petro
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October 28th, 2014 at 5:55:19 AM permalink
Iíve been learning about how to play in B&M casinos recently and Iíve been playing slots at 1c/spin.

A few notes;

Variance is through the roof. Sometimes it takes ~200 spins before you get a single win.
Going 50-100 spins without a single win is common.

The wins that you do get are huge in relation to your bet. (x100, x1,000)

I get people who come up to me and say that Iím playing wrong. They say that Iím not going to win anything by playing 1c/spin. (Expect this to happen if you try it.)

If there are no positive games in the casino playing slots is; probably the safest (in terms of swings) and the most cost effective choice to pass time without being kicked out.

Itís hard to put a dollar value on how much you can expect to lose per hour at 1c/spin but I have lasted for about 2 hours on $4 before when I was waiting for lucky machine draws. I was pausing for a few seconds between spins and going on lots of breaks. There are lots of strategies to waste time and lose less.
bw
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October 28th, 2014 at 8:18:21 AM permalink
Is the point of this to get free drinks when playing or what?
kenarman
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October 28th, 2014 at 8:19:53 AM permalink
Or you could sit and watch paint dry. It would drive me crazy.
Be careful when you follow the masses, the M is sometimes silent.
petro
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October 28th, 2014 at 8:20:20 AM permalink
There could be a multitude of reasons to play 1c/spin.
Once I missed my bus and the best thing to do was to wait at the casino.
1BB
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October 28th, 2014 at 8:29:33 AM permalink
Quote: petro

Iíve been learning about how to play in B&M casinos recently and Iíve been playing slots at 1c/spin.

A few notes;

Variance is through the roof. Sometimes it takes ~200 spins before you get a single win.
Going 50-100 spins without a single win is common.

The wins that you do get are huge in relation to your bet. (x100, x1,000)

I get people who come up to me and say that Iím playing wrong. They say that Iím not going to win anything by playing 1c/spin. (Expect this to happen if you try it.)

If there are no positive games in the casino playing slots is; probably the safest (in terms of swings) and the most cost effective choice to pass time without being kicked out.

Itís hard to put a dollar value on how much you can expect to lose per hour at 1c/spin but I have lasted for about 2 hours on $4 before when I was waiting for lucky machine draws. I was pausing for a few seconds between spins and going on lots of breaks. There are lots of strategies to waste time and lose less.



Doesn't it warm your heart that others are concerned enough to take time out to give you advice? Why aren't they taking their own advice? Oh yeah, they already lost using it.

How many hours/weeks/months would it take to earn a buffet at 1c a spin?
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
Mosca
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October 28th, 2014 at 9:06:58 AM permalink
A lot of those are 25, 30, even 50 lines. It would drive me crazy to see a big hit on an unplayed line.
NO KILL I
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October 28th, 2014 at 9:45:33 AM permalink
Quote: Mosca

A lot of those are 25, 30, even 50 lines. It would drive me crazy to see a big hit on an unplayed line.



Isn't there some thinking that the big hit wouldn't have happened due the the difference of a millisecond or so that it would have taken to press a different button thus allowing more or less combinations from the random number generator to cycle through?
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
petro
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October 28th, 2014 at 9:56:02 AM permalink
Quote: Mosca

A lot of those are 25, 30, even 50 lines. It would drive me crazy to see a big hit on an unplayed line.


I've seen it happen so many times it doesn't affect me any more.

Quote: 1BB

Isn't there some thinking that the big hit wouldn't have happened due the the difference of a millisecond or so that it would have taken to press a different button thus allowing more or less combinations from the random number generator to cycle through?


Yes, that's right.
Mosca
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October 28th, 2014 at 9:56:48 AM permalink
Quote: 1BB

Isn't there some thinking that the big hit wouldn't have happened due the the difference of a millisecond or so that it would have taken to press a different button thus allowing more or less combinations from the random number generator to cycle through?



Could be. But I can't deny my humanity, I would flip if I saw a jackpot on an unplayed line. The fact that it is an illusion (because I never bet that line) is immaterial. If I play slots, I have to play all lines and max bet, or not play them. Theyre frustrating enough, without having them taunt me as well.

You know those Wheel of Fortune games, if you bet less than max bet and get the SPIN you get like 10 units. That would torque me to no end. The only reason to play slots is to get a big win; all little wins are plowed back in pursuit of the Big Win.
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October 28th, 2014 at 10:39:10 AM permalink
You can win just as much playing a penny as betting anything else on a penny machine. In fact, I've met some people who made good livings betting a penny on the right progressives.
In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is the care taker.

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