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Video Slot Machines

The video slot machines are the latest in the slot machine technology. Today there are several different types of slot machines, which can be found in online and land based casinos, and the video slot machines are just one of them. However, there are several misconceptions and myths surrounding video slot machines even today. People have quite a lot of different suppositions on how these slot machines work, which are quite far from the truth.

What is video slot machine?

The video slot machine is purely game of chance. Just like the normal traditional slot machines, there is nothing that a player can do in order to change the outcome of the slot machine or to increase the chances of winning. The video slot machines have a button, which a player needs to push in order to make the reels spin.

The video slot machines work on the Random Number Generator, which decides the outcome of each spin. The traditional slot machines have reels, on which the symbols are depicted. In video slot machines there are no actual reels. Instead, there are virtual reels, on which the symbols are present.

How the symbol combination is decided in video slot machines?

Every time that a player presses the button on the slot machine, the reels start spinning. The fact is that the outcome of every spin has already been decided by that time. The result of the spin, the stop position and the symbols, which will be displayed every time, are decided by a program, called the random number generator.

Every single outcome does not depend on the previous outcome. Once the reels stop spinning, the player can see the result and he/she would either lose or win the game. The video slot machines have from 20 to 100 different symbols on the virtual reels. However, like in the traditional slot machines, the winning symbols will appear quite rarely.

The odds

The odds of winning the jackpot in video slot machines are, in fact, quite rare. For example in a slot machine, where there are 40 stops in every reel and if there is only one jackpot symbol on every reel, the odds of winning the jackpot is just one in every 102,400,000 times, which is a very rare thing. In video slot machines the players can play more than one payline at a single time.

The manufacturers of the video slot machines can see their reel placement and the overall payout percentage of their machines through the mathematical testing. The manufacturers can even control the payout percentage of their games. However, when it comes to the players, every single spin of the slot machine is completely different from the past spins and there is no relation between them. The odds of winning are the same for every single spin.

For this reason, it is possible to try for months and never hit the jackpot or to win two jackpots in two spins in a row. The video slot machines work on the same basic concept but they are still quite different from the basic slot machines.