darkoz
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January 16th, 2015 at 6:55:58 AM permalink
So, for the first time, I felt I might have some fun playing high denom slots. I'm talking $25 a pull.

Within fifteen minutes, I hit a decent win. $1300. Wasn't up much because of the losses but...

Waited 25 minutes to hunt down a slot tech and get paid.

Went back to playing and within ten minutes hit another jackpot for $1460.

Waited another half-hour hunting down a slot tech and getting paid.

Total profit, less than $300 from what I put in.

Total time at the machine, an hour. Total time playing, less than half an hour.

This is fun? How can waiting for slot techs over and over be fun. I went back to my penny slots after that.
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Baccaratfrom79
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January 16th, 2015 at 7:50:08 AM permalink
Don't forget to file IRS next year, deduct your losses up to that amount. Hopefully the additional income doesn't throw you into a pay status, even if you declare losses up to the amount of the win. If you don't declare, in a year or two you will get a letter form the IRS citing the W2G filed by the casino and not on your returns, etc.
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January 16th, 2015 at 8:10:56 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

So, for the first time, I felt I might have some fun playing high denom slots. I'm talking $25 a pull.

Within fifteen minutes, I hit a decent win. $1300. Wasn't up much because of the losses but...

Waited 25 minutes to hunt down a slot tech and get paid.

Went back to playing and within ten minutes hit another jackpot for $1460.

Waited another half-hour hunting down a slot tech and getting paid.

Total profit, less than $300 from what I put in.

Total time at the machine, an hour. Total time playing, less than half an hour.

This is fun? How can waiting for slot techs over and over be fun. I went back to my penny slots after that.

You were obviously playing at the wrong casino. Normally the $25 slots are in a high limit room or just outside it. Usually there's someone designated to act promptly. After your first Jackpot they usually stand by from a short distance and quickly key it off and let you continue while they get the money. Oftentimes people just play 2 or 3 machines so they don't have to wait to be in action.
♪♪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♪♪
darkoz
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January 16th, 2015 at 8:23:48 AM permalink
It was a regular section but it was a $5 machine. I was doing max pull for $25. I should have specified that.

I don't know if that even qualifies as a high denom but for me it was since I usually play penny slots.
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AxelWolf
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January 16th, 2015 at 9:11:34 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

It was a regular section but it was a $5 machine. I was doing max pull for $25. I should have specified that.

I don't know if that even qualifies as a high denom but for me it was since I usually play penny slots.

Still it's normally quicker. Anyway people usually play the one next to anything that locks up frequently. be lucky you even got a handpay. I've played $50 denominations without a handpay.
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texasplumr
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January 16th, 2015 at 9:34:57 AM permalink
When we stayed at the Plaza in November the high limit slots were a dollar.
That was odd to me. I at least expected a bank of 5.00 machines. A true low roller place I guess.
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January 16th, 2015 at 9:38:44 AM permalink
Quote: texasplumr

When we stayed at the Plaza in November the high limit slots were a dollar.
That was odd to me. I at least expected a bank of 5.00 machines. A true low roller place I guess.

They have $5 denominations for sure. They are near the slot club booth. Plaza actually has some decent slot %.
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darkoz
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January 16th, 2015 at 9:51:18 AM permalink
Well, this is Atlantic City. Things may be different in Vegas. Here, I had to track down and wait.

I saw security more than slot attendants and twice asked a guard to call it in. The first called it in but no one came. The second told me they were on a different line and could not notify the right people(yikes).

I finally saw one pass by on my own. Then had to wait till they returned for them to key the machine and pay me.

Maybe this is why AC is losing it's customers, at least the high slot rollers.
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texasplumr
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January 16th, 2015 at 10:00:27 AM permalink
The machines I'm talking about were by the rewards club center. I'd normally never doubt a local and especially a respected AP. But I looked for them for my wife to play off her 170.00 in free play and 1.00 was the highest that I could find at that time. There were two or three banks of them right against the wall.

I guess I missed them then. Damn. I'll have to look for them next time downtown. We won't be staying there next time but I can still go there. She did pretty well playing there and since she's superstitious she'll have to play the same machine.
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Boz
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January 16th, 2015 at 10:50:04 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Well, this is Atlantic City. Things may be different in Vegas. Here, I had to track down and wait.

I saw security more than slot attendants and twice asked a guard to call it in. The first called it in but no one came. The second told me they were on a different line and could not notify the right people(yikes).

I finally saw one pass by on my own. Then had to wait till they returned for them to key the machine and pay me.

Maybe this is why AC is losing it's customers, at least the high slot rollers.



And yes, you are right about AC. It is a mess to get a handpay, even in the High Limit Palace Court room at Caesars AC. Too cheap to have enough employees working.

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