Slots, which we see on the Internet, are significantly different from their predecessors, which are used in real casinos. Barrels of slot machines in usual casinos moved in accordance with how they were balanced. A gambler, pulling the lever, really set in motion the mechanism, and the rotation of the barrels provided either victory or defeat. The complexity of the game and the probability of falling out of a certain combination directly depended on the number of symbols. It is obvious, that the more there are symbols, the less is the probability that a certain combination will fall out.
In online casinos we deal with video slots. These machines are arranged differently. For example, in fact, they don’t have any barrels. Barrels of slot machines in online casino are only pictures, their rotation is a special animation. Winning or losing of a gambler does not depend on the spin of the barrels, but on the work of pseudo-random number generator, which works as it was specified by a program, i.e. the rotation of the characters on the screen only shows the operation of the generator, and is designed to create the effect of a simulation of work of the classical slot, in which the rotation of the barrels was an integral part of the game.
Now you can forget about any mechanical mistakes. Of course, among the gamblers still exist rumors that if you press the arrow of the mouse on certain symbols of slot machines and keep them during a strictly defined time; it will allow to somehow interfere in the work of the generator. But this is nothing more than fairy tales.
Video slots are now actively replacing slots in traditional casinos. In particular, this is due to the fact that playing in the video slots is possible, staying at home. In spite of the fact that many of the video slots are decorated in the style of traditional slot machines, it’s all the same programs. Therefore, despite the fact that some of the gamblers are tormented by the nostalgia for the good old days when you had to pull a lever, and the barrels of slot machines began to rotate, a little squeaking, and cherished pictures flashed on them, I think, that soon an ordinary slot machine will become a rarity, which will be of interest only to a small number of fans.
In principle, there is no difference between video slots and classical slot machines from the point of view of winnings. A number of gamblers, who got used to the strict rules of the classic casino, are indignant that there is no difference in video slot whether symbols go from the left to the right or from the right to the left – winning combination is considered to be in both cases. But indignation is inappropriate here. The world cannot permanently stand at one and the same place, it should develop, change, and this is true about slot machines, just like about all other things, created by the hands of men. Rules can also change a little bit; it is just necessary to be aware of these changes and try to adjust to them.