How to Play Slots
When we say that we are playing slots, what we really mean is that we are watching to see if the machine is going to pay out during the time that we are putting money into it or not. The slot machine plays itself and by doing so ensures that it pays out no more or no less than a certain pre-determined percentage of the money paid into it. The game or gambling part of it is in the timing as over a given amount of time, the machine will only pay out the percentage that it set to but as the mechanics of the machine are set to pay out randomly, it means that the machine can slowly save up money in order to pay out, in some cases huge jackpots and so it is possible to win a jackpot by only playing a single coin and it that fact that perhaps makes them so popular.
The popularity of playing slot machines is in no doubt and that is why all the casinos across the world will devote more floor space to slot machines than they usually will any other game. In Las Vegas, that is famous for its abundance of casinos, is said to have 8 slot machines for every resident of the city yet does have that quota of seats at poker or other tables.
So we now know that it is possible for a slot machine to pay out big, even by you only playing one coin and we also know that you cannot influence when the machine may pay out big as that is randomly ascertained by the machine. The slot machine is able to randomly allow wins due to it being built with a Random Number Generator (RNG) embedded into it. This RNG is equipped with a mathematical algorithm that is pre-set to pay out a certain percentage only and it is that which will dictate when the wins will come.
The popularity of the slot machines then is due to two factors. One is that it could not be any easier to play and secondly, that it is possible to get some great wins for minimum input.