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Hi Folks ... I'm "The Shamus" from Canada! Hi to all!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by The Shamus, Nov 5, 2014.

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  1. The Shamus

    The Shamus Tourist

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    Hi Folks:

    I just stumbled on this Las Vegas website ... and it looks like an opportunity to meet lots of other slot machine fans. I've been making YOU TUBE videos of my slot play for over 4 years now. I moderate on Player's Life, and formerly moderated on Slot Machine Forum (now gone). I attend plenty of slot player Meet and Greets, and many of you may already know me!

    Hope to make this great forum as regular stop. I love to talk slots.

    Oh ... and I am located in Ontario, Canada -- but you will notice, I get to Vegas a few times a year!

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  2. Ty

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    Welcome to VMB from 2010.
     
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    Bubbavegas VIP Whale

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    Surprised it took ya so long to make it here Shamus.
     
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    Here as in 2010? welcome :peace:
     
  5. smac

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    Welcome Shamus. I subscribe to and enjoy watching your videos! I'm also a fellow Ontarian.
     
  6. gArNaBby

    gArNaBby Tourist

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    Hi, Sir,

    Is there any value in looking for big progressive machines "ready to payoff", especially the poker videos?
     
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    Hobofrank Prime Minister of Idiocracy

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    talk Slots?...oh I misread sorry :)
    Welcome to VMB
     
  8. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Enjoy reading your posts on other forums shamus.

    Welcome!
     
  9. mazoom

    mazoom Low-Roller

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    Glad to be able to follow Shamus again. I did so on other forum.
     
  10. The Shamus

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    Ooops ... it looks like I found the site .. and forgot. I just re-found it and plan to be back more ...

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  11. The Shamus

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    Hi Bubbavegas ...

    Exactly right! I seem to be a creature of habit ... and I am trying to change my habits. It struck me that there could be a large group of people who have have no idea who THE SHAMUS OF SLOTS is! Here I am! :)

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    Ade87 Low-Roller

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    I follow all your vids and updates on SlotFanatics. Welcome to the website mate, now I'll never miss an update!
     
  13. The Shamus

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    Hey smac ...

    That's fantastic news! I really appreciate all of my viewers ... and I love the constructive feedback! I really appreciate our region having a voice in the slot world. Ontario players love their slots, even if there is plenty of room for improving the way our local (government run) casinos are managed.

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    Thanks Ade87 ... really appreciate the warm welcome!

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    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Welcome! I'm also from Ontario and follow your videos. Happy to have you with us!
     
  15. The Shamus

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    Watching for progressives ...

    Hi gArNaBby:

    The art and science of stalking big progressives is a great art -- and the answer is not straightforward. In the slot world ... there are those WAPS (Wide Area Progressives), and LAPS (Local Area Progressives). Wide area progressives (as the name suggests) usually connects many machines, often between many different properties. For Local Area Progressives, it could be a number of machines joined ... or perhaps even a self-contained progressive.

    These days, it's very common to have progressives that MUST PAY BY a certain amount (for example $500). These are very common on machines by Konami, Ainsworth, WMS Gaming and more. As the name suggests, when the maximum amount is hit -- the player gets that amount, even if the progressive has not been triggered. It's really important to pay attention to how quickly the progressive is rising. On many Konami machines, you will see progressives advance a penny every one or two spins. However, on WMS machines, the progressives are advanced based on what is being paid out. This is important to consider if you are planning to "chase" the progressive.

    As you suggest, a progressive could get large enough that it becomes statistically beneficial for the player to chase a progressive. This can happen in both WAPs and LAPs. However, it is most important to know the wide area progressive is no more likely to hit.

    In the end, most slots machines do not supply enough data to players for the player to make an informed decision of when a progressive is statistically worth changing. I don't think it is so much a secret --- but more a function of most players not caring about the detailed mathematical breakdown of the slot machine they are playing.

    I realize my comments are not comprehensive ... but perhaps they will lead you to a more specific question! Thanks for asking.

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  16. The Shamus

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    Woo Hoo ... more Ontario viewers! Thanks so much for following my videos. It's feedback like this which keeps me going! Loving the local content! :)

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    Thanks frank67 ... hope you have a great time at Caesars Palace ... it's a great place!

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    Thanks tringlomane ... I hope you didn't come here hoping to escape me! :)

    Great to hear from you!

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    Thanks mazoom!

    Looks like you have a fun trip to Ballys ... stay there for several days on my last trip and had a great time!

    /\/\/\/\ the Shamus /\/\/\/\
     
  19. gArNaBby

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    Wow. It's rare to get such a good response for nothing anymore. Thanks. G.
     
  20. The Shamus

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    My pleasure ... when I know the answer to a question, I will always take the change to get rid of rumors, superstition and pet theories to get the truth out there.

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