Blonde4ever
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April 18th, 2017 at 12:20:33 PM permalink
First Skill-Based Slot Machines in Las Vegas Debut, Here’s the Low-Down

"Skill-based slot machines, the subject of much buzz and speculation over the last couple of years, have officially arrived in a Las Vegas casino."

From Vital Vegas
https://vitalvegas.com/first-skill-based-slot-machines-las-vegas/
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DeMango
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April 18th, 2017 at 4:04:58 PM permalink
Skip the article, read the comments! They (Millennials) get it!
vitalvegas
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April 18th, 2017 at 4:59:18 PM permalink
Read both! Articles are hard. ")
onenickelmiracle
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April 18th, 2017 at 11:14:11 PM permalink
Everything I've always been saying.
Looks like sh!t just got imaginary!
100xOdds
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April 19th, 2017 at 8:16:43 AM permalink
Quote: Blonde4ever

First Skill-Based Slot Machines in Las Vegas Debut, Here’s the Low-Down

"Skill-based slot machines, the subject of much buzz and speculation over the last couple of years, have officially arrived in a Las Vegas casino."

From Vital Vegas
https://vitalvegas.com/first-skill-based-slot-machines-las-vegas/


It should be noted the machines currently won’t take loyalty club cards, in case you’re into that kind of thing.

Here’s how they work.

Gamblit Poker is a variation of (wait for it) poker. Players “grab” cards from a common pool of cards, building a hand of five cards. The player with the best hand wins the jackpot, the amount of which is determined by the machine.

Cannonbeard’s Treasure is a variation of blackjack. Players, again, grab cards from a pool of cards. The cards are added up, and the player whose card total is closest to the target number (without going over) wins the pot.


25% house edge!
For example, we saw a couple sit down to play Gamblit Poker. They each bet $5, for a total contribution of $10. The jackpot was $7.50. They had fun playing, but the next pot was the same, ditto the one after that. It didn’t take the couple long to realize they were getting dinged a $2.50 “rake” with each passing hand.
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darkoz
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April 19th, 2017 at 9:26:43 AM permalink
Heres the scariest part of the article

It says there will always be an attendant watching the game because pro players might use tactics to win from novices.

Huh?

So anyone who manages to skilfully win will be labeled an AP? Only novices will be allowed to play at (laughable) skill games?

Gamblit Poker. Worlds first Poker game where pro players going up against ploppies not allowed
Ayecarumba
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April 19th, 2017 at 9:43:01 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Heres the scariest part of the article

It says there will always be an attendant watching the game because pro players might use tactics to win from novices.

Huh?

So anyone who manages to skilfully win will be labeled an AP? Only novices will be allowed to play at (laughable) skill games?

Gamblit Poker. Worlds first Poker game where pro players going up against ploppies not allowed



I wonder what the "rules of engagement" are if the attendant notes someone consistently winning or "bullying"? Will they drag them out of the casino kicking and screaming? Maybe the machine can be programmed to go into "threatened" mode and handicap the skilled player to even the playing field.
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kmumf
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April 19th, 2017 at 10:31:09 AM permalink
What a joke why bother making it a skill based game when they don't want skilled players ?
ThenWhatHappens
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April 19th, 2017 at 11:18:36 AM permalink
I cannot see the casinos paying for an attendant, they make the rake either way, and I don't think a pro is going to sit very long if no one is willing to play with them. I can believe a table of friends might let one player win a couple of hands to replenish their bank. As foolish as we know that to be.

The article mentions that millennials are smarter than previous generations when it comes to gaming. I would suggest that most players today are more knowledgeable across all generations.

"They [millennials] want value for their entertainment dollar." I think the difference in generations is what each perceives as value, an attribute that may have more to do with one's age than their generation. I'm not sure if it is a good or bad business model to cater to a demographic that grew up spending real money on digital livestock.
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rsactuary
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April 19th, 2017 at 11:43:22 AM permalink
No Pro is going to be so good as to overcome a 25% rake.

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