FleaStiff
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January 31st, 2018 at 4:46:28 AM permalink
Did Diamond Jo in Iowa over react? A man punched a slot machine and was arrested for causing over two thousand dollars in damages.

NOTE: Are all Boyd Casinos offering FOURTEEN times points on Valentine's Day or only Diamond Jo's?
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January 31st, 2018 at 4:58:36 AM permalink
He vandalized their machine. Screw that guy. Obviously his addiction wasnt worth looking the other way any longer.

14X points on slots in Tunica too, but excludes VP. It's not 14X at Blue Chip in Indiana.
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January 31st, 2018 at 5:29:34 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Did Diamond Jo in Iowa over react? A man punched a slot machine and was arrested for causing over two thousand dollars in damages.

NOTE: Are all Boyd Casinos offering FOURTEEN times points on Valentine's Day or only Diamond Jo's?

Depends on the damage, whether the machine is otherwise Somehow defective and the age of the machine. Some degree of punching should be accounted for in the design of the machine, depending on the strength of the punch, but not if a person is wearing a ring. I just don't want to say it is always 100% on a patron, sometimes it could just be the straw that breaks the camel's back. Really don't know.any particulars, so can't blanket.
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January 31st, 2018 at 6:12:30 AM permalink
I was more thinking along the lines of 'we are sorry you allowed yourself to become overly emotional at your losses but since you did cause damage to our equipment and disrupt our operations, we would like you to sign this confession of judgment so as to avoid being arrested and getting a criminal record,

Also:

Did anyone find out about that fourteen points on valentine's day??
If all Boyd casinos have it that might be of interest to a good many members here.
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January 31st, 2018 at 6:36:02 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff



Also:

Did anyone find out about that fourteen points on valentine's day??
If all Boyd casinos have it that might be of interest to a good many members here.



No. President's Day 11X slot/6X VP multiplier in Vegas.
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January 31st, 2018 at 6:50:36 AM permalink
I do a lot of work with taverns that have slot machines. It is very common for a patron to hit the slot machines and break the screen. Generally the patron is told to pay for it or it will be turned over to authorities.
At my age, a "Life In Prison" sentence is not much of a deterrent.
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January 31st, 2018 at 7:02:38 AM permalink
I think that is a much more enlightened policy than Boyd seems to have.
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January 31st, 2018 at 7:38:43 AM permalink
So it's essentially extortion? Pay us an arbitrary price for a used part now or try the legal system? Guess that's the program at a lot of casinos. Kind of scares me if you hit the screen too hard they'll point the finger and ban you Nationwide.
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January 31st, 2018 at 7:57:07 AM permalink
Back when machines all had belly glass, friend smashed it by tapping it, left and never had to pay. It might have already been broken for all.he knew.
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January 31st, 2018 at 8:24:57 AM permalink
There are a bunch of videos on YouTube of people busting slot machines. The funniest one is the guy who comes back with an axe!
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
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February 2nd, 2018 at 1:56:42 PM permalink
Criminal charges dropped after damages were paid in full.

Good move for the casino.
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February 2nd, 2018 at 4:57:25 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

There are a bunch of videos on YouTube of people busting slot machines. The funniest one is the guy who comes back with an axe!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWFCoSe-tDc

I'm not sure which part I like more-- that he just walks out so nonchalantly after, or that he uses the back (non-bladed side of the head) to bash them.
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February 2nd, 2018 at 5:07:07 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

There are a bunch of videos on YouTube of people busting slot machines. The funniest one is the guy who comes back with an axe!



I've read that a guy who already lost like $10,000 went back the very next day with $6,000 with his intent of winning that lost $10,000 back. He lost that $6,000 too and was furious that he lost $16,000 in just two days. He went into his car, took out a gun and shot the slot machine and was promptly arrested on charges of machine damage and reckless discharge of a firearm.
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February 3rd, 2018 at 12:57:53 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

So it's essentially extortion? Pay us an arbitrary price for a used part now or try the legal system? Guess that's the program at a lot of casinos. Kind of scares me if you hit the screen too hard they'll point the finger and ban you Nationwide.


I haven't read the article or seen what's up. But on the other hand, there really isn't a good reason to hit a machine, at least enough to cause damage. Tap, slap, rub, etc. whatever none of that should break the machine. If I were the casino, I'd want a form of recourse to get repaid for someone breaking a machine unnecessarily.


Boyd owns Diamond Jo's now? In Iowa? Isn't that joint in Missouri, a few minutes from KCMO?
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February 3rd, 2018 at 4:26:38 AM permalink
Diamond Jo is at 777 Diamond Jo Lane in the city of Northwood in Worth County, Iowa,. It is both owned and operated by Boyd Gaming.
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February 4th, 2018 at 5:12:01 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

So it's essentially extortion? Pay us an arbitrary price for a used part now or try the legal system? Guess that's the program at a lot of casinos. Kind of scares me if you hit the screen too hard they'll point the finger and ban you Nationwide.



If you go to any business and smash up their equipment, you can expect to be told the same thing. The right answer here is not to punch a slot machine, and if slots make you angry enough you don't feel like you can help it, then something worse is wrong and you probably need to quit playing slots.
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February 4th, 2018 at 6:08:09 PM permalink
Quote: Zekka

If you go to any business and smash up their equipment, you can expect to be told the same thing. The right answer here is not to punch a slot machine, and if slots make you angry enough you don't feel like you can help it, then something worse is wrong and you probably need to quit playing slots.

There is a reasonable degree of punching and hitting that is ok, machines have to be designed to take some abuse. You can hit a machine without necessarily having a problem.
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February 4th, 2018 at 6:47:26 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

There is a reasonable degree of punching and hitting that is ok, machines have to be designed to take some abuse. You can hit a machine without necessarily having a problem.



I saw a woman punching a slot machine after she lost angrily screaming,"B...B....!" But as far as I knew the machine looked fine and she wasn't charged for damages to the machine.
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