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How to win at Pokies!

2018-06-30 09:00:00

Australians are big players of pokies but according to data the Aussies don’t have much success and every year they lose approximately $10 billion! This isn’t necessarily down to bad luck, all pokie machines are designed to just pay out a certain amount of the money put in. Down under the payout for pokies is usually set at 87% which means that on average, the pokies will pay out 87% of the money put in. It also means what while you may have a win every so often, the longer you play, the more likely you are to lose.

Looking for the weak spot

Usually, when you hit play on a pokies machine the symbols will begin to spin and depending on the different pattern that forms when they stop, you might get a payout. It’s important for the “house” that the gambler can’t predict when a winning sequence will appear. In general, pokies machines rely on random number generators which typically use complex mathematical formulae based on a single number referred to as the “seed”. If the seed is a number with 20 digits, you could square that number to get a 40 digit number. Then you might take the first 20 digits and multiply them by the last 20 digits to give you another 40 digit number! You might repeat this 100 times and only then, pick the middle five digits. These five numbers can determine the display on the screen that the pokies player sees and if they are a continuous bunch of sevens, the player will win.