17.4.7 SLOT MACHINES
The slot machine is the simplest form of gambling: you just bet and pull, then find out if you won! It can be wildly addicting, though, with its fast spinning reels and quick pace. The game itself consists of one device, called a slot machine. It holds three reels, which spin within it at the pull of a lever. The display allows the player to see only one image on each reel at a time. Each reel contains the images of five astrological signs: bumblebee, dolphin, spider, skull and dragon. If the machine stops spinning with a set of two or three of these signs displayed, the player wins! Playing a slot machine is easy. Your only decision is how much to bet! Once you pull the lever, it's pure luck... You may bet gold in whatever amount you like, from 2 to 50,000, while standing at a slot machine. The syntax to bet is: BET <however many> GOLD You must then pull the lever to start the reels spinning. If you don't pull, your bet will be forfeit after a short delay, so play fast! The syntax to pull is: PULL LEVER Once you pull the lever, the reels will spin to display three signs. If none of the signs match, you have lost and your bet is kept by the machine. However, if you have a pair or triplet, you will receive some multiple of your bet returned to you as follows: 2 Bumblebees | x 1/2 3 Bumblebees | x 1 2 Dolphins | x 1 3 Dolphins | x 4 2 Spiders | x 2 3 Spiders | x 32 2 Skulls | x 8 3 Skulls | x 128 2 Dragons | x 32 3 Dragons | x 512 You could win over 25,000,000 gold sovereigns with just one spin!