If you calculate it on going to the top you won't get many plays. People like BTLWI will jump on it and snap up all the value before you ever have a chance.Quote: GWAE
Say you set your figures on something like it hitting by 9750. Doesn't it just take 1 time going to the top to wipe out all winnings plus some?
I don't spend a lot of time on must hits but when I do I always calculate it based on going to the top. Last thing I want to do is lose 2k going after 500
I can only imagine the guy who was there for hours isn't to happy and may avoid playing something like this next time, and now he can't spend that 10k in the casino on some other -EV Game.
Some of it is information handed down over the years. Some of it is trial and error. Some of it is sheer volume, meaning after I have ran 100k plus through a game I pretty much know where I'm at. After 1 mil coin in I really know where I'm at for sure. Some of it is chasing promos and progressives around. Some of it is just falling into it. I sorta went over here to play some Video Poker because I thought that a promo was running and come to find out it wasn't on this day but they had another promo which made things playable. The problem with slot plays, for me at least, is that you can get stuck large amounts of money very fast. You can be way upside down with no real chance of breaking even until you get on another machine around the same starting point. So it is more of a long run type of play. Another thing is that you need to be able to stomach the losing. I have been on positive plays for a week before hitting the progressive and that isn't fun if you don't have someone to help you lock up the machine before someone else swoops in on your action. However that really doesn't matter in the long run because your always playing certain machines at certain numbers. In the end I seem to get the money. I'd say 90% of my time is spent on Video Poker plays and I have a route that I check for progressives and other reel plays while I am moving from video poker to video poker. I don't know if I answered your question but I tried. It has been a long day and it is time for bed but I would say that I only know a small amount of information and other shaper players in the city get on much better stuff all the time.
The big thing for me and has always been is that I play on my own money so when I win I don't have to chop anything but when I lose I lose the max :)