Casino Slots Online
An online slot operates in much the same
manner as the machines found in todays casinos. Theyre
all reliant on a random number generator (RNG). In the casino, the
RNG is built into the machine; online, its written into the
The number of reels and the number
of coins a player inserts determines the overall payback of any
machine. In days gone by, randomness was limited by physical technology.
However, with computerized number generators theres another
fly in the ointment in that the programmer can write the script
for any payback percentage.
This might make a player wary of computerized
and/or online slot machines but the truth is, if the programmer
creates a script that pays few winners, players will either lose
all their money or quit playing in frustration. This leads to casino
losses in the long run. Therefore, programs are written to provide
balanced outcomes based on a payback percentage.
Payback percentage is simply what the machine
can be expected to return to players in the long run. For example,
a machine set at 96 percent should return 96 cents out of every
dollar. The house gets to keep 4 cents. This doesnt mean you
will get 96 cents back for every dollar you play. You might get
less or more or you could hit the jackpot and get much, much more
than your dollar. Whats important to understand is the expression
The RNG is coordinated with the symbols on
the machine to produce a 96 percent payback after thousands of thousands
of tries. So, in essence, your own payback percentage will depend
on one thing and one thing only-luck. Even if a program is set to
pay 50 percent, if you are in the right place at the right time,
you could realize a profit.