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Slots Buying the Bonus round on slots

Discussion in 'Slots' started by Packer Backer, Feb 5, 2015.

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  1. Packer Backer

    Packer Backer Low-Roller

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  2. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    Part of the fun of the video slots is the antici ... ... ... ... ... {say it} PATION! of the bonus. :)
     
  3. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I hope that $20 minimum price tag is for max bet spins!
     
  4. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds High-Roller

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    Just read this as well, but was boggling at the irony of paying for "free" spins.

    I feel like it would be more interesting if they had an option of paying an extra X amount of credits to get more bonus rounds or something like that. Sort of like the premium Video Poker games. You can spin for $0.40 for normal play with normal chance at bonus rounds, or you can spin for $0.80 for twice the amount chances at a bonus round, or something like that. Usually with slots the higher you play you still get the same frequency of bonus rounds, the only difference is you can win more money in each of the bonuses.
     
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    cjohnson202 VIP Whale

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    Hmmm...I'm torn on this idea. I read about it this morning.

    Some games, I play just because I love the excitement of the bonus round. So many times I'll be down a few $100 and be like "i'll quit as soon as I get the bonus.", only to lose more and never get the bonus round. I think this is a good option where maybe you've played awhile, want to quit but don't want to NOT play the bonus round, then maybe I'd spend $20-$50 to automatically trigger the bonus. With that said, I'd never automatically trigger the bonus at the start unless I had limited time to play and wanted a "quick fix".

    Regardless, I think this will prove successful for the casinos
     
  6. weluvvegas

    weluvvegas Vegas Slot Junkie

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    There are machines now that have something like that. I know that I was playing Zeus at my local last weekend and accidentally wasn't betting the extra $ for the respin feature. I hit a full first reel of Zeus's and lost that chance for the super respin. Then I realized that I wasn't betting that extra ten cents or whatever it is.

    Psychologically - putting the option in to buy a bonus would really rake in some money. (for the casino and slot manufacturers) Bonus rounds are what we slot addicts live for!
     
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    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    I've played that machine at Mirage. They're over near the Carnegie Deli.

    I bought the bonus for $100. Played 2 machines at a time. The bottom line is that it takes as long as if I had played 25 pulls at $4.00 each. The payout was between $80 and $150 each time. Good for racking up TC in a short amount of time.
     
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    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    Seems to defeat the purpose of the bonus round...part of the fun is cheering and hoping for that third scatter symbol to initiate the bonus round...

    And there have been several times where I have hit the bonus rounds back to back...happens often in Top Dollar
     
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    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    The problem with this is "more frequently"...how would you prove that it was (or wasnt) triggering more frequently than if you didnt play the little bit extra? The manufacturer would just claim variance...
     
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    With slot machines, it would take a lot of work to prove anything without a PAR sheet, which are damn guarded secrets now.

    And as far as this "buy a bonus" feature, the payback is not necessarily the same as the base game, even though it really should try to be.
     
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    this would have been awesome if you put the second part of the post 3 years from now... on this thread...
     
  12. LV_Bound

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    There was a "Deal or No Deal" bonus round only game and it would cost a fortune to play.

    Don't go thinking you buy will buy a bonus for $5 and make $100.

    Just remember, the casinos are always looking for games to make them money not you.
     
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    The pay for bonus rounds fee is just to make up for lost revenue for gambling dollars. I predict the new CEO of CET will implement these machines immediately. As "Franklin" once said a long time ago in "The Fever", these machines entice you to gamble more and more and think you're winning, but in actuality you are losing.
    I wonder how many people will still complain about resort fees yet willing to put another $20 in to "unlikely" enhance their bonus?
    Talk about a sucker bet.
     
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