Does anybody know the algorithm (or odds) on a 3 reel bog standard American slot machine. I am going to program this in Excel (Oh, yes I am!) but I want to use the real odds, not simply random numbers). And, I really need American slots, which don't always put a symbol on the payline.
Thanks, that was remarkably quick. In fact in Las Vegas, from which I have just returned courtesy of Loraine (wife) some of them reckon to return 98%.
However, what I was really looking for is example: there are 50 symbols on a reel (let's say, I don't know) what are the chances of that appearing again. Similarly for reels 2 and 3 which spend less time a'spinning as we Nevadians say.
VoG™, you are probably correct on that % figure, I was working from memory, not a good thing to do these days! :o(
I know it is within that region, and we, (My wife and myself) would always set ours to pay out towards the higher limit. The reason being, the more that people saw them pay out, then the more that people would play them.
We always won in the end though, as you will know a small percentage of a lot of money is better than a large percentage of nothing.
Hope you enjoyed your holiday, I used to love going to the states. Regards, J.