Mukke
Mukke
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September 15th, 2021 at 8:46:39 AM permalink
When did the rules in Washington change for Max bet on slot machines?

I many places I have seen references to allowing max bet of $5 on most slots, with tribal casinos being allowed up to 15% machines with a higher Max bet - up to $20.

But lately I've been seeing machines with much higher bets, including $100 bets. I couldn't find anything about this on the WA gambling commission website.

What am I missing?

For what it's worth, it's mindboggling to see people play $100 bets for hours on end...
MrV
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September 15th, 2021 at 10:06:04 AM permalink
I sometimes play in Washington and the highest bet denomination I've seen is twenty bucks, never one hundred.

No idea if they had a restriction in their compact with the state that limited the level to twenty dollars; could be they'refinally tapping an untapped market.
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FastEddie
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September 15th, 2021 at 10:29:29 AM permalink
Quote: Mukke

When did the rules in Washington change for Max bet on slot machines?

I many places I have seen references to allowing max bet of $5 on most slots, with tribal casinos being allowed up to 15% machines with a higher Max bet - up to $20.

But lately I've been seeing machines with much higher bets, including $100 bets. I couldn't find anything about this on the WA gambling commission website.

What am I missing?

For what it's worth, it's mindboggling to see people play $100 bets for hours on end...

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    I find it boring as hell
    That can afford to lose so much. Could care less
    Now a guy playing $10 9ball on a bar table with $5 in his pocket ? I will stick around to see what happens should he lose!
    Mukke
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    September 15th, 2021 at 10:39:38 AM permalink
    WA Gambling commission actually responded to my question:

    > Recent amendments to some compacts for Class III Tribal Lottery System terminals allow up to $30 wagers.
    > The $100 wagers are likely Class II machines under Jurisdiction of the Tribe & the National Indian Gaming Commission.

    TIL. I was not aware that Class II and Class III machines in WA was subject to different wager limits. I will have to take another look next time, but it does sound about right. Off the top of my head I do think the machines I saw with super high limits were in fact displaying a bingo board (Class II).

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