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July 8th, 2019 at 3:51:06 PM permalink
People who say that they see more wins at specific times might be on to something...
According to google this patent is currently assigned to IGT and expires in 2022

"Apparatus and method for a gaming unit that changes with time"

https://patents.google.com/patent/AU2002240419B2/en

In another example as illustrated in FIG. 16, the payout percentage may be varied in response to the time signal. For example, the payout percentage may be at a minimum during the busiest time for the gaming establishment because the gaming establishments do not have to have large payout percentages to attract customers.

However, payout percentages may be raised to attract more players during periods of slow play. In yet another example illustrated in FIG. 17, the games that are available to be played may be varied in response to the time signal. For example, the game blackjack may be the most profitable for a gaming establishment and poker may be the least profitable and the hours between 7 pm and 5 am may be when the WO 02/069289 PCT/US02/04901 -18casino is most busy. When the gaming establishment is busy and demand for gaming units is high, the gaming establishment may want to restrict the gaming unit to play only the most profitable game which may be blackjack. However, when the gaming establishment is not busy, other games which may be less profitable may be added to the gaming unit 10 to attract more customers.
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July 9th, 2019 at 5:36:48 PM permalink
In yet another example as illustrated in FIG. 20, the frequency of bonus games for a gaming unit 10 can be adjusted in response to the time signal. For example, a gaming establishment may be most busy between 9 pm and 3 am.

Accordingly, the frequency of bonus games may be lowered during the busy hours, allowing the gaming establishment to bring in additional revenue. In addition, the frequency of bonus games may be increased during the hours when the gaming establishment may not be as busy to attract more users.

In yet another example as illustrated in FIG. 21, the bonus game theme for a gaming unit 10 can be adjusted in response to the time signal. For example, a gaming establishment may be most busy between 9 pm and 3 am. Accordingly, the bonus theme may be a first bonus theme which pays a small bonus during the busy hours, allowing the gaming establishment to bring in additional revenue. In WO 02/069289 PCT/US02/04901 -19addition, the bonus theme may be a second bonus theme which pays a higher bonus during the hours when the gaming establishment may not be as busy to attract more users. The bonus game theme may also be adjusted to appeal to the preference of users who tend to gamble at a specific time. For example, novice users may tend to play between 7 pm and 9 pm and may be attracted to a "Wheel of Fortune" bonus game. Accordingly, the gaming unit 10 may be changed to highlight the "Wheel of Fortune" bonus game between 7 pm and 9 pm.
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July 9th, 2019 at 10:01:12 PM permalink
Is that all you do is look up patents that have never been approved for play and have never been used?


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July 9th, 2019 at 10:42:01 PM permalink
Well maybe this explains why ZK canít win on holidays.

Now we just need to figure out why he canít win on non-holidays.
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July 10th, 2019 at 5:40:33 AM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

Is that all you do is look up patents that have never been approved for play and have never been used?


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Patents approved for play? You are telling me this is a thing?

and to answer your question, yes it's all i do because you would think the people who make money and DGAF about what the world says all while being backed by the government who might allow you to sue anyone who decides to make the idea without your consent would know a thing or two about casinos. its not like they hired lawyers and invested money into writing these stupid pieces of paper or use them in court, or what the hell is wrong with you?
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July 10th, 2019 at 6:53:59 AM permalink
Just because there is a patent doesn't mean that what is described in the patent is being used.

Just because there is a patent doesn't mean that what is described in the patent is legal to be used in any given jurisdiction.
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July 10th, 2019 at 10:12:40 AM permalink
Quote: Dalex64

Just because there is a patent doesn't mean that what is described in the patent is being used.

Just because there is a patent doesn't mean that what is described in the patent is legal to be used in any given jurisdiction.



Find me a jurisdiction that explicitly states that what Iím talking about is ILLEGAL
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July 10th, 2019 at 11:03:48 AM permalink
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Find me a jurisdiction that explicitly states that what Iím talking about is ILLEGAL



1.most, if not all, jurisdictions have a floor above which all slots must return xx%.

2. Most if not all jurisdictions insist that any representation of cards or dice or roulette balls must randomize those elements in line with the actual physical outcome expected.

3. I would think that variance COULD legally be introduced into slots as long as the overall percentage complied with the floor of RTP requirements. But I can't say I know all the mechanical and electronic requirements for approval in any particular jurisdiction. They may well require a fully- random or disabled time-function before approving a game.

4. Which brings us back to Doe. The game approval process is completely separate from the IP filing. Just like optical reader shufflers. CAN they be programmed to deal.cards for a pre-determi6ned result? Yes, it can be done. DO they? No, for several reasons.
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July 10th, 2019 at 11:55:44 AM permalink
I vaguely recall las vegas rules (which are codified in law) being discussed on this forum, about how long a machine had to be down/off to change the pay tables, when they could change the eeproms to affect that (a rather out of date notion but perhaps still required), signage changes, how the odds can't change while a person is playing, and prior approval from the gaming commission for any changes.
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July 10th, 2019 at 1:12:18 PM permalink
I am not sure how slots payouts work. When going from 80% to 90% is it the rng that changes, the payouts for each symbol, or the number of stops per real that changes? Or can it be all of those?

Just wondering if they could program VP machines to change payables throughout the day? Like make a 9-6 job game be 9-6 m-f 5am until 3pm but then automatically go to 8-5 on the other times.
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