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bumblingfool
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February 13th, 2021 at 3:54:30 PM permalink
I'm thinking a typical plays about 1 hour and bets about 5. What do you think?
vegas
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February 13th, 2021 at 5:59:43 PM permalink
Quote: bumblingfool

I'm thinking a typical plays about 1 hour and bets about 5. What do you think?




I don't understand what you wrote
50-50-90 Rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there is a 90% probability you'll get it wrong
bumblingfool
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February 15th, 2021 at 2:56:44 PM permalink
When you sit down to play slots, how many hours do you normally play?
And how many spins?
Mission146
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February 15th, 2021 at 2:58:41 PM permalink
Quote: bumblingfool

When you sit down to play slots, how many hours do you normally play?
And how many spins?



On a single machine? Usually less than two minutes and probably twenty, or so, spins.
Vultures can't be choosers.
rdw4potus
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February 15th, 2021 at 3:29:31 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

On a single machine? Usually less than two minutes and probably twenty, or so, spins.



Suspension words! What the heck man?
20 spins? You're that lucky?
Had 4 coins on golden egypt
Took almost 100 spins to
Clear it off. Gaaaaaaaaaaaah! (that's a 5 syllable word)
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Mission146
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February 15th, 2021 at 4:04:50 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

Suspension words! What the heck man?
20 spins? You're that lucky?
Had 4 coins on golden egypt
Took almost 100 spins to
Clear it off. Gaaaaaaaaaaaah! (that's a 5 syllable word)



Some of them take fewer spins, on average, than Golden Egypt. 100 spins on GE is probably also a lot for a single play; not Earth-shattering, but unusual, in my experience.

I was kind of joking to the effect that I only play slots for AP-purposes, anyway. It's probably more than twenty spins per machine, unless you count all of the various machines I, "Check," and end up taking zero spins.

I can also say that there is one machine where you would never take twenty spins (on an individual play) and would rarely take more than three. There's another machine where it would be very unusual to take more than ten, but it has happened sometimes due to very unusual combinations of events.

My local casinos don't have Icy Wilds anymore, but that was a machine where you would most typically only take 1-3 spins per +EV situation.
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RideTheEdge
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March 18th, 2021 at 1:10:30 PM permalink
I've heard advice from a tax expert that you should log every session, including machine number, amount won/lost, date, etc. I've seen the same recommendation in an IRS publication.

Do people who play a lot of slots (especially those who care about reporting their income) actually do this? When playing machines that will only have our attention for a few spins, isn't this a huge burden? Do you have any tricks to make record keeping easier? Are there viable alternatives to recording all this information every time we move on to another machine?

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