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Pseudo-Random Vegas Slot Machine Numbers

Vegas slot machine numbers are generated by computer and the process is called Random Number Generation, or RNG. But how random are these numbers, really?

These "random" numbers are not really random in the true sense of the term, say mathematicians. They are more "pseudorandom" numbers or numbers random in name only. But they are termed random anyway because they are hard to differentiate from truly random numbers. The algorithm of RNG goes at tremendous speeds, dealing with thousands of numbers each millisecond. In the future, math experts estimate that a micro chip may be invented to really trigger a chaotic generation of random numbers so that slots will have not just pseudorandom ones but truly random numbers.

With this, it may be possible for imaginative minds to still deem Vegas slot machines as possibly predictable with the right process of getting the systematic nature of pseudorandom numbers. But some mathematicians themselves are saying that even with pseudorandom ones, accurate prediction in slots is still not possible with the speed by which they are generated. Though slot machines today cannot really produce absolute chaotic randomness, but still there is the absolute complexity that the pseudorandom system used in slots cannot be broken into even with the available sophisticated systems.

But from another school of thought, likewise mathematician, the human mind should not be trifled with. Accordingly, even if it's a cycle involving billions of numbers, the human mind may be able to cope with it and device some system to beat it with. But it will have to be a real super genius to do thisó-very difficult, but not impossible. Just to know how difficult this would be, the RNG selects from thousands of numbers a specific number combination at the moment we press the slot button. The number data is then fed to the reel for the selection of the images. Then we have our images on the window. When that same number combination would re-appear, we do not know. It is bound to re-appear sometime, because in reality the RNG only uses a handful of number combinations out of millions.

To establish a pattern in slots, we have to know the interval between similar results. This interval is the big questionó-just between seconds thousands of numbers are generated, so what interval are we talking of? Hence, it would take a powerful intellect to figure out all this.

But the hope is that, if humans came up with an RNG, why not a counter-RNG for Vegas slot machines?

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