Ayecarumba
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March 24th, 2011 at 10:08:16 AM permalink
Here is a link to a very interesting document published by International Game Technology regarding how gaming machines work, and suggestions regarding how to set up your casino business. Introduction to Gaming Guide Caution, it is a large .pdf (5.75 mb).
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March 24th, 2011 at 10:56:16 AM permalink
I really enjoyed that. I just dont know why.
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Ayecarumba
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March 24th, 2011 at 11:39:16 AM permalink
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I really enjoyed that. I just dont know why.



For me, it was the "Casino Business for Dummies" approach. I enjoy seeing, "inside the black box". They even included a behavioral psychology section on reasons why folks gamble.
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March 24th, 2011 at 12:18:21 PM permalink
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For me, it was the "Casino Business for Dummies" approach. I enjoy seeing, "inside the black box". They even included a behavioral psychology section on reasons why folks gamble.



I think that may have been it. I quite liked the history of the slots too.
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March 24th, 2011 at 1:39:04 PM permalink
Thanks for posting this, fun and interesting read.
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March 24th, 2011 at 2:14:05 PM permalink
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Here is a link to a very interesting document published by International Game Technology regarding how gaming machines work, and suggestions regarding how to set up your casino business. Introduction to Gaming Guide Caution, it is a large .pdf (5.75 mb).



Under slot mathematics, I was disappointed that they tell you to study PARS sheets, but don't show an example, even for a made up game.

Every now and then, a PARS sheet makes it on the web, like PAR sheet for Bally Blazing Sheets . The Wizard does examine one slot machine in detail on his WOO site, and even shows how the virtual reels are defined to get the PAR sheet.
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March 24th, 2011 at 2:23:11 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Here is a link to a very interesting document published by International Game Technology regarding how gaming machines work, and suggestions regarding how to set up your casino business. Introduction to Gaming Guide Caution, it is a large .pdf (5.75 mb).



Under slot mathematics, I was disappointed that they tell you to study PARS sheets, but don't show an example, even for a made up game.

Every now and then, a PARS sheet makes it on the web, like PAR sheet for Bally Blazing 7's . The Wizard does examine one slot machine in detail on his WOO site, and even shows how the virtual reels are defined to get the PAR sheet.
Ayecarumba
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March 24th, 2011 at 3:29:12 PM permalink
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Quote: Ayecarumba

Here is a link to a very interesting document published by International Game Technology regarding how gaming machines work, and suggestions regarding how to set up your casino business. Introduction to Gaming Guide Caution, it is a large .pdf (5.75 mb).



Under slot mathematics, I was disappointed that they tell you to study PARS sheets, but don't show an example, even for a made up game.

Every now and then, a PARS sheet makes it on the web, like PAR sheet for Bally Blazing 7's . The Wizard does examine one slot machine in detail on his WOO site, and even shows how the virtual reels are defined to get the PAR sheet.



There are links to PAR sheets and PSR's on the secured portion of their website. You have to apply for access. I assume you have to be a tech or contract holder to access these areas.
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March 24th, 2011 at 7:55:45 PM permalink
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There are links to PAR sheets and PSR's on the secured portion of their website. You have to apply for access. I assume you have to be a tech or contract holder to access these areas.



I guess a PAR sheet is sufficiently complex that it shouldn't be addressed in a document like that. You can teach technicians to read a PAR sheet. The documents are highly controlled. My guess is that they don't want to see them distributed because they are tinkering with the machines all the time. There could be hundreds of PAR sheets for any brand name.

I put a discussion of the one online in Follow up post on PAR sheet.

The Wizard was given a bunch of PAR sheets when he first came to Vegas on the condition that he not distribute them. What he did was write a computer program that allowed him to determine what the setting of a given machine was based on a few results. He could then go from casino to casino and rank the casinos by the payback percentage that they were using for their machine. It was one of his first big publicity booms. Anthony Curtis got his name on the billboard however, for publishing the article.

Ayecarumba
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March 25th, 2011 at 4:10:11 PM permalink
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Hey, is that the Terribles' on West Sahara and Valley View? I just filled up there recently and was ticked off because I forgot to show my players card to get the nickle a gallon discount.

I would think the factory payback settings would have to be available for public inspection through documents submitted for NGC approval, but I can't say with any certainty that it would be easy to get to. A Freedom of Information Act supoena may be required.
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