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Slots If you discovered a malfunctioning slot, would you take advantage?

Discussion in 'Slots' started by kaeldon23, Jul 21, 2018.

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If you discovered a malfunctioning machine, would you take advantage?

  1. Yes, for every penny I can get!

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  2. Yes, but just small inconspicuous amounts to offset my losses.

    19 vote(s)
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  3. No, I'm afraid I'd get in trouble.

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  4. No, it's immoral.

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  1. Dean Martin

    Dean Martin VIP Whale

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    Grid you’re good in my book, hell I don’t even know how many points a given machine is supposed to give you. But if I did I’d sure play the one giving me more points. That’d be pretty dumb not to. I know in VP the better return games sometimes pay less points than others but I couldn’t tell you which ones. I just wander around with a highball and play what catches my fancy:drunk:
     
  2. jhair

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    Not a slot machine but a self check-out register at Walmart. There's a u-tube video of someone who bought a single item and found that he was getting something like 5 buck extra back.

    Next thing you know is the whole family is doing the same thing and in about 30min they had taken about 500 dollars. To top it off, there was an overhead camera watching their every move.

    I don't think anyone here on this board would ever do anything like that. In regards to a slot machine, I usually never check to see if a win matches the pay table.

    Like Grid said about the specialty slots , you just take what the machine gives you.
     
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  3. rcbeamer

    rcbeamer Low-Roller

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    When I first started going to 'Vegas in the late '80's, Slots-A-Fun was one of my favorite haunts. They had a bank of 5 of these in the center of the casino at either the .25 or $1 level:
    fortune21.jpg They were coin-droppers which paid out on every hand if you won, or pushed. So you had to put $ in for every new hand. As you can see, one could play 1-8 coins. Every once in a while (apparently at random, not every time, but sometimes twice in a row), when you dropped the 4th coin in, the credit meter would skip from 3 to 5. But if you won or pushed, it would pay out the amount you put in, plus the extra coin. I played it about 2 hours putting in a couple of $20 rolls of quarters, and cashed out with a heaping bucket with about $80 in it!

    Did I feel guilty about playing it? No.

    The next time I went out there they moved all 5 to the wall next to the gift shop, and they all had credit meters. And none of them malfunctioned as such.
     
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  4. The Toddster

    The Toddster Derrick Henry strikes fear in the hearts of men

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    Not quite. One of the guys was charged under the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (I think the other agreed to a plea deal). The defendant's lawyer argued that his client was entitled to push any of the buttons in any sequence that he desired, that the object of the game is to beat the machine, and it's the machine's job to prevent it from happening. All of which is correct.

    The judge required the prosecution to justify the charge(s) under the CFAA and they dropped them. There was a remaining charge that was even weaker and it was dropped as well.
     
  5. The Toddster

    The Toddster Derrick Henry strikes fear in the hearts of men

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    How did you come to the conclusion that the "something" in this scenario doesn't belong to the player?

    One night at the Casino Aztar in Evansville, IN there was a sloppy blackjack dealer who would always grab too many cards when he drew a card from the shoe and would flash the next card to be drawn. I made a killing that night. Should I have informed the dealer?
     
  6. Rush

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    I read what he wrote.
     
  7. Rush

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    Why would you make light of doing the right thing?
     
  8. casinoboy

    casinoboy Low-Roller

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    of course i would take advantage of it. no different than taking advantage of a bj dealer who exposes his hole card or a roulette wheel that is biased. anyone who doesnt take advantage of it because they think that makes them virtuous has a distorted view of ethics and is probably a chump in everything they do.
     
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  9. Rush

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    Or someone grabbing your wallet while you're not paying attention.
     
  10. Hurricane

    Hurricane Eat, drink, be merry and roll points

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    As a rational actor and a self-interested human, I would do whatever I expected to bring me the most utility - financial, social, emotional - under the specific circumstances, as we all do in all cases.

    As I don’t value sanctimony as much as some, I would probably be willing to accept a few extra bucks from a malfunctioning machine given the low social stigma attached and low likelihood of legal repercussions, but if things escalated, my fear of social or legal reprisal would probably outweigh any expected financial utility from continuing to play.

    Under no circumstances would I call Rush to come get in on the action.
     
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  11. casinoboy

    casinoboy Low-Roller

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    im sure guys like adelson and wynn love that you have such a righteous view of their casinos and if you find those things comparable i dunno what to tell you. but ive lived in the south my whole life so have always been surrounded by people who love to pretend like they're holier than thou and preach even the most inane ideas to others but live completely hypocritical lives.
     
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  12. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I think it's getting to be about that time...as we keep coming back to the same main talking points.

    And I never get to use this fine emoji enough.

    :lock: :lock: :lock:
     
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