billryan
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May 3rd, 2018 at 7:41:01 PM permalink
Lets say you pass a tech working on some VP machines. On one the hold meter reads 7% and on the other it says 15%. Is that for the life of the machine or just the most recent short term holds?
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May 3rd, 2018 at 10:33:43 PM permalink
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Lets say you pass a tech working on some VP machines. On one the hold meter reads 7% and on the other it says 15%. Is that for the life of the machine or just the most recent short term holds?

There must be slots and keno on the machines as well.
♪♪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♪♪
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May 4th, 2018 at 4:15:26 AM permalink
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Lets say you pass a tech working on some VP machines. On one the hold meter reads 7% and on the other it says 15%. Is that for the life of the machine or just the most recent short term holds?

So what is meant by "hold"? Is there a "hold meter" on the inside of such machines? If so it would have to be from time of command to 'reset the meter'.

Someone puts a C-note into the machine, plays for two minutes then hits Cash out.
Hold would then be perhaps ten dollars.

Someone puts a C-note into the machine, plays for three hours.
Hold could well be perhaps 100 dollars.
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May 4th, 2018 at 7:53:24 AM permalink
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Lets say you pass a tech working on some VP machines. On one the hold meter reads 7% and on the other it says 15%. Is that for the life of the machine or just the most recent short term holds?



They show both lifetime and period meters. 7% sounds about right if the game gets Keno or Slots play and is located in a small bar/store/casino.
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