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What is a video poker machine and how does it work?
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26 May 2008

What is a video poker machine and how does it work?

In the world of gambling, evolution is a key factor in its popularity. From Roman soldiers playing dice, to astronauts shuffling their decks in the space shuttle, gambling is as old and widespread as anything throughout history. But without the modern conveniences of today's gambling, it wasn't accessible to such a broad audience.

When humans began to revolutionize machinery, video poker machines weren't high on their list. Yet since they've been around, these machines have grossed billions upon billions of dollars, and have become some of the most popular items in various shops and casinos.

Video poker machines work by using a random number generator (RNG), which is a software algorithm used to ensure a random outcome of game play. Though not all RNG's operate the same, they all offer completely random numbers, with billions of variants. When the machine isn't in action, the RNG runs hundreds of times per second.

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