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Hand pay, woohoo now what do you do?

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by golfnut, Oct 9, 2012.

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  1. golfnut

    golfnut Low-Roller

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    Ok for those of you lucky enough to have hand pays in the past, I'm curious. Did you keep playing that same slot after the hand pay or did you walk away. Not really an are you addicted and put it all back in question. More of a did you feel like this machine was hitting so you wanted to keep playing it. Or did you feel like it spilled its guts and had to be fed again before another good hit happened. Now I understand how slots work, and that the random number generator determines when it pays and you could technically hit anytime. But I want to know what your gut tells you.
     
  2. jimboguy

    jimboguy Blubbery Whale

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    So far I have always walked away after a hand pay. However, on my next visit to Vegas and that casino, I will seek out that machine to play it again. I have hit five hand pays, three of them on the same machine (a $1 machine, betting three credits - so $3 total each spin).

    If I continue gambling immediately after a hand pay, it's at a BJ table.
     
  3. Auggie

    Auggie Dovahkiin

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    I'm sure there are going to be people that will look at it like "I just had a hand pay, this machine is done, time to move on" while others will see it like "I just had a hand pay, this machine might be heating up!"

    For me, at my local casino when I get a hand pay I asked the attendant doing the hand pay for a "Reserved" sign for the machine, then I go to the bar and buy myself a drink and then go out on the patio for a smoke break before going back inside and playing the same machine.

    In August I had seven hand pays, all on the same nickle slot machine, including three in one night. So I can't just get up and go.
     
  4. bubbamsu

    bubbamsu Low-Roller

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    I have stayed on the machine, always VP. I will either leave because I have somewhere else to be or I have hit a slow streak and want to take some winnings with me.

    The random number generator is always going, so mathmatically I have the same chance of hitting a hand pay again.

    It would be different if it was a progressive machine and I hit the jackpot. I would probably walk away from that bank of machines.
     
  5. kel3420

    kel3420 VIP Whale

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    I leave, but not because of anything that I believe about the machine. I get tired of waiting for the hand payer person to show up, lol. And then, because I am waiting, I usually put in money in the machine next to me to play (and INEVITABLY get the people who think the locked machine is abandoned and that they can claim the money. I am always like, Hello, I am RIGHT here!). I always end of losing alot on the machine that I am wasting time on, so while I may be winning $1200 on one machine, I can lose $200 on the machine next to it. LOL But hey, still a win.

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    kel3420 VIP Whale

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    Oh, and I forgot to add, usually I have been there so long, that I have to get rid of the 12 Corona's I have had while sitting there and simply HAVE to leave.
     
  7. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    i just got my first handpay last week running through some FP. it actually happened on my second pull on that machine. it wasn't much, just an $1800 bonus on a $10 top dollar. i kept playing the same machine for the rest of the $2500 FP and it was pretty cold after that. only ended up cashing out something like $3000, which after the $1800 hit isn't very good.
     
  8. wormhole

    wormhole Low-Roller

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    I have always left after a hand pay (not that I have had that many). It never really occurred to me to keep on playing that machine.
     
  9. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    If we're not hungry, we both continue on the same machines, after a hand pay. We usually play on adjacent machines.
     
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  10. NickPapageorgio

    NickPapageorgio OG of the Sal Sagev Hotel

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    I usually leave.... No idea why, but I just move to another machine. Sometimes I will play a few more credits, but not invest a ton before moving on.

    Nick:beer:
     
  11. Kimsa70

    Kimsa70 High-Roller

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    I disagree. I primarily play high limit slots, Top Dollar being one of my favorites. If you got $4800 or even $3000 out of $2500 freeplay on slots, that is awesome! I could and have gone through $2500 on Top Dollar and ended up with $0 more times than ending up ahead. Just saying....

    And as for hitting handpays, I have about 30+ so far this year. I never play the same machine after hitting a handpay. But my observation of others in high limits is that people more typically than not do continue playing the same machine. I watched a woman win $5000 at Foxwoods last Saturday and then saw her put it all back in the same machine at $45 a spin!
     
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  12. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I never got a hand pay yet. But I 've had a whole sh*tload of 600 to 800 dollar wins.

    I feel these are better than 1200 dollar handpays. Different story if the jackpot is substantially larger.

    My brother-in-law had a couple of small handpays. He puts it all back in the same machine. He even has a favorite name for this machine. He calls it "Lucelle".:rolleyes2:
     
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    At what point do you have to pay tax on a slot machine winning? How about a table game?
     
  14. earth-3

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    The casino has to submit paperwork for taxes on any win of $1200 and over. That is for a single wager not for an accumulation. The machine will freeze on hand pays, so you cannot continue to play or receive your payout until the casino completes the transaction. Since there is no way to determine what your buy in was and therefore a possible single table wager when you win, they do not keep records on BJ or any table game. You are required by law to report wins of this size on the tables, but no one does. You could claim it is accumlative if questioned. This is the only, and main reason, I don't play slots more often. I don't want the paper trail even if it balances out at tax time.
     
  15. DonnyC

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    I saw someone win big at a hand of three card poker (winning over $4000) on one hand. This was at Golden Gate. The casino manager (presumably) took them aside for the tax paper work.
     
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    oghuman High-Roller

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    I had 4 hand pays this past weekend in Atlantic City playing VP. I always stay at that machine I don't always win but I stay with what's winning. I did hit another hand pay on the same machine about 45 minutes later on one of them.
     
  17. ttom

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    I maybe put a few more credits through in case the machine is feeling overly generous but then it is usually off to the Three Card Poker table to burn through the hand pay in about 10 minutes.
     
  18. bubbamsu

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    Taxes/paper work only filed if a "jackpot" hand is hit. So at 3 card poker, it had to be a table with a progressive side bet in order to qualify as a jackpot hand. If it was a regular table then no tax issues will need to be addressed, no matter ho much the player won a bet. Also, the pit boss will do all necessary paper work at the table and the game stops until everything is reviewed(cards & tape) paid out, etc... They will never do this away from the specifc table that the jackpot hand occured. The cameras have to catch everything for a progressive payout.

    If you hit a royal flush in LIR for 25k you will need to pay taxes, however, if you win 25k at the BJ table you wont pay taxes. Funny how that works.
     
  19. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Whenever I have a handpay, I often play a machine nearby. I now actually watch and chuckle when people sit down and try to play the locked up machine. After eventually getting paid, I sometimes will give it a few more pulls. Like 3 or 5, and then move on. Has actually paid off enough times to make it worth it.
     
  20. barnaj

    barnaj Low-Roller

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    I must be different than most. My theory is to NEVER leave a machine that hits a jackpot or really anything over a thousand bucks. A few years ago at NYNY it was getting really late and i was gonna go to bed. Decided to play some video keno. Wasnt winning much and the 2 hookers sat down by me and were bugging me. So i got up and left and went to a keno machine at a different part of the casino. Was up and down and at about 3 am, i hit an 8 of 9 for $4700 dollars. (thanks hookers). Because it was so late, it took me around 45 minutes to get paid. minus the 45 minutes plus the 5 it took me to run to the bathroom about an hour worth of playtime later i hit the exact same thing again for another $4700. And mind you, i hit that machine that morning for a $1400 jackpot. Not to mention there is another machine in NYNY that i play EVERY single morning im there between like 7-11 am and have hit at least 7 or 8 handpays on it, including 24,000 quarter hit on caveman keno back in January. Anyway, point being is that its simple to find machines that suck in casinos, so if you find one that willing to pay off for whatever reason, hang onto it like your firstborn child :beer:
     
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