DrEntropy
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April 21st, 2012 at 3:00:44 PM permalink
For slot machines like this:
http://www.wms.com/Games/NetworkedGaming/UltraHitProgressive/Pages/PiggyBankin.aspx

Is the jackpot equally likely to hit on each spin (and so the graphics are just for show, and to mislead the player into thinking he is getting closer, a sort of "illusion of progress") or is there already a predetermined trigger point (that is not known to the player, but already randomly selected) so that the player really is getting closer at each moment?

I apologize if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find quite the exact match.
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s2dbaker
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April 21st, 2012 at 6:29:27 PM permalink
There are some machines that guarantee a bonus round every (let's say for arguments sake) 400 spins. One of the most graphically adorable machines I've ever played (at the M and at Gold Coast) involved chubby Pandas jogging across the screen whenever something big hit. There's a count-down-o-meter at the bottom of the screen to let you know how many spins before a guaranteed bonus spin happens.

I do not know it the Piggy Banking machine is one of those types of machines.
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teddys
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April 21st, 2012 at 6:49:13 PM permalink
Quote: s2dbaker

There are some machines that guarantee a bonus round every (let's say for arguments sake) 400 spins. One of the most graphically adorable machines I've ever played (at the M and at Gold Coast) involved chubby Pandas jogging across the screen whenever something big hit. There's a count-down-o-meter at the bottom of the screen to let you know how many spins before a guaranteed bonus spin happens.

I do not know it the Piggy Banking machine is one of those types of machines.

I believe this is the machine you're referring to:

I do not think it is a "piggy banking" type machine.
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s2dbaker
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April 21st, 2012 at 7:08:17 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

That machine owes me \$100
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teddys
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