How do Slot Machines Work?
The heart and soul of the modern slot machine is its random number generator commonly referred to as the RNG. To effectively apply any slot strategy, it is important to understand how the RNG works. Its purpose is to constantly generate sequences of numbers (one hundred numbers per second) even when the slot is not in use. The numbers mirror different positions on each reel. During a gaming session when you press the button for the reels to spin, the RNG will display the last set of numbers it generated. This means that it does not matter how you press the button because ultimately the RNG will determine your play. As much every winning symbol on a slot machine is selected at random there are those symbols that are programmed by the developers to appear more often than others.
One popular online slot strategy is to play slot machines when they are on a hot streak. This strategy will not work in theory or practically because every slot machine is set in a way that every spin is an independent and random event. The reason why there are hot streaks or cold streaks from time to time on slot machines is because of periodic deviations from what is statistically possible.