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"Free" Internet Slots - what a racket!

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Kimsa70, Jan 20, 2013.

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  1. Kimsa70

    Kimsa70 High-Roller

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    I hope I don't come across as hypocritical with this post. I openly admit to losing hundreds of thousands of dollars playing slots in casinos over the last 7 years. As much as I love playing slots, I cannot bring myself to shell out money to play "free" internet slots on Facebook or other sites such as myVegas.

    I think it's great that there are sites out there that allow us to play very realistic versions of the slots we play in casinos. These options are great especially for people on limited budgets or for people who do not live near casinos or for those who cannot go to casinos due to other life obligations - family, job, illness, other more important financial needs, etc.

    I currently play on Facebook the following games: DoubleDown Casino, GSN Casino, Jackpot Party Casino, myVegas, Bejeweled Blitz, Zuma Blitz and Bubble Blitz. I only play the amount of "freeplay" these sites dole out to me on any one day.

    I also only play these on the weekends that I'm not going to casinos, and I only play one daily, GSN Casino, as that one is available on my cellphone, and there's a different version of it on Facebook.

    Seeing the figures of how many people "Like" these games - I think DoubleDown has over 5 million - it boggles my mind how much money these Facebook "free" games are likely making.

    The way my brain is wired to play slots that pay out real money, I'm scared to see what could happen if I pulled the plug and bought any "tokens" from any of these "free" Facebook games.

    I have alot of fun playing the Facebook games and get a good amount of "free" play, but I will never shell out the $$$ I'm saving for a real casino to Facebook, without the chance to win real money.

    In the long run, it may be cheaper for me to pay to play the Facebook sites, but I'd rather risk more and lose my money in a real casino, smoke and all!

    What do other players think of these games on Facebook?
     
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  2. BrandonR

    BrandonR Tourist

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    Couldn't agree more. Why pay for slots that you're guaranteed to have a 0% return on? They're fun to play (the realistic versions) but when I run out of free chips I just stop playing. Trust me, they're making more than enough money from these things just on ads -- add in virtual chips and I wouldn't be surprised if they're taking in more cash than a real casino.
     
  3. Kimsa70

    Kimsa70 High-Roller

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    Agree. A real casino has maybe a maximum of 20,000 - 40,000 visitors a day, if they're lucky. And I'm talking bigger casinos like Foxwoods in CT.

    These "free" Facebook casinos have memberships of up to 5 million+ based on "Likes". Not that all those people visit daily, or pay to play on the site, but if you do the math, those Facebook "free" game sites are taking in alot of dough!

    Makes me sick. :vomit:
     
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    There's no free lunch my friend
     
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