Drop box or drop bucket is the container found at a base of a machine and this is where the extra coins go when the hopper is full. After 10 rounds, the expected loss will be 10 x 1.26.53. Thusthe odds of losing symbols appearing on the payline became disproportionate to their actual frequency on the physical reel. The Slot Machine Answer Book: How They Work, How They've Changed, and How to Overcome the House Advantage (Bonus Books, 2005) isbn Legato, Frank. More than likely the player began the game with at least 80 times his bet (for instance there are 80 quarters in 20). The manufacturer could choose to offer a million dollar jackpot from a 1 bet, confident that it will only happen, over the long term, once every.8 million plays. State slot machine ownership regulations.