100xOdds
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June 30th, 2016 at 8:26:36 PM permalink
Saw this:


the machine on the right seems better than the one on the left.

then I thought "When is a slot machine (in general) worth playing?
(assume it's set to the higher of:
-minimum payout allowed by state law
-minimal payout possible by the manufacturer)
Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)
GWAE
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June 30th, 2016 at 8:33:50 PM permalink
Depends on machine and that is a question that most likely won't be answered on here.
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100xOdds
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July 5th, 2016 at 7:30:31 PM permalink
Update:
Found out Reset amount is $5k
:o
Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)
Wizardofnothing
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July 5th, 2016 at 8:19:03 PM permalink
Plus ev and worth playing are two totally different things. Lionshare at mgm was positive ev but not worth playing-
It all depends on the cycle . Powerball earlier in the year was an edge but not worth playing , I find games all the time that are huge progressives above the reset but still not worth a dollar from my pocket
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Mobcasinos
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July 7th, 2016 at 1:44:09 AM permalink
It will always depend on the machine. Sometimes it will be the other way around. Machines payout also depend on their programmed loops.
TomG
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July 7th, 2016 at 9:47:48 AM permalink
Quote: Wizardofnothing

Powerball earlier in the year was an edge but not worth playing



Disagree on the first part: there was a 1 in 292 million chance of hitting a jackpot worth a lump sum of $561 million (after federal taxes; if you bought your ticket or live in 37 of the 44 states that sell powerball, it would be reduced even further from state taxes). Unfortunately, given that the previous drawing sold over 400 million tickets, the chance of a split took away any possible edge.

Though I agree on the second part, perhaps 100 million Americans disagree: even without an edge they all still thought it was worth playing
BTLWI
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July 7th, 2016 at 12:40:35 PM permalink
The amount you win can affect generations of your family. The amount you lose ($1-5) affects nothing because that small amount has no utility value.

Thanks for reminding me to pick up some mega millions tickets.
Casinodepositor
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July 8th, 2016 at 12:29:21 AM permalink
Actually if the machine display bigger jackpot than the other machine is because more player used that machine compare to others. The machine logs the transaction plays it receive then add to the jackpot. All machines has the same program so if your try to reset all those machine and play the same number of people it will still display almost similar jackpot.
AxelWolf
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July 8th, 2016 at 1:23:46 AM permalink
Quote: TomG

Disagree on the first part: there was a 1 in 292 million chance of hitting a jackpot worth a lump sum of $561 million (after federal taxes; if you bought your ticket or live in 37 of the 44 states that sell powerball, it would be reduced even further from state taxes). Unfortunately, given that the previous drawing sold over 400 million tickets, the chance of a split took away any possible edge.

Though I agree on the second part, perhaps 100 million Americans disagree: even without an edge they all still thought it was worth playing

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Dean
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July 16th, 2016 at 10:27:42 PM permalink
It's possible that the machine on the left JUST paid out minutes before you saw those machines. Most progressives drop considerably when the top prize progressive is won. Machine on the right is possible it hasn't paid out yet which is why it is over $17,000(which is really more like $10,000 once the IRS gets involved, ;)
Really, dude, you tried to buy a flat screen TV for only $3.99? Get out of here, you scam, con arist!

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