MrBonus
MrBonus
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February 12th, 2012 at 10:27:02 AM permalink
If there are ten slot machines, all the same game, that show a small jackpot and a big jackpot amount, I will play the one that has the highest jackpots. If it is my lucky day I might as welltry for the biggest jackpots. A lot of slot machines will state the jackpot must be paid before a specific amount is reached. However, I have never read anything about slot machines that have a major and minor jackpot, like Outback Jack, and don't state a max amount. I have been told it is random but this means nothing to me. Can anyone explain if there is max set amount and if not, why do I never find a machine with a huge jackpot?.
FleaStiff
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February 12th, 2012 at 12:02:35 PM permalink
Terms are usually disclosed, its to the casino advantage to do this irrespective of regs.

If its stated that a jackpot must hit by a certain dollar figure it will either hit by that figure or be deemed to have hit the moment that figure is reached.

As to identical machines side by side... the public usually thinks the higher amount or more frequent payout is somehow a "better" machine or more likely to pay out again, but in reality random number generators are indeed just that: random!!

If you have three identical machines side by side, one just paid out its fifth superjackpot twenty minutes ago, one has never paid out any super jackpot in its three year history and one has paid seven jackpots in total but none for several months.... the machine that is "best" for you to play is still going to be the one next to the pretty girl, because all the three machines really are identical and none of the three machines is functioning in any way in a particularly good or bad manner.
EdgeLooker
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February 13th, 2012 at 8:42:43 AM permalink
I wonder if there are/were any machines that never paid the displayed "jackpot" or even a progressive jackpot, not just due to variance, but because of a malfunction or a software glitch?
EdgeLooker
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February 13th, 2012 at 8:43:40 AM permalink
oops dbl post
pacomartin
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February 14th, 2012 at 12:50:22 AM permalink
Quote: MrBonus

If there are ten slot machines, all the same game, that show a small jackpot and a big jackpot amount, I will play the one that has the highest jackpots. If it is my lucky day I might as welltry for the biggest jackpots.



Hypothetically if you had to choose between Machine A, and Machine B

Machine A
Has a 1 in 10 probability of paying $8 for $1, and
has a 1 in 1000 probability of paying $100 for $1

Machine B
Has a 1 in 10 probability of paying $5 for $1, and
has a 1 in 20 probability of paying $9 for $1

you would choose machine A, because it has an $100 jackpot.

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