Zaphod77
Zaphod77
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May 18th, 2017 at 7:17:44 PM permalink
Yes, this is Rhythm Method V2.

It's only illegal because an external device is being used to signal, since there's no way a human could time it on their own.

On the old EM slots, before the variator was put in, people could time the pulls to get small wins regularly. This was not cheating.

The law against "pulling the handle in an unusual way" refers to a different trick. By pulling slow, then yanking fast at the right point in the pull, you could damage the mechanism, and get a win stuck. it would then win on every pull of the handle. That IS cheating.
AxelWolf
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May 18th, 2017 at 7:43:15 PM permalink
Quote: Zaphod77

Yes, this is Rhythm Method V2.

It's only illegal because an external device is being used to signal, since there's no way a human could time it on their own.

On the old EM slots, before the variator was put in, people could time the pulls to get small wins regularly. This was not cheating.

The law against "pulling the handle in an unusual way" refers to a different trick. By pulling slow, then yanking fast at the right point in the pull, you could damage the mechanism, and get a win stuck. it would then win on every pull of the handle. That IS cheating.

Do you know of anyone who ever got in leagal trouble for handle-popping?

From what I understand even after they put the Variators in some would break and one could continue to rhythm play.

I know a guy who was around during this era and he was good at Rhythm play, he made good money.
He went on to AP Slots and VP very successfully.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
AxelWolf
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May 18th, 2017 at 7:43:15 PM permalink
Quote: Zaphod77

Yes, this is Rhythm Method V2.

It's only illegal because an external device is being used to signal, since there's no way a human could time it on their own.

On the old EM slots, before the variator was put in, people could time the pulls to get small wins regularly. This was not cheating.

The law against "pulling the handle in an unusual way" refers to a different trick. By pulling slow, then yanking fast at the right point in the pull, you could damage the mechanism, and get a win stuck. it would then win on every pull of the handle. That IS cheating.

Do you know of anyone who ever got in leagal trouble for handle-popping?

From what I understand even after they put the Variators in some would break and one could continue to rhythm play.

I know a guy who was around during this era and he was good at Rhythm play, he made good money.
He went on to AP Slots and VP very successfully.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Zaphod77
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May 21st, 2017 at 1:22:28 PM permalink
normal rhythm method was not illegal in any way, but you could be barred for it, just like counting cards, because casinos are allowed to bar for any reason.

the pull-down damages the machine. read about it in a how to cheat slots book. and i'm completely sure the law against pulling the handle in a non standard way has to be about that trick, since rhythm method was a normal pull.

of course APing video poker is not illegal in any way. and gives small enough of an edge and still requires hitting those royals that the casinos don't care. seeing someone win lest you think you can too.

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