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Slot machines


Slot machines can be found in most pubs, amusement arcades and other locations. The player inserts money and presses buttons to make the reels spin round. The combination of pictures that line up when they’ve stopped spinning means you’ve either lost or won, although sometimes the machine might have a bonus feature to keep the game going a little longer. Slot machines are also called fruit machines because the pictures on the reels are often lemons, cherries, pineapples and so on. The whole game is down to a random number generator, which means that you can never guess the outcome.



There are many different types of lotteries but they all work around the same system. Whether it’s the National Lottery, Thunderball, EuroMillions or even a raffle ticket you’ve bought at the local church, some of the people that take part will win money or prizes, whilst most won’t win anything at all.

The National Lottery in the UK is drawn every Wednesday and Saturday. A playe...

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