After playing slots for many years I 100% believe there is no way they are random!
Firstly please discount social gaming slots, as these are quite often not random... mainly because they don't need to be....
Put simply, slots ARE random and I can all but guarantee this. But the easy mistake it to confuse the random selection of an outcome with a random outcome.
Let me explain with a simple example.
I have a bag with 10 balls in it. All the balls are numbered 1 to 10. I blindfold you and get you to select a ball. There is an equal chance of you pulling a 3 out of the bag. And because you were blindfold and couldn't have known what ball you were picking out, the outcome is random. Right?
Now I give you a bag with 12 balls in it. Ten of the balls are numbered 1 to 10, but there are an extra two balls both with the number 3 on then. You're still blindfolded, so your pick is still random, but now you have a higher chance of picked the number 3.
This is exactly how slots work... not every prize is distributed evenly... it can't be. But the outcome is still randomly determined. Using the ball example, after every spin of the slot, all the balls are put back in the bag and the next game, another random draw happens to get the result.
Does that make sense? Please feel free to ask any other questions this throws up if you still aren't sure or don't believe they are random and feel free to add further explanation as to why you feel they are not random if this doesn't dispel that myth.
Uh oh, you said the 'R' word
Sorry, but I'm fed up with hearing nonsense like this.Exactly! The fact a slot says it has an RTP of say 96% must mean there's some sort of mechanism at work to make sure it pays that long term, so in theory it isn't random, it knows exactly what it's doing, it's just a very clever way of taking 4% of your money over a long period surely haha
Put simply, slots ARE random and I can all but guarantee this.
I wonder. Your explanation works fine for 'simple' slots, like the original Thunderstruck. But extra 'random' features like 'T-Rex Alert' on Jurassic Park cloud things a bit. It isn't the result of 3 scatters or something similar, i.e. not a reel configuration.
In essence, I believe the vast majority of online slots ARE random, but in different ways.
I would have said all - but having played Blueprint and Barcrest slots online - I seriously doubt the randomness of the mechanisms they use.
Especially Barcrest's Centurion - if that IS properly random, it's TRTP must be about 60%!
Says you, but why should I believe that? What if there's a simple line of code like 'if RTP > 95 no more T_Rex'
Bloody hell... You have too much money to spend lol
Please read my post again.I work at IGT and I can categorically say they ARE 100% random....