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September 6th, 2021 at 6:10:05 PM permalink
Just can't wrap my head around playing 1,250 per spin


https://vitalvegas.com/player-hits-1-million-video-poker-jackpot-at-cosmo/
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September 6th, 2021 at 6:18:27 PM permalink
Playing $1,250/spin on Triple-Double, where there's a bit more equity from the return on rare, high payout hands. This was just an 800-to-one "Quads with a kicker" payout!

I wonder what the withholding is.
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September 6th, 2021 at 6:25:09 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

I wonder what the withholding is.


Is there any? The IRS says that there is no withholding for slot machine winnings (which, presumably, includes VP machines) if the winner furnishes a taxpayer ID number. Otherwise, it's $240,000 in this case.
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September 7th, 2021 at 2:35:39 AM permalink
Quote: vegas

Just can't wrap my head around playing 1,250 per spin


https://vitalvegas.com/player-hits-1-million-video-poker-jackpot-at-cosmo/

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    People who have money play higher limits.
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    September 7th, 2021 at 3:15:24 AM permalink
    Looks like the quads paid 4,000 coins each and there were 10 hands that won the same amount, so it was a 40K coin win x $25 = $1M.
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    September 7th, 2021 at 5:10:25 AM permalink
    Quote: ChumpChange

    Looks like the quads paid 4,000 coins each and there were 10 hands that won the same amount, so it was a 40K coin win x $25 = $1M.

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    Guys... the game was Triple Double Bonus. Quad aces with a kicker equals a royal flush.
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    September 7th, 2021 at 7:38:16 AM permalink
    Quote: AlanMendelson

    Quote: vegas

    Just can't wrap my head around playing 1,250 per spin


    https://vitalvegas.com/player-hits-1-million-video-poker-jackpot-at-cosmo/

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    People who have money play higher limits.
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    I think that's the point. What's your net worth if you're playing $1,250/hand? I don't think I ever would, and here's why:

    1.) I'd have to have an advantage somehow.

    2.) I'm probably not playing $1,250/hand Video Poker unless I'm worth something like a readily liquified ten million.

    3.) If I'm worth ten million in cash or easily liquified assets, then I would have no need to advantage play in casinos.
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    September 7th, 2021 at 8:11:18 AM permalink
    Most million dollar jackpots are paid off over twenty years. I gather that isn't the case here.
    The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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    September 7th, 2021 at 8:48:25 AM permalink
    Quote: billryan

    Most million dollar jackpots are paid off over twenty years. I gather that isn't the case here.

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    Generally, not in the casino. I can only think of a few things that are not paid off instantly in a casino.
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    September 7th, 2021 at 8:53:48 AM permalink
    There are a lot of high net worth high limit slots players on the Strip, many of whom play nothing but slots. Almost all if not all of them are big time year end and lifetime losers. And I assume not many hit million dollar jackpots because typically when you read about those who do hit them, they were playing smaller limits, and the ones who do identify themselves tend to be Joe (or Josephine) Average from out of town.

    This high roller winner was the exception.
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    September 7th, 2021 at 9:02:27 AM permalink
    Quote: AxelWolf

    Quote: billryan

    Most million dollar jackpots are paid off over twenty years. I gather that isn't the case here.

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    Generally, not in the casino. I can only think of a few things that are not paid off instantly in a casino.
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    My understanding is that most huge slot wins- Wheel of Fortune, MegaBucks ect, were annuities paid out over years. Is that incorrect?
    The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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    September 7th, 2021 at 9:21:31 AM permalink
    Quote: billryan

    Quote: AxelWolf

    Quote: billryan

    Most million dollar jackpots are paid off over twenty years. I gather that isn't the case here.

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    Generally, not in the casino. I can only think of a few things th at are not paid off instantly in a casino.
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    My understanding is that most huge slot wins- Wheel of Fortune, MegaBucks ect, were annuities paid out over years. Is that incorrect?
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    Those would be among the few things. Generally, that's how big state-wide progs work.

    I guess I never really thought about how many higher limit slots or multi-line VP had a potential million-dollar jackpot.
    ♪♪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 7th, 2021 at 9:32:24 AM permalink
    Quote: billryan

    Quote: AxelWolf

    Quote: billryan

    Most million dollar jackpots are paid off over twenty years. I gather that isn't the case here.

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    Generally, not in the casino. I can only think of a few things that are not paid off instantly in a casino.
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    My understanding is that most huge slot wins- Wheel of Fortune, MegaBucks ect, were annuities paid out over years. Is that incorrect?
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    I think the general rule is that if it is a multi site progressive they are paid in annuities.
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    September 7th, 2021 at 10:20:24 AM permalink
    Itíd be interesting to know what his loss was on vp at that level. Or maybe that was the tail end of some sort of Martingale and now heís $1 ahead.
    There's no secret. Just know what you're talking about before you open your mouth.
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    September 7th, 2021 at 11:49:33 AM permalink
    Quote: billryan

    Most million dollar jackpots are paid off over twenty years. I gather that isn't the case here.

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    Certain progressive games such as Megabucks and other Wide Area Progressives will be labeled showing that they are paid over a period of years or you can elect a smaller cash option. Lotteries do this.

    The $3-million Keno at Station Casinos has this.

    I doubt this game had any limitations on payouts. So I'm sure the winner is collecting his million on the spot.
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    September 7th, 2021 at 11:56:43 AM permalink
    Quote: rxwine

    Itíd be interesting to know what his loss was on vp at that level. Or maybe that was the tail end of some sort of Martingale and now heís $1 ahead.

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    If you notice the photo he had an odd amount of dollar credits which shows he had been playing previously. The credits are north of $35k. So be didnt hit this on his first play.

    It wouldn't surprise me if he started with 10x or 20x of a $1250 bet.

    10x would be $12,500. 20x would be $25,000.
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    September 7th, 2021 at 12:25:12 PM permalink
    I found a lottery tax calculator.
    In NYS, a $1 million win would be subject to 25% Federal & 8.81% state tax, or $250K + $88.2K = $338,200 in tax and keep $661,800.
    In Nevada, a $1 million win would be subject to 25% Federal & 0.00% state tax, or $250K Federal tax, and keep $750K.
    In NJ, a $1 million win would be subject to 25% Federal & 8.00% state tax, or $250K + $80K = $330K in tax and keep $670K.

    https://blog.taxact.com/lottery-tax-calculator/
    All 3 states would pay a lottery jackpot of $33,333 per year over a 30 year annuity.
    "If you elect annuity payments, however, you can take advantage of your tax deductions each year with the help of lottery tax calculator and a lower tax bracket to reduce your tax bill."
    I'd take an 8 year annuity, lol.
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    September 7th, 2021 at 12:29:16 PM permalink
    Quote: ChumpChange

    I found a lottery tax calculator.
    In NYS, a $1 million win would be subject to 25% Federal & 8.81% state tax, or $250K + $88.2K = $338,200 in tax and keep $661,800.
    In Nevada, a $1 million win would be subject to 25% Federal & 0.00% state tax, or $250K Federal tax, and keep $750K.
    In NJ, a $1 million win would be subject to 25% Federal & 8.00% state tax, or $250K + $80K = $330K in tax and keep $670K.

    https://blog.taxact.com/lottery-tax-calculator/
    All 3 states would pay a lottery jackpot of $33,333 per year over a 30 year annuity.
    "If you elect annuity payments, however, you can take advantage of your tax deductions each year with the help of lottery tax calculator and a lower tax bracket to reduce your tax bill."

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    A tax pro could save you a lot of those taxes.
    The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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    September 7th, 2021 at 3:25:58 PM permalink
    Quote: billryan

    Quote: ChumpChange

    I found a lottery tax calculator.
    In NYS, a $1 million win would be subject to 25% Federal & 8.81% state tax, or $250K + $88.2K = $338,200 in tax and keep $661,800.
    In Nevada, a $1 million win would be subject to 25% Federal & 0.00% state tax, or $250K Federal tax, and keep $750K.
    In NJ, a $1 million win would be subject to 25% Federal & 8.00% state tax, or $250K + $80K = $330K in tax and keep $670K.

    https://blog.taxact.com/lottery-tax-calculator/
    All 3 states would pay a lottery jackpot of $33,333 per year over a 30 year annuity.
    "If you elect annuity payments, however, you can take advantage of your tax deductions each year with the help of lottery tax calculator and a lower tax bracket to reduce your tax bill."

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    A tax pro could save you a lot of those taxes.
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    How?

    What exactly would a tax pro do that you couldn't do yourself?

    The only thing a tax pro could do is remind you of legal deductions you might overlook. But you could just as easily find those legal deductions yourself.
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    September 7th, 2021 at 3:42:38 PM permalink
    Quote: AlanMendelson

    Quote: billryan

    Quote: ChumpChange

    I found a lottery tax calculator.
    In NYS, a $1 million win would be subject to 25% Federal & 8.81% state tax, or $250K + $88.2K = $338,200 in tax and keep $661,800.
    In Nevada, a $1 million win would be subject to 25% Federal & 0.00% state tax, or $250K Federal tax, and keep $750K.
    In NJ, a $1 million win would be subject to 25% Federal & 8.00% state tax, or $250K + $80K = $330K in tax and keep $670K.

    https://blog.taxact.com/lottery-tax-calculator/
    All 3 states would pay a lottery jackpot of $33,333 per year over a 30 year annuity.
    "If you elect annuity payments, however, you can take advantage of your tax deductions each year with the help of lottery tax calculator and a lower tax bracket to reduce your tax bill."

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    A tax pro could save you a lot of those taxes.
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    How?

    What exactly would a tax pro do that you couldn't do yourself?

    The only thing a tax pro could do is remind you of legal deductions you might overlook. But you could just as easily find those legal deductions yourself.
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    Okay.
    The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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    September 7th, 2021 at 6:37:47 PM permalink
    Quote: billryan

    Quote: ChumpChange

    I found a lottery tax calculator.
    In NYS, a $1 million win would be subject to 25% Federal & 8.81% state tax, or $250K + $88.2K = $338,200 in tax and keep $661,800.
    In Nevada, a $1 million win would be subject to 25% Federal & 0.00% state tax, or $250K Federal tax, and keep $750K.
    In NJ, a $1 million win would be subject to 25% Federal & 8.00% state tax, or $250K + $80K = $330K in tax and keep $670K.

    https://blog.taxact.com/lottery-tax-calculator/
    All 3 states would pay a lottery jackpot of $33,333 per year over a 30 year annuity.
    "If you elect annuity payments, however, you can take advantage of your tax deductions each year with the help of lottery tax calculator and a lower tax bracket to reduce your tax bill."

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    A tax pro could save you a lot of those taxes.
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    Really? I thought those numbers seemed low. 25% Federal for $1 million sounds like a deal to me.
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    September 7th, 2021 at 6:56:45 PM permalink
    Quote: DRich

    Quote: billryan

    Quote: ChumpChange

    I found a lottery tax calculator.
    In NYS, a $1 million win would be subject to 25% Federal & 8.81% state tax, or $250K + $88.2K = $338,200 in tax and keep $661,800.
    In Nevada, a $1 million win would be subject to 25% Federal & 0.00% state tax, or $250K Federal tax, and keep $750K.
    In NJ, a $1 million win would be subject to 25% Federal & 8.00% state tax, or $250K + $80K = $330K in tax and keep $670K.

    https://blog.taxact.com/lottery-tax-calculator/
    All 3 states would pay a lottery jackpot of $33,333 per year over a 30 year annuity.
    "If you elect annuity payments, however, you can take advantage of your tax deductions each year with the help of lottery tax calculator and a lower tax bracket to reduce your tax bill."

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    A tax pro could save you a lot of those taxes.
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    Really? I thought those numbers seemed low. 25% Federal for $1 million sounds like a deal to me.
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    The federal percentage is just a withholding. The actual tax will depend on the player's other income in that tax year.
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    September 7th, 2021 at 7:48:20 PM permalink
    If the player was from Canada they would take 30% right off the top. That is 300,000. To get any of that back at tax time, they would have to show losses which would be hard after winning a million.
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    September 7th, 2021 at 11:51:00 PM permalink
    Quote: vegas

    If the player was from Canada they would take 30% right off the top. That is 300,000. To get any of that back at tax time, they would have to show losses which would be hard after winning a million.

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    I have a feeling it would be easy to show, not sure how easy it would be to ge your money back.
    ♪♪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 8th, 2021 at 1:07:08 AM permalink
    Video Poker and Taxes - Staying Out of the IRS Spotlight
    https://www.gamblingsites.org/casino/video-poker/taxes/

    So if you get 25 hand pays in an hour playing the high limit slots and the casino aggregates your W-2G's, and you're out of credits, do you owe 25% withholding tax on the aggregate W-2G's before you leave the casino? Seems you need a large LOC to pay for that.
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    September 8th, 2021 at 2:59:02 AM permalink
    Quote: ChumpChange

    Video Poker and Taxes - Staying Out of the IRS Spotlight
    https://www.gamblingsites.org/casino/video-poker/taxes/

    So if you get 25 hand pays in an hour playing the high limit slots and the casino aggregates your W-2G's, and you're out of credits, do you owe 25% withholding tax on the aggregate W-2G's before you leave the casino? Seems you need a large LOC to pay for that.

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    It seems to me the taxes would be withheld when the hand pays are given. It wouldn't matter if they aggregate the W2GS.
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    September 8th, 2021 at 3:43:46 AM permalink
    Players just enter their PIN while they play and the handpay attendant never comes around.
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    September 8th, 2021 at 4:07:49 AM permalink
    Quote: ChumpChange

    Players just enter their PIN while they play and the handpay attendant never comes around.

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    I just called the high limit slots area at the Cosmopolitan. They told me there is no mandatory withholding on jackpots, including for Canadians.

    Now... this is what I was told via a phone call. I cant guarantee this information is correct.
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    September 8th, 2021 at 11:06:28 AM permalink
    Why doesn't the machine lock up on a dealt AwK on Triple Double Bonus, where it pays the same for a Royal Flush as AwK. Natural dealt Royals lock up automatically and hold all five cards. With AwK you have to hold the cards, even though it pays the exact same as Royal. IGT needs to fix their code IMHO
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    September 8th, 2021 at 1:53:09 PM permalink
    Quote: vegas

    Just can't wrap my head around playing 1,250 per spin


    https://vitalvegas.com/player-hits-1-million-video-poker-jackpot-at-cosmo/

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    dealt AwK?! wow!
    hope it was 9/7 tdb at that denom?

    Or are other Strip casinos following Planet Hollywood's lead in horrendous pay tables in High Limit?
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    September 8th, 2021 at 2:25:10 PM permalink
    Quote: gerback123

    Why doesn't the machine lock up on a dealt AwK on Triple Double Bonus, where it pays the same for a Royal Flush as AwK. Natural dealt Royals lock up automatically and hold all five cards. With AwK you have to hold the cards, even though it pays the exact same as Royal. IGT needs to fix their code IMHO

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    Most IGT games do lock up automatically if you win the highest amount listed on the paytable.
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    September 8th, 2021 at 4:47:30 PM permalink
    Quote: gerback123

    Why doesn't the machine lock up on a dealt AwK on Triple Double Bonus, where it pays the same for a Royal Flush as AwK. Natural dealt Royals lock up automatically and hold all five cards. With AwK you have to hold the cards, even though it pays the exact same as Royal. IGT needs to fix their code IMHO

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    Twice I was dealt AAAAK and the machine locked up. Also I was dealt 2222K and the machine also locked up.
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    September 8th, 2021 at 5:41:43 PM permalink
    Quote: vegas

    Just can't wrap my head around playing 1,250 per spin


    https://vitalvegas.com/player-hits-1-million-video-poker-jackpot-at-cosmo/

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    I have played $1250 a spin on a slot machine during a promotion. The most I have bet on VP was $500 a hand. Regular tables 5k-10k per bet, Sports close to 10k per bet. Of course, that's not the normal limits I would be betting just on special opportunities that came up.
    ♪♪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 9th, 2021 at 8:21:58 AM permalink
    I'm a bit confused though, because a player once told me a machine locked up on AwK on Triple Double Bonus, but the machine offered a progressive on the Royal Flush. The royal was well over the 4,000 credits at max bet, but AwK only paid 4,000 so you could argue the IGT code is flawed and did not lockup for the highest possible hand.
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    September 9th, 2021 at 8:32:46 AM permalink
    Quote: AxelWolf

    Quote: vegas

    Just can't wrap my head around playing 1,250 per spin


    https://vitalvegas.com/player-hits-1-million-video-poker-jackpot-at-cosmo/

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    I have played $1250 a spin on a slot machine during a promotion. The most I have bet on VP was $500 a hand. Regular tables 5k-10k per bet, Sports close to 10k per bet. Of course, that's not the normal limits I would be betting just on special opportunities that came up.
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    My three friend and I once each put $500 each into a $100 slot machine. After about eight spins, one of us hit something that got us even and we cashed out. The thrill of spinning for $100 a pop did not equal the sense of stupidity that I'd just wasted $100 on a spin of a slot machine.
    The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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    September 9th, 2021 at 8:50:33 AM permalink
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    My three friend and I once each put $500 each into a $100 slot machine. After about eight spins, one of us hit something that got us even and we cashed out. The thrill of spinning for $100 a pop did not equal the sense of stupidity that I'd just wasted $100 on a spin of a slot machine.

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    Similar to a certain other, "First time," it's fun, fast and seems like it's over almost immediately.
    https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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    September 9th, 2021 at 9:41:38 AM permalink
    Quote: billryan

    Quote: AxelWolf

    Quote: vegas

    Just can't wrap my head around playing 1,250 per spin


    https://vitalvegas.com/player-hits-1-million-video-poker-jackpot-at-cosmo/

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    I have played $1250 a spin on a slot machine during a promotion. The most I have bet on VP was $500 a hand. Regular tables 5k-10k per bet, Sports close to 10k per bet. Of course, that's not the normal limits I would be betting just on special opportunities that came up.
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    My three friend and I once each put $500 each into a $100 slot machine. After about eight spins, one of us hit something that got us even and we cashed out. The thrill of spinning for $100 a pop did not equal the sense of stupidity that I'd just wasted $100 on a spin of a slot machine.
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    You beat me.

    Once, I was at Caesars with another couple and before dinner we put up $50 each for one spin on a $100 slot. (Two coins was the max bet.)

    We lost.

    My son takes the cake, however.

    The night I hit my first $100k royal I phoned him at home in LA. I said come on up and I'll give you $5k and we'll have some fun.

    He immediately got in his car and drove about four hours.

    I gave him the $5k. We went over to Bellagio (I hit the royal at Caesars).

    At Bellagio we played the $5 VP progressive. He hit the royal for $26,000.

    Wait... there's more.

    After the hand pay he discovered the attendant didnt return his players card. So I told him to go into the high limit slots area where they had a cage and he could get another card.

    He didnt return for almost an hour.

    When he returned I asked him what took so long?

    He was playing the $100 Wheel of Fortune slot. He lost $4,000. Never got a spin, but he did get some pays that kept him playing.

    $4,000 of the $26k lost.

    Whenever I see a $100 WOF machine I think about that.
    100xOdds
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    September 9th, 2021 at 10:43:57 AM permalink
    Quote: AlanMendelson

    He was playing the $100 Wheel of Fortune slot. He lost $4,000. Never got a spin, but he did get some pays that kept him playing.

    $4,000 of the $26k lost.

    Whenever I see a $100 WOF machine I think about that.

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    40+ spins and no wheel bonus?
    Yike!

    I haven't hit a royal in years but i've hit royal equivalent (awk on tdb) at least once a year.
    The last one was a Holy Grail. (12x multiplier)

    I posted the pic in the holy grail thread
    Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)
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    September 9th, 2021 at 11:53:10 AM permalink
    Quote: 100xOdds

    Quote: AlanMendelson

    He was playing the $100 Wheel of Fortune slot. He lost $4,000. Never got a spin, but he did get some pays that kept him playing.

    $4,000 of the $26k lost.

    Whenever I see a $100 WOF machine I think about that.

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    40+ spins and no wheel bonus?
    Yike!

    I haven't hit a royal in years but i've hit royal equivalent (awk on tdb) at least once a year.
    The last one was a Holy Grail. (12x multiplier)

    I posted the pic in the holy grail thread
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    I don't know how many plays he had with no spins. He quit when he was down $4000. But he hit cherries and bars that paid from $100 to $500 (maybe more but no handpays).

    Let's say he actively played for half an hour. That's gotta be at least 120 plays if he did a play every 15 seconds.

    Not one spin.

    If I remember the minimum pay on a spin is $3k.
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    September 9th, 2021 at 12:18:27 PM permalink
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    Quote: AxelWolf

    Quote: vegas

    Just can't wrap my head around playing 1,250 per spin


    https://vitalvegas.com/player-hits-1-million-video-poker-jackpot-at-cosmo/

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    I have played $1250 a spin on a slot machine during a promotion. The most I have bet on VP was $500 a hand. Regular tables 5k-10k per bet, Sports close to 10k per bet. Of course, that's not the normal limits I would be betting just on special opportunities that came up.
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    My three friend and I once each put $500 each into a $100 slot machine. After about eight spins, one of us hit something that got us even and we cashed out. The thrill of spinning for $100 a pop did not equal the sense of stupidity that I'd just wasted $100 on a spin of a slot machine.
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    Yes, well, I certainly wouldn't be betting that type of money had I not had an advantage. I don't think there's anything wrong with people gambling for entertainment on smaller levels. I'm certainly glad to know there are people gambling since that money is helping build casinos, thus giving me the opportunity to do what I do. I shouldn't ever comment negatively on voodoo, mumbo jumbo, betting systems, and BS. And yet...
    ♪♪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 9th, 2021 at 2:25:18 PM permalink
    Quote: Mission146

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    Similar to a certain other, "First time," it's fun, fast and seems like it's over almost immediately.

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    Don't be selfish, if you gave him pleasure it was still worth it.
    At my age, a "Life In Prison" sentence is not much of a deterrent.
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    September 9th, 2021 at 2:40:11 PM permalink
    Quote: DRich

    Quote: Mission146

    [

    Similar to a certain other, "First time," it's fun, fast and seems like it's over almost immediately.

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    Don't be selfish, if you gave him pleasure it was still worth it.
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    Haha! Iím telling her you said that, if I ever see her again.
    https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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    September 9th, 2021 at 7:10:52 PM permalink
    Quote: Mission146

    Quote: DRich

    Quote: Mission146

    [

    Similar to a certain other, "First time," it's fun, fast and seems like it's over almost immediately.

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    Don't be selfish, if you gave him pleasure it was still worth it.
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    Haha! Iím telling her you said that, if I ever see her again.
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    Was it Mrs Thumb and her 4 lovely daughters ?

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