# How do slot machines work?

The most popular game in any casino is pokies. Even they are so popular a lot of people don’t have a clue how they work. Many people live in ignorance while others are taking advantage of it. The first thing you need to know is the fact they are based on random numbers, that is, they have a random number generator. In the past that generator was mechanical, but the principle is the same like in a roulette wheel. It is very hard to predict which numbers you are going to get, but if you practice, you will see it is possible at the end.

### Slot machines usually has three reels

Every slot machine has three reels, in some cases, they come with five reels, but that is rare. Every reel has multiple symbols on it. The point is to line them up. There are some winning combinations that you need to get to earn money. In the past, these reels were large metal hoops, as the technology were developing this game upgraded too, and nowadays we talk about just images on a video screen.

### Reels stops

Like with the large metal hoops in the past, the same principle we have here. We can use an option when our reel stops on some images or a blank space those symbols. In the past, we had only 10 stops per reel, and nowadays we can find even 50 stops that in some way maximize our chances to win. This way you have a better chance to win, and you have better chances to get combinations such as 1/10 or 1/1000. The most important are not to have payout larger than 1000 because in that case, you will lose money on the game.

### Chance to win

Even you think it is not possible to win; there is a chance to become a master gamer of slot pokies. First of all, you need to be aware everything is the possibility to calculate and predict your reels combination. If you are playing long enough, you certainly realized how your slot works. By the time you will get experience that will help you to predict the possible combination and to learn how to predict them, and earn money this way. That is why it is good option to have the possibility to play them online and to masteries the system in the shortest possible way.

### Weighting is the key word for picking the stop

It is like math. Try to calculate how many spins and images you have and how often one symbol comes up. You will notice that one symbol is programed to come up half the time, other have a different scheme and so on. So you need to learn and find out how they act in the game and you will be able to get your combination.  The more you play, the better you will be, and you will become more precise.