krava
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February 11th, 2017 at 9:42:29 PM permalink
I had to blow some time today. I watched people play. I saw someone hit a $500 mark on a 3 credit machine after sitting there 15 min and he continued. I also saw some lady play a 5 line $1 machine and run it up to almost $1000 after putting $100 in. She hit Triple 7 stars then hit triple double 7's again just minutes later. I saw all this winning and decided to play. I was up $10 and then i lost control. The best hit of the day was bar bar bar and I lost $200. It was suppose to be $50 max but I lost $200. I had $600 in my pocket though. I need to take a break from this because of losing control. I was chasing my money trying to just win some of it back. Hell I had a $45 ticket cashout tito in my wallet I went to go and cash it out and leave and ended up sticking it in a machine and losing it all. That sounds like a start of a problem so I need to fix that. I have no idea what came over me.
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February 11th, 2017 at 11:44:28 PM permalink
Quote: krava

I had to blow some time today. I watched people play. I saw someone hit a $500 mark on a 3 credit machine after sitting there 15 min and he continued. I also saw some lady play a 5 line $1 machine and run it up to almost $1000 after putting $100 in. She hit Triple 7 stars then hit triple double 7's again just minutes later. I saw all this winning and decided to play. I was up $10 and then i lost control. The best hit of the day was bar bar bar and I lost $200. It was suppose to be $50 max but I lost $200. I had $600 in my pocket though. I need to take a break from this because of losing control. I was chasing my money trying to just win some of it back. Hell I had a $45 ticket cashout tito in my wallet I went to go and cash it out and leave and ended up sticking it in a machine and losing it all. That sounds like a start of a problem so I need to fix that. I have no idea what came over me.

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February 12th, 2017 at 1:00:25 AM permalink
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Most of my bigger wins have come on the first $20 that I put in the machine.

My biggest win ($15K+) came on my 1st bet on a machine. And I've had many 4-figure wins on 1st bet.

Often I hit a bonus or something nice on my 1st spin, so I may max bet on my 1st bet on a machine (as long as it is reasonable - not if max bet is $3,000, or if I only need to play minimum bet to drop a bonus). Mathematically, if I play a LOT of games, some of the big wins will be on the 1st spin.

One friend hit a $120K casino-wide progressive ($75K-150K) on his 2nd bet (Video BJ at a bar).

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You can get creative.

One guy played 10 dollar machines at once (convenient at one casino because they were all in a circle). He would put $10 in each one, play them all in sequence, and he would be left playing a few winning games. (Wouldn't fees the losers with more money).
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February 12th, 2017 at 1:21:47 AM permalink
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That sounds like a start of a problem so I need to fix that. I have no idea what came over me.


Don't worry. It certainly is not the start of a problem.
If you've no idea what came over you, you need to do some research.
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February 12th, 2017 at 4:56:43 AM permalink
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I had to blow some time today. I watched people play. I saw someone hit a $500 mark on a 3 credit machine after sitting there 15 min and he continued. I also saw some lady play a 5 line $1 machine and run it up to almost $1000 after putting $100 in. She hit Triple 7 stars then hit triple double 7's again just minutes later. I saw all this winning and decided to play. I was up $10 and then i lost control. The best hit of the day was bar bar bar and I lost $200. It was suppose to be $50 max but I lost $200. I had $600 in my pocket though. I need to take a break from this because of losing control. I was chasing my money trying to just win some of it back. Hell I had a $45 ticket cashout tito in my wallet I went to go and cash it out and leave and ended up sticking it in a machine and losing it all. That sounds like a start of a problem so I need to fix that. I have no idea what came over me.

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February 12th, 2017 at 9:28:03 AM permalink
I find it creepy that you know how much people are putting in and also that you watch them play for what seems like 30 or more minutes.
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krava
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February 12th, 2017 at 3:37:36 PM permalink
Watching people gives me an idea if it is worth it or not. If no one is hitting anything then not worth playing. This doesn't apply to alot of people. alot of people drive a long way to go there so they will play no matter what. It takes me 10 min to get home. i can play or not play.
krava
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February 12th, 2017 at 3:42:53 PM permalink
How long are you in there for? My longest sessions are 30 minutes. If I can't hit anything in 30 min then I am saying it isn't a good day. I just hate when the machines give you 0. I had several machines I stuck $20 in and 10 pulls and 0 credits each time. I am taking time off though. I am going to keep these wins for a bit. I have something else coming up i need to focus on more then this.
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February 12th, 2017 at 4:10:08 PM permalink
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How long are you in there for? My longest sessions are 30 minutes. If I can't hit anything in 30 min then I am saying it isn't a good day. I just hate when the machines give you 0. I had several machines I stuck $20 in and 10 pulls and 0 credits each time. I am taking time off though. I am going to keep these wins for a bit. I have something else coming up i need to focus on more then this.



You should consider taking the rest of your life off. What's the hit rate on the machines you're playing? Single-Liners, right? Probably around 20%, maybe even less, I don't expect you to actually know.

I just find it surprising that you or anyone else would believe that whiffing ten consecutive spins is all that shocking. If you put a twenty in a machine with an 20% hit rate playing $2 a spin, you're expected to whiff every spin almost one in nine occasions.

I played, 'Ugly Ducks,' Deuces Wild just the other day, .443611 hit rate. Whiffed fifteen consecutive hands, about 1:6,597 to go that, didn't really bat an eye, found it curious. You play a game enough, strange things happen, but they're not really strange because you've played enough.

Either way, thank you for your post and the casino and any AP's who go to that casino thank you for your patronage.
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February 12th, 2017 at 4:11:32 PM permalink
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Watching people gives me an idea if it is worth it or not.

That's absolutely nonsense! What you observe gives you no clue whatsoever if it's worth playing.
The stated RTP is the only indicator of that, and the RTP is always less than 100%, so none of the machines are ever worth playing. . . Unless you put a definite value on the amount of flashing lights and bells and whistles that you see as the game sucks in money.
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If no one is hitting anything then not worth playing.

Let me correct that for you.
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It's NOT worth playing


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I can play or not play.


Let me correct that for you.
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I can not NOT play.


Now stop being so silly. Go to your local gambleaware session, and cancel your account here.
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