate slots have never won a jackpot!

“If you really want something in this life you have to work for it. Now quiet, they’re about to announce the lottery numbers.” (Homer Jay Simpson)

Whether we win or lose at slots, we always tend to return to chasing that elusive jackpot at the end of the reels rainbow, the proverbial pot of gold (or in this case, literally). Slots are accessible to almost anyone. One of the biggest wins in the history of the slot machine is said to been by a 25-year-old software engineer who was visiting Vegas because of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. He managed to win $39,713,982.25 on the Megabucks slot machine in The Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on 21 March 2003.

Anyone who says they don’t like slots has never won a jackpot. Many people argue that slot machines are the worst bet you can make. That’s not strictly true. It is Bingo, in fact, that has the most atrocious house odds (atrocious for that player, that is). But consider this: how badly would you perform at the craps table, for instance, if you had no idea what bets were the best to make? Those that enjoy the slots do so because they do not require too much in the way concentration and focus.

Digital slots work via a random number generator (or RNG). The first number that is generated will correlate to a position on the first of the three reels (or more depending on the machine you’re playing). The second will do the same on the second reel and so on and so forth. At that point, the computer in the slot machine will gauge the corresponding position of those numbers on the imaginary reels, displaying a visual result that is seen by the player. At the end of this process, computer will check to see whether the virtual spin was a winner.

Each and every slot machine is different in terms of payout and they all have their own unique payout percentage. The machine administrator decides in advance what that figure will be. It’s crucial to remember that the payout percentage is based on an average over the entire lifetime of the slot. Consequently, if a machine is a 95% payout slot machine it in no way means that the machine will pay out 95% of the amount that the player has put in. Instead it means that over the lifetime of the slot machine, it will pay out 95% of the amount that is put in the machine. Expectedly, this ensures a 5% profit on all deposits made in the machine. It may sound like a humble figure but it’s assuredly not. If you think how many hundreds of thousands of dollars pass through a single machine you’ll realize that casinos are making a killing. Nevertheless, if it’s your day to win, you can get yourself a jackpot that would make King Solomon blush. It’s at least worth a few spins.

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