## Poll

 Yes -- I play it for fun. No votes (0%) Yes -- I play it only when the bowl is full. No votes (0%) Call me maybe. No votes (0%) No -- I only look stupid. 4 votes (57.14%) Total eclipse reminder April 8 2024 4 votes (57.14%) Does the blue or white side of the mask go out? 3 votes (42.85%) I believe aliens are here. 1 vote (14.28%) Let's discuss the Entanglement Theory. 1 vote (14.28%) Please don't ruin this play, Wiz. 1 vote (14.28%) It makes me feel good to bully others. No votes (0%)

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Wizard
Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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October 24th, 2021 at 7:59:28 PM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

As far as denomination, if you have the following as reset points (not saying they are):
1 cent: 88 coins = 88 cents
Mini: \$10.00 (1,000 coins)
Minor: \$50.00 (5,000 coins)
Major: \$500.00 (50,000 coins)
Grand: \$10,000.00 (1 million coins)

5 cent: 88 coins = \$4.40
Mini: \$50
Minor: \$250
Major: \$2,500
Grand: \$50,000

25 cent: 88 coins = \$22.00
Mini: \$250
Minor: \$1250
Major: \$12,500
Grand: \$250,000

I can't imagine this would go higher to the \$1 denomination in the high limit room with a Grand Jackpot of \$1 million.

What are the break-even points on jackpots that you would play?
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I can say the reset for the Mini at the \$0.01 denom is \$10.

I think the jackpots are the same at all denominations. The probability of playing the Fu Bat bonus goes up as you increase in denomination, making it fair.

I plan to return to the game on Tuesday for more investigation.
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100xOdds
Joined: Feb 5, 2012
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October 25th, 2021 at 5:54:10 AM permalink
It seems to me that 88 Fortunes may be a vulturable slot machine.
For purposes of discussion, may I direct your attention to the bowl of coins at the top center

Who hacked the Wiz's acct? :)
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rsactuary
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October 25th, 2021 at 8:30:19 AM permalink
Later versions of these games specifically say in the instructions that the amount of coins in the bowl bear no indication as to the likelihood of a hit.
mwalz9
Joined: Feb 7, 2012
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October 25th, 2021 at 10:24:07 AM permalink
My guess is it's similar to the Rakin Bacon game in which the pig gets larger and larger as it fills with coins and eventually busts triggering a progressive. The thing is I have seen the pig bust while it's small and I have seen the pig be big for many, many spins and never bust. I think the bowl of coins and the pig is simply a visual with no relation to the actual pay schedule.

That being said, I do play Rakin Bacon a good bit and I do know when I see a Progressive that is abnormally higher than average. I calculate the progressive every time I walk by a Rakin Bacon machine in any casino and know what the average progressives usually are. When I see one abnormally higher than average, I usually give it a few bucks. Seems to work for me.

I may be wrong though.
Wizard
Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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October 25th, 2021 at 6:45:12 PM permalink
I think the preponderance of the evidence suggests the number of coins in the bowl is irrelevant.

On another topic, what is this symbol called:

Mrs. Wizard says that gold bars are shaped like this in China. The image above shows three of them stacked. The Chinese term for them roughly translates to "gold money treasure." If you dig around the Internet, they seem to get translated as an "ingot." That is such an ugly sounding word. If you then search on ingot, it comes back as a metallic bar.

Some sources call them boats, but Mrs. Wizard strongly refutes the idea they are supposed to be boats, although they do look like them a little.

There has got to be a term in English for these things.
Last edited by: Wizard on Oct 25, 2021
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ChesterDog
Joined: Jul 26, 2010
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October 25th, 2021 at 7:10:44 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I think the preponderance of the evidence suggests the number of coins in the bowl is irrelevant.

On another topic, what is this symbol called:

Mrs. Wizard says that gold bars are shaped like this in China. The image above shows three of them stacked. The Chinese term for them roughly translates to "gold money treasure." If you dig around the Internet, they seem to get translated as an "ignot." That is such an ugly sounding word. If you then search on ignot, it comes back as a metallic bar.

Some sources call them boats, but Mrs. Wizard strongly refutes the idea they are supposed to be boats, although they do look like them a little.

There has got to be a term in English for these things.
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I think English speaking slot players should learn this new word. I will start calling each of them a "sycee," and pronounce it like "sigh see." See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sycee.

By the way, I always liked the sound of "ingot." It has a nice ring to it. (The first syllable rhymes with "ring.")
Wizard
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October 25th, 2021 at 7:24:46 PM permalink
Quote: ChesterDog

By the way, I always liked the sound of "ingot." It has a nice ring to it. (The first syllable rhymes with "ring.")
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I incorrectly thought they were called an ignot. Ingot does sound much nicer.
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darkoz
Joined: Dec 22, 2009
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October 25th, 2021 at 7:26:31 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I think the preponderance of the evidence suggests the number of coins in the bowl is irrelevant.

On another topic, what is this symbol called:

Mrs. Wizard says that gold bars are shaped like this in China. The image above shows three of them stacked. The Chinese term for them roughly translates to "gold money treasure." If you dig around the Internet, they seem to get translated as an "ingot." That is such an ugly sounding word. If you then search on ingot, it comes back as a metallic bar.

Some sources call them boats, but Mrs. Wizard strongly refutes the idea they are supposed to be boats, although they do look like them a little.

There has got to be a term in English for these things.
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INGot not iGNot. I agree ignot is ugly but ingot has a nice sound to it.

In Goldfinger, the gold bar given to Bond to use as bait is referred to as an ingot I am pretty certain.
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ChumpChange
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October 25th, 2021 at 7:30:41 PM permalink
ignot
A complete idiot, a failure of a human being. Someone who should be kept in a very dark, deep hole FOREVER.
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ignot

Oh, and I lost on Jeopardy, baby. - Weird Al
Wizard
Joined: Oct 14, 2009