Nathan
Nathan
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June 18th, 2017 at 7:05:53 AM permalink
In my convenience store, they have a slot machine game that gives NO cash. I see people willingly playing this slot and it says,"For entertainment only." Really? You put your REAL money to play to win FAKE money! Why not just go to an actual land based casino and play for a chance to win REAL money? Or at least download FREE slot apps? Would both be miles better than putting REAL money to win FAKE money you cannot even use in the real world!
Guy "won" less than his bet and the slot machine had the audacity to tell him he got a big win! SMH! Also, the Nintendo cartridge is so much more important than the Nintendo console. Without the cartridge, the Nintendo console is just a useless box.
Boz
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June 18th, 2017 at 8:22:13 AM permalink
Here we go again!
odiousgambit
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June 18th, 2017 at 10:47:23 AM permalink
Quote: Nathan

In my convenience store, they have a slot machine game that gives NO cash. I see people willingly playing this slot and it says,"For entertainment only." Really?



Nathan, this is usually an illegal game, at least in my experience I can say I knew of places that had that sign up yet in fact the machine would pay off on the QT [possibly not to someone unknown to the joint]. It would explain what you saw.
"We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no man lives forever, That dead men rise up never" Nor any gambler the long run see ever ........apologies to Swinburne for that last line
ThatDonGuy
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June 18th, 2017 at 2:59:21 PM permalink
Quote: Nathan

In my convenience store, they have a slot machine game that gives NO cash. I see people willingly playing this slot and it says,"For entertainment only." Really? You put your REAL money to play to win FAKE money! Why not just go to an actual land based casino and play for a chance to win REAL money? Or at least download FREE slot apps? Would both be miles better than putting REAL money to win FAKE money you cannot even use in the real world!


I can think of two possible explanations.

One - it's not unheard of. Back in the early 1980s, I saw a video game in a hotel lobby called "Hit Me"; for 25c, all it did was play four hands of video blackjack "for points." There was another game in the early 1990s called just "Games" (or maybe "Games US") that gave you a choice of games, including trivia, "reflex tester" (the machine has five buttons; one would light up, and it determined how long it took you to press it), and casino games like slot machines and VP. The object was to get to the top of the "leader board."

Two - the machine works like "bingo pinball"; if you know who to ask, you can have somebody buy back the credits for cash.

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