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March 4th, 2022 at 8:21:45 AM permalink
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Which ones can I win on?
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Always choose the one next to the one that you wanted to play.
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Outstanding. Well worth the price of membership.
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March 4th, 2022 at 3:17:52 PM permalink
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I'm not sure why they are using old style machines to make assumptions of what's going on in this day and age. It should be titled this is how older machines work.

Correct me if I am wrong, but even without a central server machines nowadays have various payback settings available that they can manually changie without messing with the chip?
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I finally watched this video and yes, the example he used for his slot info was an IGT S2000 machine, which are about 20 years old and are popular among slot collectors.

Everything he says about his machine is correct, especially needing a #17 key chip to set payback percentages this key is also used for Game Kings like mine from that era. He set his machine to 98% payback, which is what I would do with my machine.

He should have mentioned that modern, server-based games are adjustable remotely without using a key chip.
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March 4th, 2022 at 5:45:10 PM permalink
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I wasn't going to bother to look into this, but I had lunch with somebody today who mentioned the Cowboy Slots channel, so I watched bits of this video.

While there are some true statements, it is mostly nonsense. He mainly preaches the incorrect myth that slots go through loose and tight cycles, in an effort to achieve a desired return percentage. For example, if a machine has paid too little in the past, it will go through a loose period to get back in balance.

Nonsense.

He mentions many times he was a slot technician and I don't deny that. However, that doesn't mean he knows anything about how the games work on a mathematical level. On the whole, his advice is almost worthless.

To be honest, it depresses me that videos like this get so many views and those by legitimate gambling writers get so few. Same could be said for gambling books.
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March 4th, 2022 at 6:48:40 PM permalink
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He mentions many times he was a slot technician and I don't deny that. However, that doesn't mean he knows anything about how the games work on a mathematical level. On the whole, his advice is almost worthless.

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A slot tech *should* know that (in video slots, at least) a machine has a reel test option for each payback percentage in which you can see how the symbols on each reel are laid out. The selection of each symbol is completely random. There's no balancing.

Edit: S2000 slots also have a reel strip test in which you can cycle through the virtual stops in numeric order.
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March 4th, 2022 at 7:17:34 PM permalink
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He should have mentioned that modern, server-based games are adjustable remotely without using a key chip.
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Assuming non-Class II:
Is the RNG that determines the game result in the server, or the machine on the floor?
(... and please feel invited to share any other answers to what you think my next six questions will be :) )
May the cards fall in your favor.
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March 4th, 2022 at 7:24:46 PM permalink
If you're the only player in a Class II casino, are the bingo card slots linked to a state server, or are you just playing against yourself? Seems bingo card slots have players playing against each other via the server.
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March 4th, 2022 at 7:30:50 PM permalink
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If you're the only player in a Class II casino, are the bingo card slots linked to a state server, or are you just playing against yourself? Seems bingo card slots have players playing against each other via the server.
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they can be linked to anywhere in the world and can be apparently playing those people if there are no people in the casino you are at... from what i think i understand about it
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March 4th, 2022 at 7:57:24 PM permalink
Another extremely suspect tip he gives in that video is at 17:45: "Always play the max bet!". His reasoning is that you have the same odds of winning no matter if you're playing 1 credit or 2 credits, and if you hit on 1 credit, you could have won twice as much if you played 2 credits. So he is basically advising people to lose twice as much money to house edge in the long run. Obviously it is true that you should play higher DENOMINATION machines, which tend to give better payback %, and he is completely aware of this since he mentions this earlier in the video. But he still says you should play the max bet WITHIN THE SAME DENOMINATION without any justification other than "you can win more money". Of course it IS smart to play the max bet if you get some kind of extra value from doing so, like if eligibility for a Grand Jackpot requires it, but he doesn't specify this at all.
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March 4th, 2022 at 8:11:20 PM permalink
Most slot machines have a higher top prize at the highest denom. For instance, a machine might have $250 top for 1 coin, $500 for 2 coin, and $1,000 for 3 coins.
You'll get an extra $250 top prize for betting the max and it lowers the house edge slightly.
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March 4th, 2022 at 10:43:47 PM permalink
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If you're the only player in a Class II casino, are the bingo card slots linked to a state server, or are you just playing against yourself? Seems bingo card slots have players playing against each other via the server.
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Been there, done that.
In the case that quorum for a game is not met, bets are generally refunded to the credit meter and an error message is displayed.
If quorum is met, but no player gets a winning card, consolation prizes are usually awarded.
This is grossly simplified, doesn't describe long-ball games, and you should read and understand all the rules pages for any bingo slot you're playing.
May the cards fall in your favor.

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