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Slots How do YOU play slots?

Discussion in 'Slots' started by da1chifan, Aug 3, 2014.

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  1. da1chifan

    da1chifan High-Roller

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    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.
     
  2. Slotfever

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    My general slots bank is around 1,500 to 2,000 a night. I play slots when I just want some fun. I'll go through my bank and hold onto payouts to evaluate the evening when I get to my room and decide if I want to play the same level the following day.

    I like to play machines I've hit on in the past but initially I'll walk around and just "get called" to a certain machine the same way as you get a vibe from a particular table to play.

    Of course I love to win big but if I'm not doing well at least I've enjoyed my experiences and the people I'll meet.
     
  3. da1chifan

    da1chifan High-Roller

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    LOL, I do this too! My friends think I'm crazy because in a bank of 4 identical machines, I'll want to play the one that "called" me. Let's say the 3rd. Not the 2nd, not the 4th. The 3rd.
     
  4. Slotfever

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    I thought it was only me! Don't laugh at that inner voice it's better at decision making than our conscious mind will ever be.
     
  5. BCMike

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    I use that inner voice to. I'll typically play ones that have fun looking bonuses and where max bet had an advantage. I also look for the flashy games; bright colors, strobing lights, loud sound etc. I'll play max bet anywhere from $1.50 up to $12.50 on quarters.

    I also go back to machines I've won on in the past like outback Jack, Texas tea, etc.
     
  6. Chuck2009x

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    For reel machines, I prefer $1 to $5 single line with a low jackpot and no bonus for max coin.

    For video machines, I usually look for a machine where the max coins/max lines bet is no more than $3, the exception being Davinci Diamonds.

    Either way, I try to put a shitload of money in to start out, because I don't want to get antsy if it's not paying out much right off the bat. In those situations, you have to be patient and let the variance work itself out.
     
  7. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    My g/f has turned me on to putting in smaller bills than bigger ones in slots because it makes you think a moment to continue playing a machine that's currently losing. If I put in a bigger bill, I'm more likely to play longer. Typically we both min bet slots when we play them and usually put a $5 in.
     
  8. queentata

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    I like multi-denominational machines,so I can go up and down in bets as I go. I also like five lines. I know you are not supposed to have better payouts for these, but I feel like I have more chances. I did well with the Blaze of Glory at the Cromwell last trip. Put in a twenty, took out over a thousand. Had been up to 1600. Played for several hours. LOVE when THAT happens!
     
  9. NCISfan

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    I am a Slot Machine Whisperer. I too listen for the machine to speak to me. My wife fails to have this ability. But she excels at speaking to me, constantly. :rolleyes2:
     
  10. leo21

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    I play video slots almost exclusively. As much as I know it will hurt the bankroll long term I get drawn to new slots easily and I usually try everything that I can. Otherwise I have solid favorites I look for like Sun and Moon, Lil Lucy and Cashman games that I seek out. I generally play max lines at one coin per line and only bet up if I am feeling lucky. I generally don't bet more than 75 cents on anything. I don't put more than $20 bucks at a time and cashout after $5 if things don't seem right. When I have good discipline, I will cash out and reload if I build up my credits to $50 or more.
     
  11. VegasPlayerGirl

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    My rule is I only play 5 -10 spins to test a machine and if I don't get some kind of decent payout, I move to another machine. I always bet Max. If you are consistently getting at least what your bet back, then it is likely the machine will hit soon and there will be a big payout, but even, if not, if you are consistently getting your bet back, it's a good machine to play. If I hit, then don't get 80% of what I put in back in the next 5 spins, I get up and move. I usually play for 5 hours or more and also prefer to play machines that are near exterior doors or close to ATMs. I prefer to play newer machines over older machines. Also, once my machine hits big, if it is open, I will move to the next machine over and usually it will hit big. Using this method, I have consistently won 90% of the time and left the casino with more money than I came in with. I'm not a fan of cheap machines (penny) except in the case of if I just want to play for fun and entertainment with no expectation of winning. Generally, I prefer $ .25 to $1 machines as they pay out better.
     
  12. LV_Bound

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    Each trip....
    Play the old favorites.
    Play the new machines.
    Play less than $1/spin when slow playing.
    Will play $1-$5 per spin normally.
    Once in a while do high limit slots up to $15/spin.

    The ones to make the favorites list are the ones that keep me entertained.
     
  13. RockyBalboa

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    I don't play them often but when I do it will be an older reel machine for $1-$3 per spin. Every once in awhile I will take a shot on a $5 machine.

    I dislike the penny slots/video slots because I can never seem to understand how a win is decided on there. So many symbols and seemingly no rhyme or reason.
     
  14. VegasMarv

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    I am kind of "all of the above" when I play slots. I am kind of old school in that I really only like playing reel machines. Never anything less than $1 and usually nothing over $25. My wins are usually very unexpected if that makes sense. I have had several hand pays but my biggest came when I was really just wasting time waiting on someone. My biggest, $4800 happened at Ti when I was waiting for a friend to get out of the bathroom. We were walking from the Mirage to the mall and I put $20 in a triple 7's machine. Third pull hit the jackpot. Second largest of $4,000 happened two years ago at the Fremont. I was up around $500 and randomly moving around to different machines and hit the jackpot on a Double Diamond machine. I was drunk off my @ss and really the only thing I remember is the attendant doling out the hand pay and her kissing my cheek after I got my money. Don't remember what I said or if I gave her anything:kiss: I have hit $1,000 on WOF numerous times and $1195 on a $5 WOF twice. The second time I remember an older lady telling me that the WOF machine just hit for $1195, and "these things have a tendency to repeat wins on the spin". Sure enough, I play and get the spin - $1195 winner.
     
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    Almost exactly what I do! Mostly I'm a VP player, but sometimes I just don't wanna "think" (no comments on how most of my posts reflect that). I'll put $200-$300 in to get started and prefer the machines as you indicate. I avoid the complicated ones with lots of stuff to do or think about. Sometimes I enjoy mindlessly pushing the button.
     
  16. TrixieM

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    I say I typically don't play slots. But in hindsight, I do when I'm waiting for hubby to finish a poker tournament. I start off with VP, then browse the gift shops, then walk around looking at slot machines. A machine's gotta "call" me. And I don't like machines on the end--gotta be in the middle of the bank. I prefer penny slots, because I will sit and play a machine just to see what all the little special effects do. I've lost more money playing worthless machines just so I can see what they "do." But if I score a decent win, I do one more spin and then cash out and on to the next machine. I usually have all 20's, so I'll feed a couple of 20's at a time in a penny machine, and keep feeding it if it's being "nice" to me.
     
  17. flyguyfl

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    I avoid those which require more money to raise your loyalty point levels. Both MGM and CET have some machines where the Tier and MLife credits accrue more slowly than others. I figure if I am playing those I don't get full benefit of the comp system. Most have stickers on them that's say something like "Speciality".
     
  18. waverunner

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    I'll hit the Casino and see if there are any new penny and quarter machines that catch my interest. On pennies i'll bet max up to $1.25, on quarters i'll bet max on 2 or 3 reels.
    But mostly i'll stay on my favs, like penny Blazing 7's, and on quarters double/triple diamonds.
    My goal is not to win a jackpot (although it would be nice), but to stretch my daily bankroll in a 5 or 6 hour window.
     
  19. sabre

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    I look for a machine that is profitable. I play it until it is no longer profitable.
     
  20. jrinct1

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    Like the older machines, Wild cherry, double diamond, etc... . But with me and slots da1chifan, I sit down at the machine put my $$$ in, LOSE then get to a table game ( craps) and try to get that $$ back...LOL!! Great process huh hon?? LOL!!
     
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