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!
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.