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Is MyVegas just training us?

Discussion in 'MyVegas' started by sstuna, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. sstuna

    sstuna Tourist

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    I have started playing, both for the Wife & I. Got me thinking, while I'm sure someone is lookin to make $ from people buyin chips. I wonder if MGM is fine with giving up some food & rooms, ect, to people who don't buy chips from the game. With the thinking that if people are willing to put in a crazy amount of hrs @ home playing slots, that when they come to gamble for real it will be like second nature to put in tons of hrs in front of a slot machine?
     
  2. numeno

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    Until I get to the point of actually buying coins(not sure why I ever would), there would still be a huge difference. Buying coins to me would be like putting in that next $20. Also, all MyVegas is training me for right now is how I can click 2 buttons, go away for 10 minutes and come back and something happened. I don't actually hit the button each time like I do in a casino. :)
     
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    I guess I play the same way. ( I would never buy chips either) The only thing I really look @ is if I need to go to the BJ table to build up the bank roll.
     
  4. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    This is a common misconception about MyVegas. MGM Resorts has nothing to do with Playstudios, the company that created and runs the game. I'm not sure if it's just a marketing agreement between the 2, but I assure you, MGM Resorts is getting a TON of publicity and buzz from people playing this game. It advertises restaurants and shows to a segment of people who would be interested in staying and playing in Las Vegas. MyVegas is another way to get them in the door, THEN the casino can take a crack at the real money.
     
  5. FountainFiend

    FountainFiend Low-Roller

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    My wife wondered something similar. We are solid full-pay VP and craps players, but the last time we were in a casino she said that the slot machines seemed a lot less stupid after spending an hour a day at home messing with one :)
     
  6. Nevyn

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    Naturally.

    Don't be surprised if the game "pays off" more often too, to get you feeling like the games are more beatable.
     
  7. ButterflyMtn

    ButterflyMtn High-Roller

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    if I could put that much "coin in" in Vegas..that would be a lot I"m at level 95
     
  8. Erich17

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    The Marketing is amazing. Whether you like it or not you check back every day, collect things and get something out of it. It is getting people to think about Vegas and also getting people to come to Vegas because they have all this free stuff that honestly is not costing the casino much money. Who ever came up with this idea needs a raise.

    The people who go to Vegas all the time it is just a perk but for people who don't this reels them in. All I know is I am reaping the rewards of a free hotel stay, free show tickets and free food saving me $1000 or so. I was going to VEGAS anyways. lol
     
  9. Erich17

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    I will also say if they are trying to get me to play more Black Jack they are failing miserably. No casino has pulled more 5 card 21 than MYVegas.
     
  10. leo21

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    If the training is to get me not to think MGM sucks, it might be working. But any regular slot player knows that the game experiences won't translate to the casino. I've had bad session on myVegas but I've never had big wins and in streaks like I have in the play casino.
     
  11. Llew

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    Actually it seems like it would do the opposite, with your bankroll always going down, down, down. Even pumping in money from collecting, spins, and feeds, you still always lose it eventually.
     
  12. heatherlovesvegas

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    Well, it's win win for them. If we go to Vegas we spend money in their casino, shops, restaurants... Even if they give us a free room or a free buffet. It's getting us to go to Vegas. IDK how it really trains you, I can't afford to play this much for real haha.

    Also they make money from Facebook I believe, not just people buying stuff.
     
  13. tringlomane

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    From another forum, I read that someone did the slot machine math on three of the games (Excalibur, NYNY, and the Time Machine one) and he said they all came in with about a 90% return, which is roughly what you'll see in Vegas. Well Vegas strip machines pay closer to 87-88% at the penny level, so technically myVegas machines are looser, but not by much.

    But I don't think myVegas games give too much negative reinforcement toward playing slots since you can always collect more chips to play the game with time and a click of a mouse. If only collecting real money was that easy. :(
     
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