vlts (Video Lottery Terminals)
Video Lottery Terminals (vlts) are electronic gaming machines that are generally placed in bars, lounges, or similar venues in Alberta. They vary from slot machines in the betting and game style, maximum awards and redemption process. They also have some different player features that include requiring players to set a pre-determined time limit on the machine and allowing players to only put a maximum of $100 into the machine during play. Both types of machines remind players that help is available if gambling is affecting their life in a negative way.
Vlts operate randomly. There is a Random Number Generator (RNG) inside each machine, which cycles through millions of numbers continuously. The outcome of a spin is automatically determined by the RNG when you press the spin button. That means it is impossible to predict whether you will win or lose. Some vlt games might offer you bonus games where skill appears to play a factor in the outcome of the bonus prize. However, it is actually all down to chance. No matter what a player’s perceived skill level is, the RNG inside each machine determines the outcome.