The Atkins Diet slot machine was designed by Michael Shackleford, also known as the Wizard of Odds. He designed it for a 2008 Gaming Technologies Association conference in Australia, where he was invited to speak.
The slot is loosely based on the Atkins Diet. This was a popular product in the 2000's that eliminated carbohydrates from a participant's diet. All of the symbols are items that are allowed under the diet program. The slot is not available in any casino, nor is it associated with the actual Atkins Diet. It is simply a parody.
There are five rows of symbols on the Atkins Diet slot. Each is weighted 32 times. The random number generator chooses a number between 1 and 32. Each symbol is assigned a special weighting. The payouts are as follows:
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