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Will you play a slot machine with no sound?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Ezzy711, Apr 4, 2013.

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  1. Ezzy711

    Ezzy711 Low-Roller

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    I was reading the rubbernecking thread and it reminded me of a casino I was in that had bank of 3 machines I enjoyed. The sound on two of them was not working. One would make a sound when it paid off, but not during the spin. It was just a mechancial sounding stop. While I enjoyed that machine I would not sit at the ones that did not have sound. I need to get that feedback. Most of the time the sound doesn't match the payoff, but it gives you some response. I usually max the sound unless it is obnoxious or super loud. I want to hear my machine, not the ones aorund me.

    It is the same with those fabulous chairs that sort of massage you. I look for the chair that really moves.

    Anyone else avoid silent machines? And if most prefer the sound, why do I come back 3 months later and that machine still doesn't work?
     
  2. DonnyC

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    I like the sound...but wont play beside someone who has their machine turned way up! Too loud. I just want to sit and relax.
     
  3. Joe

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    Not the same as slots I guess, but I love a silent video poker machine.
     
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  4. DOUBLE B

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    No Sound-No Play---cut on service light and get attendant to turn on/up the sound. Hell! I fly all the way from the east coast to Vegas--and it ain't to sit in slience! I want to hear some VEGAS SOUNDS!
     
  5. blizzard96

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    I never stay and play on machines with no sound...Something in my head keeps telling me it will never pay out since it can't make noise...and it gets boring fast...and I HATE when casinos won't let you turn the sound up. I get up and move on. I want the entire audio/visual/seat whatever experience for my $20's.
     
  6. nostresshere

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    I do not like silent machines. In fact, if I have a freeplay coupon that must be played through on the machine it goes into, I put in some cash first. Hate to be stuck on a machine without sound, or maybe is just not working right.

    (most freeplay can now be moved from one machine to another)


    Only thing worse than no sound, is one with a bad speaker that has blown out. Horseshoe in Tunica had a CashMan with a torn speaker (my guess) that was there for months before they fixed it.
     
  7. JosieCat

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    I need sound. Although I do have it at the lowest setting - and will avoid sitting next to someone who has theirs at the loudest setting.
     
  8. KBT2012

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    I'm mostly wreckless with my slot play so I'm never there long enough to care lol.
     
  9. AnAmericanTexanInVegas

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    I avoid at all costs. If I'm going to lose all my money, I at least want all the bells and whistles that go along with it!
     
  10. agirl

    agirl Low-Roller

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    I would rather have sound. I have actually put on the call light a few times and nicely asked the slot attendant to turn on the sound for me, or speed up/slow down a machine that has no controls where I can do so. They are usually friendly and helpful. It's worth a try! They can only say no.
     
  11. ardee

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    The sounds of slots is music. Play it or I'll go somewhere else.
     
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    Guess it is just me but I do not like sound. Wish I knew how to turn the sound off
     
  13. LA2VegasTrekkers

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    Absolutely will not play a machine where the sound doesn't work. What's more, we generally play the ones with the surrpound sound in the chair. That has to be working too. And at max volume...
     
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  14. Slotchick

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    I like sound on a machine so long as it isn't overpowering and will move when it is. The only time I stay at a silent machine is if it's paying.
     
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    Actually a machine without sound will payout more because all the extra energy that is saved from making sound gets channeled into the payback percentage. It's science.
     
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    I have to have a machine that has adjustable sound. Not too little and not too much lol

    I have been known to play machines that are blurry and just don't look right. I always try and convince myself that are broken to my benefit but, yeah, that never works. Just makes me think I am drinker than I really am because of the blurry screen, lol
     
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    I guess I have to be the contrarian again...

    While I don't mind the occasional (brief) audio recognition of a nice hit on VP, I have seen a growing trend for slots where developers are shooting for the whole video game immersion experience. That kind of stuff really leaves me cold when all I want to do is play a slot machine. I am not talking necessarily about the Batman Dark Night, Hangover, Ghostbusters, and other themed machines - but instead the more normal ones which now belt incessant and, yes, annoying audio at me - win or lose. It just forces me even more to only play VP....

    This phenomenon was discussed on a 60 minutes story on slots last year as an additional means of "rewarding" players for a "good spin", even though (guess what?) you just got a minor hit but lost 40% of your bet.... but because of the exciting audio you feel like you just won something. They claimed it is an "addictive feedback loop" hooking people on slots all the more. Not sure I would go that far - but the idea is that it is meant to help people feel better when their coin gets sucked away.

    It just feels manipulative to me when I see my coin balance dropping but the machine is trying to "jolly me up" and make me feel like a winner. Congratulate me when I win or trigger a rare bonus - not on every 30 cent hit on a penny machine.... Nonsense...

    Now, I DO enjoy the general background hum and noise of the total casino - and all that sound helps pump needed energy and excitement into the players. I just don't want it in front of me "commenting" on my play and teasing me along when I am really not winning anything big. No thanks .....

    JZB
     
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    A number of silent machines have paid me well. Even better for no one to know I am winning especially the eye in the sky. So I have no preference.
     
  19. Tammy58

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    Totally depends on my mood. Some days I feel like the silent ones are not going to pay and are boring. On the other hand I have a Vestibular Disorder and I have had to move away from machines that were too loud. On my last trip to Foxwoods I couldn't find a volume control on any of the machines I played. Now the MJ machine...totally has to be cranked...Beat It!
     
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    You can spot a busted machine in need of maintenance a mile away but I've often wondered if certain select machines volumes
    were turned off intentionally to lower the noise pollution in the casino. Speaking of maintenance what's worst than no sound at all
    is one with a busted speaker and distorted sound. But for the most part the auditory feedback will keep me playing longer.
    I like the whole experience of; Sights, Sounds & Payouts especially if I can do that little "I'm Winning - I'm Winning" chair dance!
     
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