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Win big or kill time?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by smartone, Nov 29, 2012.

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  1. smartone

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    I can see that especially when you look at it as entertainment value, used to be thats what it was for us at the locals but now with 100/hr/person loss avg it's not entertaining at the majority of the locals. That said though when I play higher level I do that "expecting" that big pay but if I am low rolling .75-$1.50 a spin that for time killing.
     
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    My wife is that way.
    Sure she would love to win but she gets just as excited to say she played for 2 hours on $10.

    I will do this and slow play during the day, but as the day go on and focus switches from entertainment to winning. Even so, the entertainment value is still there.
     
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    I tend to agree with that but they have to define big if we are talking a few K's then i prefer winning big but i would choose having fun for 2-3 hours losing a few bucks over hitting for 100$ on my second spin and then stop playing for the day
     
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    I'm basically this way too. I usually play VP to kill time while waiting on friends. Every now and then I will play a longer session, but usually it is for 20 minutes or less
     
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    I think the title of the article, "Study: Many slot players more interested in killing time than winning big", is actually misleading to whats in the report.

    For where the article actually cites the report, you get:

    To me that sounds more like players are saying that they want to get more play out of their money, that they want more value for their dollar.

    WMS and High5 are pretty much the biggest culprits in the industry for this: almost all their games out in the last 3-5 years are so super volatile that small wagers can actually hit massive wins, but the tradeoff is that you generally tend to get little to no play out of your money because they took out so many of the little wins.
     
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    WOW, that headliner is so misleading, and I hope execs won't run away with the notion that slot players would not care if they never hit a jackpot for example. Sure, they would like to hit big but the opportunity is elusive. No license to go out and buy even tighter slots!!
     
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    I've never been a big slots player. Maybe $20 a day as a change of pace or to kill time. The odds are bad but it is appealing to know you can win a ton of money if you get lucky. I like table games better but you're only going to hit it big if you bet big AND get on a big time roll. I've always liked the idea that it IS possible to walk up to a slot machine with $20 bucks and walk away with 20 grand. Unlikely, but it's worth 20 bones a day, but that is about it for me.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about this study impacting what the casinos do. They have their own tracking methods. If they tighten up the machines, it won't be because of this report
     
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    Slot players have a good idea of their odds of winning so their choice would be for a game that you can play without having to constantly reload. I think that plenty of slot players like the idea of progressives but so many require bets outside of the comfort zone that some just get skipped altogether. And yes, games can be too complicated and that means that it ends up too hard to hit or get into bonuses. I think that casinos know that to some extent because they try to keep some of the older games around. But the slot manufacturers need every reminder because games are way too volatile and the paytables are degrading.
     
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    So if anyone here prefers to just kill time and you win big instead...send me a private message, I will give you my address where you can mail me the check.....:evillaugh People play to win, come on now....:rolleyes2:
     
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