I was wondering what kind of electronics are inside a slot machine and how the circuitry works. As an engineer I would think that it has some MCU inside with a random number generator and a simple algorithm which has a fixed percentage (chance) of winning and losing.
The problem is that some gamblers seem to think that their chance of winning depends on how much money's in the machine (i.e. the weight of the coins). This makes them think that they can 'beat' the system and win, even though they can't. OTOH I reasoned that if a machine has a fixed chance of winnings then it may run into problems when the machine is empty and someone hits the jackpot, the machine then wouldn't be able to pay out the winnings.
So do the winnings of these machines depend on the weight of the coins inside of them?
Thanks in advance, Guy