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Slots About the new Buffalo Stampede slots

Discussion in 'Slots' started by sdrawkcab si eman yM, Oct 14, 2013.

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  1. sdrawkcab si eman yM

    sdrawkcab si eman yM Tourist

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    I've tried to find an info button on these machines a couple of times to no luck. My question is, how do these progressives work on the machine? The big one starts at $15,000, and the smaller one $400(?) maybe, and I have no idea what sets them off, if there's a "must hit by" mark, do you get into a jackpot round with a chance to win them, etc.
    Please advise :) Thank you.
     
  2. ABQJeff

    ABQJeff Low-Roller

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    It's a random mystery jackpot. Can be won on any bet.
     
  3. Smo

    Smo Mr. Las Vegas

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    Played these recently. IIRC the Progressive Jackpots were random and I didn't see any "must hit by $xxxx.xx" anywhere on the screen.

    They sure are money suckers though. :rolleyes2:
     
  4. WrongWayWade

    WrongWayWade VIP Whale

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    Mini/Maxi jackpots that state 'must win by $xxxx' are just set to a specific dollar and cents amount, and the current total goes up by a tiny amount after each spin or each win. The player that makes it hit that specific dollar amount wins that jackpot. Then it is reset to the minimum, and a new winning amount is chosen.

    Example: jackpot starts at $200, says it must win by $500. A number is chosen by the machine beforehand (and doesn't change) between $200 and $500. (There seems to be some bias toward making it a big number, but I'm not sure about that). If it's $434.21 the person that pushes the total to that amount wins it. In most cases you don't have to bet anything extra or even play max coins to get this.
     
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  5. Kickin

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    Wade are you sure this is how it works? Not doubting you, I just never would have thought any machine would be designed to establish beforehand exactly when a jackpot will be paid. I would've thought they had set it so the jackpot hits before $500 within some confidence interval (e.g. 90% of the time) and if it doesn't it automatically pays at $500.
     
  6. jackincols

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    Where in Vegas are these machines located? I don't think I've ever seen them, but have heard people talking about them.
     
  7. Frankr163

    Frankr163 Low-Roller

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    There is a bank of them in the back of the Quad near the Fat Tuesday bar.
    In sept. I saw people seemingly winning constantly.
    The machines were very busy, I finally got to sit down and won $200 on my 2nd spin, never got another paying spin! The OP was right about the pays, never figured out what a winning line was.
     
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    Yes, this is exactly how it works. It never waits until $500 to pay. According to the WizardOfOdds, it is actually chooses the number in a smooth distribution from the reset number to the max, in other words, any random number between the reset and max, with no bias.

    Wizard of Odds has a page about this, indicating how close to the top number it should be to be playing at an advantage.

    http://wizardofodds.com/games/slots/mystery-jackpot/
     
  9. sdrawkcab si eman yM

    sdrawkcab si eman yM Tourist

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    Thank you all for the feedback. I was shocked to see a slot with no information button/payout structures/etc.
    Curious to see in the near future what type of winning dollar amounts the progressives hit at. Hesitant to try it out at this point, because my theory is you're a little less likely to win once a new machine is put out on the floor cause it hasn't taken in money to give a big payout (just a theory, don't know if there's truth to it)
     
  10. fas87

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    There are new Stampede slots? When my wife and I went to Vegas the first time (maybe 2000 or so), we loved the Stampede slots where the bonus round would start, "It's a Stampeeeede!" These slots seemed to be everywhere, but unfortunately, we haven't seen them in the last handful of years or so.

    Are these the same slots but updated? If so, I can't wait to play in about a month!
     
  11. sdrawkcab si eman yM

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    Judging by pictures I just looked up, no. It's the "classic" Buffalo video-reel slot machine that's been updated with progressives and random bonus features.
     
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