Are slot machines rigged?


From 1997 to 2001 I worked at WMS Gaming in Chicago writing game and operating system software for slot machines. Every time someone learns this fact, they all have the same question – Are slot machines rigged? Like many questions, this one has several levels, and the answers are surprising and enlightening about the gambling industry and ourselves. In this session I will pull back the covers on the one-armed bandit and answer the question everyone wants to know.

Greg Dunlap


Greg has been involved in software development for over 20 years in a wide variety of arenas including desktop databases, retail kiosks, embedded software for pinball and slot machines, and websites in over half a dozen languages. He is currently heavily involved in the Drupal project, acting as the initiative lead for a project to improve configuration management for Drupal 8.