Daily archives: June 7, 2003

By the dawn's early light

Thank heavens for pound shops. I now have the first piece of required equipment for the 4th of July project- a brave but unsuspecting little soldier boy to be dressed up as George and strapped to a rocket. I also got hold of some characters for another upcoming project- to be call Tiny Little Men. More on that after I break out the paint.
Star Spangled Banner lyrics

Flashy Cash Machines

The Fairplay Campaign have recently done a lot of research recently into fruit machines, using emulators for various machines (which you can dowload from the site and try for yourself). Their conclusion will probably come as no surprise to anyone, (particularly anyone who spends time around Daz). It seems there really is no such thing as random chance with the fruit machine – the same sequences of symbols / numbers keep coming up again and again. If you gamble high, it will come in low (or vice versa), unless it has decided that you are going to win beforehand.

The Campaign feel (somewhat justifiably) that this is fraudulent – if the die is showing a 10 (out of a possible 12), the odds of winning a Hi/Lo gamble should be significantly better than they usually appear to actually be (absolute zero).

Alternatively, if you really want to stay ahead of the game, you could not play the mahcines in the first place.