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Slots CC has SLOT lessons??!?

Discussion in 'Slots' started by thebucket, Apr 26, 2013.

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  1. thebucket

    thebucket VIP Whale

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    I just ran across this and found it to be so amusing that I just had to share...

    I take a general interest in what casinos offer, including the usual daily craps/bj/poker/etc lessons that they offer. I just happened to be on the Circus Circus website today, and discovered that they have a rather unique offering...

    Slot Lessons. 2pm. Daily.

    :faint:

    Hehehehhh. Seriously?

    Link to CC Gaming Lessons Page
     
  2. Molder66

    Molder66 Low-Roller

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    Wow, Really

    Guess I should come up with some kind of advance slot training program that I can charge a couple hundred to attend for these people.:kill:
     
  3. TRN

    TRN High-Roller

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    As easy as they are, you'd be surprised how few people really understand the paytables, or how to figure out the lines/multipliers/etc.
     
  4. JDinTN

    JDinTN MIA

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    Some people need instructions on where to insert their money and how to push the button.
     
  5. xizor

    xizor Tourist

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    Every single Travel Channel show about Las Vegas ever made always has the "experts" singing the same, one line piece of advice for slots:
    "Bet the max"

    I am guessing that class runs from 2:00 to 2:01 :peace:
     
  6. Auggie

    Auggie Dovahkiin

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    Over the years I have had a few people in Las Vegas and at my local casino ask how to play slots.

    I remember my first time playing I won about $80 and had to call for an attendant to ask how I cash out that money because I didn't want to take $80 in nickles home with me :)
     
  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Though it is a bit difficult to comprehend, people do need help. If you scroll through the posts here, we have seen folks ask many times how to work those multi line machines.
     
  8. LV_Bound

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    Actually I think it couldn't hurt especially for people just starting out with the penny slots.

    It is not uncommon for people to ask why they didn't win when the screen is full of matching symbols.

    Also, it is important to know which machines require a max bet to invoke the bonus round even on the older reel machines.
     
  9. thebucket

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    Now I almost have to see it...

    Hmm, good points all around. I'm seriously tempted to attend class for this, just to see how deep they go. I'd be rather impressed if they did it well enough to touch on some of the finer/more-complicated points (I don't really expect to have it explained how to determine the +EV transition point of a progressive jackpot and how to conduct team play to take it down, which would be both quite funny and ultimately cool). If I do attend, I'll report back here. :)
     
  10. thebucket

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    Ahh, just gave it a bit more thought. Assuming it's beyond completely-trivial, they will at least mention progressive jackpots during the class. And most likely they'll take questions at the end. I'll have to (scientific calculator in hand?) raise my hand and ask how to determine the +EV break point on one, particularly on 3-reel devices with weighted reel strips. Heheh. Watch me get 86d.
     
  11. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    My g/f wants to go to Circus Circus briefly next trip and now I'm half tempted to do that...haha But I fear I might be the only one in the "class". :evillaugh

    Also maybe the slots "class" also covers video poker, which is slightly more difficult. But Circus Circus/Slots-A-Fun do have the only > 100% machines on the strip, so there is that.
     
  12. steveorama

    steveorama Low-Roller

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    I'm waiting for Buffet lessons. :ssst:
     
  13. 3544quebec

    3544quebec Low-Roller

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    And by calling an attendant and providing the customary 10% tip on your jackpot you resolved your problem and only had to go home with $72 in nickles :evillaugh
     
  14. Auggie

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    No no... I was totally clueless back then. She went and got me a couple of coin buckets and then explained that after I get the coins out I take them to the cashier to turn in to bills. If $80 was my first hand pay, that would have been kind of sad :) :) :)
     
  15. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I'm still waiting for my first hand pay...but I will be okay if it happens at the D's Loose Deuces machine for either 2500 or 4000 nickels in ~10 days. Damn coindroppers...lol But I'd prefer for it to happen when I hit the jackpot on "Lion's Share". :evillaugh
     
  16. tacallian

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    It's only amusing at first glance. Once you realize there are people who have never been in a Casino, or people who had a VCR flashing 12:00, or people who still don't know how to use a computer mouse, explaining the basic operation of the slot machine and how to actually play one it all kinda makes sense.
     
  17. DonnyC

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    Betting the max isn't always the best advice. And I have found a few videos that give a good breakdown of when betting max is good vs not good.
     
  18. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    On many slot machines betting more doesn't change the game's return, even with progressive jackpots. Smaller bets just give you a smaller chance to hit the progressives on many newer machines.

    One thing is for sure, betting max will increase your average hourly loss.
     
  19. JWBlue

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    At first I laughed at this but then I thought about it and I can see someone who has no experience playing slot machines might learn something in in this class.
     
  20. kel3420

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    I would guess 80% of the times I am in Vegas, at some point during the trip, someone will be standing behind me watching me play. Since you can see them via the mirrors in the machine, at some point I will turn around and then am usually asked to please explain how the machine works. Then they will sit down next to me and try to start playing. I explain about the lines and credits, but the vast majority of the time they end up playing one line, one credit and then get seriously frustrated when they hit the same combo as me and barely win anything compared to my win. You can only explain the difference between their betting amount and max bet so many times before banging your head against the machine, lol. But, they usually aren't there for very long anyway. Haha

    So yeah, slot lessons could be important for some people. But I would guess those that really need them wouldn't even consider taking the class
     
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