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Slots Study: Many slot players more interested in killing time than winning big

Discussion in 'Slots' started by Kickin, Dec 10, 2012.

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  1. Kickin

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    shokhead I'm no big spender!

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    I believe that. A smart slot player knows it's stacked against him and shouldn't be playing to hit it big. I play slots to break up my time from VP or tables and just hope I hit a jackpot not expecting one.

    Someone pumping a slot in search for the big payout is just what casinos want in a slot player.

    How about adding the 5th category.....those who have alot to drink and can't make sound decisions any longer yet still want some action.
     
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    I agree, otherwise that wouldn't design slots specifically for the amusement value. The funny cartoons and songs and bonus rounds. It's all fluff, but it's fun. Sure, we'd all LOVE to win, but MOSTLY people play for fun, I believe (winning is incidental and just unexpected fortune for the most part).
     
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    Why does it have to be one or the other? I think most slot players 1) hope to, want to, win big AND 2) want to 'kill time' (spend time) doing something they find amusing. It can be fun even if you don't win big, but you still can want to win big.
     
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    Good point, that pretty much describes the only times I play slots.

    I don't think the study is suggesting it has to be one or the other (maybe I'm wrong). But just that more players would rather play games that let them stretch out their money in lieu of games that provide the bigger jackpots which would have to - in order to make the payback math work - return fewer small wins thereby busting you out quicker.

    I know its only anecdotal evidence but from the few slot players I know I think that is their preference. Hence the popularity of multi-line penny machines that often return something while slowly grinding you down.
     
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    I agree, I love playing slots early in the morning with a good cup of coffee, and late at night while "over-served". I would probably fall off the chair at either time if I hit big.:drunk:
     
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