I hope you are joking, if not, its shows complete ignorance.
Axel is right. If she put all that money in it without hitting, it must be due. :)
Right next to the books that have proof of Big foot?Quote: pokerface
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.
If its in a book it must be true.
I can explain with logic and examples what I'm saying(can you?). You just seem to be repeating what some idiots wrote in a book.
I can think of a few rare examples that can support a hot streak situation but I know this is not a part of your theory.
Most machines have no such things as hot or cold cycles. Sure after the fact you might be able to say it was on a cold or hot streak. But what you are talking about is just nonsense as far a "hot cycle there is no real reason to believe its better to keep playing a machine because you think its on a hot streak. I believe there are far more reasons to believe just the opposite is true nowadays, but this would be only on particular machines.
Gambler's Fallacy - Hot Hand Fallacy
The gambler's fallacy is a deep-seated cognitive bias and therefore very difficult to eliminate. For the most part, educating individuals about the nature of randomness has not proven effective in reducing or eliminating any manifestation of the gambler's fallacy.
But, for the main topic of this thread, it doesn't matter to me if the reason for someone wanting that seat has some reasonably rational basis (to me) or is some stark raving nuts slot machine voodoo belief or just a preference for the pretty colors on the display, and is no different on the casino floor than elsewhere. If I'm not using it for the intended purpose then the thing to do is let them have it, or if I am about to play it then politely let them know that while refraining from extra little flourishes that involve the phrase "suck it." I haven't heard of any special informal slot rule making it different than what common sense and civility would tell you anywhere else.
But, you need to rub the juice of a cocktail olive on the bill acceptor slot to remind the machine that it is due. These gizmos can tend to be forgetful.
Now that, there, is funny. Thanks for the tip! Can it be from my usual glass of Virgin Mary with extra olives, or does it have to be from a Martini?
I am playing fast. Its a slot machine. Playing it like a slot tournament. Just hit spin over and over again.
Conscious of the line behind me.
Once on my last trip, I checked out the Lions Share machine several times seeing how long the line is and if anybody was on the machine.
Once I saw a group of 4 friends playing the machine and playing real slow milking the expereience.
For example, instead of hitting the spin button which automatically bets 3 dollars, were slowly hitting the 1 dollar bet button 3 slow times.
Each person would take a slow turn, sometimes hitting the spin button, sometimes hitting the dollar bet button 3 times.
I felt like saying something but instead walked away frustrated.
You just seem to be repeating what some idiots wrote in a book.
The people who wrote the book aren't idiots; they are scammers.
The people buying and believing the books, on the other hand...
What should I have done?
It would depend on how nicely she asked and the availability of similar machines. You're under no obligation but I generally favor being a nice person.
Somebody brought up Lion's Share, which is the only slot I'll play long periods of time. However, if I'm getting close to the indifferent point to leaving, and somebody else is waiting, then I'll get up and let them have it.
I haven't heard of any special informal slot rule making it different than what common sense and civility would tell you anywhere else.
Now there's a thought.
Groups of 5 to 8 people who stand in a circle and block half or more of the walkway bug me.