July 22nd, 2021 at 10:05:46 AM permalink
I never even heard of the term AP until this forum. We just used the term Pros or Team Players.Quote: DRich
Axel, what was the first slot machine that you AP'd? Mine was Flush Attack and I had never heard of AP'ing machines at that time.
The first thing I took advantage of was actually before I was even 21. When you rented videos at Video Time they let you spin an electric wheel that gave you prizes and discounts. One of those prizes was a coupon for $10 in free .25 tokens at the Four Queens. You took the coupon to the promotions desk and they handed you the coins, no questions asked.
The coins only worked on a few Banks of JOB video poker where retrofitted some contraption onto the coin acceptor.
That prize seemed to come up 1 in 4 times. My brother and 3 of my friends worked there( My brother was the only one that was 21 at the time) so I had access to a moderate supply of coupons for free(I might kick them over a few bucks once in a while). At first, the Four Queens seemed to accept up to 3 or 4 at a time, eventually, they limited it to one at a time, so I just went on different shifts and recruited a friend to help me. At some point, they started to ask for ID and entered your name into a computer. At that point, since they were asking for ID, and I wasn't 21, I would just hang outside and ask people passing by(people who seemed cool) if they would get the tokens for me in exchange I would pay them $2. I didn't get rich doing this, but it added extra income to my low-paying job.
Flush Attack came a few years after that. I tried a few +EV Nickle progressives, but I didn't have the money for progressives.
But, It was a Flush Attack that really opened my eyes. That made me realize I could quit my job and focus on that, along with other AP'able things full time, and without the need for a bankroll of more than a few hundred bucks. Going from $8 an hour to $30-$50 an hour practically overnight in the 90s was a significant life-changing event(THANK YOU SIGMA!!!!).
Not sure if you remember similar games by Sigma such as Max Attack and House a Rockin?
FYI Flush Attack was overall the most enjoyable fun thing I have ever played to this day.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪