Articles by Dr. Catalin Barboianu
Randomness exists in gambling as a necessity, and the games are constructed so as to provide randomness (excepting, of course, fraudulent games).
We got used to taking the statistical indicators RTP and volatility as criteria for choosing a slot game, but this was because they were the only indicators available (and yet not for all the games).
“I was that close!” (to a win) is a common and frequent saying or thought among gamblers that it became specific to gambling in general.
The game of slots does not allow optimal strategies to be developed mathematically, like blackjack, for instance.