A traditional slot machine has a random generator which is activated and chooses the spin the moment your first credit is activated. This is what determines what you hit on the pay line and what the machines final percentages will be. Traditionally the higher you go in denomination on a slot, the better the percentage it is set. So how do you win?
On a Vision machine from IGT the difference is this. The percentages on the pay line is far less than a traditional machine. This is because some of the percentage is added to the bonus on the Visions. This bonus which is usually found in the video screen can be many different ones. Have you ever seen a picture of a cartoon looking cherry pie in a monitor on top of a cherry pie slot machine? Or a picture of a diamond mine that has a little cartoon looking screen flashing by while you play. These are two of the many IGT Visions we are discussing.
There are hundreds of different styles of beatable IGT Visions, the Cherry Pie and Diamond Mine are two of the most popular machines here. As an example we will go into the details on the Diamond Mine. The Diamond Mine (like almost all IGT Visions) has a video screen at the top. There will be 3 columns that hold up to 10 Diamonds each. The traditional version is on a Double Diamond machine. On the reels all is the same except the added diamond. Not the Double Diamond emblems that represent 2 x on the pay line, but actual graphics of a diamond. This diamond does not count for anything on the pay line. It only adds 1, 2, or 3 diamonds (depending if you bet 1, 2, or 3) into the columns above on the video screen when you hit a diamond on the adjacent reel.