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SingleCoinVP
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September 2nd, 2019 at 5:41:36 AM permalink
After years of going to the casino, I finally had my name called in a drawing. They called my name while I was eating lunch. I had 10 minutes to get to the player's club and I made it on time. They told me I had won $500 in free play and had 24 hours to play it all. What to do?

I normally play single line deuces wild. The quarter to dollar deuces odds at my casino are 97%. The $5 games are 98.9%. If I played $25 a hand, I could only play 20 hands. I decided to play the $5 game at single coin. If I hit a royal, I was prepared to win $1,250. This strategy worked out great. When I used up my $500 in free play, I had $800 in tickets and went home happy.

What would you have done?
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September 2nd, 2019 at 5:53:14 AM permalink
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After years of going to the casino, I finally had my name called in a drawing. They called my name while I was eating lunch. I had 10 minutes to get to the player's club and I made it on time. They told me I had won $500 in free play and had 24 hours to play it all. What to do?

I normally play single line deuces wild. The quarter to dollar deuces odds at my casino are 97%. The $5 games are 98.9%. If I played $25 a hand, I could only play 20 hands. I decided to play the $5 game at single coin. If I hit a royal, I was prepared to win $1,250. This strategy worked out great. When I used up my $500 in free play, I had $800 in tickets and went home happy.

What would you have done?



Tried to sell it for money Iíd start out at 300 and and work my way down to make the deal more appealing
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September 2nd, 2019 at 6:47:30 AM permalink
I could play 500 hands of $1 video Blackjack at some places, but the rules probably suck.
I could play video Roulette, but the casino may disallow that game because the casino refuses to believe there's a house edge on every bet.
I could play 2 spot Keno, but the payouts are absolutely abysmal unless I hit some multiplier.
I could play some 80 coin penny slot and try to win $15,000.
I could play some quarter Double Diamond slot machine with a $1000 jackpot.
If there was a No Craps Craps Machine, I'd bet on the 6 or 8.
But yeah, video poker? I dunno. Good game you won there.
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September 2nd, 2019 at 8:17:05 AM permalink
Quote: SingleCoinVP

After years of going to the casino, I finally had my name called in a drawing. They called my name while I was eating lunch. I had 10 minutes to get to the player's club and I made it on time. They told me I had won $500 in free play and had 24 hours to play it all. What to do?

I normally play single line deuces wild. The quarter to dollar deuces odds at my casino are 97%. The $5 games are 98.9%. If I played $25 a hand, I could only play 20 hands. I decided to play the $5 game at single coin. If I hit a royal, I was prepared to win $1,250. This strategy worked out great. When I used up my $500 in free play, I had $800 in tickets and went home happy.

What would you have done?



Since you would play ANYWAY the free play just replaces $500 you would have brought with you. The question on "what to do" implies that you want to walk away with as close to the free play total as possible. That would apply if you weren't going to expose any of your money to the game otherwise.
Congrats on the win. When I get a match play it somehow feels better to win than if just using my own money for an equal sized bet.
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September 2nd, 2019 at 8:19:22 AM permalink
Five spins in the $100 Wheel of Fortune.

1) I would never play that normally.
2) If I hit a spin itís big bux.

So, big thrills.

It really depends on your personality. I love risk, but because I have a sense of proportionality and a gambling budget I canít play that high dollar stuff. With the opportunity afforded by the free play I get the chance to scratch an itch.

By the way, this did happen to me as well, years ago. I frittered it all away on a few crappy machines at $3/pull or something like that. Never again.
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September 2nd, 2019 at 9:51:28 AM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Five spins in the $100 Wheel of Fortune.

1) I would never play that normally.
2) If I hit a spin itís big bux.

So, big thrills.

It really depends on your personality. I love risk, but because I have a sense of proportionality and a gambling budget I canít play that high dollar stuff. With the opportunity afforded by the free play I get the chance to scratch an itch.

By the way, this did happen to me as well, years ago. I frittered it all away on a few crappy machines at $3/pull or something like that. Never again.



I like the go big thing but I would do something a little smaller. Like a $10 wof. Get a chance for a huge pay plus a decent chance to at least pull a hundred or 2 from it.
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September 2nd, 2019 at 10:28:28 AM permalink
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Tried to sell it for money Iíd start out at 300 and and work my way down to make the deal more appealing

You would sell your $500 in free play for around $300?

I would have to think about it, sounds a little steep for the buyer to me, however, let me know if you ever find yourself with a bunch of free play you are looking to sell. It might be very generous of me, but, I think I might be able to do about 67% of face value. That's only because I like you. I just hope you would really appreciate just how generous that would be of me. It really breaks my heart to see a fellow gambler stuck with free play that's holding him back from his favorite table games. #BIGHEARTAXELWOLF
♪♪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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September 2nd, 2019 at 10:36:31 AM permalink
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You would sell your $500 in free play for around $300?

I would have to think about it, sounds a little steep for the buyer to me, however, let me know if you ever find yourself with a bunch of free play you are looking to sell. It might be very generous of me, but, I think I might be able to do about 67% of face value. That's only because I like you. I just hope you would really appreciate just how generous that would be of me. It really breaks my heart to see a fellow gambler stuck with free play that's holding him back from his favorite table games. #BIGHEARTAXELWOLF



I donít want to go against the house edge at all and thatís a decent amount of money if I were
to find someone to buy it

And the offer was attractive enough for you to consider it immediately and weíre both happy

I personally think this is how some members here make money on free play periodically
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September 2nd, 2019 at 11:24:19 AM permalink
It's how people lose money. If you were to play 100 spins on a really bad 100 play video poker machine at $5 a pop, you'd cash out much more than $300 90% of the time, maybe 95%.
I value free play at about 85%, and would certainly pay more than 60% for any in amounts that make it worth my while.
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September 2nd, 2019 at 11:38:04 AM permalink
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It's how people lose money. If you were to play 100 spins on a really bad 100 play video poker machine at $5 a pop, you'd cash out much more than $300 90% of the time, maybe 95%.
I value free play at about 85%, and would certainly pay more than 60% for any in amounts that make it worth my while.

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♪♪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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