CasinoResearch
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April 2nd, 2020 at 10:15:46 AM permalink
Before this hit casinos and gambling in general were on a big rise. I don't think they will raise or lower edges as either decision could backfire. Raising edges could alienate players, but lowering house edges could unnecessarily hurt the casino bottom line.
Suited89
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April 2nd, 2020 at 10:29:26 AM permalink
When I posted originally, there was no lockdown yet, and was concerned about the UltimateX machines being surreptitiously 'adjusted'. By the way, the phrase 'force majeure' comes to mind.

OK back to the OT thread, thanks TD Vegas for the derail.
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EvenBob
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April 2nd, 2020 at 11:21:24 AM permalink
Quote: CasinoResearch

I don't think they will raise or lower edges



Why would they. People don't
pay attention to or understand
the HE anyway, why would a
casino mess with it.
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FleaStiff
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April 2nd, 2020 at 11:31:02 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

People don't pay attention to or understand the HE anyway, why would a casino mess with it.

In this sentence I would say that 'people" is not restricted to players but also embraces management.
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April 2nd, 2020 at 11:35:06 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Why would they. People don't
pay attention to or understand
the HE anyway, why would a
casino mess with it.



They must always be trying to find the sweet spot. If they make it too low people won't return if they are just slaughtered quickly each time they play. If that wasn't true, every machine would be set at the lowest amount legally allowed. Correct that people don't understand the house edge, especially most slot players. But they will understand when their $200 only lasts 30 minutes.
rxwine
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April 2nd, 2020 at 11:38:35 AM permalink
They might offer some initial bonus offers.

Or the addicted may just storm the place the first day it's opening and they won't have to worry about it.
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April 2nd, 2020 at 11:48:40 AM permalink
If you turn off a slot machine (especially some 30 year-old classic type) for several weeks to save on your electric bill, would the machine still remember its progressive totals (mini, minor, major etc) when you turn it back on?
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DRich
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April 2nd, 2020 at 11:59:13 AM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

If you turn off a slot machine (especially some 30 year-old classic type) for several weeks to save on your electric bill, would the machine still remember its progressive totals (mini, minor, major etc) when you turn it back on?



In general yes. Each machine has static RAM that is kept alive by a battery. As long as the battery doesn't go dead it will remember all of its setup.
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Lovecomps
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April 2nd, 2020 at 1:39:18 PM permalink
I doubt that the machines will be altered. Rather, the casinos will be making superior offers with cheaper or higher end free rooms and more free play to get people through the door. They might have even more volume than you'd expect because all the old ladies that have gone without for so long will be flocking inside.
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rsactuary
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April 2nd, 2020 at 1:48:03 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

In general yes. Each machine has static RAM that is kept alive by a battery. As long as the battery doesn't go dead it will remember all of its setup.



It also wouldn't surprise me if they took an accounting of all the progressives before they shut banks of machines down.

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