Nathan
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June 18th, 2017 at 7:05:53 AM permalink
In my convenience store, they have a slot machine game that gives NO cash. I see people willingly playing this slot and it says,"For entertainment only." Really? You put your REAL money to play to win FAKE money! Why not just go to an actual land based casino and play for a chance to win REAL money? Or at least download FREE slot apps? Would both be miles better than putting REAL money to win FAKE money you cannot even use in the real world!
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June 18th, 2017 at 8:22:13 AM permalink
Here we go again!
odiousgambit
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June 18th, 2017 at 10:47:23 AM permalink
Quote: Nathan

In my convenience store, they have a slot machine game that gives NO cash. I see people willingly playing this slot and it says,"For entertainment only." Really?



Nathan, this is usually an illegal game, at least in my experience I can say I knew of places that had that sign up yet in fact the machine would pay off on the QT [possibly not to someone unknown to the joint]. It would explain what you saw.
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June 18th, 2017 at 2:59:21 PM permalink
Quote: Nathan

In my convenience store, they have a slot machine game that gives NO cash. I see people willingly playing this slot and it says,"For entertainment only." Really? You put your REAL money to play to win FAKE money! Why not just go to an actual land based casino and play for a chance to win REAL money? Or at least download FREE slot apps? Would both be miles better than putting REAL money to win FAKE money you cannot even use in the real world!


I can think of two possible explanations.

One - it's not unheard of. Back in the early 1980s, I saw a video game in a hotel lobby called "Hit Me"; for 25c, all it did was play four hands of video blackjack "for points." There was another game in the early 1990s called just "Games" (or maybe "Games US") that gave you a choice of games, including trivia, "reflex tester" (the machine has five buttons; one would light up, and it determined how long it took you to press it), and casino games like slot machines and VP. The object was to get to the top of the "leader board."

Two - the machine works like "bingo pinball"; if you know who to ask, you can have somebody buy back the credits for cash.
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July 15th, 2019 at 4:18:55 PM permalink
The terrible RTP is by design. The UK is (surprisingly) strong on legislation. An RTP of 70% means that the game is horrible to play. You literally feel like you are pouring money down the drain. As a consequence, practically no one plays them. So no one gets addicted. Which of course is the goal of the legislation. And more recently the UK again legislated in favour of social responsibility and cut the max bet on bookmaker gaming terminals (similar to casino slots) from 100 GBP to 2 GBP. The minister responsible referred to the terminals as a 'social blight'.
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July 15th, 2019 at 10:54:27 PM permalink
I remember a few slot machines (at an Indian casino 25 years ago) where they seemed to pay out 66% when I played. I thought the minimum was supposed to be 86%, but maybe that's only after you hit a few big ones. Old slots had to be opened occasionally and the slot tech would write down numbers of coin-in & coin-out & free plays, etc. They would usually average to around 86%. The number one complaint I hear from slot players is that "the machines were so loose when they put them in here, a month later they tightened them down so hard nobody can win."
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November 4th, 2019 at 7:30:48 AM permalink
At MGM Detroit one time a tech had the newer version of The Walking Dead open and I could see the RTP was 79%. I was shocked they could go that low.
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November 4th, 2019 at 10:03:34 AM permalink
Quote: garyt1957

At MGM Detroit one time a tech had the newer version of The Walking Dead open and I could see the RTP was 79%. I was shocked they could go that low.

Was that number was the machine was currently holding or was it set to that? Newer version suggests it wasn't on the floor long . IIRC there's some bigger hits and even state wide progressives so it's off about 6% perhaps not enough spins to average out.
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November 4th, 2019 at 10:26:59 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Was that number was the machine was currently holding or was it set to that? Newer version suggests it wasn't on the floor long . IIRC there's some bigger hits and even state wide progressives so it's off about 6% perhaps not enough spins to average out.

Are you saying it's "due"?
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November 4th, 2019 at 12:22:09 PM permalink
Never seen worst RTP

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