There should be a way of calculating it "from scratch," however. If every stop is equally likely (something not necessary true on a single-line slot), and every stop has a pay symbol (i.e. no blanks), then there are 24^3, or 13,824, different possible results, but since every pay symbol is equally only, only 8^3 = 512 results need to be considered. Add up the values of each possible result, assigning the variable "p" to the large progressive and "q" to the small progessive, and you should be able to generate an equation where (number of large progressive results) * p + (number of small progressive results) * q + (the sum of (number of times a particular non-jackpot result happens * what that result pays)) = 512 * what you paid to play; that is the break-even point. Note that the break-even point is in terms of both p and q.

If I’m confident enough in my RTP estimate of .84 could I potentially just use my data set to determine a rough probability for “p” and “q” and then work out the EV using those variables plus the rtp/betsize?

To figure out -just- the JP probability using my data would it be correct to first find the probability of landing the correct symbol in -each- reel then taking those three results (p1,p2,p3)^3?

Quote:DarmafiFirst of all, thank you for the info!

If I’m confident enough in my RTP estimate of .84 could I potentially just use my data set to determine a rough probability for “p” and “q” and then work out the EV using those variables plus the rtp/betsize?

To figure out -just- the JP probability using my data would it be correct to first find the probability of landing the correct symbol in -each- reel then taking those three results (p1,p2,p3)^3?

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Darmafi,

If we know, for example, that the number of jackpot symbols is 3 on reel 1, 4 on reel 2, and 1 on reel 3, then (assuming 24 stops per reel and equal probabilities for each reel stop as per your original post) we get

p1 = 3/24, p2 = 4/24, and p3 = 1/24

and so the jackpot probability is simply their product:

p = p1*p2*p3 = (3/24)*(4/24)*(1/24) = 12/13,824 = 1/1,152 = 0.0008681...

so 1 chance in 1,152 of hitting that jackpot.

Hope this helps!

Dog Hand

The following represents the frequency for which the two jackpot symbols (A) and (B) were observed in the correct winning position within their respective reel. (There is only 1 possible winning configuration for each of the two jackpots.)

[2000 total spins]

For Jackpot A:

Reel #1 55

Reel #2 88

Reel #3 84

Combined probability: .00005

For Jackpot B:

Reel #1 106

Reel #2 106

Reel #3 55

Combined probability: .00008

So I’m wondering if the following formula/process would help solve for when a wager on this slot becomes break even or +ev

(I apologize in advance for my horrible attempt at math notation, I realize it’s brutal, really hoping you can piece it together without getting sick)

(n) = Betsize

(a) = Jackpot A’s current value

(C) = jackpot A’s combined probability

(b) = Jackpot B’s value

(P) = Jackpot B’s combined probability

(R) = base RTP

((nR) - n) + ((aC) + (bP)) = ev? :/

Quote:DarmafiFirst of all, thank you for the info!

If I’m confident enough in my RTP estimate of .84 could I potentially just use my data set to determine a rough probability for “p” and “q” and then work out the EV using those variables plus the rtp/betsize?

To figure out -just- the JP probability using my data would it be correct to first find the probability of landing the correct symbol in -each- reel then taking those three results (p1,p2,p3)^3?

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Does the 84% RTP include the progressives?

If it doesn't, then that simplies matters a little.

As DogHand pointed out, to calculate the probability of hitting a particular jackpot, divide the number of stops a jackpot's symbol has on reel 1 by the number of stops on the reel, then do the same for reels 2 and 3, and multiply those three values together; multiply this by the jackpot amount, then divide by the bet amount to determine how much that jackpot adds to the RTP.

If you could provide a more detailed pay table, it would be easier to figure this out (and easier to describe) - but if you're afraid that you would be exposing an advantage play of some sort, I understand if you're hesitant to do so.