HowMany
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August 2nd, 2014 at 8:53:03 AM permalink
Quote: yy888888

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.



I would give her the machine for the exact reason you described.

Except 'karma'.....there is no such thing.
Nareed
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August 2nd, 2014 at 10:29:36 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

You can't be playing a machine and not playing at the same time.



Quantum physics says you can.

Of course it depends on your mass and velocity, and on the scale of the slot machine relative to you.
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August 2nd, 2014 at 12:08:05 PM 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?



Its up to you. She could have "reserved" the machine with the customary chair tipping and/or a chat with the Floor Person who puts a reserved sign on it for about six or seven minutes. She might have been setting you up.... if you win, she shows up and says you won "her" money and therefore "owe" her some of your winnings. She might have been legit, she might just have been any number of things.

The rule is its your money and if you have some reason for wanting that machine, its yours. Reservations are through the casino personnel, not by individual arguments.
kdawg
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August 2nd, 2014 at 1:44:48 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Quantum physics says you can.

Of course it depends on your mass and velocity, and on the scale of the slot machine relative to you.



I believe you are referring to the superposition of when the reels are spinning after you pres the button. You are both not playing and playing at that point.

Quantum mechanics is fun to joke about 8)
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August 2nd, 2014 at 5:58:11 PM permalink
Quote: kdawg

I believe you are referring to the superposition of when the reels are spinning after you pres the button. You are both not playing and playing at that point.



No, you are playing. It's the results are a win and a loss at the same time. It happens in VP, too.

I'm referring to how a macroscopic object can display quantum properties. It needs to be very still and/or very light. Unless you can increase the Planck constant, that is.

Quote:

Quantum mechanics is fun to joke about 8)



The alternative is to go insane trying to understand it.
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August 2nd, 2014 at 6:06:09 PM permalink
I would definitely give the machine to her. The reason is the following:
If she had been winning, she would not leave the machine.
She went to get more money, which means she was losing.
So this machine is a cold machine, and likely a tight machine.
No reason to play it!
winning streaks come and go, losing streak never ends.
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August 2nd, 2014 at 6:31:36 PM permalink
Quote: pokerface

I would definitely give the machine to her. The reason is the following:
If she had been winning, she would not leave the machine.
She went to get more money, which means she was losing.
So this machine is a cold machine, and likely a tight machine.
No reason to play it!

I hope you are joking, if not, its shows complete ignorance.
♪♪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♪♪
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August 2nd, 2014 at 9:34:18 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I hope you are joking, if not, its shows complete ignorance.



Wait for the SBG crowd to chime in!

It's funny, over at slotfanatics forum some of them think they lose because of server based gaming and some evil proprietor up in the server booth stalking them personally around the casino and instantly "flipping the switch" as soon as they sit down. You know instead of realizing that you're simply losing $.10-.20 on every dollar you spin through no matter what.
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August 3rd, 2014 at 9:50:45 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.



I like to play certain VP machines, ie the ones with a better paytable than the bank next to them. So this past trip, a situation occurred where someone was just sitting at the good paytable VP machine I wanted to play at, clearly not playing. There are not a lot of machines with that particular paytable there. So I politely asked if I could play this machine, and they just as politely said "Sure" and found somewhere else to sit. There were dozens of other open chairs, BUT not any other good VP machines.

So, if it was her favorite machine, and I was just sitting there and not planning to play, I would have certainly have moved.

But, if I was going to play and just finishing up checking my phone for a text, then I would have stayed.
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August 3rd, 2014 at 12:25:57 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I hope you are joking, if not, its shows complete ignorance.



I didn't make it up. If you go to Barnes & Noble and find any books on "how to beat casino games", you can definitely find somewhere in the books talking about
cold cycles and hot cycles of slot machines. "Don't leave a hot machine" is always the No. 1 advice given.
winning streaks come and go, losing streak never ends.

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