Nathan
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March 10th, 2017 at 5:21:08 AM permalink
How would you make the slots better for your core customers, the gamblers? People have said that the core customers are actually the casinos but the core customers are actually the gamblers. Like my childhood friend's older sister once wisely said,"The game cartridge is actually the most important part of the Nintendo. Without the cartridge, the Nintendo is just a useless box."

I would put a "privacy" cover around the slot so that the player will not have unwanted onlookers looking at his game as he plays his slot.The player puts a "Game in progress" sign on the outside for his privacy. That would have helped me out with the guy who was harrassing me as I played about two weeks ago.

I would get rid of the loud and flashing "Big winner" announcement for handpays or just other big wins. Possibly alerting low life thieves to players just minding their business is risky and dangerous.

I would make sure that every win is equal to the bet or higher than the bet. I have always hated the fact that a $1 bet gives you a .20 "win" at times. That is a .80 cent loss, not a win.

So, how would you make slots better for the gamblers if you were a slot manufacturer? :)
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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.
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March 10th, 2017 at 5:28:50 AM permalink
Quote: Nathan

How would you make the slots better for your core customers, the gamblers? People have said that the core customers are actually the casinos but the core customers are actually the gamblers. Like my childhood friend's older sister once wisely said,"The game cartridge is actually the most important part of the Nintendo. Without the cartridge, the Nintendo is just a useless box."

I would put a "privacy" cover around the slot so that the player will not have unwanted onlookers looking at his game as he plays his slot.The player puts a "Game in progress" sign on the outside for his privacy. That would have helped me out with the guy who was harrassing me as I played about two weeks ago.

I would get rid of the loud and flashing "Big winner" announcement for handpays or just other big wins. Possibly alerting low life thieves to players just minding their business is risky and dangerous.

I would make sure that every win is equal to the bet or higher than the bet. I have always hated the fact that a $1 bet gives you a .20 "win" at times. That is a .80 cent loss, not a win.

So, how would you make slots better for the gamblers if you were a slot manufacturer? :)
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Those might be 3 of the worst ideas I've ever heard of about slots. Well, at least the first two plus putting fur on a machine.

Any casino implanting your ideas would be closed in a matter of months.


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Nathan
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March 10th, 2017 at 5:33:55 AM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

Those might be 3 of the worst ideas I've ever heard of about slots. Well, at least the first two plus putting fur on a machine.

Any casino implanting your ideas would be closed in a matter of months.


ZCore13



The privacy cover isn't fur. It's an enclosure like sliding curtains.
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.
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March 10th, 2017 at 5:49:54 AM permalink
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I would make sure that every win is equal to the bet or higher than the bet. I have always hated the fact that a $1 bet gives you a .20 "win" at times. That is a .80 cent loss, not a win.



I would do the other way on this. I would make an "every pull wins" machine. Say you have to bet 20 credits at $.05 each to start but you win at least one credit every pull. I could see people loving the "must win" feature and it grinding them down.
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March 10th, 2017 at 5:58:53 AM permalink
I like the privacy curtain idea. But instead of a slot machine inside, how about a woman (or man) behind a glass that dances and gets naked for you?

Also, instead of flashing winner, slots should say degrading and demeaning things to you when you win. But they have to mix those in when you lose as well, or else the low life thieves will catch on.

Also, fur.
odiousgambit
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March 10th, 2017 at 6:03:48 AM permalink
yes, fur is the best idea so far

Nathan, I guess we have to admit it's less boring around here now
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DJTeddyBear
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March 10th, 2017 at 6:41:32 AM permalink
Interesting question.

A privacy curtain would never fly. Too big of a security / surveillance risk. If you really want that kind of privacy, play online from home.

Get rid of the flashing lights and noises? I get what you're saying, but what manager wants a quiet casino?

Make the minimum win equal to the amount risked? If you really want that, play single line machines. Partial wins is the key to addictive behavior on multi-line machines. Besides, to do what you're suggesting on a multi-line machine would make the math horribly complex.


I'd add the actual odds of each winning combination. Maybe even a house edge calculation table.


Regarding your Nintendo comment: The game title/cartridge/DVD/etc. is so much more important than the game console, the console is usually sold at a loss. Yep, the real profit is in the individual games.
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March 10th, 2017 at 6:56:42 AM permalink
I'm surprised no casinos have slut slots, i.e. ones with X-rated images / porntoon themes.
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FleaStiff
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March 10th, 2017 at 7:18:41 AM permalink
ANY way you slice it, it is the CASINO that buys the machine, not the parade of half-drunk players milling about in a casino.

A casino features "a buzz"... a Terribles features a very loud buzz (yeah, I know its got some other Sevens moniker now). A Venetian features a sedate buzz. Other casinos fall somewhere in between but it has to always be a festive, pleasant atmosphere particularly if the competion is right next door.

Privacy curtain? Yeah sure. Just tell surveillance you want someone to be able to put a monkey's paw up a machine's innards with ease and without interruption. It used to be that players who reported machine tinkerers to security would get rewards from the casino and the machine would be out of service immediately. Now the innards are electronic and the outards are hardened but surveillance still frowns on anyone ducking down and reaching towards plugs, wires or anything else. There will probably never be cocktail waitresses wearing burkas but there surely will NEVER be slot machines that wear burkas.

Gamble in absolute privacy. Sure, bring five hundred grand and the casino will accommodate you. Otherwise, take your chances with prowlers and hookers and lovely young ladies.
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March 10th, 2017 at 7:36:02 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff



A casino features "a buzz"... a Terribles features a very loud buzz (yeah, I know its got some other Sevens moniker now). A Venetian features a sedate buzz. Other casinos fall somewhere in between but it has to always be a festive, pleasant atmosphere particularly if the competion is right next door.



Yes, indeed.

When slot mfrs. went from coin to TITO, the once common, "exciting" sound of coins dropping into the tray after a win went AWOL.

They had to do something to replace it, so they invented tones and fake coin drop sounds.

Whatever it takes to keep folks stimulated and plopped in that chair.
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