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Slots Loud machines

Discussion in 'Slots' started by xraykimber, Feb 8, 2017.

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  1. xraykimber

    xraykimber Tourist

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    Last night about midnight my local casino was very quiet. I sat down to a wicked winnings !V and no one else was playing nearby. I turned the volume all the way up. Yes it was loud, but I like it. I feel like I get into the game and sounds make it more exciting. Why would they put the surround sound speakers if you weren't supposed to enjoy it? About 10 minutes of playing and hitting some bonuses and person sits right next to me. Out of the corner of my eye I could see it was an older women and her elbow closest to me was bent like she was holding a phone up to her ear. This is how she was positioned when she sat down. She was making some comments and I assumed having a conversation on her phone, I didn't pay any attention because I was in my zone and submersed in my game. After hitting a bonus she said nice hit and I turned to say thanks and noticed her hand was empty, but she was holding her ear. Well after I responded she said I needed to turn my machine down it was hurting her ear. REALLY, I was here first and you sat next to me! I cashed out and got up and she says oh you blew threw all that money fast, I said no I'm going to play somewhere else where I can enjoy myself. After I left I kept thinking should I have turned it down or kept playing?
     
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  2. Niteshade

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    It is the "lemming effect". Like parking in a parking lot that is mostly empty - you
    park way away from the building so no one will scratch or dent up your nice
    new car and lo and behold after you finish shopping you come out and there
    are cars parked on both sides of you inches from your doors and then another
    20 cars parked around them - and still no one is parked up by the building.

    My point - you could be the last person in a Casino and if someone else comes
    in - they have to sit by you. The Lemming effect. Not only will they follow you off
    the cliff - they have to park by you or sit by you - they can't be alone.

    My vote - you should have just kept playing and not let her bother you. Unless you just had
    to have the machine on high volume - you might have turned it down - or not. She chose
    to sit there, but sometimes being kind is not a bad thing. Perhaps she was a lonely person - who
    knows, but it never hurts to sometimes be a bit kind to annoying people. Obviously she was
    one who had to have someone close or she would not have sat there in an otherwise empty place.
    If she annoyed you too badly - then you did the right thing by moving away and not being mean to her, but
    otherwise - she would probably get bored and move on when you didn't engage. If you were winning - stay
    if not move away.
     
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  3. Miller12pack

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    You should have kept playing. You were there first, and she was being rude. I personally don't like loud machines, but I certainly would never tell anyone what to do on their machine.
     
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  4. WHU66

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    First thing my wife and I do is turn up the volume on the machine, as op says, total immersion. If people don't like it, they have choices!
     
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  5. Richard Alpert

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    I've been doing the same thing on my computer at home while watching some great Vegas slot vlogs lately.
    The loud volume echoing through the room drives the cats and dog crazy.
    But they haven't complained to me yet! :D

    RICHARD
     
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  6. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    I would have turned it down. I never disobey my Island Senior Girlfriends.
     
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  7. Multifarious5

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    I personally can't picture sitting next to someone who is doing something I find annoying, much less sit down and then complain about it.

    Her only saving grace is you said "older". I always cut older people much more slack, and besides, no point in ruining your fun by getting into it with someone grumpy whom you'll (hopefully) never see again!

    And I would have moved too, unless I was winning. Even if you turned it down, that person is going to continue to annoy you as long as you're next to them...better to rinse and hopefully NOT repeat :)
     
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  8. The Rumor

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    I'd have pointed to all of the other slot machines and suggested she find one in an area that was quieter
     
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    I like them full blast too. i will get up if the machine isnt loud enough.

    Played one at cosmo that was so loud it would almost blow me out of the seat, that one was great.
     
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  10. RedChip

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    What @Multifarious5 said.

    However if her presence next to me was making me feel annoyed, I might have moved. I feel like if I'm annoyed, overtired or in a bad mood, I tend to lose more money. Maybe a ridiculous concept, but it's mine :peace:
     
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  11. zenvegas

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    Its the same as my cigar experience. When in a casino I'll have a cigar from time to time. Same thing as you, I'll find a slot with no one around and light up.
    Invariably, someone will sit down next to me at some point and shoot daggers at me with their dirty looks. Initially, I was uncomfortable. Now I just ignore them.
     
  12. RedChip

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    I'll do the same thing with my cigar smoking.

    On the other hand, if I'm not smoking and I smell someone's aromatic cigar, I might seek out a seat near them just to enjoy the aroma.
     
  13. pleasemum

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    Maybe you had a hearing impairment. She doesn't know that. She ought to have minded her own business once she sat next to you. It's not as if you sat down next to her and turned up the volume. I also noticed she commented about your "possible loss as evident to you leaving". Yes, she may have been lonely and looking to chat it up.
     
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