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DDB progressive jackpot at MSS

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Joe, Jun 13, 2013.

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  1. Joe

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    Just a FYI.

    I forgot to mention this is my trip report. I was playing dollar DDB at the bar at MSS. Many times I was the only one playing dollars and the progressive Royal jackpot was up to ~$4,900.

    Anyway I started watching the Royal total. For every $5 I played on DDB, the Royal progressive went up one cent! One lousy cent!

    Only the bar machines are tied to that progressive.

    Somebody did hit it our last night, just not me:cry:
     
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    I sat down Monday to the Luxe Bar at the Hard Rock at 4:45 p.m. and slid $400 into a $1 9/6 DDB game. I'm normally a .25-.50 player, but was feelin' "lucky". The jackpot was similar to that mentioned above, just shy of $5,000. Other than my usual dealt 3OK's that didn't pan-out and 2 full-houses, I was bounced with my 3 free drinks in 50 minutes!!! Decided to lick my wounds by throwing a hundy into the $1 Megabucks machine and pooof... gone... next up was a hundy in $1 Blazin' Sevens and it at least tried to exchange some time for my money, but all told I was back in the room by 6:30 p.m. reading material for Tuesday's meeting. I really enjoyed my free drinks though!!!
     
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    Joe, that is interesting.

    It does give me a better feeling for how long it must take to get the jackpot up over $5,000.

    Sorry that you did not hit it. Let's think positive: let others feed it until your next visit. Then, WHAM!
    You get a royal with your first hundred!
     
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    Joe,
    Man...that's a BIG jackpot !
    I hit the 50 cent progressive for $2,800 a year ago ( May ) -
    at The Boar Bar.
    Thanks to Jose - who tipped me off about the jackpot.
    I was playing the .25 VP games + didn't even notice.
    I tipped Jose nicely the next day.
    My next MSS trip would ( normally be ) in two weeks --
    instead it will be some golf and plenty of baby care !
    Miss that Boar Bar !:beer:
     
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    I wasn't whining, but just that I was pretty amazed that a $5 hand only increased the Royal by one cent.

    I can already hear a Royal calling my name for Oct. Got to believe, right?:wink2:
     
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    A bit off topic, but last week in Vegas I put to test some calculations I'd done using Monte Carlo simulation software and various video poker games. My assumptions were that I'd start with $300, play $1.25 a hand (.25 machine, max bet), and play 2500 hands (or until broke). First try was the progressive Double Bonus machines against the wall at the Four Queens. In theory my chance of going broke in 2500 hands was 24%, and the "over/under" was -$60 (50% chance of finishing above or below) with almost a 30% chance of finishing up at least $100. Well, I was broke after about 3 hours. Didn't keep track of the hands, but it wasn't close to 2500. So much for that.

    Over the next few days I (assisted by my wife) tried another $300, starting with Bonus Poker machines at the Palms (8.7% chance of going broke, 15.2% chance of finishing up at least $100) and moving the leftovers to the bar top DDB progressives at the Four Queens (41.6% chance of going broke, 26.6% chance of finishing up at least $100, not counting the impact of the progressives). Well, my money lasted longer, but I again ended up broke without ever having been up. Screw statistics! The gambling gods weren't smiling this trip.

    On the other hand, my buddy threw $20 in DDB machines a couple of times, playing $1.25 a hand and played forever. At one point he was up $140, but he's the sort the casinos love (keeps going til he's broke). Later he was killing time with us (wife and I) at the Four Queens nickel machines playing 9/6 JOB while licking our wounds after a losing streak. That's when he got AAAA2. $6.25! Woohoo! He turned to me and said "I hate you!" He's normally a quarter player on DDB or worse, and this is the only time I've seen him play nickel JOB. So it goes!
     
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    $100 in a MegaBucks really goes quick, doesn't it? I played a hundy last nov at the Strat, and I was walking away before I knew what hit me.
     
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