The modern Slot machine uses a computer instead of gears to control the spinning reels. Its appearance resembles the older mechanical models, but its operating principle is completely different. It is controlled by a central computer and not by the motion of the reels. However, some of its features remain the same. These machines are still widely used in casinos today.
Electronic machines have a digital image
Modern slot machines use a microprocessor to assign varying probabilities to symbols. The odds of hitting a certain image depend on the number of virtual stops and the number of actual stops on each reel. Some machines have up to three virtual stops, and the odds of hitting a specific image are greater on those machines.
Most electronic slot machines have a digital image. However, they are still subject to malfunctions. While this typically goes unnoticed, it can lead to disputes between casinos and players. Two Colorado casinos reported that their machines displayed incorrect jackpot amounts in 2010. The Colorado Gaming Commission looked at machine records and found that software errors caused the true jackpot to be considerably smaller.