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Main Street tightening VP machines?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by imwired, Nov 9, 2014.

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  1. imwired

    imwired Low-Roller

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    Maybe it's just me but we just spent two days at Main Street, played there for quite a few hours and couldn't even get one 4OAK. Maybe just my bad luck but it's never been that bad before.
     
  2. Callahan

    Callahan Tourist

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    Just a run of bad luck.Tightening or loosening a VP machine does not change the odds of getting any particular hand. What they change is the payout.
     
  3. Ty

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    The subject had me worried for a second.
     
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    bubbakitty native Texan; born and bred.

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    The already closed the Pasta Pete across the walkway and that was after Joe's last trip......hmmmm I think he is going in November and December also......geez! I wouldn't be surprised if they just took them all out before my next trip........

    thanks again Joe......

    (what are we going to do with you?)
     
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  5. teacher1

    teacher1 Low-Roller

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    As I understand it, the only way to "tighten" a VP machine is to change the payout schedule. Regardless of the pay schedule, all cards must be dealt in a random fashion.
     
  6. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    This is correct and no offense to the OP, but you just hit a bad streak, no management tampering. If it says 9/6 JOB, then it is an expected return of 99.54%. That doesn't mean you will get $99.50 back on a hundred dollar investment, just that over the long term, that is what the expected pay back will be.

    And hey, stop blaming me for bad luck and restaurant closings! :poke: :thumbsdown:
     
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    C0usineddie VIP Whale

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    If the outcomes are random, how can they tighten them?
     
  8. nhcris

    nhcris High-Roller

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    I just got back from 3 days at MSS and also hit a run of bad luck. If I didn't know better, I would have wondered the same thing! But I was there Labor Day weekend, and almost couldn't lose, so it all balances out. Bad part was, I couldn't win anywhere else downtown either, this trip. Good thing I went to Reno before I came home :thumbsup:

    Joe, blaming you is fun!
     
  9. imwired

    imwired Low-Roller

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    OK, so I didn't have luck at MSS this time. It was just discouraging as I've had other times where I got a royal there or several 4OAKs. This trip, I won at other places but couldn't do anything right at MSS, where we were staying. Too bad with all my winnings at the other casinos, I put it all back in.
    Can't win them all (and I know we shouldn't plan on it)
     
  10. teacher1

    teacher1 Low-Roller

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    They can't. The only way to reduce return to the player is to change the pay schedule, which, of course, you can check by looking at
    the posted pay schedule.
     
  11. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    100% sure it is all in fun. Because you are a highly respected icon at MSS. And for Downtown, for that matter. Heck, maybe you are regarded as "The Man" in Downtown Las Vegas! :beer:
     
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    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    :kill: Hey, who started this thing anyway....?:kill:
     
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    No worries! I have a great sense of humor and was just playing along with the thread. :thumbsup:
     
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    I had a chance to look over as a machine that was opened being worked on and the screen had a list of commands one being payout. Got me wondering?
     
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    Only by changing the pay table (which is listed on the machine).

    Did you read post #6?
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Me too. But if never read Indiana law, I would say Horseshoe Hammond's games tightened up too even though the paytables stayed unchanged based on today's play...:grrr: I hate crap luck.
     
  17. MGinCO

    MGinCO Low-Roller

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    Spent 4 nights 2 MSS, Oct. 30 - Nov. 3
    Had many quads playing $1 VP near Boar's Bar.
    In fact, I counted 9 quads on ONE machine.
    Had 3 sets of $1 Ace's too.
    I also made Emerald this trip!
     
  18. imwired

    imwired Low-Roller

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    Good for you. We always play at the bar.......maybe should switch it up
     
  19. StuckinDelRio

    StuckinDelRio Tourist

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    I'm being facetious, but who said the outcome is random?
     
  20. prodaddy

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    my heart skipped a beat.....I love sitting at the Boars drinking crafts and playing job
     
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