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The operation of slot machines from ancient times to the present

The technology of slot machines has changed dramatically over the years and the classic mechanical design has been almost completely replaced by computer-controlled machines, but the rules of the game remain the same: players pull the handle to spin the reels with the pictures on them (usually three) and win or lose depending on which pictures match the paylines. If each reel shows the same winning image on the payline, you win (sometimes some of the individual images are also winners).

The classic slot design uses a well-designed gear and lever configuration. The central element is the metal plate that supports the wheel. The wheel is connected to the handle mechanism that moves the object. The brake system will stop the wheels from turning. And the sensor communicates the position of the wheel to the payline system. The coin detector initially records that the coin has been inserted and unlocks the brake to allow the handle to be moved.

Pull the handle

When the player pulls the handle of the slot machine, three reels start spinning, then all three reels stop one and pay (if needed) the payout. If the first reel stops at the accumulation of the bonus symbol, you have to wait for the next reel to stop to see if it is the jackpot, then the third reel if all three show the correct symbol, the player wins.

Traditional slots eventually produce motors that run on a similar principle, where the reels are spun by a motor and the plugs are usually activated by solenoids, but the game is usually played in the same way, with the motor having a more sophisticated money management system, like you'd find in a vending machine, with more lights and sound displays.

Online Slots

Most of today's new slots look similar to the original slots, but the results of each draw in the new slots are controlled by the calculator, which calculates where the reels must stop and the random number generator is the heart of the calculator, ensuring the same accumulation of prizes and wins every time.

Whenever you start a slot game, the random number generator sends out hundreds of integers per second, and as soon as you pull back (or press a button), the calculator records a few numbers from the random number generator, which are then entered through a simple process to determine where the wheels should stop.

รThe calculator system makes the slots more adaptable, for example, players can place bets directly from their credit accounts. Instead of having to put in coins for each spin, as in a physical casino, players can also track their wins and losses more easily. One of the advantages of using a computerized system is that the frequency of machine payouts can be easily configured.

Most machines have multiple payout options, allowing players to choose from several different ways to play. If the player puts in more money, they can play the game horizontally above and below the main payline, or they can spin the reels on the diagonal.

For machines with multiple betting options, whether there are multiple payout channels, players are usually only eligible for the top jackpot when they make the highest bet.

Today's slot machines offer many different payout options, usually the jackpot of a slot machine has a fixed amount that does not change. On the other hand, progressive slots have a jackpot that increases over time, as players invest more money until someone wins all the prizes and the jackpot is reset to its default value. In a typical progressive setup, multiple machines are connected to each other in the computer system and the money invested in each machine accumulates the jackpot.