Do Bigger Bets Make the Dancing Drums Pot Close More Often?

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Randomness is heavily involved in the outcome of a slot, but one player wants to go deeper on the subject, especially in the case of games like Dancing Drums:

I hear that bonus games are random and things like the Dancing Drums pot closing has nothing to do with the frequency of bets. But it does seem like people who bet higher get it to close more often. 

Is the random closing of it and random free games on machines based on number of spins, regardless of bet amount (for instance being set to go off after 175 spins) OR is it set to go off after a specific amount has been played (for instance after the machine has been played for $1,750) regardless of the amount of the bet?

John S.

The random closing or free games is not based on bet amount, nor is it based on number of spins. Both of these would imply set cycles, and that flies in the face of randomness.

But let’s take a step back. Games with multiple progressives tend to have rules that as you bet higher, your chances of winning the progressives go up. How games handle this aspect, however, can differ.

In the case of Dancing Drums, it actually is the case that the pot closes more frequently at higher bets. It is still based on the random number generator, but your odds of closing the pot will increase with bet. 

Of course you then have a high chance of winning a mini, just like any other bet level, but because you close the pot more often you have more shots at winning one of those bigger progressives, and that’s how the game balances it out.

So it is indeed the case that higher wagerers close the pot more often, but it’s not based on the total amount wagered over time or some sort of a cycle – there’s just more chances within the range of possibilities the random number generator is working with at those higher bets to trigger a progressive bonus pick, and in turn winning one of those progressives.

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