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# Why cant i win?

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//slot.cpp

//a simple gambleing game

#include <iostream>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <time.h>
using namespace std;

int money = 100;			//the money you have to gamble with

int slot ();

int main ()
{
cout << "\t\t\t*****WELCOME TO THE SLOTS*****" << endl; //Greeting screen

slot ();				//goto slot machines

return 0;
}

int slot ()
{
int bet = 0;			//controls how much you bet

int replay = 0;			//cheks if player wants to play again

const int max = 1;
int slot1 = 0, slot2 = 0, slot3 =0;
//the 3 symbols that come up

while (money != 0)		//game loop

{
cout << "\n\nYou have " << money << " dollars\n";
cout << "how much would you like to bet?: ";
cin >> bet;			//sees how much is being bet

if (bet <= money)	//money in range check

{
srand((unsigned)time( NULL ));
//resets random number

slot1 = rand() % max; //gets random number

srand((unsigned)time( NULL ));
//resets random number

slot2 = rand() % max; //gets random number

srand((unsigned)time( NULL ));
//resets random number

slot1 = rand() % max; //gets random number

srand((unsigned)time( NULL ));
//resets random number

if (slot1 && slot2 && slot3 == 1)
{				//Regular win

cout << "\nYou win";
money = bet * 2;
}

else if (slot1 && slot2 && slot3 == 0)
{				//Jackpot win

cout << "\nJACKPOT";
money = bet * 5;
}

else
{				//loose

cout << "\nSorry, you lose";
money -= bet;
}

cout << "\nWould you like to play again(1 for yes, 2 for no)?: ";
cin >> replay;	//checking if player wants to keep trying

switch (replay)
{
case 1: continue;
break;

case 2: cout << "\n\nYou have " << money << " dollars\n";
return 0;	//end game

break;
}
}//end of the if statement

else
{					//overbet statement

cout << "You do not have that much money to bet";
}

}//end while loop

}	 //end int slot()


K, my problem is i cant seem to win, the code compiles fine except some warning that i don''t really understand. But when i play nomatter how many times i try i just wont win. I looked at the wiining to loosing ratio and if i calculated right it isnt that bad: 000-jackpot 001 010 011 111-win 110 100 so i figure its a problem with my code (correct me if im wrong), and i cant find whats wrong with it so sombody please help me out.

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The value of max in your program is 1. Anything % 1 is zero. Try changing max to 2. That, and your &&'s are off. You need to do: (slot1 == 0 && slot2 == 0 && slot3 == 0) and (slot1 == 1 && slot2 == 1 && slot3 == 1).

[edited by - SiCrane on March 18, 2003 5:20:43 PM]

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Obviously, you''re doing WAAY to much srand(). Calling srand will reseed the random number generator. So, instead you call the stand only _ONCE_, at the beginning of the program. When you call rand() it will take the random number, and generates a new one with the previous random number(So in fact, you can calculate the next random number if you now the seeding).

Remove all the srand() functions and it will fix your program.

Sand Hawk

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You also get the random value for slot 1 twice

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Thnx alot guys, that really helped. I see my errors now and get how the random things work better now. I had just added in an extra line of code to see what numbers were picked and i saw they were all 0s and i still wasnt winning but its all clerified now. Oh and i changed the money = bet * 2(and 5) to, money += bet * 2(and 5) so that i make money.

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