Brickapotamus
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September 9th, 2023 at 5:34:13 PM permalink
Was curios about something Iíve noticed recently.

If you are playing a nine or ten line slot machine but only buy 5 lines, Iíve always assumed the game functions in exactly the same way.

On certain games Iíve started to noticed huge line hits appearing on lines that were not paid for.

So I started wondering if some games are designed with a type of ďnear missĒ feature that increases the chances of large hits displaying on non active lines to encourage a bigger bet?

Or it could be that since you arenít paying for these lines, you just notice it more?

For example if youíre playing 1 line on a 10 line game you will see a lot of big hits that you missed because youíre seeing 10x the lines youíre paying for so naturally you will see a lot of missed large hits since they donít cost anything?
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September 9th, 2023 at 5:52:56 PM permalink
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Or it could be that since you arenít paying for these lines, you just notice it more?



If you are playing on regulated Class III machines that would be the case.
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September 9th, 2023 at 7:04:18 PM permalink
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Or it could be that since you arenít paying for these lines, you just notice it more?



If you are playing on regulated Class III machines that would be the case.
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Perfect. Thank you!
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September 10th, 2023 at 7:30:57 AM permalink
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Or it could be that since you arenít paying for these lines, you just notice it more?



If you are playing on regulated Class III machines that would be the case.
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I play this one slot online (only when they pay me to play it with a free bonus or something like that) and a near miss feature is baked into almost every spin.

Every ďtopĒ symbol has its own different type of animation and sound that makes you think you are about to hit some kind of something.

And for some reason in the back of my head I feel like people assume near misses are somehow illegalÖ

Why do I think this drich?
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September 10th, 2023 at 7:38:10 AM permalink
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And for some reason in the back of my head I feel like people assume near misses are somehow illegalÖ

Why do I think this drich?



In Nevada somewhere in the early 1990's the Nevada Gaming Control Board outlawed "staged" near misses after a company called Universal Gaming was using it a lot.

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1989-06-04-mn-2501-story.html
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