IIRC it was DRICH who said to go for the free games. His posts are reliable, my memory not so much.
Yeah, that's what he said, but I forgot in what thread he said it in. I would like to know where he got that info. Did he sneak-a-peek at a PAR? Personally I'm surprised that credits would be worse return. I guess they would either be equal or better on average return (with lower variance than the free spins of course). Doesn't the casino want to not have bonus rounds that last forever, and ever?? On the biggest bonuses, you just stopped your machine's coin-in for an ~hour, except for the degenerates that start gambling on the next machine over while the spins play out of course.
Certainly I can think of situations where that WOULDN'T ALWAYS be the correct move. IE a slot bonus that requires x amount of coins, and your credit bonus offer amount is that or over the amount needed.Quote: Wizardofnothing
I would ALWAYS TAKE the free games
My information was based on games from companies that I worked with. Taking the instant prize was worth 50% to 60% of the free spins.
Was the motivation behind that ever explained ? I would think it would be beneficial to the casino to have it opposite, free spins are taking up time on machine with no coin in; the instant prize has people back to spending money a lot quicker.
No, I never heard an explanation but I would speculate that the many of people who are taking the instant win are more likely to cash out because they have a "big" win. The players that take the free spins are more likely enjoying the game and will probably continue playing.
I did advocate for the instant win prize to be raised closer to the expected return of the free spins.