jwblue
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April 22nd, 2011 at 9:36:40 AM permalink
What denomination slot should I play?

I was thinking maybe the a $1.00 slot 15x. What about a $5.00 3x? Isn't a larger amount better?

Would looking at the PARS of the machines help?
Ayecarumba
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April 22nd, 2011 at 10:19:30 AM permalink
Quote: jwblue

What denomination slot should I play?

I was thinking maybe the a $1.00 slot 15x. What about a $5.00 3x? Isn't a larger amount better?

Would looking at the PARS of the machines help?



Is a slot machine your only option? if Video Poker is available, you may have a higher average return. If your goal is to double up, the best strategy is to go big. Play the biggest denomination you can to limit your exposure to the house advantage.
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jwblue
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April 22nd, 2011 at 10:20:36 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Is a slot machine your only option? if Video Poker is available, you may have a higher average return. If your goal is to double up, the best strategy is to go big. Play the biggest denomination you can to limit your exposure to the house advantage.



Slots is the only option.

I do not play VP.
teddys
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April 22nd, 2011 at 10:21:59 AM permalink
Lowest denomination available, preferably $.01c
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Ayecarumba
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April 22nd, 2011 at 10:40:21 AM permalink
Quote: jwblue

Slots is the only option.

I do not play VP.



Then go big. The smaller the denomination, the lower the average return. Good luck! May the RNG be with you.
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FleaStiff
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April 22nd, 2011 at 10:47:35 AM permalink
Probably thats best but its only 15 dollars and its free, so just play whatever you enjoy the most and don't worry about it.
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April 22nd, 2011 at 2:49:00 PM permalink
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teddys
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April 22nd, 2011 at 5:07:28 PM permalink
$5 video blackjack (with the dealers on TV) is really good too if they have it.
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hogua
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September 13th, 2011 at 2:26:25 PM permalink
Ask the nice old lady on the machine next to you if she'll give you $15 cash for your $15 in free play. Maybe she'll be kind enough to take you up on the offer.
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September 13th, 2011 at 3:26:25 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Then go big. The smaller the denomination, the lower the average return. Good luck! May the RNG be with you.

My sense is the OP doesn't want to know the way to get the most return, but rather the way most likely to get him $15. So the low-probability chance of getting, say, $1,000 isn't important. I think then you need to minimize variance and therefore bet low.

Quote: hogua

Ask the nice old lady on the machine next to you if she'll give you $15 cash for your $15 in free play. Maybe she'll be kind enough to take you up on the offer.

This is a good idea if the lady is playing good video poker (and if I understand the value of freeplay right). If you don't seem shady and you're willing to say add a dollar in cash to the deal (so you're still "getting $15" like you wanted) this totally solves your variance problem.

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