Mission146
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August 18th, 2012 at 8:02:36 PM permalink
Quote: FarFromVegas

Here is the WMS page I mentioned. Video #4 has me considering playing a game with a $4.80 max bet, which I normally wouldn't do with a penny slot.



I don't know if an extremely unlikely hit is worth going outside of your normal betting parameters. Assuming the EV of the Max Bet is the same on that machine as many others, you'll simply lose your money faster, in all liklihood. If time-at-machine is a non-consideration to you, however, go for it!
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FarFromVegas
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August 18th, 2012 at 8:11:13 PM permalink
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Quote: FarFromVegas

Here is the WMS page I mentioned. Video #4 has me considering playing a game with a $4.80 max bet, which I normally wouldn't do with a penny slot.



I don't know if an extremely unlikely hit is worth going outside of your normal betting parameters. Assuming the EV of the Max Bet is the same on that machine as many others, you'll simply lose your money faster, in all liklihood. If time-at-machine is a non-consideration to you, however, go for it!



I know--but the familiarity with the machine might make me play MORE, rather than LESS as you had feared. Logically, I see 5 buck bet on a penny slot and walk away. But emotionally, I can now connect that machine with an $11,000+ payout and project that happening to me. I think putting the machines online is a plus and not a minus.
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tsmith
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August 18th, 2012 at 8:11:57 PM permalink
WOW! What a win! Why can't I do that?

To answer the question about how playing online affects my real-life play ... I don't go to casinos any more frequently, but when I do go I end up spending more money on the games I've played at home and tend to do less experimenting with other games.

It's funny, tho, because when I get back home I usually don't want to play any games at all for a couple of days. I'll log on to collect my daily ration of credits but then log right back off.
Mission146
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August 18th, 2012 at 8:28:56 PM permalink
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While casinos discourage you from filming slot machines, WMS has a collection of those slot bonus films collected on their YouTube channel. They will leave a comment congratulating the poster on their win. I suppose it's free advertising for them, along the lines of; "See? You CAN win big on our games!"

I don't change my gambling budget much, but I do tend to concentrate my slot money on those slots that I've tried first online, or have seen a video of how the bonus works. It gives me a better feel for the machine's volatility. I also play the free table games at Bovada for the same reason. I can bring a realistic bankroll.



It is excellent advertising. In a game of negative ER, big winners are just as important to a casino (and-by extension-slots manufacturer) as people who lose. If absolutely nobody won, then nobody would gamble, of course.

The second paragraph interests me. I wonder if most people feel that way, perhaps there is some value in offering the games for free on-line. You should check out some of the videos on YouTube for the QuickHits games.

Here's one for a little over 23x the bet, which is pretty average:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqsd9zwOsrg

Here's one for 108.67x the bet, which is pretty good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUt3275MaCU

I couldn't find any Handpays deriving from Free Games, I'm afraid. That's how my 4k hit went, I found jackpots, but they were all off of one spin.
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August 19th, 2012 at 8:58:10 AM permalink
All these videos with $11k hits and 108x wins and multiple bonus re-triggers and such was too much for me to take so I just made my reservation for next Monday :)
FarFromVegas
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August 19th, 2012 at 10:34:15 AM permalink
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All these videos with $11k hits and 108x wins and multiple bonus re-triggers and such was too much for me to take so I just made my reservation for next Monday :)



Sorry to have sucked you in! I rarely get to visit casinos, so it's relatively safe for me to watch those. This year, I got to visit Atlantic City for the first time in two years, and I'll be in Vegas next month for the first time in 20 months. We have a place in Scottsdale so I'm near those casinos a few times a year, but I have four kids and my neighbor who is my partner in crime out there works nights during the week, so I'll get maybe one weekend visit with her.
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August 19th, 2012 at 11:30:38 AM permalink
I like to try and get to Tunica at least once a month so it was getting to be about time for me to be going back anyway. I just used those videos as an excuse :)
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September 2nd, 2012 at 12:26:44 PM permalink
Mrs corralled me into going to Mohegan Pocono for the brunch buffet, she had a pair of free coupons. I hit one of these games for $365, on a $1.50 bet. It had pirates on it. I had it set on medium. I got the free spin feature and got nothing, then on the next to last spin it hit for more free spins, and nothing again, and on the next to last spin it hit MORE free spins, and then I got a whole shitload of skulls all over the place and two 3X squares. I still don't really like them all that much, but it was fun to win.
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FarFromVegas
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September 2nd, 2012 at 12:41:47 PM permalink
I honestly need to get to Vegas more often, because with all the games I want to try this trip I estimate I'll need a bankroll about the size of my son's tuition payment at this point. Not gonna happen.

Oh, well. I'll just hope to have fun at the ones I get to!
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FarFromVegas
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September 2nd, 2012 at 12:50:43 PM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Mrs corralled me into going to Mohegan Pocono for the brunch buffet, she had a pair of free coupons. I hit one of these games for $365, on a $1.50 bet. It had pirates on it. I had it set on medium. I got the free spin feature and got nothing, then on the next to last spin it hit for more free spins, and nothing again, and on the next to last spin it hit MORE free spins, and then I got a whole shitload of skulls all over the place and two 3X squares. I still don't really like them all that much, but it was fun to win.



Sounds like Captain Cutthroat, now that I looked around. Lots of free spins with tiny payouts. You hit a good one for that game!
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