I don't play much nowadays, but I must say I do dislike the Betcoms. Sliding down the snakes (or equivalent symbol) before start feature, dozens of times. The gamble goes to lose from 50p - £3 wins, dozens of times on the trot, to stop the exchange. The pay symbol on the reels gives £1 or £2, after £10 worth of spins and a decent looking feature board is wiped.
Then after sucking £15 - £30 for a board, they offer £5 if you are lucky.
Still enjoy, seeing them emulated though.
EDIT........In answer to the original question, I guess they can do what they want. Is the jackpot would have been your prize an indication of how good a mood the machine is in. On DOND machines with a reel, it seems to vary as to whether that means it's in a good mood or not.
Edited by wearecity, 22 June 2018 - 04:26 am.