If you play slots in two or more different states, you may have played on two different kinds of slot machines. These are called Class II and Class III slots. Though you won't be able to tell the difference in these machines with a cursory glance, there are important distinctions between the two.
Actually, when I say "important distinctions", I mean important legal distinctions. Players won't be able to tell much of a different in these slot machines. Certain jurisdictions do not allow the traditional slots game, so the game designers found an ingenious way around the legalities.
Class III slot machines are the ones we all know and love. These slots you will find in Las Vegas and Atlantic City and most of the other casinos of America.
Class II machines are for specific jurisdictions, often introducing a bingo element into the slot machine experience. Since bingo games are less regulated in many states, this becomes a way to run a slot machine industry in a state where slots aren't allowed. Here's how it works.
Class III Characteristics
*Class III slots use an internal random number generator to determine wins and losses.
*Every Class III spin is separate from the other. A player winning on a similar machine adjacent to you does not affect your game. Any outcome is possible.
*The player is playing against the house and not against opponents.
*Wins are instant.
Class II Characteristics
*Class II slots are tied to a random number generator in a central computer. The slot machine itself does not determine whether you win or not. Instead, it is part of a networked game.
*Players compete against one another for a central prize. This means you do not play against the house and a prize eventually will be won by someone, but not necessarily by yourself.
*Games are interactive. When you win, you must actively claim your prize.
*When a new game begins, there are only a certain number of combinations in the game. Once a set of numbers (or card) has been used, it is not active in the game. This makes a class II game like a scratch off lottery card.
*If on a machine with Class III characteristics, any of the Class II stipulations are met, then the machine legally is considered a Class II slot machine.
How Do You Tell The Difference?
For all intents and purposes, Class III slots play like a traditional machine. Both use a random number generator to determine results. But if you look closely enough, you will notice a few differences with a Class III machine.
Most such machines have a virtual bingo card someone along the top of the machine. As the reels spin, you will also notice the bingo numbers in a "spin" mode. This is actually the method used to determine a winner.
If you win, the reels align in the commensurate winning position. If you do not win, the reels line up in any random non-winning alignment.
The Class II and Class III distinctions highlight the hypocrisy of certain gaming jurisdictions. A slot machine is considered immoral and made illegal, unless it is played with a bingo mechanism, which therefore makes it legally and morally valid.
Who can figure? Let's just be happy our slots playing brethren in these jurisdictions can enjoy themselves with a good game of slots.
Playing online slot machines has become increasingly popular, as online casinos have grown in popularity. This growth in online gaming has seen an increase in the number of players looking for an easy way to hit the million jackpots and become one of the few high rollers who succeed in online slots. Many are tempted to buy an online slot system which claims to be able to make the purchaser regular huge profits. The reality of online slot machine systems however, is that the claims don’t match the hype. Slot machines remain games of chance, and just like roulette and craps, there is no system that can guarantee you regular jackpots. Don’t buy an online slot machine system. Read on and find out why!
Fact: You Cannot Apply a System to Online Slots to Make Regular Income
There is no way to make guaranteed profits from mathematically detrimental games, and online slot machines are such games. In mathematics, you know exactly what will happen. Games of chance are the exact opposite. You never know what will happen next. If you did, then of course, it would not be a game of chance. Online slots are a game of chance, so mathematical systems cannot be applied. Period.
Online Slots Do Work To A Mathematical Formula!
The winning combinations produced by online slot machines are generated by a Random Number Generator (RNG). In online slot machines, RNG’s are not truly random, because they are the result of a mathematical process. If you knew the formula used in any online casino slot machine and the value of the last random number generated, you would be able to calculate the next random number that would be generated, but of course, you can’t. Why? The reason is the speed at which the RNG calculates winning combinations. The RNG is actually a series of codes written into the software of the game chip. It generates numbers and it does it very quickly. In fact, at least 100 numbers every second can be generated. In an online casino slot machine, each one of those numbers corresponds to a result on the reels. The effect of this for the player is a random choice from a field of numbers that will determine the outcome of the play.
Why You Can’t BEAT Online Casino Slot Machines
Online slot machines RNG’s produce a random generation of a number from the field of numbers in the program, at least every one-hundredth of a second. The RNG is always generating numbers even when it’s idle. Even if the programmer of the online slot machine knew the sequence in which the numbers are being generated, by the time he calculates what the next number is the machine will have moved on, as we all know all computers can crunch numbers quicker than any person. While it is not totally random by the nature of its programming, a programmer even if he knew the sequence would not be able keep up with the machine, so what chance would a player have?
Fact is you can’t use a mathematical system in online slot machines. So a system that tells you it can guarantee slot machine jackpots consistently is lying.