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Slots Spending time on the slots

Discussion in 'Slots' started by volcombrdr25, Jan 17, 2016.

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  1. volcombrdr25

    volcombrdr25 Newbie

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    So since the topic came around about why people still gamble on the slots if they always lose, I figured I would start this up.

    How long does everyone typically stay on a slot machine before they leave? I will admit that sometimes I get impatient because I'm always hoping for the bonus; then feel after reel of nothing I just give up, which more times than none makes me a loser at slots.

    I'm asking this, because I do like slots and I know everyone has different opinions but just thought I would figure out how long everyone typically stays on slots until they feel they have had enough and don't want to suck anymore money in a machine and just go onto the next. Also, how much do you typically spend in one sitting at a slot machine as well? I know it varies.
     
  2. 1LuckyMomma

    1LuckyMomma Low-Roller

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    I will try every wild cherry $1 machine that I see and usually a few double diamond and triple stars that I'm drawn to.

    I usually don't put more than $20 in a machine unless I really have a feeling I'm going to hit something. On any other machines, I may only play $5 and walk. If I hit $50 or more, I may stick around a little longer.
     
  3. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I have no "typical". Sometimes I will play for a minute or two and just not feeling it, and move on. Other machines I have sat at for an hour, or more.
     
  4. Sparky4

    Sparky4 Low-Roller

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    I'm like 1LuckyMomma, I'll play EVERY triple double wild cherry machine I come across, I'll usually put a hundy in it and see what happens. At the worst, I've lost the whole hundy, at best I won $900 on the one at Rio. All I have found are $1 machines.
     
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  5. Bondy3

    Bondy3 Low-Roller

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    with VP machines ive been known to sit there for hours, with slots I tend to not stay long because I dont trust slot machines, (my wife plays penny slots) but she generally will only sit for 20 minutes tops before moving to something else
     
  6. TomBrady'sLoveChild

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    This is a good topic. For me I go crazy when I'm sitting at a machine and people come up and stick a voucher in and spin 3-5 times and cash out. Then there's me. I sit there and wait and wait and wait because I think the machine owe's me!! Then it's 2 to 3 hundred later and I wish I left awhile ago. I never know when to leave:thumbsdown:
     
  7. Corinne

    Corinne Low-Roller

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    Big sigh. That's me too. It usually doesn't end well!
     
  8. Chuck2009x

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    I only play a handful of different machines. High-variance video slots (Davinci & Cleo II), and lower variance single-line reels (Double Diamond).

    Sessions on the high-variance machines tend to be shorter because you can either get up or down substantially relatively fast, an hour maybe, or less.

    The low variance machines I've put in 4 hour sessions on. They're generally easier to ride out if you get down early and you rack up a lot of coin in.

    There's too many shitty bonuses on the newer machines, I usually avoid them.
     
  9. RealSolGlow

    RealSolGlow Low-Roller

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    If I hit a bonus within the first few spins I'll stay on for quite a bit or until the $$$ is gone. If say within the first $20 I don't hit a bonus or a random pay I'll get up and move onto something else.

    I also should note that here at my home Mlife casino I typically play the same 5-8 slot machines when I go and try to hit them all every trip. I'll play the Britney machine, The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Wolf Run, Queen of the Jungle and a few others. Always play the max on a machine and take it from there.
     
  10. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds High-Roller

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    Not a big slot player, but my play is based on the amount I put in. Typically I put in $10-20 and if I hit something big I will play for a while and set a mental stop-loss limit, but if I don't hit anything when that small buy-in is gone I'm off to the next machine or to play something else.

    For example, at my local casino this weekend I had $10 cash back from the casino, put it in a slot and played $2 max bet. On second spin started hitting bonuses and was up to $125. Set a stop-loss limit of $100. Almost got there but then hit another couple bonuses and made it up to $290ish, so I set another stop-loss limit of $250. Went up and down a bit, but finally hit $250 and cashed out. After playing some craps I had a few minutes to kill and put $15 into a Cleo II, $1 per spin. Didn't hit anything big and my $15 was gone in 5 minutes = time to go.

    Less time playing slots the better!
     
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    Raptor High-Roller

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    I try not to stay at a machine that isn't paying but I can get caught up in the "this thing is due for a payout" mindset. I've often hit something good by playing one more $20, but I've chased $100 through with nothing too. I tend to play $40 max and if it's not paying anything I move on.
     
  12. 1LuckyMomma

    1LuckyMomma Low-Roller

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    Sparky4....Next time you're there try the banks right by the stairs where the shuttle drops off @ Gold Coast. They've always been good to me. :)
     
  13. CJ's

    CJ's Low-Roller

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    Aww come on Corinne, that " one more go" worked out well for you didnt it lol
     
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    I think that is exactly why the slot manufacturers make machines with somewhat frequent but small pay outs. When I play those machines - like the Buffalo's - I think how B.F. Skinner is laughing from his grave. I would be very surprised if a slot machine company doesn't employ a psychiatrist or a team of them to enhance the biopsychosocial aspects of the slot machines.

    I have a loss limit or a win limit on a machine - and within those parameters a fun limit - if it isn't fun time to change machines.
     
  15. BayouBengal

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    It's like pavlov's dog, we hear the bells and whistles....and the dopamine is flowing.
     
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    I usually put in $100 and will play it through. There are a few machines, like Jewel of the Dragon/Sea Goddess I will usually play until I get a bonus, which can be several hundred, but it's just so fun haha. If I hit something decent sized quickly, I'll usually walk away. If I'm playing for a while and hit something, I'll keep playing until I'm out or back even for that machine.
     
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    cphllps High-Roller

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    I'm the 3-5 spin person sometimes. If a machine doesn't pay me a cent in 3-5 spins then I cash out. I will also cash out on a win over $50, I may put in another $20 and try again depending on the amount of the win. I want the machine to just let me play for awhile without just sucking my money away quickly.
     
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    Film-Noir High-Roller

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    oo

    Yep, the thing now with some of the newer machines you win every spin .10 cents, on a $3-$5 a pull
    bing bang boom, gives a false sense of up/down..... as you didn't even win a free spin.
     
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    I tend to graze quite a bit. I'll usually cash out right after a big payout. Otherwise I'll wait until my bill ($5 $10 $20) runs out. I'll NEVER put another bill into a machine when it runs out.
     
  20. Corinne

    Corinne Low-Roller

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    Lol, why yes it sure did. Only once out of hundreds though. That one made up for all the ones that didn't work out luckily. Trouble is I think I can do it again!!!
     
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