That's awesome! I want to go to Temecula!
Do you know how much that Bet For Rescue option is? There would easily be a point that it was worth Betting For Rescue just based on the $30.00 alone, especially if you played/watched the machine enough to get a good idea of natural bonus frequency.
Hour north of San Diego and two hours east of LA, or somewhere around that.
There's basically 5 casinos within a 15-minute radius, all with different styles so you can pack up and move if you feel your luck has turned. (If you believe in luck.) One perk is that three of them also have self-serve soda fountains. Unfortunately, you have to pay for alcoholic drinks down here.
Not exactly. Once insurance is turned on, it can't be turned off, so you have to run all 200 [or whatever number it was...] spins with it on. I remember thinking that the free cash was either 3/4ths or 2/3rds the insurance, so it was a pretty good deal. One woman I saw playing it at max bet kept going up and down for HOURS, always between 1000-2000.
I was milling around for maybe two hours (I, uh, strictly control my bankroll by only bringing a certain amount of cash...) and insurance only hit once. She wasn't playing particularly quickly though, she might stop for five minutes after a spin to chat with a friend.
I'd recommend against basing any serious analysis of this unit off my numbers though; they're mostly based on what I recall fro a trip a month back or so. Might be heading down there in the near future though, so I can take photos/notes if you'd like. (Same for the Bonus Time unit.)
Cool! I guess I'll just hope to make it out to California one of these days, but I doubt it.
I don't believe that the casinos may give away free alcoholic drinks in Ohio, though the closest casino to me is in West Virginia.
Machine-Rock Around the Clock (Advantage Revolution) 3-Reel
Is there an advantage to Max Betting?
It seems that the base payouts are perfectly graduated, so I'm going to say there is no advantage to Max Betting unless you are close to the Bonus Games. I did not Max Bet at any point, but the second time I was reasonably close to a Bonus Game, I upped my bet to $1.00 and there is quite clearly more results that lead you to the game that results in one of the Progressive Jackpots the more that you bet. More on that later.
You can thoeretically win any of the Progressives regardless of how much you bet. There are four Progressive Levels.
Aruze has a few slots that do that (there may be others):
If you look at the screenshots, there's a 'Bet for Rescue Spin' option in the bottom middle that you can turn on.
I may be off on the details, but it works something like this:
Insurance costs each spin extra credits.
If, after 200 spins, a bonus has not hit:
- You get free cash, something like 30$.
- You get extra wilds on the reels during the bonus.
- You get extra spins on the bonus.
- The bonus has a multiplier based on the bet size of the last few spins.
If the bonus DOES naturally hit:
Congrats, you just learned what 'insurance' is...