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AlanMendelson
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May 29th, 2013 at 3:09:12 PM permalink
Did you play it? Update on the amount?

MGM does have another option. Under the NGC rules, the progressive jackpot can be distributed among other machines. The NGC doesnt care how the jackpot money is won -- it just has to be one by a player since the jackpot was built up by the players one or more players have to hit it.

I am actually surprised MGM let this thing go for so long. Maybe they want to have it as a "draw" and maybe their plan is to make a really big deal out of it when it does get hit.
MrV
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May 29th, 2013 at 7:44:10 PM permalink
It was up a bit over 2.3 million when I was there this past weekend.

An attendant said a guy hit for ten grand Sunday morning, with two lion heads on the pay line and the third just above.

So close, yet so far ...
"What, me worry?"
AlanMendelson
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May 29th, 2013 at 8:11:15 PM permalink
I heard that a couple of times over the years all three lions lined up, but only one or two coins were played.
tringlomane
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May 29th, 2013 at 8:16:56 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

It was up a bit over 2.3 million when I was there this past weekend.

An attendant said a guy hit for ten grand Sunday morning, with two lion heads on the pay line and the third just above.

So close, yet so far ...



Ouch. I ran around so much this last trip, I failed to play this game. I didn't want to play it on night 1, but I ended up not getting back to MGM. :(
JB
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May 30th, 2013 at 8:01:42 AM permalink
Some time ago I watched as many YouTube videos as I could find of people playing it, and recorded the spins in an attempt to estimate the symbol weightings on each reel to see if it had a player advantage. It was a waste of time because none of the videos had the lion land on the payline of the second or third reel, but here were the results of the 153 spins I watched:

Symbol Reel 1 Reel 2 Reel 3
Lion 1
Seven 3 5 8
Triple Bar 11 20 2
Double Bar 31 37 4
Single Bar 61 16 53
Blank (Lion above) 1 1
Blank (Lion below) 2
Blank (no Lion) 44 74 85
Total 153 153 153


Perhaps if forum members play it they can record some spins and collectively we can estimate the return using the above figures as a starting point.
slyther
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July 1st, 2013 at 4:30:02 PM permalink
I just got back from Vegas and played a few hundred thru the Lion's Share, cashing out exactly even on my $60 buyin. The jackpot was $2.3M if I recall correctly. I saw 1 lion a couple times.

At one point a guy came over and said "Ah the Lion's Share..she's a tease!" He was funny.
Frogger
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July 1st, 2013 at 4:34:30 PM permalink
From the original post, the jackpot was 2.27 million in November. If it is only 2.3 million now, that's not a good sign
tringlomane
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July 1st, 2013 at 4:49:16 PM permalink
Quote: Frogger

From the original post, the jackpot was 2.27 million in November. If it is only 2.3 million now, that's not a good sign



As of 6/18/13, it's $2.311 million to be more anal about it. But I don't see why you think that amount of increase is a "bad sign". This isn't a networked jackpot, and it has been collecting for over 15 years!
slyther
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July 2nd, 2013 at 9:52:38 AM permalink
As far as I could tell, each time I spun only .01 was added to the jackpot.
onenickelmiracle
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July 2nd, 2013 at 10:54:16 AM permalink
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