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DRich
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January 9th, 2013 at 10:40:33 AM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

Has it been relegated to just hand pays since they converted to TITO? This also would cause people to lose interest in playing it. It might be slow, but there were originally only 4 units, and now there is only 1. Is there any non-network slot jackpot that is over $1M anywhere else in the world?



You are correct. The machine is an IGT S+ model and it doesn't support TITO. I don't know why they are only supporting handpays. Their Sigma Derby games still support coins so I don't know why they wouldn't for the Lion's Share machine.
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tringlomane
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January 9th, 2013 at 10:54:46 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

You are correct. The machine is an IGT S+ model and it doesn't support TITO. I don't know why they are only supporting handpays. Their Sigma Derby games still support coins so I don't know why they wouldn't for the Lion's Share machine.



My guess is that Derby uses US quarters, but Lion's Share used MGM Grand dollar tokens? It's likely the only machine left that would accept them.
1arrowheaddr
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January 9th, 2013 at 10:58:51 AM permalink
The reason the payout is by attendant is so the cage doesn't have to handle the dollar tokens anymore. It's much easier to hand pay one machine than to keep tokens and the equipment, not to mention people who would bring in old tokens to redeem.
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January 9th, 2013 at 12:10:22 PM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

Has it been relegated to just hand pays since they converted to TITO? This also would cause people to lose interest in playing it. It might be slow, but there were originally only 4 units, and now there is only 1. Is there any non-network slot jackpot that is over $1M anywhere else in the world?



someone in this thread (Mission?) said they started the jackpot at $1M.
where did they get that $1M from? i guess the probability to hit the jackpot is greater than the casino making $1M to at least break-even??
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January 9th, 2013 at 12:14:00 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

You are correct. The machine is an IGT S+ model and it doesn't support TITO. I don't know why they are only supporting handpays. Their Sigma Derby games still support coins so I don't know why they wouldn't for the Lion's Share machine.



wait.. handpay for ALL payouts, and not for ones that require a W2-G?

oh yuck. i can see why people wont play it.
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January 9th, 2013 at 12:42:47 PM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

someone in this thread (Mission?) said they started the jackpot at $1M.
where did they get that $1M from?



From their previous profits. If the machine truly has 256 reels and 1 jackpot combination and the meter rise is 1% of the total wager (3 cents a spin), the seed money is worth 333,333.33/256^3 = 0.01986821492513 of the machines return (the fact thats about 2% makes me think it might be 256^3 combos). Meter rise is another 1% of the return. And if line pays are 93%, then the machine would return ~96% to the player overall per spin. It will take the machine 16,777,216 $3 spins on average to give away the jackpot, so the house would expect to earn 16,777,216*$3*0.04 ~ $2.013M during that cycle, easily making up for the initial $1M seed. The average progressive given a 1% rise would be $1.503M.
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January 9th, 2013 at 12:46:59 PM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

wait.. handpay for ALL payouts, and not for ones that require a W2-G?

oh yuck. i can see why people wont play it.



Correct. I had to wait for a handpay of $211. During that time I got hit up by a bum asking for money to help his woman who was having "feminine issues."
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bigfoot66
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January 9th, 2013 at 1:16:37 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

LOL

I didn't even know that! I can't believe they quoted me.

See, I sent them an E-Mail, but I never actually got a response to the E-Mail, so I just figured that nobody really cared about the rumor anymore.

Thanks, BigFoot66!



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January 9th, 2013 at 1:26:17 PM permalink
I wonder if we could do this a WoVCon ]I[.something activity...

Is anyone interested?
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May 21st, 2013 at 7:39:44 PM permalink
I plan on playing.
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