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**How a slot machine works**

Aug 14 at 7:57 PM

The core of the slot machine works on a Random Number Generator (RNG). This hi-tech computer software determines the random outcome of the spin. The RNG never stops working and is not influenced by any outside or underlying factors. A game of slots does not work on a cyclical basis: they are not pre-programmed to pay out at a certain time and there is no pattern that can be broken. It’s truly a game of luck. This means every spin has the same chance of winning. Any system or book that claims to be able to beat a slot machine is a gimmick. There is absolutely no way to beat a randomly generated outcome. This anticipation of not knowing what will happen is one of the primary reasons why slots can be so much fun.

Anytime you spin the reels on a slot game, the outcome is not related or affected by the previous spin. It is possible, but not likely, to hit the same spin twice in a row. For this very reason, you can understand that it makes no difference playing at a machine that has just paid out a huge prize or at a game that hasn’t paid out in over a week.

You are not more likely to win the longer you play. Since the software is always generating random numbers, you always have the same chance of hitting the jackpot with each and every spin.