Blue Wilds starts at 5 gems
Purple Minor does not exist in online version
Green Major starts at 40 gems
Yellow Mega starts at 88 gems
Scarab starts after game #1 with no scarab frames locked in place. Scarab is +EV if you start after game #10 and the game has been configured with a typical online 96%+ RTP. Scarab Link starts at game #3 of 10 payed. I don't know much about the game.
Magic of the Nile starts with no gems in any tower. This is really bad. The average during play should be around three.
Most progressive games start at totally unplayable meter numbers. In some cases, you are playing with all jackpots at reset. The RTP in that state is certainly going to be awful.
Hexbreak3r starts with three symbols in the center column. The RTP is 94.2% and the actual RTP with the center column at 3 would generally be soul crushing. However, the # of ways is set to 3150 (5,7,3,5,6). I pay little attention to Hex3, but I assume this was determined by IGT to be a safe starting state. Does anyone have SWAG at the neutral # of ways?
Any other games I should be looking at for persistent state? I would prefer games that very quick cycles like Ocean Magic or modest cycles like Magic of the Nile. The Hex3 center column has a very long cycle.
Yes, the game state is saved for the particular player and total bet. If you built three stacks of two gems on Magic of the Nile, it is much more fair if those stacks are not able to be vultured by other players after you left the game. This makes these games much more attractive to casual players versus B&M games where they always seem to be starting with less than three gems. Also, you cannot change to a higher denomination and take the gems with you. Every denomination keeps track of its own state.Quote: rxwine
Does an online casino have the option of presenting the same game with different starting points depending on who’s playing?
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Every first time player sees the same 'last game result'. If you have paid attention, you might know that most VP games come out of the factory with the same losing hand on every game on every denomination.
Since it is not possible to vulture any starting game anymore, this would seem unnecessary. When they found out about the OM game problem, OM changed for everyone or disappeared for everyone. I never saw OM online.Quote: rxwine
Thanks, but what I was wondering is, if a particular player logs in, might the game change the starting feature depending on if they detect a player vulturing bonuses on a regular basis as opposed to a player more “generous” to the casino’s bottom line.
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They could give casual players a better starting state, I suppose. But the casual player would not know this unless they advertised the fact that some players were getting a better deal. This seems like it would be problematic with regulators. They are able to sweeten the pot for certain promoted games by making them eligible for bonuses. This is clearly allowed by the regs and they do flood my inbox with mail with point multipliers, loss rebates, or leaderboards only good on the promoted games. The casual players understand this advertising but may not know that the starting state of a game is especially good.
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The casino is not going to be able to or want to waste their time changing the set up of games cause they think someone is trying to take advantage of the starting status. It’s probably illegal as well. Every game and every denom starts a certain way for each user and that status is saved after each spin. So if a progressive starts at $10 and the user spins it and it goes to $10.01, if he comes back a month later it will still be $10.01. Ultimate X is now on many sites. It just saves every denom and game after each spin just like the way a machine would in the casino.
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I wasn’t sure online casinos have unified regulations now. Also I expect such a system change would be built in an algorithm that would trigger as soon as a player logs in. So, it would occur without extra work of any kind.
I know player cards automatically add points according to different status — so like that, but for online logins.
Casinos cannot blindly trust all their IT people, period. They have to keep things as simple as possible to prevent inside jobs.
Casinos cannot trust blindly their IT people, period. They have to keep things as simple as possible to prevent inside jobs.
You might be surprised. As one who worked with I.T. for Vegas casinos for nearly 30 years, nothing would surprise me.