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Have you always wanted to know how slot machines actually work? That’s not so strange. Behavioral research teaches us that particularly intelligent creatures are always also particularly curious and playful.
It is no wonder that we humans, as the most intelligent of all creatures, feel a strong curiosity about a device on which we can live out our play instinct.
To satisfy your curiosity, we’ll give in to it in this article and show you why slots and the so-called “gry 777 za darmo” are a good choice in a Polish casino and what else you should know about them if you want to play them – thus, satisfying that gambling instinct.
What Exactly is a Slot Machine?
There is no official definition of the word slot machine. The devices you know from arcades and pubs under this name are officially called gaming machines. If we take the semantics very precisely, a gaming machine is any machine on which you can play.
A slot machine, on the other hand, is defined as a device on which you play for money. It must be equipped with a technical device that influences the outcome of the game and offers the possibility of winning money while playing.
It is obvious that the two terms are not completely congruent, because sometimes we use the word slot machine for devices that do not offer the possibility of winning money. Such slot machines are even often referred to as amusement machines.
How Does an Online Slot Game Work?
Basically, the way online slot games work is no different from that of physical gambling machines. Especially in the case of those physical games that also dispense with the use of a real reel, the difference is limited only to the place where the game is played and the triggering mechanism.
In the physical slot machine, a button or lever is pressed. In online play, a virtual trigger is clicked with the computer mouse instead.
A number generator also runs in the background in the computer and the probability of the combinations can be calculated in the same way as in the physical slot machine.
One difference that arises from the lack of reels but is not limited to online games is the possibility of using multiple winning lines, as you may know from games like Book of Ra and Eye of Horus.
In this case, multiple symbol lines are displayed on top of each other and there is more variety due to more possible combinations.
Since there is no physical reel, the symbols placed one below the other are not affected by each other any more than the ones placed next to each other. So, you can also calculate the probabilities of combinations with the calculation method explained above. Each displayed symbol is treated as another reel.
How Much Money Can I Make Playing Slot Machines?
If there’s a chance to make money playing slot machines, there will also be a chance to lose it. The operators of the machines also want to make money from them, and the winnings are calculated in such a way that less money is paid out than the number of plays statistically required to achieve a winning combination.
So never play because you want to make money, but solely because you enjoy the game. Consider the money wagered as payment for that fun and don’t expect to get any of it back.