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Slot machines have been in existence for about a century now and they have undergone a lot of technological advancements.

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Old Mechanical Slot MachineWhile the basic objective and point of the game remain intact, the mechanism of the machine has changed a lot, from gears to microchips.

The early models of slot machines were mechanical in nature; reels were used to operate them. It has a handle that looks like an arm, thus earning it the name one-armed bandit.

When you pull the handle, reels would move in the round spin and the output numbers are painted on the reels. In the online era of machines where computers control almost everything, the technology of slot machines has become more sophisticated.

Here's what happens when you pull down the handle or tap the touchscreen button of a modern slot machine.

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Every slot machine has a microcomputer and the most important part of which is the Random Number Generator. It makes sure that the probability of having a certain pattern show up is one in a billion. It ensures optimum fairness in a game.

The new numbers generated every second assigns the position of reels in the slot machine. As the player pulls the handle or hit the button of spin, he or she basically triggers the machine to display the position of the numbers generated at that very second.

The point of time when the machine is set to hit the jackpot is to hit the jackpot is not defined. Payout percentage and frequency of hits were programmed for a long term.

The probability of someone hitting the jackpot is a dependent on the number of possible combinations.

Thus, hitting a jackpot is a lot based much on luck.

Good for us, jackpots aren't the only prize slot machines have to offer. One just has to make sure that he or she picks a slot machine with higher payout percentage and lower hit frequency.

 

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