Can Slot Machine Odds Be Calculated?

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In the past calculating slot machine odds was a relatively simple thing to do but nowadays this process has become impossible thanks to Random Number Generators (RNG's) which have multiple weighted combinations which prevent one from determining the game odds.

You may read conflicting information perpetuated by many "Slots Systems" which say that you can determine and even manipulate slot machine odds in your favour, but these are most definitely wrong.

Slot machines that were manufactured prior to the integration of RNG's can be analysed to determine the odds of any single combination being hit because there was nothing to weight certain combinations against another. This means that all symbols have exactly the same likelihood of appearing on a payline and all you have to do is count the number of symbols on the reels and calculate it from there.

For example, a slot with 3 reels and 15 symbols on each would mean that there are 3375 possible combinations (15 x 15 x 15) which means that the odds of you winning the top jackpot would be 1 in 3375.

The above can only be applied when it comes to antique slot machines and while those selling "slots systems" would like you to believe that you may still encounter these in some land based casinos, you will not. What you will find is spinning reel slots but these are not the same as the original antique slot machines of old even though they may look like it.

All modern day slots, whether at brick and mortar or online casinos now have Random Number Generators which means there is no way of determining their exact odds.

What we can tell you though is that in general the odds of winning the main prize jackpot is no better than between 1 in 500,000 and 1 in 1,000,000. That being said, in spite of these seemingly low odds, players hit huge jackpots online and at land based venues on a daily basis, it all comes down to luck and playing at the right place at the right time!

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