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Slots Slot Machine Pet Peeves

Discussion in 'Slots' started by Bluegrass527, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. Bluegrass527

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    What are your slot machine pet peeves? This can either be machine features, casino policies, or player behavior.

    Here are mine:

    —In Atlantic City, there are too few Buffalo Gold machines. Especially in the smoking areas. Whenever I find them at any AC casino, they’re always occupied.

    —I don’t like games where you can’t stop the reels early. It makes me feel like I have no control over the outcome of the game. I’m not sure if it actually can result in different results or just speeds to the result you were going to get anyway, but I still think it feels a lot more passive and boring even if I usually do let the reels spin out.

    —I don’t like when games don’t have a button to request drinks. Meanwhile, at Caesars AC, you can actually order a specific drink through the slot interface, and they bring it fast. I think that’s even nicer than Vegas (at least, I haven’t encountered it).

    —I don’t like it when someone is playing on two machines unless they’re really playing on both machines. Usually, they only play one machine at a time, and I find that really selfish if there’s a crunch for machines.

    ETA: I don’t like how so many machines nowadays have a progressive component. To my mind, a huge payout like $500,000 requires a lot of less smaller payouts of, several hundred to a thousand dollars that would be very exciting for someone. I think it’s okay as a concept, but it seems like over half the machines in the casino are progressive nowadays.
     
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  2. MCann

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    My absolute A#1 peeve is when someone sits at a machine next to me and lights up any sort of burning tobacco product but goes out of their way to hold it away from their own face and slot by holding it in an outstretched arm close to me. I am surprised how often this happens and I can't stand it. Or sitting next to me and lighting up any sort of cigar that smells like ass. I'm not one of these people that wants to send a the smokers outside or in the corner or banned or any of that, but if you dont want your cigarette in YOUR face, definitely dont put it in mine!
     
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  3. Bluegrass527

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    I’d find that so obnoxious if someone did that to me.

    Oh, I remember another one. I don’t like when the slot chairs only turn one way. I also greatly prefer if they aren’t mounted to the machine, as it makes for easier positioning. It’s fine if they’re heavy to discourage their movement.

    By the way, do you think it’s ok slot-etiquette to watch someone else’s bonus game if they’re playing next to you? Some bonus games are very exciting. I like Buffalo Gold’s, for instance.
     
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    Number one pet peeve are the increasingly common so-called "penny" machines that have a minimum spin of the better part of a dollar! :(

    Number two pet peeve is a stupid honking light that reflects off of the screen right into your eyes!

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  5. carolineno

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    At Encore Boston Harbor some of the Mustang Fury type slots don’t have the option to bet less lines! My slot hero, sdguy1234 , has these videos where he bets five, three, and sometimes ONE line and gets a bonus. So I can’t do that there. Some of the Stinkin’ Rich games there similarly don’t have the less line option, but thankfully some do.

    Also, the blowing of smoke in the face is always annoying. I grew up with smokers so I’m not super sensitive but when it’s right in my face I’ll just move.

    And the plopping down right next to me in an empty casino- respect my anti-social time!
     
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    One thing I have known for awhile is that some people are slobs. Slot machines with ashes on the machine, drinks spilled on buttons or some other god knows what on the machine. It is not that hard to pick up a little....
     
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    1. When a machine goes down while you're playing it. To be fair, this doesn't happen often.

    2. That the low-vol $1 and $5 denom 3 reel slots are disappearing at an alarming rate from the higher end properties in favor of the behemoth penny machines and machines with those dinky Mini-Minor-Major progressives.

    I have Netflix, I don't need to watch a movie on a slot machine, especially when the end result is a $12 BIG WIN.
     
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    People leaving behind their ashes and trash piled on machines like it's a dumpster.
     
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    When the numerous women descend on slots next to me or stand behind and ask questions like.
    1. How does the bonus work?
    2. Can you play for less money?
    3. Ever win a jackpot?
    4. Have a room here?
     
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    Umm people sitting at machines and Not even playing! Feet Up, chair pushed waaaay out, just sitting there. I'm all for pulling up a chair and sitting next to your friend if you are done gambling or you just want to watch but don't hog the machine next to them if you're not going to play.
     
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    The way my wife and mother-in-law play. Minimum bet. Every damn spin. I've gone over this, ad nauseam, to no avail. They'll come home and say "well, we lost $50".
    Then I ask how long they played, to which they reply "five and a half hours!". I just don't have what it takes to be excited over a $.25 win. Either play to win something or split. I swear, it's like they're addicted to the lights and bells more than gaming itself. :mad:
     
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    Really dislike the cheap-ass bonus rounds.
    You know, when after 135 spins you finally get a bonus round, only to win zero credits. :grrr:
     
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    Farters.
     
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    I don't mind people stopping to watch my slot play, as long as they stand at least a few feet away and leave in a few minutes.

    But my pet peeve is when the person stands right behind my chair for 10-15 minutes waching my play. I would like to charge them for a movie ticket.

    What's worse is when the person actually puts their hands on my chair to lean on it and watch my play. I know as my chair is bumped forward and I turn and a fat slob is resting on my chair like he's at a bar. I can't sit back in my chair as their arms are a foot over my seat. I usually turn around and stare at them or stand up and pull my chair in closer - they get the message and leave.
     
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    This why I don't play Buffalo whatever
     
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    The payback %. :rolleyes: It’s a crapshoot ! So I just play caps instead. But, when engaged :kiss: I love me some bonus play!!
     
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    I will do this if I'm sitting next to someone that I've been chatting with, or we are getting along, etc. Then we root for each other in bonuses. If it's someone I don't know, not talking, etc, then I might peak at their bonus but won't sit and just watch.

    The blowing smoke in your face, for sure. People playing two slot machines when the place is packed and I"m trying to find something to play.
    And the worst, the super loud obnoxious button slappers that shake the whole machine thinking it's going to pay them more that way. UGH
     
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    The shaking DOESN’T work? I am sooo sorry!!
     
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    Agree. I'm currently at the Mirage and about 20 minutes ago, I sat at a Pumpkin Mystery machine and there was a smear of mustard on the play surface and a piece of corned beef on the floor. I alerted the floor person.
     
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    :eek: Yeah. Where’s the bread? Dude? (assuming you are in high limit room).
     
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