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Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by peteyweestro, Feb 3, 2008.

    Feb 3, 2008
  1. peteyweestro

    peteyweestro Senior Member

    medical biller
    So Cal...Antelope Valley
    can someone please explain to this dummy the differance between weighted reels and not weighted
  2. Feb 3, 2008
  3. hippo925

    hippo925 Dormant account

    medical field
    so cal
    a simplified explanation is that:

    non-weighted (or true) reels: the odds of any symbols landing on a particular line are absolutely EQUAL. the machine's payout is determined by the number and way the symbols are layed down on each reel strip. if a reel strip has 3 blanks, two cherries, and one jackpot symbol... ALL 6 symbols have equal probability of landing in a particular spot, but since there are more blanks, you'll see them more. if YOU made a slot at home out of toilet paper rolls and drew in symbols, then spun the rolls.... this would be a simple non-weighted slot.

    weighted reels: not as above :D take the toilet paper roll slot you just made and add little weights to the blank symbols....;)

    essentially, weighted reels were created for the 3 reel slots like double diamond or red,white, and blue because there wasn't enough space on the reels. so instead of the rng result being 1=blank, 2=cherry etc, now it became 1 or 2 or 3= blank, 4 and 5 =cherry, etc. (the physical reels became worthless and just for visual representation)

    video slots are SUPPOSED to be non-weighted since they don't have the physical and mechanical limitations of regular slots. ie, with video slots you can have reels with hundreds of symbols if you want.

    why a video slot would have weighted reels is probably best left for another thread and more knowledgeable members. this is a simplified explanation until one of the senior members jump on. :D
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  4. Feb 3, 2008
  5. Nifty29

    Nifty29 Dormant account

    Turn right, then right. then right again
    Hmm...this is the way I understand it:

    WEIGHTED REELS = the slot is designed to make you lose in the long run.

    NON-WEIGHTED REELS = the slot is designed to make you lose in the long run.


    Seriously, Ill go with Hippo on this one :)
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