jwblue
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August 1st, 2014 at 8:53:50 PM permalink
My last trip to Las Vegas this past week I decided to play a slot machine. I sat down and received a text message from someone and replied. About 30 seconds had passed by since I sat down.

A girl who I had never seen in my life walks up to me and asks if I am going to play. I said yes. She says that she was playing at that machine a few minutes ago and went to the ATM to get more cash so she could play again.

What should I have done?
yy888888
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August 1st, 2014 at 9:18:20 PM permalink
You don't owe her anything but usually when it comes to such things, I'd just let them have the machine anyway. Doing something "good" tends to make you feel better and that will affect your subsequent play positively. Likewise, if we let ourselves get into unnecessary arguments or ugly situations, somehow karma bites.
DJTeddyBear
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August 1st, 2014 at 9:20:36 PM permalink
She should have asked a floor person to save the machine for her. Yeah, they'll do that, for a few minutes.

You have no obligation to get up.
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August 1st, 2014 at 9:55:27 PM permalink
People lie to get machines. I would have told her tough luck. You can't be playing a machine and not playing at the same time. I won't violate someone's attempt to hold a machine, but won't care when they totally abandon them.
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AxelWolf
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August 2nd, 2014 at 1:26:05 AM permalink
Quote: jwblue

My last trip to Las Vegas this past week I decided to play a slot machine. I sat down and received a text message from someone and replied. About 30 seconds had passed by since I sat down.

A girl who I had never seen in my life walks up to me and asks if I am going to play. I said yes. She says that she was playing at that machine a few minutes ago and went to the ATM to get more cash so she could play again.

What should I have done?

Depends on what she looks like. If its a good number on an AP slot, tough luck.
♪♪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♪♪
tringlomane
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August 2nd, 2014 at 1:34:04 AM permalink
No obligation to get up, but I need a very logical reason to not forfeit the machine. If I am just playing slots to play them, then I have no reason to hold the seat.
chickenman
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August 2nd, 2014 at 5:57:23 AM permalink
Just pull the lever and win the jackpot she would have won :-)
bw
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August 2nd, 2014 at 6:12:48 AM permalink
Quote: chickenman

Just pull the lever and win the jackpot she would have won :-)



That would be great on the Lions Share machine at MGM
Ahigh
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August 2nd, 2014 at 6:20:57 AM permalink
If you prepare for this situation, what always works is to let that trigger you into a very long and detailed story about your 90 year old mother or grandmother who had you come to this machine to play her money for her because of the luck she had and how she is in the hospital right now and you're not sure how long she is going to make it but that this was her "dying wish" or whatever to have you play for her here. In general, just one-up any story about how they deserve to play the machine with an even more compelling story for why you deserve it more.

If they start to question about why money would matter to them, you can begin to get emotional. Use your creativity and imagination!

Of course me personally, I'm going to yield the machine in any circumstance and think to myself, "weirdo." But I imagine it would be more fun to one-up any weird that tries to claim a machine if you aren't worried about a negative reputation for tall tales and/or never going to see this person again.
jwblue
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August 2nd, 2014 at 7:40:02 AM permalink
Quote: Ahigh



Of course me personally, I'm going to yield the machine in any circumstance and think to myself, "weirdo."



I thought about this too.

It kind of makes me nervous when people make strange requests like this. What if I don't give up the machine. Is she going to follow me back to my car with her boyfriend and he is going to attack me?

I did not give up the machine but in the future in a similar situation I am going to. People in this world are crazy.

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