American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews Mike Trask from Ainsworth Game Technology to get an update on whether or not anything has changed in how slot machines work since our original “how to win on slot machines” video was released in 2009. Topics covered include how widespread server-based gaming has become; how “must hit by” slots work; whether or not pick’em bonus rounds are pre-determined, plus more.

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  1. "Different denomination machines pay off different percentages"
    My question is, what if you're playing $3.20 (for example)on a penny machine? Is it just more advantageous to play a higher level (say a $1) machine minimum for better odds?

  2. I live in IOWA and I like to play progressive slot machines penny, so my question is when get he bonus and to matches minor jackpot amini and when you select them to the small and they give you a small amount or you don't get the jackpot do they switch stylus matching around

  3. This guy really didnt want say not have non predetermined machines was make them lose money, but everyone knows it was a fair way to pick if you won the jackpot or not .

  4. The fact you think these interviews prove anything. People lie and casinos are rigged.

  5. So is it ok to play a quick fire game where I just mash the spin button? Yes I can lose faster but is that considered a “cheat” way to play?

    For the question about playing 30 min and walking, would I have won, it would be like roulette right? The wheel is constantly spinning so the person may release the ball at any point with any speed? I always thought the roulette win number viewer doesn’t matter. Once everyone starts betting you don’t know for sure at what point or position the ball will go.

  6. Pretty good video. But my question is about stopping a spin. As we obviously know slots use RNGs. But what about when you stop the reels? You're saying if I stop it on the bonus that it was going to give me the bonus whether I stopped it or not? Over several years of playing slots I've seemingly gotten more lucky or gotten more frequent bonuses then if I didn't. So does stopping the reels do "something" to the RNG? Or it's just been completely coincidental hundred of times?

  7. Hey americancasinoguide., If these are really run by random number generators, how can there be odds on winning a jackpot? Like he said 20,000 to 1. That should not be possible if they are truly "random". I also feel that a payback percentage could not be possible unless it is programmed that way. In short i just feel random is random which means there are no odds or percentages. Any solutions to my confusion lol

  8. If the win by jackpots are predetermined to the cent when they reset than for those jackpots the answer is yes

  9. Great video update, thank you! He is very well spoken and does a great job representing his company yet also sounding both fair and friendly to potential players.

  10. Something tells me they don't tell the whole truth on mind playing/teasing. I may be wrong, but it's just a small feeling.

  11. Great video and interview. A few questions still remain. Perhaps your 2019 update with someone from Aristocrat will clear these up. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I liked casinos better when all the bosses looked like mobsters in the Mafia, LOL 😆, now they look like corporate yuppie college boys.
    Remember those good old days? ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFETS FOR $6.00 bucks, 24hrs a day , you could put a quarter in a slot machine and win $800.00 dollars, super hot cocktail 🍹 waitresses, this new generation corporate yuppie crap bullshitting everyone to believe they’re a professional gambler drives me INSANE NUTS. 😡😲🤮😠😤

  13. I wish you guys would do a video on what to do when a casino cheats you out of your winnings.
    I know the answer is don’t pull out a .44 magnum and shoot everyone. 😂

  14. When i bet HIGH – Money dissapeared really fast on every casino i've played , along with my friends. SLOT MACHINES ARE RIPPED OFF , THEY CAN BE SET TO NOT PAY OUT ANYTHING ONE DAY , KEEP THAT IN MIND. YOU CAN INSERT 1000$ and it won't pay you anything. Hell i wasted 5-6000$ , when my bet was 5-10$ a hand. When i bet 0.1 or 1$ , machine hits bonus spins etc… with 5-10$ bet a hand , it consumes 100-200 bucks then give you bonus scatter to win 30-40 bucks… rip off

  15. Some slots let you stop the reels immediately rather than letting them stop by themselves. Does stopping the reels immediately change anything or was it still pre-determined before I pushed stop?

  16. One question I have is – do the machines that allow you to change the denomination on the machine offer different payout percentages depending on which denom you choose? And do the bet amounts change the payout percentages? It makes sense that higher value machines (Ones that are set to be so, like a $.10 slot) payout higher, but what if I change a penny slot to a $0.02 or $0.05 denom? What if I play 50 lines at 5 per line versus 50 lines at 1 credit per line?

  17. a higher payback on higher denominations implies that a machine that has multi- denominations  from a penny to a dollar must alter the RNG to accommodate that percentage increase or decrease. or is it the same, just calling your dollar 100 pennies?

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