People in general have a strange way of thinking – yes this is only my opinion, so please do not take it personally.
No matter where they are and no matter what the situation, be it the local or even International game of Rugby, Cricket or even Basket Ball, when their team is down then its the Ref to blame for being bias, or not watching the players etc etc. – I am sure most people have been down that road and listened to those words.
Well when it comes to playing slots, those very words can be heard, and if not heard then one can actively see when the machine is to blame by the hammering actions of the player on the machine. People this is a mechanical machine, and although it has been initially programmed, this programe is set to continue within an acceptable % rate payout which is determined by the Law of the jurisdiction in which the Casino is registered and licenced.
These slot machines are very finely tuned within a small variance, and since there are a number of different Software providers, you will certainly experience the different % rate payments, but also notice that they run within a 1 – 2 % of each other. The first thing to remember is that the same random number generating concepts used in land based slots will exist online as well. This means that the chance of winning is completely random each and every time the game is played.
Slot machines are not programmed to detect temperatures, so the theory of it being too cold or too hot does not come into play. If the slot machines were found to be rigged whereby someone sitting upstairs was in control of your machine, believe me that Casino would be shut down in a link of the eye.
A slot machine’s theoretical payout percentage is set at the factory when the software is written. Changing the payout percentage after a slot machine has been placed on the gaming floor requires a physical swap of the software or firmware, which is usually stored on an EPROM but may be loaded onto non-volatile random access memory (NVRAM) or even stored on CD-ROM or DVD, depending on the capabilities of the machine and the applicable regulations.
Based on current technology, this is a time-consuming process and as such is done infrequently. In certain jurisdictions, such as New Jersey, the EPROM has a tamper-evident seal and can only be changed in the presence of Gaming Control Board officials. Other jurisdictions, including Nevada, randomly audit slot machines to ensure that they contain only approved software.