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What MyVegas Really Is

Discussion in 'MyVegas' started by Mrcycrsd, Jul 9, 2013.

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  1. Mrcycrsd

    Mrcycrsd Tourist

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    It seems to me that, after playing for a couple of weeks, the whole point of MyVegas is to set unrealistic expectations of slot paybacks. Then, once you get in the real casino, you will go chasing those big jackpots that you know are just around the corner. Perhaps a second goal is to condition the player into believing that reinvesting wins is the best strategy for slot play. Don't ever stop spinning!

    Not that I'm complaining. I gladly took my 6k points and got a free companion ticket to Zarkana. Saved me $100!
     
  2. JustNgo

    JustNgo Low-Roller

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    Funny you should mention that. I'm going to be in Vegas for 10 days starting mid next week and while playing MyVegas yesterday, I couldn't help but think, "Man, I never get close to this kind of return in real slots..." You may well be on to something as a secondary benefit of MyVegas to MGM (and the casino industry in general). Even though the slots on MyVegas are (generally) negative return, it may get some people into the mindset of chasing jackpots or maybe even more comfortable with the idea of losing their bankrolls.
     
  3. Darreningreenwood

    Darreningreenwood Low-Roller

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    Makes a bit of sense. I just try to think of the tokens as 1/100ths of a penny, then it makes a bit more "cents". Those big 100,000 token wins? Think of it as an equivalent of winning $100 on a penny slot with 30 lines, 10 or so pennies per line. That helps me keep it in perspective.
     
  4. JustNgo

    JustNgo Low-Roller

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    Even then, I'm talking strictly about the payout percentage and frequency of hitting jackpots. Regardless of the denomination, they are much higher than most real life slots.
     
  5. C0usineddie

    C0usineddie VIP Whale

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    Makes sense that they would want to sort of desensitize us to real gambling and risk. They aer casinos and their job is to make money. If they need myvegas to do that then more power to them.

    If we get something out of it then thats all the better for both us and them.

    i wish them great success.
     
  6. sura83

    sura83 Low-Roller

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    I actually think you might be on to something with this way of thinking, but at least for me it hasn't had that effect. When I go to the casino and the slots don't pay out as well as myVegas (which by the way is almost always) it just makes me want to go home and play myVegas. At least there the only thing I'm risking is my imaginary money!
     
  7. anonanon

    anonanon Low-Roller

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    You might be on to something here, but to be honest after playing my Vegas I'm not any more likely to put more "real" money into a slot...
     
  8. wndrwmn71

    wndrwmn71 Tourist

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    As someone who doesn't really play slots, I can agree with the OP. Think of how many times you're playing 1k a spin, and you get the "positive" feedback of a "win" (lights, music, etc) but you're not actually WINNING anything, maybe hitting 250 points off of a 1k spin. To anyone paying attention, it's a loss, but your brain registers win with all the distractions.

    Most "regular" visitors will likely use MyVegas as a supplement to offset some vacation costs, i.e. a free room for 1-2 nights or a free buffet, but isn't going to change my gambling strategy at all, and I'm definitely not expecting a similar ROI.
     
  9. BigGTMike

    BigGTMike Low-Roller

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    Def not influencing me to put anything in a slot.
     
  10. runningonthehub

    runningonthehub Low-Roller

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    I'm with you. MyVegas will not have any effect on me playing any type of real slots.
    No connection at all for me.
     
  11. Boogaloo

    Boogaloo Low-Roller

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    I don't know, if anything I don't think I get the expected 90% or so payback from MyVegas that one would expect from regulat slots.

    Might be just me, but for the most parts the machines tend to be pretty darn tight (with good reason, since significant winnings would just let you generate lots of real world rewards quickly).
     
  12. D in the D

    D in the D Low-Roller

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    I dont play the myVegas slot type games in a B&M casino so i shouldnt be influenced. But I can see desensitizing people as an added side benefit to the higher returns on myVegas.
     
  13. KBcasinochip68

    KBcasinochip68 Tourist

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    Myvegas slots wouldn't effect my playing the "real" slots at all. BIG difference between watching chips add up after clicking on a collect here chip vs. putting my hard earned $20 in a machine. It is fun to hit some of these big wins on the MyVegas slots, but until I can cash chips in for real $$$......:faint:I'll just enjoy playing.
    It will effect me in that with some really great comps, my slot bankroll should be a little bigger.
     
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