Slot machines, not VP..... We already know how everyone chooses their VP machine, we don't need another thread on that. LOL How do you choose your machine? Do you have a particular denomination or theme or location you prefer? Do you put in a X amount of money and say I'll play until this is gone or I'll play until I'm down to X? If I am choosing a penny machine, I will either play machines I like (Hangover) or machines I have won on in the past (Kitty Glitter). If I am choosing a quarter machine, I will look for machines that have payouts making it advantageous to play max credits (like where top payouts are 1k, 2k, 10k) or machines like Top Dollar or Cheeseburger Deluxe. If I am playing dollars, I generally look for unthemed machines or Top Dollar. I try not to start with $100s, but if I do, I won't go below $75 before I move. If I start with a $20, I will generally lose it and then move. If the machines seems to be keeping me even and playing a long time, I will stay for quite awhile. Even if I am up $100 and am consistently staying even, I will continue to play. Last trip, I was up to over $300 from my original $100 on a Hangover machine, but I was able to play 4-5 hours before I lost it all. I call that a WIN in my book. Then at Cosmopolitan, I won $250 almost immediately on a quarter machine. I took it over to a dollar machine and proceeded to lose it all. But hey, it wasn't my money. LOL Not trying to be nosey or see how much everyone spends, just a general idea of what goes through others' heads when they are choosing their machines.