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JohnnyQ
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December 28th, 2016 at 2:43:29 PM permalink
Q: in terms of consumer protection, if the law reqd the payback % to be displayed on a slot machine, would anyone care ?
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onenickelmiracle
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December 29th, 2016 at 9:04:26 PM permalink
I always thought casinos would react by changing the way slots worked. Machines could award instead of free games, an equivalent number of paid multiplied spins. However, the slots should already be this way, and have wondered how the free spins format actually came to be. Figured gaming, the states, and the IRS demanded a taxable equivalent for machines, but don't know the reasons. Money laundering, game protection, taxation. I have never heard an official reason how this came to be. I don't think people abandoning multiplied spins was that big of a deal. Many games award an amount which ensures having enough credit to play all the spins.

On the topic of the IRS abandoning lowering the machine jackpot threshold. Seems like it's too late for the show, maybe save this for the next time.
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odiousgambit
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December 30th, 2016 at 10:43:32 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

I'd like to hear what you and Munchkin think about the casino credit system [markers] and the involvement of that system with incidents of well-to-do problem gamblers getting taken to the cleaners [like certain professional athletes]



My question got included, thanks [if still tuning in here]

Neither host came down too hard on it. Munchkin leveled a charge at casino mendacity but ultimately said we need to realize we need these suckers in order to support the rest of us. Not in so many words and I don't think he meant it to sound like it did. On the other hand, plenty of people including the Wizard have said we need less informed players to play the bad-rule-games for the same reason. That's similar but not as, well, not as depraved.

One thing I gather is that anyone who has used casino credit is likely to "appreciate it" - and this makes us hesitate to criticize it. I appreciate and use it too for that matter.
Baccarat is a game whereby the croupier gathers in money with a flexible sculling oar, then rakes it home. If I could have borrowed his oar I would have stayed. ~Mark Twain
onenickelmiracle
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December 31st, 2016 at 2:15:02 AM permalink
Another for the future, when you're speaking with guests, are you only speaking with them or is there some texting, chat, emails going on we don't see?
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Romes
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January 9th, 2017 at 7:04:02 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

Another for the future, when you're speaking with guests, are you only speaking with them or is there some texting, chat, emails going on we don't see?

There is, of course, communication before hand to set up times/dates/locations/and possible topics.
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