A slot machine made with jb basic. Thanks for all the shared code that I read to learn how to do this. I added a couple of "extras" to make it a little more fun.
Brian M.
Slot Machine

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That's a good one. I liked the save/load idea a lot.
About maths:
if I'm not mistaken, probability for win is calculated so:
the probability for barbarbar is 1/5*1/5*1/5 = 1/125 (because there seems to be a 1 out of 5 chance for bar turning up in any window  thats's ok)
the probability for winning any of the other two prizes is 4/5*2/5*2/5 = 16/125.
That seems to mean, that for every $8 you put in, the casino owner will pay you $37.5.
Too bad this is not real money.
Maybe a way to make these probabilities more lifelike (how sad), you could pick a random number and
if it is (say) <.20 (= probability 20%) then image$ = "bar",
if it is >= 0.20 and < 0.50 (= 30%) then image$ = "cherry"
if it is >= 0.5 = (= 50%) then image$ = "lemon"
If you play around with these numbers a little (make sure they cover the range from 0 to 0.999 continuously), you might find a way, how to make that slot machine earn some income for the owner
About maths:
if I'm not mistaken, probability for win is calculated so:
the probability for barbarbar is 1/5*1/5*1/5 = 1/125 (because there seems to be a 1 out of 5 chance for bar turning up in any window  thats's ok)
the probability for winning any of the other two prizes is 4/5*2/5*2/5 = 16/125.
That seems to mean, that for every $8 you put in, the casino owner will pay you $37.5.
Too bad this is not real money.
Maybe a way to make these probabilities more lifelike (how sad), you could pick a random number and
if it is (say) <.20 (= probability 20%) then image$ = "bar",
if it is >= 0.20 and < 0.50 (= 30%) then image$ = "cherry"
if it is >= 0.5 = (= 50%) then image$ = "lemon"
If you play around with these numbers a little (make sure they cover the range from 0 to 0.999 continuously), you might find a way, how to make that slot machine earn some income for the owner

 Posts: 27
 Joined: Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:54 pm
 Location: Moberly, MO

 Posts: 27
 Joined: Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:54 pm
 Location: Moberly, MO
Slot Machine update
Updated the post above.
Brian M.
Brian M.