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

    Feb 3, 2008
  1. peteyweestro

    peteyweestro Senior Member

    Occupation:
    medical biller
    Location:
    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

    Occupation:
    medical field
    Location:
    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

    Occupation:
    PAID CASINO SHILL
    Location:
    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.

    :p


    Seriously, Ill go with Hippo on this one :)
     
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