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Slots REALLY stupid countdown question....

Discussion in 'Slots' started by queentata, Jun 20, 2017.

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  1. queentata

    queentata High-Roller

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    I've been meaning to ask for awhile and am embarrassed to have to ask, but am probably throwing some money away.

    When at a slot machine, what exactly do the countdown timers mean/do? If I stop before I get to the end of a countdown, do I lose tier credits?

    I'm mostly gambling at CET properties.

    Thanks for any help with this.
     
  2. sharper

    sharper Low-Roller

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    It's the countdown until you earn your next tier credit. I think VP starts at 1000 ($10) and 500 ($5).
     
  3. Mitkraft

    Mitkraft VIP Whale

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    Hey cool, my first job was in Crosby. My Uncle owned an auto parts store there in the late 80s.

    That's not a stupid question at all. As sharper stated its the countdown till the next tier credit, but I can't remember for the life of me if you leave before it reaches the next one whether it picks up on the next machine or starts over. I think I knew the answer once but haven't thought about it in forever.
     
  4. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    It depends on the casino. For CET, the countdown clock starts over at 500 (slots) or 1000 (most VP) every time you move machines. But tier points are tracked internally to at least the nearest tenth of a point.
     
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  5. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

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    If you are someone who bounces around from machine to machine you could be missing out.
    My wife and I try to check the TC before removing the card. At times it only takes 1 more spin to get that credit.
    After a couple of days of bouncing around those extra credits help with the comps.
     
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  6. Mitkraft

    Mitkraft VIP Whale

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    So not only is this NOT a stupid question, its a great reminder for folks like me to check the coundown before changing machines.
     
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  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    The MOST you will be giving away is a point. Actually slight less than a point.

    Not a big issue at all. If if you did this 20 times in one night, it would be less than 20 points. Mathmatically - closer to 10 points. If 10 points matter to anyone here, then... well,,,,,
     
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    At the local Ameristar, the system holds the countdown, and fractional points carry over from machine to machine.

    Yeah, at CET you forfeit any fractional points, but the way I look at it, statistically you'll come out behind if you chase that last point, meaning you'll lose far more than a point's worth chasing it.
     
  9. sura83

    sura83 Low-Roller

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    IIRC Boyd does the same thing.
     
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    dmr Registered Abuser

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    Yes, you are correct. I've noticed the same thing at Sams Town.
     
  11. Grid

    Grid Well-Known Member

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    10 cents is 10 cents! That's a nickle in free play if you convert by being Gold!
     
  12. tringlomane

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    CET internally rounds to the nearest tenth of a tier credit at least iirc, so if you hop machines, you shouldn't lose too many tier credits if you hop after earning a partial credit.
     
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    dmr Registered Abuser

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    Oh really? I'll have to pay attention this weekend. I was under the impression that fractional points were forfeited.
     
  14. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    If that matters to some folks, then go ahead and play another few bucks to insure you do not give up a nickel.

    LOL
     
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  15. Mitkraft

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    That's the second time someone said something like that in this thread and it doesn't really make any sense. On all but your last day in Vegas (for most people here) its only a question of playing another few bucks in the machine before switching, or playing it in the next machine. It's not as if we are saving any money by cashing out and going on to the next machine (unless of course the machine is playing really badly and you believe in that sort of thing).
     
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