AlexR
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August 9th, 2018 at 1:56:13 AM permalink
Why have the graphics on video slots improved so dramatically while video poker still looks much the same as when it was invented?

Is it purely a matter of tradition? Would the possibility of greater appeal to new players be outweighed by the cost?
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August 9th, 2018 at 6:40:20 AM permalink
I'm guessing here, but I would say the useful life of a VP machine is far greater than a slot. The games haven't changed much in 20 years, so no need to change out the program.

Slots seem to be always advancing, so the latest technology gets implemented faster.
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August 9th, 2018 at 6:59:25 AM permalink
Quote: AlexR

Why have the graphics on video slots improved so dramatically while video poker still looks much the same as when it was invented?

Is it purely a matter of tradition? Would the possibility of greater appeal to new players be outweighed by the cost?



Companies have tried making "fancier" video poker games but the players seem to always defer back to the traditional games.
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August 9th, 2018 at 7:12:01 AM permalink
Neophytes probably don't gravitate to Video Poker so there is little incentive to capture new players. Why make cosmetic changes that cost time and money but seem to offer no increase in revenue.
KevinAA
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August 9th, 2018 at 11:11:15 AM permalink
It's a card game. I just want to see pictures of cards, nothing more, not even different fonts.
smoothgrh
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August 9th, 2018 at 3:50:22 PM permalink
Around the mid-2000s, there was a video poker game with a large, vertical monitor showing floating hands that dealt you cards onto a green table, but it was the same video poker, if I recall correctly. Even before I knew about user interface, I felt like it was too slow. The tried-and-true look and feel still works best!
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August 9th, 2018 at 3:59:29 PM permalink
There are many old looking Slot graphics too. ;) Treasures Of Troy looks like it was made in 1970. Coyote Moon looks 1980. :)
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August 9th, 2018 at 4:04:34 PM permalink
I still play "old-school" 3 reel slot machines, with five lines. I prefer the ones with lights in them, but it's not a deal killer. One time I won $5,000 at a $1x5 lines plain double diamond. All video slot machines are off limits to me. I got tired of losing money playing lame video games with no skill.
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August 13th, 2018 at 10:53:57 PM permalink
The video poker machine I was thinking of is the Bally Game Magic, which is from 1999 according to arcade-history.com

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August 14th, 2018 at 12:10:36 AM permalink
Or this...

♪♪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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