How does pokies work?
In the old days, pokies machines were strictly mechanical. When you pulled the handle, the gears whirled, the reels spun and then it would stop. Every symbol on the reel had an equal chance of appearing in the payline. Nowadays the symbols on the payline are results of a computer program called a Random Number Generator (RNG). This means that the game can be programmed as to how often each symbol should appear on each reel. The RNG is constantly cycling through possible outcomes generating numbers corresponding to the symbols on each reel even when no one is playing the machine, or even when you are resting between spins. The result of your spin is determined at the time you press that spin button prior to the reels actually stopping. This also means that if you hit the spin button a fraction of a second later, you will get a completely different result. Pokies Payout Percentage Pokies machines are programmed to return a certain percent of money bet in them over an infinite number of s