supergrass
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August 10th, 2014 at 6:50:35 AM permalink
I saw some slot machines have volatility settings that a player can change between spins.
The slot had 3 settings: mild, medium, super hot. Or something to that effect. The on-screen-help explains that in "mild" you will win more often but smaller prices. In "super hot" you will win less often, but bigger prices.
The on-screen-help does not mention if the return-to-player stays the same or not.
Next time I see it I will note down the brand and game name. I think it was a mainstream brand.
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August 10th, 2014 at 7:32:46 AM permalink
Quote: supergrass

I saw some slot machines have volatility settings that a player can change between spins.
The slot had 3 settings: mild, medium, super hot. Or something to that effect. The on-screen-help explains that in "mild" you will win more often but smaller prices. In "super hot" you will win less often, but bigger prices.
The on-screen-help does not mention if the return-to-player stays the same or not.
Next time I see it I will note down the brand and game name. I think it was a mainstream brand.

Interesting. Pic's please.thnx
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strictlyAP
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August 10th, 2014 at 7:48:01 AM permalink
axel thats absolutely true- there are numerous machines that have volitliaty settings that you can choose from - they have them for sure at one of the casinos near me - one of the ones we spoke about-
they are more along the lines of hit frequnecy and smaller more frequent wins
The bet will not be paid- not now not ever
AxelWolf
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August 10th, 2014 at 8:00:46 AM permalink
Quote: strictlyAP

axel thats absolutely true- there are numerous machines that have volitliaty settings that you can choose from - they have them for sure at one of the casinos near me - one of the ones we spoke about-
they are more along the lines of hit frequnecy and smaller more frequent wins

I believe I only wanted pic's so when I cruising through the casino it will catch my eye. I can think of some good uses for such a machine. Always good to know something exists so your ready if the right opportunity comes along. I ave yet to see a machine like this. I will now be looking and takeing note.
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August 10th, 2014 at 2:40:27 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I believe I only wanted pic's so when I cruising through the casino it will catch my eye. I can think of some good uses for such a machine. Always good to know something exists so your ready if the right opportunity comes along. I ave yet to see a machine like this. I will now be looking and takeing note.



I've seen this too. I suspect that the house edge is so high that it will be useless to you, but maybe not.

The one that I remember is a large wheel where you can only see the corner of the wheel. You can choose which symbol you want to be your winning symbol or something like that. I'm sure that you have seen these machines.

Also, in those stupid LoTR slots (which I am never playing again) you often get awarded free spins. You can play them at any time, or collect until you get up to 50 (once you are at 50 or more, you are forced to play of 50 of them. If you have any left over, you keep them). When you are playing your free spins, it will give you mutlipliers for each spin. With 50 it gives you a total of 140x, with fewer than 50 your multiplier will be variable (basically, every time you play them, there are 50 numbers that add up to 140. They are the same numbers each time. It sorts them randomly and, if you are playing n spins, you get the first n)

Anyway, when you are playing, you can play your multipliers in any order, and, at any time, you an combine all your multipliers into a single spin. So instead of playing 50 spins with multipliers that total 140x, you can play a single spin of 140x.

Note that 140x is not as much as it seems; it's 140x the payout of a single credit bet. The max bet is 10 credits, so it's really a 14x spin if you are playing max bet.

Also, I think that the different bonus games have different volatility, although I'm not sure which ones are more volatile. I won A LOT on the shield-picking game -- like, more than the fell beast progressive I was chasing.
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August 10th, 2014 at 2:50:02 PM permalink
Aristocrat calls it win your way and Spielo calls it Goldify where you can choose your volatility.
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August 11th, 2014 at 11:38:19 AM permalink
The first slot machines I remember seeing with player controlled volatility were from Incredible Technologies (yes, the same company that makes the Golden Tee arcade games). They started making slot machines about 10 years ago.
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August 11th, 2014 at 12:17:15 PM permalink
There's at least four units that come to mind that have a dynamic (player-controlled) volatility system--

The Outer Limits (looks like a 3-wheel WoF machine), breaks down into 1st/2nd/3rd Dimension for different amounts of variance.
Not sure what it's called, but it's a 5-reel unit where the symbols are bills and coins, and you get what lines up. (So 4 20s in a row = 80 credits) Not the Green Machine. I believe the more credits per spin, the greater the payback.
WMS's Superteam, where you can pick between high and low variance.
And this thing, which has been discussed before: http://gamingtoday.com/articles/article/28256-U1_machine

None of these change values invisibly (at least, they don't claim to) though, which I think was the original matter at hand.

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