Is slot machines programmed
No, they are not programmed. They are purely random.
How do slot machines decide who wins?
In a slot machine, the player inserts some money, presses the ‘start’ button and then watches as individual symbols advance across the display. The symbol which eventually triggers the wining feature is randomly selected by a computer programmed to randomly select the winner. The computer selects the winning symbol in such a way that the player has a fair chance of winning.If you’re interested in understanding how this works, there are many explanations online about random number generators, weighted random number generators and probabilistic models of random number generators.
Are slot machines programmed?
No, slot machines are not programmed.The random number generators in slot machines are configured by the manufacturers to create a series of symbols that result in a predefined set of outcomes. The outcomes in turn are pre-set by the type of game machine (i.eg pachinko, video lottery terminals, etc) and the total jackpots available.As a result of this no two slot machines will give the same results and players can never know in advance what they will win.