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Slots Diamond Lotto in Las Vegas?

Discussion in 'Slots' started by DharmaForOne, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. DharmaForOne

    DharmaForOne Tourist

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    Diamond Lotto is a popular machine in Miami area casinos. This article says there's 450 of the machines in the US, and 400 are in south Florida. So does it exist in Vegas?
     
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    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Before anyone asks . . . "what is a Class II slot machine?"

    Let me provide an explanation of the difference between Class II (electronic bingo) and Class III ("real" slot machines)

    From the article:

    https://www.realmoneyaction.com/slots/understanding-the-difference-between-class-iii-and-class-ii-slots/

    CLASS III SLOT MACHINES
    Simply put, Class III is traditional ‘Las Vegas’ or ‘casino-style’ gambling. The table games like roulette, blackjack and craps would all fall under Class III as would the slot machines and video poker games you’d find in any Las Vegas casino. As far as it concerns slot machines, these are the RNG based games that we’ve described in the previous content in this section. While each individual machine is programmed to pay back a certain percentage of what it takes in it is otherwise completely random. You have the possibility of winning a jackpot on any spin of the wheel if the random numbers generated by the machine fall in your favor.
    CLASS II SLOT MACHINES
    Before we explain Class II slot machines, it’s helpful to understand what the Federal government defines as ‘Class II Gaming‘. According to The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act it is “the game commonly known as bingo (whether or not electronic, computer, or other technological aids are used in connection therewith) and, if played in the same location as the bingo, pull tabs, punch board, tip jars, instant bingo, and other games similar to bingo.” At one point, it was very common for tribes to offer high stakes bingo games in big warehouse like bingo halls. That has become less common as gaming has become more hi-tech and Tribal Gaming operators have sought to capture a more ‘Vegas like‘ vibe in their gaming offerings.

    All of that leads us to the Class II Slot Machine. In theory, the fact that the definition “specifically excludes slot machines or electronic facsimiles of any game of chance from the definition of class II games” would seem problematic. There was at one point some contention over this proviso in Florida–the Seminole Hard Rock properties there are one of the industry leaders of ‘Class II Slots‘–but that’s been nearly a decade ago. For now, everyone seems content with the arrangement–presumably since everyone is making money.

    In theory, the Class II Slot Machine falls into the part that permits ‘electronic, computer or other technological aids‘ used in conjunction with a bingo game. Class II machines are in many ways indistinguishable from their Class III cousins. In fact, many of the same popular titles you’d see in a Las Vegas casino will be found in a Class III property. The big difference is that the results of each spin are based on electronic bingo games involving multiple machines throughout the casino. You’ll even see a little LED bingo card in the top right-hand corner of the game. These bingo games are conducted in the background while the player experiences a virtually identical slot machine experience that they’d have on a Class III machine. Any relationship to actual bingo is tenuous, though in some jurisdictions the player has to touch the screen to daub the bingo card to collect winnings


    Are Class II machines real slots?

    Technically, no. They are nothing more nor less than electronic bingo: the result of the game is determined by the draw of the bingo numbers later translated into slot reel combinations.

    Class II machines only mimic slots being, actually, lotteries deep down. It is safe to say, that placing bets on such devices is equal to buying a ticket.
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    FYI, in Northern California, Casino San Pablo has (or had, I haven't checked back) ONLY Class II slot machines. Once I "discovered" that, I walked out (about 15 years ago) and have never gone back.

    One of the "disadvantages" to Class II slot machines (other than the fact that they're not a random outcome), is that there must be two players on the same slot bank playing to cause an outcome. I was playing late one night and the casino was nearly empty. I pressed the button and the reels spun for an inordinate amount of time. I was about to call a slot attendant when someone at the other end of the bank played, and my reels stopped. I left and started doing research and discovered the difference between Class II and Class III machines.
     
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