FinsRule
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January 22nd, 2019 at 7:23:06 PM permalink
My wife is driving me crazy. She loves playing penny slots. She loves playing penny slots even though she loses every time she plays. I'd say in her last 10 trips, she's come ahead once, and that was for $10.

She doesn't like using her card because she says she always loses when her card is in.

So I guess what I'm asking for is help in these two areas:

1) How to convince her that there is no way that her players card in the slot can affect the results of a spin.
2) A better slot machine for her to play. (She refuses to play VP) Let's say her average bankroll is $100-$200 for a trip.

I'm not sure if there is an answer to #2, but I'm not an expert at slots. If I ever play a slot machine, I'll put $20 in a .25 Wheel of Fortune machine and get mad and cash out when I get the bonus and it's 40 credits.
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January 22nd, 2019 at 7:39:13 PM permalink
I have been in the business for 17 years and 6 of those testing machines at GLI. I still canít convince my wife that using a player card doesnít affect the machine. For the most part, Iíve gotten her switched over to video poker, though.
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January 22nd, 2019 at 7:47:56 PM permalink
What's the second letter of your wife's name? Also is she hydrated when she plays? These might be factors
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January 22nd, 2019 at 7:51:48 PM permalink
Just tell her that what she has been doing clearly hasn't been working so why not try something different. Of course I'm referring to gambling and not marriage. :)
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January 22nd, 2019 at 7:56:12 PM permalink
I dunno. If she's only losing $100-$200 a trip you're probably best just letting her be happy. (I'm assuming a "trip" isn't weekly or daily or something.) Have you tried asking her to play a table game with you? Casino War would be simple with a reasonable HE. Baccarat is good. It's simple but watching the cards fall is, like slot reels, somewhat mesmerizing. Or take her to a Craps table for the party ambiance. Spouses usually get both their comps on one card (make sure it's yours). If all else fails sit with her at a Roulette table. It has a spinning wheel and an HE better than slots. The point is to sit with her and have some fun until she feels comfortable with the game and being at a table. If you teach her how to play correctly then you'd just be playing at twice your usual amount.

Of course she could blow through $200 at a table as well, but not at the speed of $3 a pull
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January 22nd, 2019 at 8:10:44 PM permalink
I had the same problem with my father before he passed. He would play NOTHING but 3 card Poker and insisted he would hit the "Big One" and make it all back. I would constantly plead with him to try another game as he would lose hundreds each time, even $1000 or more if he was left by himself with no bank roll limit.

I would literally show him the piles of chips I would make in minutes at the Blackjack table through AP strategy and he would refuse to accept defeat in 3CP and come over to Blackjack.

So sure enough one week before Thanksgiving 2016, we go to Sands in PA and he goes to his game while I go to mine. I make my usual $200 in BJ and walk over to where he usually lingers on at the table.

I ask him "How ya doin?" and he says his usual quip of "Hanging in, but a big hand is coming!"

Sure enough he hits 3 Kings with a $50 bet on the Pair Plus for a payout of $1860(including Ante Bonus, Play and Progressive Payouts). He was so excited he tipped the dealer $50, gave me $100 and gave $10 to the waitress walking out with $1700 profit for himself. A far cry from what he lost that year, but a win nonetheless heading into the upcoming holiday.

A week later, he died of an Aneurysm to the brain and the last memory I had with him was his win at Sands. The point of the story is, you can beg & plead & reason with an impulsive gambler, but at the end of the day they will always go back to what they know and prefer. It is just some kind of moral victory for them to win for a day in "their" game than to win a lifetime in "your" game. You can never change their mind on what will work and sadly, they just have to lose everything before they realize there's another way. Tragically, in some cases it's too little too late.
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January 22nd, 2019 at 8:33:45 PM permalink
She knows how to play table games. If I go with her to the casino, we will usually play pai gow poker together.

But typically, she goes with her parents or by herself. Those are the times she plays slots.

Thatís a sad story bedwetter, but thanks for sharing.
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January 22nd, 2019 at 8:48:29 PM permalink
Quote: BedWetter


A week later, he died of an Aneurysm to the brain and the last memory I had with him was his win at Sands. The point of the story is, you can beg & plead & reason with an impulsive gambler, but at the end of the day they will always go back to what they know and prefer. It is just some kind of moral victory for them to win for a day in "their" game than to win a lifetime in "your" game. You can never change their mind on what will work and sadly, they just have to lose everything before they realize there's another way. Tragically, in some cases it's too little too late.



I wonder how many leaf fans will die in the week after the Maple Leafs win the cup. Your dad finally won at his game, and he died happier than blowing his bankroll his last time out.

I've been there as a compulsive. I won't stop playing a game until I win the top prize. I quit craps after the 4k fire bet win in 2010. I'll quit a video poker variation after hitting a royal at the top multiplier. I'll probably quit PaiGow when I get my 7 card straight flush.

As for the players card, I wouldn't sweat the value of the comps that she's missing out on - the free play offers might sick her in more.

And the slot machine --- so many people enjoy the blinks and bleeps of the penny slots. You might pull your hair out if she switched to VP and you saw her make bad strategy plays.

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January 22nd, 2019 at 9:10:00 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

She knows how to play table games. If I go with her to the casino, we will usually play pai gow poker together.

But typically, she goes with her parents or by herself. Those are the times she plays slots.

Thatís a sad story bedwetter, but thanks for sharing.


Well that's great that she plays pai gow poker! Maybe you should invite her parents over for a poker night and teach them how much fun it is. Then they'll want her to sit with them at the casino table. Other than that you're pretty much SOL.
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January 22nd, 2019 at 9:13:20 PM permalink
1. Both of you play on HER card and she gets to spend the comps. Combine it at the players club or whatever. But at least you're getting whatever full benefit between you.

I hesitate to recommend a particular slot, but...

2. Quick Hit Platinum or Money Rain CAN both be played for .30/pull. They won't be full value, but they're fun machines with lots of little wins that can keep her going for a while, and a decent amount of larger wins. QHP is $1.50 max spin, which activates the progressives, but you still get paid decently if you hit one at less than max bet.

Mystical Unicorn and Frog Prince are .40/spin. Michelangelo is .20/spin. All fun, older games that pay ok at low bets. One of my favorites is a williams game called Money Storm. There are 2 versions, both fun, both can be played ok at .25 or so a spin.

The newer ones seem to me to be very tilted towards max bet, and they just kill the people playing 1x/line. I would also stay away from must hits and the very Chinese-named fill-the-bowl with coins things. Also stay away from any game that's tied into a movie or comic book or celebrity. Those have to pay royalties so they tend to pay less.
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