This month of August has been one of enlightenment for the staff that writes the Aces Casino Blog. Back on Aug. 1, when we received the challenge from the top brass here at Aces Casino to try to create one blog post for each and every day in the month this month, we thought, "no way. Can't be done. We'll end up like that dude that ate McDonald's food for 31 straight days."
I'm here to tell you that the food's actually pretty good at "Mickey-D's." And -- So is the content of this blog from the best Orange county casino night party company in SoCal. We just keep rollin' out the winners, my friends. Today, we move back into one of our favorite subjects -- "The Aces Casino College of Casino Game Knowledge." And, not just in any general area of casino gaming; This month the "College" touches on a subject that hasn't been breached before --
Now, for this crew here at Aces Casino, we've always loved us some coin-operated machinery, but not necessarily the one-armed bandits. That changes today, my friends. In today's issue of the Aces College of Casino Game Knowledge, we look at two important aspects of slot machine play -- Slot machine money management, and the Random Number Generator, and what IT means to us, the players of these enticing machines.
Some tips on surviving your next big slot machine session
--- Only play machines that will pay back 95 to 99 percent of the coins played. Usually these types of slot machines are of the higher denomination. Therefore you will want to look for the dollar slots, which are the most popular among those that pay out at the high percentage.
--- Choose a loss number! Do not let your pride get in the way of knowing when to quit. For example, you can set a loss number at eight or ten spins. If your machine does not hit a winning combination after your set loss number you can simply move on to another machine. You may have to change casinos if that’s what it takes to win.
--- Play non-progressive machines. Progressive slot machines are normally set by the RNG (random number generator) which will result in a higher number of reels and symbols. Players are better off playing the flat top machines.
--- Ask your friendly casino employee if they can help you find a loose slot machine. Hey, there’s an old saying “the squeaky wheel gets the oil.” You never know, a casino employee could help you become a millionaire! Make sure you offer them a cut of the action if you win.
Casinos are very strategic as well when it comes to the actual physical placement of their slot machines. If you are looking for loose slots (who doesn’t?) then focus on the following four areas in the casino:
--- First, the change booths or cashiers area are a hot spot for loose slots because casinos want people to see winners and immediately see where they can get change to play.
--- Secondly, look for displayed or featured machines with huge prizes on top as these tend to be loose to attract players. If you notice, most of these slot areas are packed with people just waiting to get a seat. Casinos know that eventually players will get impatient and stray to other tighter slot machines.
--- The third area to find loose slots in a casino is near the coffee shops, cafés, and snack bars. The idea is to motivate people to eat quickly and get back to playing those winning slot machines!
--- Finally, keep an eye out for loose slots near the casino “crosswalks” which are the cross sections between different areas of slot machines. The casino management will purposely place a couple loose machines at the front or near the beginning of a slot section to lure players. Yeah, it works well as we tend to follow the sound of money!
The Random Number Generator
In the old days of the slot machine world it was a common thought that odds on a machine had to do with the amount of symbols on each reel. However, in today’s technologically improved modern slot machines it is no longer the case. Before, when slot machines were operated by mechanical devices, reels, and levers the players would assume that their odds were totally dependant on the reel and symbols. Now, slot machines are all computer driven.
RNG stands for random, number generator which is actually a microchip that acts as the nucleus of the slot machine. This microchip is the single most important part of today’s slot machines and video poker machines. Why? The random number generator is responsible for every result after a player pushes the button or, (if the casino still has some) pulls the lever.
A computer programmer at the factory programs the RNG or assigns it certain combinations for every situation that may occur on the reels. The RNG reacts immediately after the first coin is dropped into the slot machine. It doesn’t matter if you are playing three coins for one spin, the RNG will stay the on the same programmed combination until that spin is finished. The programmer has assigned numbers for all combinations and the RNG even searches for numbers when no one is playing the game.
Fantastic stuff, isn't it? Some people have no idea just how much thought goes into those one-armed bandidos, but we've known it for some time. That's why we don't offer slot machines in our casino game packages here in California. (Ed. Note: Yeah, that, and It's illegal to operate machines like those without being part of an indian gaming consortium.)
As they say in the business, "don't bet against us."
We'll see you tomorrow with our celebratory blog post. See you on Saturday!