Mosca
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February 23rd, 2010 at 8:39:25 PM permalink
I go with #2, the medium jackpot. I have no illusions about winning any of them, but to me the lotto sized wins are fantasy, and the small win is not enough to get my blood pumping; I don't believe I'll hit ANY of them, but in my head the $100000 will never hit, and the $2000 and $10000 feel about the same.

My biggest slot win was $4000, (last November, 3 5X pays on a $1 WoF). I also have a $3000 (spring of last year, a $1 "In the Money", 3 red 7s on pay line #3), an $1199 (the aforementioned $5 WoF), and several $1000 WoF hits, more than 5 but less than 10. As we are all well aware, it cost quite a bit of change to get those thrills.
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February 23rd, 2010 at 8:55:51 PM permalink
Quote: ahiromu

We have all seen the movies (The one that come to mind immediately are "What Happens in Vegas") where someone hits a ridiculous jackpot. I'm wondering (Yes I know the house edge is ridiculous on those machines) where I can find a machine that has a jackpot for like a couple million or something in Vegas. I'd like to give it a few spins, preferably something I can play without putting in a lot of money.


Megabucks. Minimum jackpot $10,000,000, and the list of casinos that don't have them is probably shorter than the list that do (at least in Vegas; it's a statewide progressive).
nyuhoosier
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February 24th, 2010 at 12:58:35 AM permalink
Agree completely. The problem with penny slots is that there's a bigger house edge and even if you win, you're not going to make any real money. With Megabucks, so much of the payouts go to the huge jackpot in LED lights that if you're not hitting big you're losing big. If I play slots -- which is rare -- I go for Wheel of Fortune or something like that.
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February 24th, 2010 at 1:30:09 AM permalink
I will play penny slots if I want somewhere to sit and kill time, have a cigarette, and get a drink. I know the house edge is higher, but if Im only putting $10 in to kill some time, the house edge difference doesnt bother me.

as for the original question - Id go for the big money. My first and last gambles in Vegas last time I went were $10 in the megabucks machines. Think Ill do the same. Mainly because $2000 bucks would change my vacation, $10000 would change my clothes, but $1000000+ would change my life, and i would do it for the same reason I play the lottery. Im not paying for the 14,000,000 to 1 chance to win. Im paying for the right to dream. The winning would be a nice consequnce, but its not why I but a ticket.
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pacomartin
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February 24th, 2010 at 4:42:46 PM permalink
In general I prefer smaller payments with a lower house edge.

Your hypothetical situation is that you get to choose your jackpot amount without any consequences on the house edge. Casinos use large jackpots as an excuse to take a larger percentage of the player's money. But I would go for a larger jackpot than I normally do considering that there is no edge. But not 1 million to 1. Even if the odds were in the players favor a million to one is still a long shot.

You realize that a million one dollar bills weighs 1000 kg which is the equivalent to 20 dumptrucks loaded with $1 bills. I know that there is no house edge so I can visualize my free odds as my $1 bill against these 20 dumptrucks. So even without a house edge the probability of me winning is infinitesimal. I can't wait for those kind of odds, so I would bet for a smaller jackpot.

The extreme seems to be the penny machines where you often win less than you bet. That kind of feedback is very popular, but it seems stupid to me.
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February 24th, 2010 at 5:16:20 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin


You realize that a million one dollar bills weighs 1000 kg which is the equivalent to 20 dumptrucks loaded with $1 bills. I know that there is no house edge so I can visualize my free odds as my $1 bill against these 20 dumptrucks.



I think I'm going to have to challenge you on that one. A US dollar bill is 6 1/8" x 2 9/16". It would take 10,000 packs of 100 $1 bills to make $1,000,000. I don't have a 100-bill stack over here, but I estimate they are 3/4" high. So that would be 6.125 x 2.5625 x 0.75 x 10,000 = 117714.8 cubic inches, or 68 cubic feet. I think that could easily fit in one dump truck.
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February 25th, 2010 at 9:19:42 AM permalink
Apparently a 1 dollar bill is supposed to be .000124 m +/- 7 um. So a 100 bills would be 1.24 cm thick or .488189 inches.

A million dollars would also weigh about a metric ton so you might be able to get it into a large cube van.

I think we had this discussion earlier on in the forum about fitting $1,000,000 in $100 bills into a briefcase.
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February 25th, 2010 at 9:22:06 AM permalink
I also prefer a low volatility game on slots or Video Poker with low jackpots. I like a 1,000 to 10,000 credit jackpot. I want to have at least a shot of winning something significant and anything beyond that seems that too much of the money would be locked up in the jackpot with too little payouts.

My favorite VP is Pick-em poker (full pay).
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February 25th, 2010 at 12:53:03 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I think I'm going to have to challenge you on that one. A US dollar bill is 6 1/8" x 2 9/16". It would take 10,000 packs of 100 $1 bills to make $1,000,000. I don't have a 100-bill stack over here, but I estimate they are 3/4" high. So that would be 6.125 x 2.5625 x 0.75 x 10,000 = 117714.8 cubic inches, or 68 cubic feet. I think that could easily fit in one dump truck.



Mea culpa. This is a lesson not to blog while drunk. I was thinking of a billion dollars.
A weight of 1000 kg is a metric ton which should be fit in a full size Ford F-150 pickup truck (I doubt that you could comfortably carry it in a smaller pick up truck at over 30 mph.

So my visualization is a one full size pick up truck full of banknotes against my dollar bill.
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February 25th, 2010 at 1:19:20 PM permalink
This was talked about here
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