Kentry
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November 24th, 2015 at 6:07:38 PM permalink
Slots myths.


Only play new slot games, as the Casino wants to get people addicted to them, so they make them ridiculously loose, and then in about 2 months, the Casino programs them to be tight.

The Casino makes the slots tight on Fridays, knowing that most people get paid on Fridays. Monday-Thursday slots are loose.

The Casino makes the slots tight when the Casino is crowded. They make them loose on less crowded times.

Playing with your player's card allows the slot/Casino to take track of your betting patterns and pay you accordingly(this one is kind of creepy). For example, they will pay you better when you play with .50 a spin versus $5 a spin.

Lottery myths.

It is always a good idea to buy scratch off Lottery tickets in packs of 12, as the odds of winning on a scratch off ticket is 1:12.

It is a good idea to only buy brand new scratch off tickets (first month is optimal)as the Lottery tends to put winning tickets in new games. Avoid ticket games that have been around for a year.

On draw games, play with close numbers. For example, if 8,20,25,30, and 36 came up yesterday, play 7,19,24, 29, and 35 today.

Play similar numbers in Cash 3 and Play 4. For example, if 3652 came up in Play 4, that means it is wise to play 365 in Cash 3, Box or straight very soon.

Play all 17 numbers in Lucky Money. You are guaranteed at least one winner.

These are myths, not to be taken as facts.
Zcore13
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November 24th, 2015 at 9:38:23 PM permalink
Quote: Kentry

Slots myths.


Only play new slot games, as the Casino wants to get people addicted to them, so they make them ridiculously loose, and then in about 2 months, the Casino programs them to be tight.

The Casino makes the slots tight on Fridays, knowing that most people get paid on Fridays. Monday-Thursday slots are loose.

The Casino makes the slots tight when the Casino is crowded. They make them loose on less crowded times.

Playing with your player's card allows the slot/Casino to take track of your betting patterns and pay you accordingly(this one is kind of creepy). For example, they will pay you better when you play with .50 a spin versus $5 a spin.

Lottery myths.

It is always a good idea to buy scratch off Lottery tickets in packs of 12, as the odds of winning on a scratch off ticket is 1:12.

It is a good idea to only buy brand new scratch off tickets (first month is optimal)as the Lottery tends to put winning tickets in new games. Avoid ticket games that have been around for a year.

On draw games, play with close numbers. For example, if 8,20,25,30, and 36 came up yesterday, play 7,19,24, 29, and 35 today.

Play similar numbers in Cash 3 and Play 4. For example, if 3652 came up in Play 4, that means it is wise to play 365 in Cash 3, Box or straight very soon.

Play all 17 numbers in Lucky Money. You are guaranteed at least one winner.

These are myths, not to be taken as facts.



I have one truth when it comes to the lottery. If you are going to play and want to not share the money with as many people if you do win, play at least one number over 31. A huge amount of people play birthdays, so you are more likely to share a jackpot if all your numbers are 31 or under.


ZCore13
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November 25th, 2015 at 2:10:34 AM permalink
No idea what the scratch tickets are that you're playing or where you were buying them, but the Florida scratch-offs are no worse than 1:4.something, and above $5, they're 1:3.something (ticket's chance of winning). It's listed on the back of each ticket for that particular game. With very few exceptions, the value of the ticket is at least the purchase price. They're issued in blocks of $300, so the $20's are in 15-blocks, the $10's are in 30's, etc.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
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November 25th, 2015 at 2:46:47 AM permalink
Quote: Kentry

Avoid ticket games that have been around for a year.



Around here, the lottery retailers all display a notice next to their scratchers about which games have already had all the top prizes claimed. The notice is updated daily (it prints out on the same machine that they print of pick-number lottery tickets).

Those would be good games to avoid.
May the cards fall in your favor.
Kentry
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November 25th, 2015 at 3:02:55 AM permalink
Beach Babs, I got that advice about the odds being 1:12 from some Lottery tips website. It's a Gambling Myth, so no need to have a fact attatched to it. ;)
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November 25th, 2015 at 7:19:13 AM permalink
Slots that can be seen by people walking by are looser than other slots - that way, passers-by see people winning and are more likely to play.

Slots are set to pay off their listed percentages within a fixed period of time/spins (i.e. if a machine is advertised as 95%, then it has to pay off, say, $9500 of every "block of $10,000" it takes in). Among other things, this would make it impossible to hit a jackpot, since that "block" would pay out more than 95%.

In MegaMillions or Powerball, play 1-2-3-4-5/6, since it is as likely as any other set of numbers and "nobody" plays 1-2-3-4-5/6, so you won't have to share the jackpot. (In fact, either Steve Jobs or Steve Wozniak appeared in an ad for California's Lotto and said that he played 1-2-3-4-5-6.)
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November 25th, 2015 at 8:22:25 AM permalink
The slots adjacent to the table games pits are notoriously tight. The casino doesn't want the table games players to be constantly annoyed by the sounds/lights that accompany slot jackpots.

However, just politely ask a slot attendant where the loose machines are. They know.

And finally, an oldie but a goodie...
The casinos pump extra oxygen into the floor so the patrons can stay awake and alert and at the tables longer!
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November 25th, 2015 at 8:29:42 AM permalink
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And finally, an oldie but a goodie...
The casinos pump extra oxygen into the floor so the patrons can stay awake and alert and at the tables longer!



I think I still partially believe this one..
Zcore13
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November 25th, 2015 at 8:50:30 AM permalink
Quote: RS

Quote: Joeman

And finally, an oldie but a goodie...
The casinos pump extra oxygen into the floor so the patrons can stay awake and alert and at the tables longer!



I think I still partially believe this one..



It's not true. Think about how big casinos are. Think about how tall the ceilings are.

How much oxygen would they have to pump in for it to make any difference? How much would that cost?

It's an urban legend. It has never happened.


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November 25th, 2015 at 9:27:09 AM permalink
Quote: Zcore13


It's not true. Think about how big casinos are. Think about how tall the ceilings are.

How much oxygen would they have to pump in for it to make any difference? How much would that cost?

It's an urban legend. It has never happened.


ZCore13



Although, many casinos are known to spike their drinks with Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO), causing a variety of effects in the patrons. We use it in our own facility unfortunately.
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