mickeycrimm
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February 28th, 2014 at 3:25:05 AM permalink
TOWN: A little burg in Montana
Casino name: Undisclosed

I walked in the door at 11:00 am.
"Mickey! How you doing?" Stan was doing his usual. He's a hands on owner. He sits at a table by the door and greets people as they come in.
"Good, Stan. How are you? How's the wife and kids?"
"Good! Good! Everybody's good. Hey you still got $15 on the books from last time." He got up and bolted for the till. Stan has a slot club. There's no card. He pays people a couple dollars an hour to play his machines. I walked over to the machines and punched up Jackpot Aces. The $100 Aces Full meter still there. My 13.5% play was still working.

I sat down and went to pull out a bill.
"No! No!" Stan said as he walked up. "Here! Play this first." He handed me $15. I put the bills in the machine, punched in the 50 cent bet , then started fiddle farting around. Stan was watching. I didn't want to blow any strategy but didn't want him to see any strategy either, especially holding an Ace kicker with a pair, which you will see about every 12 hands. Stan finally left. Just after he walked away I came off with an Aces Full hand. I was off and running on his money. I kept running good and hit 5 Aces Full in the first hour.

I played on. It got on to about 4:30 pm. I saw Stan put on his coat. He always goes home between 3 and 5 and takes a nap. He's back by 7. He came over and said goobye to everyone then headed out the door. By that time I had hit 12 Aces Full and two 5OAK's. That's about $1500 in jackpots but you take a big drop between hits

I gave it about ten minutes then hit the cashout button. I cashed a $980 ticket. I didn't have a dime of my own money in the machine. I gave the girl $20 and said "Tell Stan I got busines up this way in a couple months. I'll stop in and see him."

"I sure will. And you have s nice day" she said.

It's a strong play. But things don't always go as smoothly as it did on this particular day.
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mickeycrimm
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February 28th, 2014 at 4:17:06 AM permalink
P.S. I snapped some pictures while I was there. I'll show them to you guys when I get home. The road trip is going longer than I thought. I'm 15 days in and it looks like it might go another 15 days. And for those who like to poke fun about my drinking I want you to know that booze has not touched my lips the entire trip, and won't. I'm a mean old man. I always get the money, honey. But you can rest assured that it will damn sure be Miller Time when I get home.
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speedycrap
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February 28th, 2014 at 5:46:21 AM permalink
Do you mean 30 days VP road trip???
mickeycrimm
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February 28th, 2014 at 6:21:45 AM permalink
Quote: speedycrap

Do you mean 30 days VP road trip???



Video poker, video keno, video line games. Everything. I thought the trip would only go a couple weeks but I caught a lot of meter buildup and got bogged down. The good end of it is I've made some pretty good money. I'm having breakfast at McDonald's in Whitefish. Its a little after 7. The casinos start opening at 8. Its 14 degrees, snowing and the wind is blowing. We've got fricking blizzard warnings today. God, I'm a crazy SOB for working in this crap. I've got 6 more casinos to hit here then I should be able to jump on AMTRAK tonight for Spokane.
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February 28th, 2014 at 12:01:12 PM permalink
There has been some concern that i may be giving away to much information. That someone could surmise that the play is in or around Whhitefish and the casino owner's name is Stan.

1. Three days ago in the other thread i said "I was through that town the other day." I left that town a week ago and have come a lot of miles since.

2. I used an alias for the casino owner. Stan is not his real name.

3. I turned off the GPS in my android before taking the pictures I will be posting.
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AxiomOfChoice
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February 28th, 2014 at 12:30:35 PM permalink
Quote: mickeycrimm

There has been some concern that i may be giving away to much information. That someone could surmise that the play is in or around Whhitefish and the casino owner's name is Stan.

1. Three days ago in the other thread i said "I was through that town the other day." I left that town a week ago and have come a lot of miles since.

2. I used an alias for the casino owner. Stan is not his real name.

3. I turned off the GPS in my android before taking the pictures I will be posting.



Note that, if the appropriate feature is turned on, the phone can still get location information (either from cell phone towers or from proximity to wifi hotspots). If you are worried about giving away the location, you might want to check the Exif data in the pictures before posting.
gpac1377
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February 28th, 2014 at 12:38:19 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

If you are worried about giving away the location, you might want to check the Exif data in the pictures before posting.


What I do (in Windows) is right-click the file and choose Properties, then Details - Remove Properties/Personal Info - Remove the Following Properties, and then click the SELECT ALL button. You can choose to create a copy if you don't want to lose properties from the original. I hope that works, lol.
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March 2nd, 2014 at 12:06:38 AM permalink
Quote: mickeycrimm

TOWN: A little burg in Montana
Casino name: Undisclosed

I walked in the door at 11:00 am.
"Mickey! How you doing?" Stan was doing his usual. He's a hands on owner. He sits at a table by the door and greets people as they come in.
"Good, Stan. How are you? How's the wife and kids?"
"Good! Good! Everybody's good. Hey you still got $15 on the books from last time." He got up and bolted for the till. Stan has a slot club. There's no card. He pays people a couple dollars an hour to play his machines. I walked over to the machines and punched up Jackpot Aces. The $100 Aces Full meter still there. My 13.5% play was still working.

I sat down and went to pull out a bill.
"No! No!" Stan said as he walked up. "Here! Play this first." He handed me $15. I put the bills in the machine, punched in the 50 cent bet , then started fiddle farting around. Stan was watching. I didn't want to blow any strategy but didn't want him to see any strategy either, especially holding an Ace kicker with a pair, which you will see about every 12 hands. Stan finally left. Just after he walked away I came off with an Aces Full hand. I was off and running on his money. I kept running good and hit 5 Aces Full in the first hour.

I played on. It got on to about 4:30 pm. I saw Stan put on his coat. He always goes home between 3 and 5 and takes a nap. He's back by 7. He came over and said goobye to everyone then headed out the door. By that time I had hit 12 Aces Full and two 5OAK's. That's about $1500 in jackpots but you take a big drop between hits

I gave it about ten minutes then hit the cashout button. I cashed a $980 ticket. I didn't have a dime of my own money in the machine. I gave the girl $20 and said "Tell Stan I got busines up this way in a couple months. I'll stop in and see him."

"I sure will. And you have s nice day" she said.

It's a strong play. But things don't always go as smoothly as it did on this particular day.

Just out of curiosity, how long on average does each play last? and how long before they get to a 113 percent advantage? Obviously they cant get to that level daily.
♪♪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♪♪
mickeycrimm
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March 2nd, 2014 at 3:20:08 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Just out of curiosity, how long on average does each play last? and how long before they get to a 113 percent advantage? Obviously they cant get to that level daily.



The payscale is shown in my OP in the Jackpot Aces thread under VIDEO POKER. The game Jackpot Aces can be found on a few thousand machines in Montana. However, the Aces Full meter starts at $10 or $15. On the three machines I play the meter starts at $100. Discounting the meter movement the gane is 111% playing straight through. When i get home I'll start a WVP thread and show how I analyzed the game 7 years ago.
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bw
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March 2nd, 2014 at 7:26:52 AM permalink
Arent you worried by giving this information on a public forum that anyone in Montana reading this will alert the locations that they are getting wiped out and to adjust the meters to start at $10?

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