rsactuary
rsactuary
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June 5th, 2016 at 10:25:33 AM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

There are probably hundreds of hours of video footage of slot gameplay already on YouTube. You don't need to play at all in order to map reels if someone else has already posted sufficient footage.




Except each game can have several different percentage returns.. which means different reels. So you may be trying to construct reels from two different games, essentially.
cwazy
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June 5th, 2016 at 2:04:20 PM permalink
The problem with the strategy I outlined is the one Axelwolf pointed out - which is that much of the return on most video slots comes from bonus rounds, which take a long time to trigger, and accordingly would take many thousands of spins to map out. It was an interesting thought, since I already wrote the software to analyze and classify arbitrary symbols, but probably not worth the time to adapt it to this use because of that issue. I thought I could use it to efficiently determine the tipping point on any video slot that has a progressive, but the bonus issue severely limits its usefulness.
AxelWolf
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June 5th, 2016 at 2:54:32 PM permalink
If you're a recreational slot player I say just play whatever slots you like the most.

If you're trying to get an advantage on slot you should probably only play when you're almost certain you have an advantage. If I'm dealing with something that might be 3% or 4 % I'm probably not going to bother for long. I might play for a short while, but I'm not going to spend hours playing it.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
cwazy
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June 5th, 2016 at 2:57:52 PM permalink
I would rather shoot myself than play slots recreationally. If there's no edge or a small one then I wouldn't bother. But at the same time I don't like being backed off/86'd for card counting, and never in my life have I managed to pick off a hole card (even when I was at a table where another player was clearly doing it). So my options are limited basically to badly conceived promotions and misconfigured machines with easily calculable returns.
Last edited by: cwazy on Jun 5, 2016

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