Puckerbutt
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February 18th, 2014 at 12:01:37 PM permalink
Can you think of any circumstances where you would actually pay someone to take over the slot machine they were currently playing?

Any potential legal/casino ramifications in doing so for either the buyer or seller?
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rdw4potus
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February 18th, 2014 at 12:08:47 PM permalink
sure. If there was a must-hit-by jackpot that was about to hit, I might try to buy a machine off of someone.
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MathExtremist
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February 18th, 2014 at 12:16:59 PM permalink
Or an accumulator bonus within 1 or 2 of hitting. Almost impossible to find these days, but it was a big deal in the late 1990s.
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rdw4potus
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February 18th, 2014 at 12:28:38 PM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

Or an accumulator bonus within 1 or 2 of hitting. Almost impossible to find these days, but it was a big deal in the late 1990s.



Good point! kind of making a comeback, too, with games like Aruze's Rich Life. That's on the floor of most places in the non-coastal south (as of September 2013).
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Puckerbutt
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February 18th, 2014 at 12:30:05 PM permalink
In this instance -

Great Tutankhamun's Mysteries - WMS " Must Hit By"

Minor - must hit by $50 - currently in the mid $30 range (resets at $25)
Major - must hit by $500 - currently at $495.67 (resets at $350)
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rdw4potus
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February 18th, 2014 at 12:33:14 PM permalink
that's definitely +EV. I guess that means it has value & could be bought. But I'm not sure I'd sell it for less than fair value (i.e. I'd value my time and cost variance at $0)
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February 18th, 2014 at 3:41:58 PM permalink
I never have and never asked anyone. There used to be people I knew who would make conditional deals based on winning within certain thresholds, but I tried not being involved. I got more than I gave and That.'s why. It's really sketchy territory where the asker risks a lot to sell. I'd probably be a maybe depending on the circumstances.
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February 19th, 2014 at 4:08:08 AM permalink
Quote: Puckerbutt

Can you think of any circumstances where you would actually pay someone to take over the slot machine they were currently playing?

Any potential legal/casino ramifications in doing so for either the buyer or seller?

Are you trying to buy or sell?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Puckerbutt
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February 19th, 2014 at 9:05:47 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Are you trying to buy or sell?

In the above instance - I was the buyer.

Details below:


$180.00 - amount paid to other player.
$360.00 - additional amount put into machine
$575.xx - final value of ticket (Major hit at 498.56)
$35.xx profit
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February 19th, 2014 at 4:42:44 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

Good point! kind of making a comeback, too, with games like Aruze's Rich Life. That's on the floor of most places in the non-coastal south (as of September 2013).



Just saw that for the first time yesterday. Interesting game. Didn't realize progress was saved when you quit.

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