My last two trips to Vegas, I feel like my coin in did NOT translate to the 10-20 percent average estimated loss or theo. Maybe I was just unlucky, or maybe there is a safer way to maximize value? If I had $1000, is it SAFER, for purposes of earning theo coin in, to do 50 twenty dollar spins, or 1000 single dollar spins on a slot machine? Or does it truly not make a difference? My theory is the more spins guarantees a better theo result, almost like doing a poll or survey of people, the variance of range is smaller. I imagine that's also why Video Poker takes more dollars per tier credit earned? Because the house edge can be reduced if you're playing by the books? What about "specialty slots" - are those tier credits reduced as a way to pay for the licensing? If I play any licensed machine from the 2000's, is it likely to be considered a specialty? I want to have the most fun (which yes, means Willie Wonka over some basic 7's and cherries) but not if it is going to cost me, I've got another 80k TCs to earn Platinum at MLife and I need to be savvy.