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Hand Pay!!! I want one or a couple...

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by oldarmy, Jun 30, 2012.

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  1. oldarmy

    oldarmy Low-Roller

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    Im going soon. I play slots and have never had a hand pay. I know eventually I will get one. I play up to $5 machines. So any advice on increasing my odds? I would love to get one on my first day of my trip.
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    If anyone knows how to hit more, that would be great. LOL!

    Okay, if you really are looking for a handpay, some ideas.

    Play higher limit machines that pay more or even smaller wins. Some machines NEVER, EVER have a handpay because there jackpots are under $1,200. Usually quarter machines. Or people playing $.50 on penny machines that have a $5.00 max play option.

    Play on machines that may have a top pay in the $1,500 to $3,000 range. They will hit way more often than a machine with a $30,000 or $50,000 or more top pay. After all, to pay out that money, they have to take in much more money between payouts.

    Watch those penny machines. They do not show it right up front, but their top pay can be pretty hefty. Which means a long time without big pays. I have hit plenty of W2-G's on those, but only when playing $5 per spin.
     
  3. irmster

    irmster Low-Roller

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    There is no foolproof way to get a hand pay, other than to say that the higher your bet, the higher your chances.

    Of course you need a higher bankroll the further up you go.

    I would just play normally and if one comes, all the better. You can still do well with wins short of a hand pay.
     
  4. Auggie

    Auggie Dovahkiin

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    Yeah, the number one thing with hand pays is: can you even get one?

    A lot of penny slot machines, even on max bet, can't win enough where they trigger a hand pay or if they can they usually need something like you playing max bet and then either getting 5 of the main symbol in a row (especially on old machines) or a screen full of the top symbol and/or all wilds (on some of the newer machines).

    You mention $5 machines and for that we know that it would take a win of 240+ credits to trigger a hand pay. As was mentioned the slot makers like to avoid the hand pay if they can so it wouldn't really surprise me to see on their paytable a pay around 225 credits (if it was a 1 credit per spin machine or 110-115 on a 2 credit max per spin machine) before the next big leap up in the pay table where either of those is going to be short of the hand pay limit.

    Plus I think more what you want is a nice big win, not necessarily a hand pay. I remember playing "50 Lions" a couple of years ago in Las Vegas and I was betting $2.50 a spin and got a screen mostly full of lions and at first I was like "Aww man! I'm missing two lions from having a full screen!" but then when the win counter stopped at $1197 I was instead "Woo Hoo! I'm missing two lions from having a full screen!"

    If you are playing $5 three machines and you really want a hand pay what you could do is bump up your play to $1 video slots. A lot of them are 9 lines, so it would $9 per spin, and if you happen to hit a really good bonus round you can quickly get in to the hand pay area.
     
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    Go to the Lion Share machine at MGM and put in a $100 then try to cash out. That will get you a hand pay. :thumbsup:
     
  6. oldarmy

    oldarmy Low-Roller

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    I tell my wife eventually we will hit something big. We usually hit at least two or three decent hits. Basically enough to pay for food and drinks and entertainment for the day. I hit a minor bonus on u spin for $ 280 another one on WOF for $480 several $250. My wife enjoys thee wizard of oz games she gets so excited when she gets the bonus. Im getting excited about going.:beer:
     
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