aceofspades
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February 25th, 2015 at 11:29:18 AM permalink
So I was watching an episode of the "reality show" Catfish - it deals with people online who are scammed into thinking they have actually met the loves of their lives in an internet chatroom…well, one guy who pretended to be a woman said he scammed this other guy because he has a lot of down time from his "job" - said job being sitting at some slot machine parlor in Orlando, FL and winning the same $60 jackpot everyday - he claims to know exactly when it will hit link to article

If this is true, he is the ultimate slots AP (or are they video lottery terminals in FL?)


excerpt from an article about the show:


"Business Center" front for slot machine parlor:


slots:


the slots AP:





the whole show
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Romes
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February 25th, 2015 at 11:33:33 AM permalink
lol I saw this episode as well. This guy was/is a clown. I haven't seen it in a while but I'm pretty sure they don't go in to great detail about how exactly he knows when the "big ol" $60 jackpot goes off. I'm pretty sure in the episode he says he lives with his parents and this $60/day is his 'job.' Even if the $60 was set to go off after a certain number of spins, he'd still have to 1) calculate the spins reliably... which if there's 10 people in there playing at different speeds is not eat. 2) he'd still be contending with all of the other players spinning at the time the 'jackpot' is set to go off. I highly doubt he reliably gets his $60 each and every day. Then he goes home to his parents and that's it, that's his life. At least he made it on TV I guess?
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aceofspades
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February 25th, 2015 at 11:36:06 AM permalink
I anxiously await his interview on a future episode of GWAE
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February 25th, 2015 at 11:38:01 AM permalink
he's gonna be pretty heated up now, he should have worn a mask and voice modulator.

edit: wouldn't be surprised if his claims were correct. historically, there have been a lot of slots you can time down to absurdly precise numbers.
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February 25th, 2015 at 11:40:20 AM permalink
Quote: tongni

he's gonna be pretty heated up now, he should have worn a mask and voice modulator.


He shouldn't have given away his winning system! I'm going to fly there just to steal his $60 every day!
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February 25th, 2015 at 11:42:26 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

He shouldn't have given away his winning system! I'm going to fly there just to steal his $60 every day!



I read that these places were actually illegal in Florida and that is why they fronted as "business centers" - Uncle Vinny is not going to be too happy with him exposing his a slot joint
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February 25th, 2015 at 12:13:26 PM permalink
$60 a day is $22K a year. For a single
guy that's a living wage.
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February 25th, 2015 at 12:14:35 PM permalink
I drive by these "Internet Cafes" (that's what these slot parlors call themselves in North Florida) every day. I'm not sure what exactly goes on inside, but they evidently ride the razor's edge of legality. Every so often, the state shuts them all down. Then they slowly creep back into existence.

I am curious to know the whole story behind these types of places, but not so much that I would get off my butt to look into it. I think they skate by because a portion of their operating profits go to charity, but I have no direct knowledge. I love to visit an actual casino every now and then, but I have never had any desire to check one of these places out.

I didn't watch the show. Does he say how much he puts in to win his $60?
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February 25th, 2015 at 12:36:30 PM permalink
Quote: Joeman

I drive by these "Internet Cafes" (that's what these slot parlors call themselves in North Florida) every day. I'm not sure what exactly goes on inside, but they evidently ride the razor's edge of legality. Every so often, the state shuts them all down. Then they slowly creep back into existence.

I am curious to know the whole story behind these types of places, but not so much that I would get off my butt to look into it. I think they skate by because a portion of their operating profits go to charity, but I have no direct knowledge. I love to visit an actual casino every now and then, but I have never had any desire to check one of these places out.

I didn't watch the show. Does he say how much he puts in to win his $60?


I dated a girl who's ex owned one of these places. So naturally I also inquired a great deal about "how it worked" and "what went on" in these places as I've never stepped foot in one either. Basically, here's what I got... There's a room full of computers with video slot applications. You pay for "time on the computer." You get a card that you put in to a reader of some sort and it lets you play the slot applications for a certain period of time. I'll have to ask her about it, but I think you play to win more "time credits" on your card and after you're done you can go get money back for your "time balance."

So like we all surmised, they're just dancing around the legalities of gambling. This isn't all that different from when old poker sites used to have you buy "phone cards" to get credit on the site.

It is very concerning to me though. I asked her... Who regulates the games? I informed her how slot machine paybacks are regulated by the gaming commission of the state and she didn't know, but it sounded like they weren't regulated. Thus, they could set these "slots" to whatever payback they desired... Which in my opinion is nothing more than a scam.
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February 25th, 2015 at 12:41:03 PM permalink
Quote: Romes

I dated a girl who's ex owned one of these places. So naturally I also inquired a great deal about "how it worked" and "what went on" in these places as I've never stepped foot in one either. Basically, here's what I got... There's a room full of computers with video slot applications. You pay for "time on the computer." You get a card that you put in to a reader of some sort and it lets you play the slot applications for a certain period of time. I'll have to ask her about it, but I think you play to win more "time credits" on your card and after you're done you can go get money back for your "time balance."

So like we all surmised, they're just dancing around the legalities of gambling. This isn't all that different from when old poker sites used to have you buy "phone cards" to get credit on the site.

It is very concerning to me though. I asked her... Who regulates the games? I informed her how slot machine paybacks are regulated by the gaming commission of the state and she didn't know, but it sounded like they weren't regulated. Thus, they could set these "slots" to whatever payback they desired... Which in my opinion is nothing more than a scam.





And we all know how well it went for the WIZARD when he tried to get slot #'s from the casinos - Court turned him down (right?)
So, trying to get numbers from these places might not ever happen and, if you inquire, you might get a late night visit from an "employee"
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