coilman
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August 20th, 2015 at 9:58:04 AM permalink
Spent some time walking around the floor at Caesars Windsor the other day and found it odd that about 75% of the machines on the floor are PENNY MACHINES.... yet Canada no longer has the penny as part of its currency.

The entire upstairs appears to be penny machines.... okay there may be a few two cent machines and the odd nickle machine(vp has nickles and dimes) but by far its the land of penny machines.

Downstairs you have the small HIGH LIMIT area where they might be 200 machines starting at $1 and working the way up. Have to look max bet on those $1 machines might max out at $3 a spin while those penny machines I think I saw $6 max spin.

If it wasnt for the VP machines on the first floor and Keno you would have very little in machines at quarters or above.

Casinos running on pennies...one spin at a time. I watched this lady in the BONUS round trying to decide which box to pick...minutes of thinking and thinking it over...match three on GOLD DAYS and you could win GRAND prize in the $9000 range, other one below it MAJOR usually $1500 -2000, minor jackpot around $50 or mini just above $20...of course almost nobody hits above the minor jackpot...so after she was done I checked the machine next to her for THE RULES on this bonus play and read it out loud to myself ( with her sitting right there) it states the player CAN NOT INFLUENCE the outcome of the bonus round..... guess that means there is no reason to sit there thinking which box should I try next I said just hit them fast as can be and see if you get the mini or minor jackpot

If only the players would read the rules the stress they could take off themselves trying to figure out which box next.


VP $1 progressive was sitting around $4900 with players playing JOB at 7/5 odds smh

only fella doing any good it seemed was this guy I had never seen before playing PICK EM at $5 coin ( $25 a spin) seemed every 20-30 minutes he was waiting on a $3000 hand pay

PENNY machines are king of the land in the country where THE PENNY is no more
ams288
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August 20th, 2015 at 11:05:13 AM permalink
I'll be there this weekend, but you can be sure I won't be wasting any money on their penny machines. Yikes.
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rsactuary
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August 20th, 2015 at 11:13:55 AM permalink
I sense an AP opportunity... so that means if you put $1 in and bet $0.01 ( yes, I realize lots of penny machines these days don't allow that option - but the original ones did), then cash out.. you could get your $1 back?
ams288
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August 20th, 2015 at 11:17:42 AM permalink
Quote: rsactuary

I sense an AP opportunity... so that means if you put $1 in and bet $0.01 ( yes, I realize lots of penny machines these days don't allow that option - but the original ones did), then cash out.. you could get your $1 back?



At their $5 semi-electronic BJ tables, the dealers don't have any half-dollars or quarters. So if you decide to color up $2.50, they give you $3.
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teddys
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August 20th, 2015 at 1:46:17 PM permalink
Quote: coilman


only fella doing any good it seemed was this guy I had never seen before playing PICK EM at $5 coin ( $25 a spin) seemed every 20-30 minutes he was waiting on a $3000 hand pay.

I used to play those machines when they had the good paytables at $1 and full points and comps. I think I went through a stretch of two months with no quads, and then all of sudden one day I hit quads like crazy, six or so. That game is nuts.

Also hit a $0.25 royal on PKM on the American side at MGM - $1500.
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coilman
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August 20th, 2015 at 5:20:08 PM permalink
Quote: rsactuary

I sense an AP opportunity... so that means if you put $1 in and bet $0.01 ( yes, I realize lots of penny machines these days don't allow that option - but the original ones did), then cash out.. you could get your $1 back?



Actually if you have a ticket that ends in 6cents you get the full nickle ( four cents more) you would be amazed at how people will not put their vouchers together in a machine to make one large one because they could be losing the 2 or 3 or 4 cents by spending 30 seconds of their life inserting and cashing each small voucher
MB
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August 21st, 2015 at 6:38:07 AM permalink
At Canadian stores, they will round to the closest nickel. So, if something costs $1.13, you actually need to pay $1.15 to buy it (with cash). Using credit/debit, it comes up "normally" as $1.13.

It seems like this casino always rounds up. If so, I agree this is an AP (strictly speaking). However, I would not use the word "opportunity" to describe this situation.
bobsims
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August 21st, 2015 at 8:53:01 AM permalink
Mohegan Sun has half cent and even quarter cent machines.
coilman
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August 21st, 2015 at 8:59:28 AM permalink
Now if they would only round up the exchange rate (was 27 cents on the dollar the other night)

http://blogs.windsorstar.com/news/welcome-back-more-u-s-tourists-visiting-windsor-thanks-to-weak-canadian-dollar
Ibeatyouraces
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August 21st, 2015 at 9:04:09 AM permalink
Quote: coilman

Now if they would only round up the exchange rate (was 27 cents on the dollar the other night)

http://blogs.windsorstar.com/news/welcome-back-more-u-s-tourists-visiting-windsor-thanks-to-weak-canadian-dollar


Still nowhere near where it was in the late 90's. $100 US got you $176 Canadian at one time then.
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