HotBlonde
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January 11th, 2020 at 7:26:03 PM permalink
So Iím being free rolled this coming week in a slot tournament. I get to participate 2 days. Anybody know how slot tournaments work? Do you choose what denomination you want to bet? Or is it just a machine that you sit there like a blind pig and just pound on? If there is a good strategy I can apply let me know. I need to win some money.
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SiegfriedRoy
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January 11th, 2020 at 7:32:02 PM permalink
You just pound the button as fast as you can and hope you score high. There is no strategy what so ever. Do ask when your sessions are because they may put you in several sessions through out the day which may make the timing a bit awkward to leave the casino. The whole tournament is really designed to invite people to play for 10-15 minutes in the tournament and then keep you hostage and gamble in the casino until your next session which may be a few hours later. Anyways, good luck!
rxwine
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January 11th, 2020 at 7:44:13 PM permalink
Be ready to alternate hands when you get tired.

Hit a couple times extra at the end, to make sure you don't short change yourself.

Speed is mostly in the wrist, but that doesn't mean the machine will play that fast.
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Lovecomps
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January 11th, 2020 at 8:15:40 PM permalink
Sounds right, but at 50 I won't be able to play in one for 30 years.
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avianrandy
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January 12th, 2020 at 3:33:21 AM permalink
Good luck in the tournament. Good to hear from you back on the forum.
HotBlonde
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January 13th, 2020 at 8:22:00 AM permalink
Thank you all.

A side question...

If I get paid in slot play and not cash, and for some reason I canít use it on video poker, what slot machine should I play? Donít they all suck?
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Mission146
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SiegfriedRoy
January 13th, 2020 at 9:13:35 AM permalink
Quote: HotBlonde

Thank you all.

A side question...

If I get paid in slot play and not cash, and for some reason I canít use it on video poker, what slot machine should I play? Donít they all suck?



Percentage-wise, generally you would go with higher denomination slots. I wouldn't jump back and forth on variable state (vulturing) slots probably because there aren't going to be that many playable at a Vegas casino, and also, loading small amounts of free play each into fifty machines doesn't look great.

Penny slots have a higher house edge, but the ones with a ton of lines also tend to be lower variance than are high dollar machines. You could play a dollar denomination at five lines and run 40% on a small amount of free play, easy. The penny machines that have a ton of small wins (over 50% of the return can come from wins of 1x thge bet amount, or less) are going to basically guarantee some return if you have a high preference of getting a reliable actual return.

If you do the pennies, I'd go with a non-themed game (have to pay for licensing for certain themed games, which gets reflected in House Edge) that's not too flashy (great sound and visual costs money, which gets reflected in house edge). I would bet as low as you can tolerate, so hopefully you get as many spins in as possible which is going to stabilize the range of your actual return a bit.

There might be games that are not slots AND are not video poker that you can do. PM me if you want.
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Vegasrider
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June 29th, 2020 at 1:52:24 PM permalink
Depends, if its the new IGT slots. I created a thread about the new slot tournaments which actually requires the player to have knowledge on how to play the game and its also based on thd players perception and reaction time to score more points. I've been consistently cashing in these type of tournaments since its no longer relying on 100% luck.

https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/slots/34814-igt-incredibelle-slot-tournament-ap/#post772700

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