TripleRedhot
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August 17th, 2017 at 8:05:38 PM permalink
Might be a dumb question but kind of new to all of this would if be better to bet 2 credits on 5\$ machines or just play 10 dollar machines and bet 1 credit at a time.?
gamerfreak
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August 17th, 2017 at 8:14:23 PM permalink
It could depend on whether the machine pays the same for playing 1 or 2 credits. Often payables are more favorable playing multiple or max credits.

That said, generally speaking, higher denomination machines have a lower house edge.
TripleRedhot
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August 17th, 2017 at 8:21:27 PM permalink
I mainly only play the old 3 reel slots. Everything is just doubled if you bet 2 credits instead of one. Usually put 600 in a machine just didnt know if i was messing up by playing 2 credits 5\$ instead of playing on a 10\$ machind 1 credit thanks for the reply
gamerfreak
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August 17th, 2017 at 8:32:28 PM permalink
Quote: TripleRedhot

I mainly only play the old 3 reel slots. Everything is just doubled if you bet 2 credits instead of one. Usually put 600 in a machine just didnt know if i was messing up by playing 2 credits 5\$ instead of playing on a 10\$ machind 1 credit thanks for the reply

You'd probably be better off with the \$10 machine.

There's no easy way to know for sure, and there's certainly exceptions, but like I mentioned the general rule of thumb is the higher denomination the higher the return.
AxelWolf
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August 17th, 2017 at 8:49:55 PM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

You'd probably be better off with the \$10 machine.

There's no easy way to know for sure, and there's certainly exceptions, but like I mentioned the general rule of thumb is the higher denomination the higher the return.

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I would assume a \$5 slot and a \$10 slot probably have the same payback %. Unless you know better, playing the max coins is usually better or the same.

I would say as a rule of thumb playig 2 coins (assuming that's the max bet) would be better than short coining a higher denomination.
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Ibeatyouraces
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August 17th, 2017 at 10:05:39 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

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I would assume a \$5 slot and a \$10 slot probably have the same payback %. Unless you know better, playing the max coins is usually better or the same.

I would say as a rule of thumb playig 2 coins (assuming that's the max bet) would be better than short coining a higher denomination.

Isn't it true that the exact same two machines, with the exact same denominations and pay tables will most likely have different payback percentages? Slots aren't like VP in this sense where they same pay table equals the same payback.
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onenickelmiracle
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August 17th, 2017 at 10:08:24 PM permalink
I dont think there is such a difference that matters as long as you're gambling money you can afford to lose. There is some possible benefit playing either if you can't afford to lose but are gambling anyways on machines with worse odds, because at least there is a better chance of having significant wins.
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RS
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August 17th, 2017 at 10:15:09 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Isn't it true that the exact same two machines, with the exact same denominations and pay tables will most likely have different payback percentages? Slots aren't like VP in this sense where they same pay table equals the same payback.

I don't think so, unless one is higher denom. They very well may be set to the same percentage. Sure they could be different, but I think unlikely.

Same thing with VP -- you have a bank of 4 machines, most of the time they are all the same. Sometimes/rarely, they'll all have 9/5 JOB and one will have 9/6 JOB.
gamerfreak
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August 18th, 2017 at 3:41:00 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

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I would assume a \$5 slot and a \$10 slot probably have the same payback %. Unless you know better, playing the max coins is usually better or the same.

I would say as a rule of thumb playig 2 coins (assuming that's the max bet) would be better than short coining a higher denomination.

If you look at gaming revenue reports, slot hold % pretty much always goes down the higher the denomination.

Some slots have different pay-tables or bonuses based on coins played, but he said this one doesn't.

They could very well be identicle, especially if they are in the same bank. But if there is a difference, I'd wager the the higher denomination has a better return.
AxelWolf
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August 23rd, 2017 at 4:25:06 PM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

If you look at gaming revenue reports, slot hold % pretty much always goes down the higher the denomination.

Some slots have different pay-tables or bonuses based on coins played, but he said this one doesn't.

They could very well be identicle, especially if they are in the same bank. But if there is a difference, I'd wager the the higher denomination has a better return.

I would like to see some evidence that a \$10 machine has a better payback than a \$5 machine. I would be willing to bet they are the same payback.

It would help to know what machine he is playing. He said the pays double from 1 coin to 2 coins. I'm wondering if he is including the top jackpot as well.
♪♪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♪♪
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