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Slots Silver Strikes at 4 Queens... is this normal?

Discussion in 'Slots' started by AlPal, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. AlPal

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    I was walking through 4 Queens earlier and stopped to play one of the Silver Strike machines for the first time. I hit 8 of them, 5 of which came within the first 12 or so spins. Started with $20, cashed out with $50 and $80 in strikes. Was this a normal run? Or are they typically harder to get?

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  2. Fet297

    Fet297 113 survivor North Vegas

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    Nope. Congratulations on the win.
     
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  3. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    You were very lucky. Typical payback is in line with a typical slot machine.
     
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  4. BarelyHangingOn

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    Threw $30 awhile back in and got skunked and I threw in the towel. Previously I was able to earn one on about $20.

    Nice win!!
     
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  5. DaiLun

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    As I've said . . .it CAN happen. I've seen people play on the $40 strike machine and get skunked on $200, the next person would sit down and get 2 Yellow caps in 5 pulls.

    It's a slot machine. . . it can happen.

    IMHO, if you're really "collecting" you need to have the law of averages on your side.

    My strategy:

    1)I don't play unless there are red and blue caps in the machine
    2)I budget $400 and play two machines at a time.

    Over the course of the $400. I typically come out with $400 worth of strikes if you count the blues at $20 and the reds at $30.
     
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  6. jon_vegas

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    Consider yourself lucky! On average, I get 1 clear cap for every $20 I play. But the 2 yellow caps I've won were within the first 5 spins!
     
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  7. Blueberries

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    How much per spin to win the coin?
     
  8. jon_vegas

    jon_vegas High-Roller

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    It's a $0.25 slot and need the max bet of $0.75 to be eligible to win coins.
     
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  9. DaiLun

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    Hey!!! Maybe you were that guy!!!!
     
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  10. jon_vegas

    jon_vegas High-Roller

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    Haha. I just read your reply. Yeah, it could just might be me! lol.
     
  11. AyDee

    AyDee is getting too old for this

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    "beginners luck, that's how they get you",
    we had similar luck with first tries, they'd come pouring out, and also we'd tito out up.
    Until we went for the final $40 cap at that single machine, then we caught the $200 in for nothing swing..

    Funny though, within two spins at Elco we got the one we wanted.

    Don't expect the same luck to continue.... though it could....
     
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    A few years back when there were still Silver Strikes at Venetian and Mirage I went to all the casinos that had them, including El Cortez and 4 Queens and was able to get at least one at each with risking just $20. I got two at Mirage without losing my initial $20.
     
  13. jon_vegas

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    Yeah, when Sam's Town, Venetian and Palazzo still had machines, it would cost me just $10-12 per coin on average, El Cortez too. It's only the 4 Queens that seem to cost me a lot.
     
  14. jon_vegas

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    Also, don't mean to hijack..... but question for @DaiLun - I have the 30 clear caps and would like to turn them in for the $300 strike. I will be there on the Jan tournament weekend but not participating. How early should I get there to be in line for the exchange? do I even have a shot at getting one without joining the tourney?
     
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    The most difficult one I have was from the Barbary Coast. It took several $20s to give it up. All the others I have I won on $20 or less.
     
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  16. DaiLun

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    As of 12/17/2019, there were 63 spots left. I do not know what the count is currently. Only 148 $300 tokens are made available for distribution and all the tournament participants have first choice.

    So, I don't know what to say. For each of the last 3 distributions, I have lined up 45 minutes to 1.5 hours before and was between 50-60th in line

    $244 for "no room" gets you entry in the slot tournament, a buffet dinner on Friday night, the club party On Saturday night, a 1/4 lb. Silver Strike, and champagne and cake on Sunday, plus priority to get a $300 strike.

    https://www.silverstrikers.com/Doc/Archives/Events/Year2020/TournamentWinter2020/Tournament-Winter-Four-Queens-Flyer-2020.pdf

    And just to make sure, all of the clear caps are from QQQQ??
     
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    For me, it was the antique-look $10 strike from Caesars Palace. I really wanted one and kept playing and playing until I finally got one.
     
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    I thought that's pretty normal.
    Those are very profitable machines to play, I am guessing here, never played myself. Otherwise why they are always busy?
     
  19. DaiLun

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    Update for @jon_vegas as of 1/9/2020, there were 148 entrants and 20 spots left for the tournament. 148 entrants would account for all 148 $300 strikes that are available to the public, but a few of those are husband/wife combos that don't get two.

    So, you mathematically have a chance . . . but
     
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  20. DaiLun

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    1) The $10 strike is an "interesting" souvenir
    2) Many people are playing to get the 30 necessary for the $300 strike

    I wouldn't say that they are "profitable" to play. (maybe to the casino)
     
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