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If I play a slot machine 50 times and win nothing and the very next person who plays hits it big on their first try had I somehow set the machine up for them?

Question #70242. Asked by Allergic2Life. (Aug 30 06 11:50 AM)

smartie806

The entire thing is random:
It is a common belief that the odds on a machine have something to do with the number of each kind of symbol on each reel, but in modern slot machines this is no longer the case. Modern slot machines are computerized, so that the odds are whatever they are programmed to be. In modern slot machines, the reels and lever are present for historical and entertainment reasons only. The positions the reels will come to rest on are chosen by a Random Number Generator (RNG) contained in the machine's software. This is called "virtual reel" technology.

The RNG is constantly generating random numbers, at a rate of thousands to millions per second. As soon as the lever is pulled or the "Play" button is pressed, the most recent random number is used to determine the result. This means that the result varies depending on exactly when the game is played. A fraction of a second earlier or later, and the result would be different.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slot_machine#Technology

 Aug 30 06, 1:00 PM

 The payback percentage of a slot machine on a single play is usually around 90. This means that if 100 people play a dollar slot machine, on one pull \$90 will be given as winnings. Now for subsequent plays part of the money played is won money. My question is, in the long run what is the percentage of the total new money spent that is casino profit?

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