If you frequently go to live casinos in Malaysia, you will find that there are a lot of slot machines being spread across the institution. That is because this is one of the most iconic games that people play in a casino.
That being said, today’s slot machines have little resemblance to the original Liberty Bell that was made by Charles Fey back in 1896. But despite that, the size, shape, and popularity of these slot machines still try to copy the original.
Did you know that the first-ever slot machines were introduced to bars and cigar stores as a means to provide amusement for people that go to these places?
A typical slot machine would feature three spinning reels- each with ten symbols. The chance of winning on the old machines is pretty easy to calculate. They usually provide about 1000 possible combinations and would provide 750 total prizes that are paid out to the players. The house (or casino) would win the remaining 250 units for every 1000 spins made collectively by the players (assuming that we’re talking about average spins).
Why It Got Popular?
The first few years after the introduction of the slot machines didn’t really bode well for the industry. However, as time went on, the popularity of such machines grew and grew. The reason why it wasn’t as popular back then was the fact that the odds of winning for players are quite slim and people are reluctant to spend their hard-earned money on something that they only have a slim chance of winning.
However, in the 1980s, things started to change as the slot machines were given a reboot. Thus, the random number generator or RNG was born.
The RNG is actually just a computation device that was created with the sole purpose of generating a series of numbers at random. This means that the numbers (or symbols) that it generates do not have a pre-determined pattern.
The creation of the RNG actually made the slot machines even more exciting to play because it gives the players confidence that they are not being duped by the system, simply because the numbers are generated in random order. Because of the introduction of the random number generator, it is virtually impossible to predict your odds of winning a game of slots.
How Do You Beat the Game?
Because of the random number generator and because of the fact that the game is basically governed by luck (and chance), it is nearly impossible for you to predict your chances of winning. However, this is not to say that you cannot improve your chances of winning it all.
The first thing that every player should take note about the slots is that each machine has its own set of rules and payoffs.
All of the newer slot machines will have a dedicated “Game Info” button that will provide the player with information about the game’s different attributes. Always read the information that is flashed on the display so that you will learn more about the payoffs, among many other key information.
Do not make the mistake of not having the maximum number of coins played in a single game. That is because the maximum jackpot cannot be won if you do not meet the condition where you will have to play the initial maximum investment.