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Slots HL slot room

Discussion in 'Slots' started by Dean Martin, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. Dean Martin

    Dean Martin VIP Whale

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    So....if you're not a high roller that plays all the time in a HL room, but you are a medium roller than spends some of your time there; how much time do you spend in the HL room and how much money do you allocate to that play? We usually take $6-7K for a 6 night trip and the last trip, my wife and I both won $1200 in FP at a daily mini tournament they were having at Encore and decided to both play it in the HL room. We had a blast and although there were no big hits, we both turned our FP into cash playing $5 BP. I'm thinking about taking at least an extra $1K, maybe $2K for some HL room play and then if we hit, let that determine if we go back in the rest of the trip....with a limited amount of course. Thoughts? And what games do you play in there?
     
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  2. Lady Fortuna

    Lady Fortuna High-Roller

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    Nice one, Dean!

    I'm a low roller, but also considering to assign part of my bankroll for HL play on my next trip. First of all for the thrill, but also because the higher the denomination, the better the pay-out. So instead of playing x-amount of $5 max-bet spins on a regular machine, I might as well do the same amount of $5 min-bet spins on a HL machine.

    Sorry I have no input for your question, but will follow along for the responses of others.
     
  3. Dean Martin

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    Lady Fortuna... not sure what you play but I know for example on VP; you're better off to play $1 VP which is $5 max coin than to play one credit ($5) on a $5 machine. If you venture in the HL room, my advice is to play max coin. Best advice my dear old Dad gave me on my first trip to Reno with him was "always play max coin in and if it's too rich for your blood, drop down to a lower denomination where you can".

    You're right about the "thrill"....I play slower and with a lot more anticipation, the higher the bet. I'm glad I only go once or twice a year and don't go to local casino's, I'm afraid I'd have a serious problem on my hands....:poke:

    And to add to my original question....when would you cash in? After doubling your original allocation or go for a larger jackpot? I go back and forth in my BR strategy when playing VP....sometimes I say a double is good and other times the degenerate comes out in me and I say "did you come here to gamble or what?"
     
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  4. Lady Fortuna

    Lady Fortuna High-Roller

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    I play both VP and slots. From the board I understood that the higher the denomination, the lower the house edge. Therefore I figured that you better play the highest min-bet you can afford as apposed to the highest max-bet you can afford. Of course, if you can only win certain bonusses or jackpots if you play max bet, then that rule doesn't apply. But maybe I understood it wrong. What is your (father's) reasoning behind the max coin in theory?

    Hahaha, I totally feel the same! I also play slower and the anticipation gets really high. Nothing as unsatisfactory than to mindlessly spin away your hard worked for money. I want to enjoy each spin and savor every moment. Now, you don't get that playing pennies ;-)

    Same as you, it depends. I totally play on mood and intuition. But I'm more the hit and run type, than to chase bigger wins. Only when it "feels" good, I will continue for a bigger hit. Or when I had too much to drink lol.
     
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  5. Dean Martin

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    Well I'm not a big slot player so I really only know how VP works and as an example (using $1 VP), in the Bonus Poker game if you play 4 credits instead of 5 and hit the RF, it pays $1000 whereas if you had played that 5th dollar, it pays $4000. You'd think it would pay 4/5ths of the $4000 but they don't. Look at the pay tables next time you play.
     
  6. DeMoN2318

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    I take $100 dollars for the HL room, and I do one spin on a $100 denomination slot
     
  7. Lady Fortuna

    Lady Fortuna High-Roller

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    Yes of course, in that case the rule doesn't apply.
     
  8. JJLV

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    I usually always designate $100 of my daily bank to HL now. My 2nd ever hand pay was a quick
    'let's see what happens' in HL room, so it got me if ya know what I mean. (Something I never thought of doing till won 5k on a measly quarter machine, so was re-investing, and had some to spare:) Now I pretty much always hit it once or twice a day (sometimes more) when on a 3 or more night trip. (Of course, depending how things are going) Usually I play 5$ one in or nine line 1$s. I did hit a 20 line dollar once for a hand pay but 20$ is a bit rich for me so only have done maybe 3 times. Did a couple 15 Line dollars last trip and won a bit (600+ once and 800+ another) to keep me playing harder but not a hand pay. I am never there too long. Maybe an hour tops. If I hit, I will designate another 100 of that win to more HL. All normal slots no VP. I seem to be gravitating lately to the 9 lines quite a bit with bonus games. If you hit the bonus it is way too fun.
     
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  9. Geogran

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    @Dean Martin - Funny how the thought process evolves, or devolves, whether it's VP or Slots! I'm primarily a slot player and grapple with this every time I hit the HL room - enjoying your post and the responses here.

    Exactly what we have planned for our final trip later this year.

    For us, if our other gambling has been successful, we'll try for the bigger win. Otherwise the "bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" philosophy wins out - but the degen is always lurking. :noangel::noangel:
     
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  10. bobby jones

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    We started a HL piggy bank this year. We have two extra larg mason jars almost full for our November trip. I figure we will have close to $1000 ready to go. With all the loonies and toonies, it adds up fast!
     
  11. Klesko

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    I only play HL VP rooms just so I can stay away from people who smoke. Also I just want to grid out my 5k points a day as quickly as possible and then go play craps for most of the day.
     
  12. Dean Martin

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    So....after reading all this and thinking about it, I decided to practice and play some $10 BP on my WINNPOKER software. I bought in for $1K (only 100 credits) which a lot of times won't last all that long unless you hit something.....swear to God, the first hand was 4 to a straight flush in diamonds (3,5,6,7) and the 4 filled it in for $2500. This is not good....I'm hooked before I even get there....LOL
     
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    So....I did this 3 more times. Blew thru the money twice and hit 4 Aces for $4K once. Should be fun doing it for real although I haven't decided to do a $5 ($25 total bet/hand) or $10 ($50 total bet/hand) game.

    In the $10 game, even the FH is a nice hit at $400 and any 4OAK is $1250.
     
  14. thecarve

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    The machine on the far right of that bank - as you sit facing the casino floor - is the lucky one, Dino. :rolleyes: Plus its closest to where the CW enter the room - they can't miss you! :evillaugh:

    (If you're looking for a $5/10 VP game in the HL room, you'll quickly find the bank of machines I'm talking about.)
     
  15. Dean Martin

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    Thanks Carve....I'll be sitting there in 2 weeks and 1 day.:feedme:
     
  16. JR Swift

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    Always check out the HL area and try to play there if possible. Drink service is usually excellent and it is typically quiet. $1 slots or VP is the most I play unless I have had a fairly good win.
     
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    Sometimes there are machines that are in the HL room at one place and on the regular floor at another.

    Davinci Diamonds $1 x 20 lines - it's outside the HL room at MGM Grand, but inside at Caesars and Cosmo. I'll put a max of about 1/3 of my total loss limit for the trip into these, but I also stop playing them for the trip if I hit a handpay or have a session where I get a shitload of coin in without getting killed. At $20 a spin, with the volatility that machine has, either way it only translates to 2 - 4 hours for an entire trip.

    Double Diamond 800/1600 jackpot $5 x single line - on the regular floor at Caesars (actually in their kind of "mini-HL area) and MGM Grand, inside the HL at Cosmo. These are the machines I play the most, probably average 2 - 3 hours a day. At Cosmo, I'll substitute a $1 x 5 line Double Diamond machine on the regular floor, I've gotten better play out of it than the $5 x single line machine.

    I also use my freeplay on $25 or $100 denom Double Diamond machines in HL rooms.
     
  18. JR Swift

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    I also like the $5 Double Diamond machines but never have much luck with it at that or any other denomination. Will keep trying though.