Throw a projectile into a giant room crammed with tens of thousands of Ping-Pong balls sitting atop mousetraps (or some kind of propelling agent), and when that projectile hits some of those Ping-Pong balls on those mousetraps, all hell breaks loose. Ping-Pong balls rocket all over the place, causing other balls to rocket all over the place, hitting other balls on the mousetraps and in the air too. Before you know it, the room looks like Alaska in a snowstorm, with Ping-Pong balls flying, hitting, and bouncing all over the place. There is no way to predict what balls will hit what other balls. It’s a random distribution, unpredictable in practice and fast as all get out.
And that is like the RNG-or random number generator, or Really Nifty Gadget-that decides what symbols will appear on the face of the machine you are playing. It determines these symbols by creating sequences of random numbers, perhaps thousands of sequences, so that when the play button is pressed or the handle is pulled, the RNG tells the reels (or video segments) what should show up. The RNG is contained in a computer chip, and this chip will determine everything that goes on with the machine’s selections. The job of the player is simple in this scheme of things: she merely tells the machine to tell her what symbols the RNG just selected for her. She does this by pressing the play button. In later stages of technology this random functions would also be applied into slot online.
The RNG is functioning all the time, even when the machine is not being played (some RNGs might pause when the machine is not being played, but this is unusual), so that when one hits the play button, the RNG will immediately shoot out the symbols for the slot player to see. But that RNG sequence and associated symbols would not have been had the slot player pressed the play button a second later or a second earlier.
Knowing this, you can see that certain slot myths such as “You stole my jackpot!” can’t be true. No play button can be hit at the exact same time. If your dastardly competitor pushes your hand out of the way to press the play button, the sequence of symbols is not the same as the sequence you would have gotten, owing to the slight pause between pushing your hand away and then pressing the button. Yes, it is that fast. So if your competitor wins the jackpot, you probably would not have won it had you pressed that button.
You might have seen advertisements in some casino venues stating that their machines return 98 percent of the money played. The casinos make such a payback look as if it is a great thing. In reality, what the casino is saying is actually, “You put in $100, and we’ll give you back $98.” Of course, this is the expected value over time-a $2 loss for every $100 played. Naturally, the first $100 you put in might win you thousands or lose you every penny. But over time the expected value in real life will be the expected value programmed into the machine. There’s no escaping it -reel life and real life ultimately even out. Given the number of machines the casinos have and the number of decisions those machines give out, the casinos are on top in a very short period of time-and the money just rolls in.
So how is the machine going to pay out this money? How does it know to keep $2 per $100 wagered? If we take a strictly random coin toss of heads and tails, the odds are 50/50 that you’ll hit whatever side of the coin on which you are betting. In a fair game where the casino has no edge and you have no edge, a $100 bet will win you $100 or lose you $100. Over enough time the expectation is for you and the casino to be even.
But what if the casino decides to pay you $96 for your wins but still take the $100 from you when you lose? Well, the casino now has a 2 percent edge over you. For $100 wagered, you win one ($96) and lose one ($100), so the $200 you bet returns you $196-a 98 percent return on the money you played. The casino is now keeping $2 per every $100 you wager.
Obviously inside that slot machine’s payback programming are thousands of combinations appearing and disappearing constantly, but all of them combined follow the basic concept of a random coin toss, where the casino will pay back less than it takes in. That’s how the casino makes its profit.
There is no way to change this, short of taking a sledgehammer to the machine and walloping it, which means over time slot players must lose. Even advantage-play machines win money for the casinos because the machine is only in a player-favorable mode for a small percentage of the time. The rest of the time, the house has its nice fat edge. That’s why advantage slot players must only play these machines at those times when the machine is in that positive mode. To do otherwise is to be playing a losing game.
How do the casinos know that the programming will work itself out? Go back to the coin toss. Heads and tails will each appear half the time. The casino cannot lose when that machine is played over an extended period of time. And don’t just think of one machine of a 50/50 coins toss that short-changes on the wins; think of hundreds of thousands of them, each churning out decisions every few seconds. The casino is in the long run in a rather short period of time due to the total number of machines slot players are playing. The casinos must win, and they certainly do win-a lot. It would be a wonder if the same things is also applied in judi slot online !?
The same principle applies to the linked-progressive machines. The linked machines either each have an individual RNG that will signal the main jackpot computer that the jackpot line has been hit, or all the machines are being run by a central RNG. In reality, it does not matter how the machines are set up; the paybacks will follow the programming in terms of what the casino gives and what the casino takes-and naturally what the casino takes will far outweigh what it gives.