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Slots Cosmo Slots Tight?

Discussion in 'Slots' started by DiamondD, Jun 28, 2019.

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  1. AyDee

    AyDee is getting too old for this

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    I think I mentioned this in one of my TRs, We did a drop in (with an offer for free play at x? pts) , and I had told P the consensus TR was, "got beat down on slots but great rooms and I'd stay there again". She's the slot pro and maybe wisely did not put in the play I had expected, Guess we will need to be cautious on our visit...

    On the flip side, after watching her hit a nice 8.80 max bet at Cal/MSS downtown, I tilted hard last night max betting on slots (cal/mss) (buffalo, quick hits, some asian link game) and got thoroughly spanked.

    the other flip side is we seem to be able to walk into the Downtown Grand high limit (twice now) and win nice with the tiniest poke bets. I think I put 20 in and walked with 100
     
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  2. UnicornTX

    UnicornTX Low-Roller

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    Pretty tight for me during our last trip but extremely loose for my husband. We had a good win in the HL room at the $10 WOF next to Pinball by the restroom. $400 in and cashed out at $2000. I’m a Blazing 7 fanatic and found a bank of them next to the Poker room. The Diamond Line machine paid off pretty well during the week.
     
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  3. Horseplayer1

    Horseplayer1 High-Roller

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    My trip in October, I couldn't hit a thing there-small bets,big bets no matter. My trip in February, I hit quite a bit, several machines. If the damn cocktail service hadn't been so good, I would have taken more of my winnings home..lol.
     
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  4. Ziran Paigu

    Ziran Paigu Tourist

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    I played for several hours there last Friday and again on Monday, and I walked out down Friday and up Monday. Luck of the draw?
     
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    We've stayed at Cosmo at least twice a year for years. (3 nights minimum, usually four, and I ONLY play there when staying.)

    On my first trip, I had my fanny HANDED to me, but loved the rooms and resort.

    On subsequent trips, it wasn't any worse than other casinos, as I now had a feel for what games I could ride longer, and which ones I liked to avoid.

    I slot for 7-9 hours a day, and honestly my first day or two at ANY new casino is rough, until I get a feel for what I like, and don't like on casino-specific slots. (What does well for me at one casino often doesn't at another...)

    I had a bumpy start my first trip on slots, but Cosmo has by far become my favorite resort, I feel like I now do about the same number of coin-in to bankroll at Cosmo vs. my other haunts, but I DID have to get a feel for what I like/don't like slot wise there...
     
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  6. emmas

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    I've been staying once or twice a year at Cosmo for about 8 years. Except for one trip, always get my fanny handed to me playing slots. But I don't do much better at other casinos. I seem to mostly be on the wrong side of the variance no matter the slot or casino.
     
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  7. KingBBInLV

    KingBBInLV High-Roller

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    I have stayed at Cosmo about 10-12 nights per year for the last 8 years, have never hit a handpay at Cosmo. Have a gold Identity card. The machines suck me dry there. I usually play 6-8 hours a day. I thought I was the only one that had bad luck there.
     
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  8. melbedewy

    melbedewy MIA

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    The whole casino business seems to be killing the Golden Goose with these 88% penny slots. People need to sometimes WIN or at least play long enough to get drunk. Seems like Reno and Wendover are the only places that understand this.
     
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  9. logan787

    logan787 Newbie

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    Yeah, those slots can grab your money as much as they can, and as long as you will continue play them.
     
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  10. Grid

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    CET Players "I cant win anything at Cosmo or MGM, complete money suck"
    MGM Players "I cant win anything at Cosmo or CET, complete money suck"
    Cosmo Players "I cant win anything at CET or MGM, complete money suck"

    Everyone is loyal to their brand, and everyone assumes that the slightest of variance on a short playing trip means one casino is out to get you over another.

    It is not true. It is called luck.

    Dozens of trips to Vegas under my belt, and I am the luckiest at Treasure Island, then Cosmo, then MLife and very very unlucky at CET. Anecdotal? Maybe. My coin-in, year end tax losses and $10K per day of coin in offers a pretty good look at my assumptions.

    All we know, is that all casinos are set up to take your money. And all I know, based on my own gambling history, is where I have experienced the fewest losses. And Cosmo is actually on top of that list for the Strip.
     
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    Grid Well-Known Member

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    No gambler, walking through, playing slot to slot, can tell you which machines are 92% payback (old vegas) or 88% payback (now, as you know).

    The casinos know this. Why would they do anything different? Reno HAS to offer a good gamble. That is their only industry. Vegas? Gambling is what you do between shopping, clubbing, pooling, eating, drinking and show watching. They have their hook, and we all have proved we will still gamble.
     
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    dmr Registered Abuser

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    When I'm losing, I can't win anything at Cosmo, MGM, CET, Boyd, Station {dot dot dot} complete money suck!
     
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    What pisses me off is all these places at least offer "decent" VP-in the 96%-97% range but then bang the slot player with 88% penny slots.
    Because for almost all of us slots are fun and VP is like having dental surgery.
     
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    petevegas Low-Roller

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    so I am mostly a VP player. on my last trip to Cosmo the VP Gods were not so kind , so I played slots which I rarely do ..... Played the $5 Pinball slot in the HL room. hit for a few hundred couple times ..... i think 3 or 4 sessions up about $1000 on the pinball machine..... the lowest denomination in the HL room and max was 2 credits.. So a small sample but I thought it was great ...... about 6k down in VP though :)
     
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  15. DiamondD

    DiamondD High Roller in Training

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    I appreciate everyones feedback...I was merely wanting insight into people's experience with Cosmo slots, which most of you provided. Thanks for that. Some thought it was more important to give a class on how "luck" works in relation to slots, but as a degenerate gambler who sometimes rolls through $10K coin-in in a day, I already had a firm understanding of how luck works. Anyway, thanks for all those that shared their personal experiences at Cosmo specifically, which is what I was inquiring about.
     
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    I've not found Cosmo to be OVERLY tight, but maybe it's because I don't stick at one machine for very long chasing losses... However Aria has been my nemesis forever. Can't win a freakin' nickel there to save my life :(
     
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    TKO High-Roller

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    Unfortunately Nevada does not breakdown slot Payback % by the different properties, as a few states do, or you would have your answer. I believe the Las Vegas casinos are grouped into 4 different categories. Two big categories are Strip & Downtown. As of the last report that I am aware of, the Strip payback average was just under 92%, and Downtown was a little over 92%. The quarter and dollar machines payed back above the average while nickel and penny slots paid below the average.
     
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    Those reported figures are a TINY bit above useless because, like you stated, they aren't broken down by property AND they don't separate out multi-denomination slots OR video poker....

    I wouldn't hestitate to say 90% of gamblers think that casinos should be required to track AND publish these figures...so why can't we get a law? Shows you the power of money and influence in politics...

    Unfortunately here in Michigan, we don't get even that warm spit...everything is completely opaque.
     
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    I rolled a little over $5000 coin in over two sessions last week. I left down $550-650 the first day and up $600 the second day. Just took a lot of play to get in to averages. In my first hour there I lost about $400 with no real wins and thought man this place is a money suck, and 5 minutes later hit $195 on a $2.25 spin, then $80 on another $2.25 10 minutes later. Just luck but theirs seem as good as anyone to me by the end of my second day.

    Edit - it's worth mentioning too that of my first day losses, about $450 of that was on one machine in the high limit room I should have just stopped playing. 10c dancing drums and I was just sooooo sure a free spin bonus would happen any time now, but alas it was not to be. Had I skipped that one very high risk play, I'd have come out way ahead overall.
     
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    Beau Rivage booked same day as Luxor. One will win. Leaning Biloxi.
    Vegas or Biloxi. Going somewhere for Labor Day weekend...
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    for every story of a hand pay or the slot machine that is serving as ones "personal ATM" there are hundreds of stories like the OPs... that's just gambling...
     
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