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Slots MGM "Switch or Stay" Slot Tournament

Discussion in 'Slots' started by DeMoN2318, Jul 16, 2013.

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  1. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    Who else got invited to this slot tournament? Anyone going?

    Its $500 entry fee, capped at 250 players, you get 3 nights in a "NEW Grand Room", and the minimum you can win is $250 freeplay, 1st place is $75k cash.

    I have never participated in a slot tournament...but from what I have read this seems to be one of the better tournaments since you get nearly your entire entry fee back in comps and winnings...

    I was planning a trip late August early Sept so this falls right into my timeframe...

    Any advice or thoughts on slot tournaments...
     
  2. garyz100

    garyz100 Low-Roller

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    what are the dates?
     
  3. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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  4. Boogaloo

    Boogaloo Low-Roller

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    Got an invite in the mail last week.

    Not going just because I've alread got a trip planned in early August. If I had known about it earlier, I might have considered it just for the novelty, since I've never taken part in one before.
     
  5. CaliMike

    CaliMike Low-Roller

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    I received that offer also. I am thinking about going, have been checking airfare. But worse case scenario I'll just make the 5 hour drive form Cali if I decide to go.
     
  6. jwhdds

    jwhdds Tourist

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    I would like to know also what fellow members think of this particular tournament. I have done a couple of slot tournaments, but not with this much of a prize pool and guaranteed payout due to limiting the number of participants. Thanks.
     
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    bbcitrus Newbie

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    Anybody else going to this tournament or know any other information? Also, if there is less than the 250 player max, will they decrease the prizes?
     
  8. Chrisnewton

    Chrisnewton Low-Roller

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    How does a slot tournament work?
     
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    eloisegirl Low-Roller

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    My friend just participated in the Blossoming Fortunes Tournament at Mandalay Bay. How it worked: she was invited to partake. Thurs night was sign up and she was given a badge, VIP bracelets (for herself and guest for finale dinner), and a loot bag (sake set with bottle of sake). She selected her times of play, so for the next two days she played at twelve and three. You draw your machine number and go to your assigned machine, a 3 reeler. When the bell goes off, you hit the bet button as fast as you can for 15 mins, and they take your best three of four scores. At the dinner, they announce the top prizes and your freeplay is added to your account by the time dinner is done. Friend won $250, the bare minimum. We had a guy come sit with us at dinner cuz we look friendly (and we totally are!), and it turns out he won the $50,000 freeplay. Could not have happened to a nicer guy. Hope this answers your question, Christnewton! :)
     
  10. Chrisnewton

    Chrisnewton Low-Roller

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    It does thank you
     
  11. bbcitrus

    bbcitrus Newbie

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    Thanks Eloise!
     
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    VegasKing Low-Roller

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    I received the invite, and I am on the wait list. Apparently it is filled up.
     
  13. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    I called two weeks ago to sign up. They said they would send my information to the Tournament Committee. I’m guessing they wait until the last minute and pick the top 250 highest rollers to play.

    They said I still get the 3 nights even if I don’t get accepted into the Tournament...
     
  14. clubsoda

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    I called about a week ago and booked this. I haven't heard either way about whether I'm in or wait-listed. Not too concerned though. I'll be happy with just the room if I don't get into the tourney.
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    they have these kinds of tournaments all the time. the really big ones are a $5k entry fee with only 100 participants and a $500k cash first prize. but I refuse to ever play in one of these tourneys that's not comped.
     
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    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    $5k buy in!! thats crazy!

    My thought is, Slots are all luck...so no one can be "better" than me and beat me.
     
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    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    Well I got 164th place out of the 250. I was in the $250FP group and missed out on the $500 FP group by <400 points. If we would have switched left instead of right I would have got an additional 1900 points.

    I ended with 27,771 points...the first round really hurt me

    1st place had just over 43k points.


    I have all the results and just need to type them out and do the statistics


    It was a fun experience and I am glad I did it
     
  18. Llew

    Llew Low-Roller

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    Sounds like a good time. Did you turn the free play into anything worthwhile? The only part I don't like about slot tourneys is start times of 10am.
     
  19. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    turned $250FP into $190 cash on $2 Top Dollar
     
  20. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    How does slot tournament work?

    Guessing I have seen at least a dozen different ways. You are assigned a time (or times) to play. You get to play for 3 or 5 or 10 minutes and they write down your score. You do not run out of money, but instead run out of time to play.

    Then top score for session, or overall, or for day or whatever wins. They sometimes do elimination rounds, extra rounds, etc. Any of these things can change. Bottom line. You hit the bottom and hope for a high score.
     
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