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Slots Slot Machine Pet Peeves

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

  1. SoCalMon

    SoCalMon Low-Roller

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    That question has nothing to do with my strategy of taking ticket in and out once or twice. I do this to make sure the machine is dead or if it still alive I will still play. I do not like other people getting on the machine I was just on and winning, which it could have been me. I like machines that keep me playing. If it pays good, then yay. If it keeps me playing, then good. If it takes takes takes no matter what I try, I change to another machine and usually people who get on after me are not winning on it either. If I do not do this and I get off and go to another machine, majority of the time people on after me are winning. This is all based off of experience.
     
  2. Jkpalmer7

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    Somebody watching over my shoulder. That drives me nuts.
     
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  3. ReTriggerMe

    ReTriggerMe Low-Roller

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    Interestingly, I see more behavior that I find offensive in CA casinos compared to Las Vegas. There's probably some social science explanations, including daytripper vs vacationer behaviors, and perhaps some cultural norms.

    Peeves:
    • Pounding the hell out of the play/bet button. I don't understand why anyone wants to slam their fist on the machine as if playing whack-a-mole.
    • Broken buttons on machines, undoubtedly resulting from behavior described in prior point.
    • Wiping greasy, lotion-inundated hands across the screen leaving trails and blurry sections. Not due to pressing screen when prompted, but due to wiping back and forth as if influences results.
    • Horrible queuing behavior. Busy times when most machines occupied (much more common in CA) when I'm standing, waiting for a machine, but not hovering.... only to have someone cut me off and slide into the seat when its free.
    • Crowded casino layouts and smokers. There are few NorCal casinos (RedHawk near Sacramento comes to mind) laid out with narrower aisles, undoubtedly to maximize number of machines. Hard to walk down an aisle if people playing both sides of aisle. Add in smokers standing in aisle, cigarette at their side. I can deal with the smoke. I'm an ex-smoker...no complaint about the smoker at the adjacent machine. But having been burned by the standing cigarette holder as I walk by, singed multiple times, or arriving home to find burns or ash-trails on my clothes.... that irritates me no-end
    • Machines that appear to be working, but won't take money. Or machines that wont take some vouchers but will accept other vouchers or cash
    • No sound; either no volume adjustment feature, or silent machine regardless of volume setting. Sometimes I think its due to something equivalent to PC RAM sound just starting or stopping for no obvious reason.
    • Waiting too long for an attendant when a machine malfunctions. I once waited 15 minutes for an attendant at Thunder Valley, and he needed reinforcements which took another 15-20 minutes to arrive. And another 10 to fix the error, get me a payout voucher. I was losing my cool, muttering, which is why I started tracking the duration on my phone.
    I repeat, however, what's interesting to me as I generate the list... the majority of things I've found genuinely irritating occurred in NorCal, not NV.

    Oh, and Ok, I admit it.... not a peeve, but I'm not a fan of strangers who aren't playing watching my play. I don't mind the players at adjacent machines watching me, sharing in a bonus. But there sometimes seem to be creepy lurkers who wander through casinos, stand beside me, and sometimes start offering comnentary on my play, the machine, or gaming in general. Or just watch.... and watch.... and watch. I'm not there for their vicarious experiences. I've never said anything, have glared once or twice.... and sometimes, have just stopped playing and sat quietly until they get the hint and move on. (Oddly, I don't mind this behavior at tables... I'll often smile and encourage lurkers to join the play. Particularly craps or carnival games, as I know people are intimidated by the unknown. )
     
  4. ReTriggerMe

    ReTriggerMe Low-Roller

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    I have no problem politely asking companions at machines adjacent a player... "excuse me, are you playing?" Never had anyone refuse to move or even comment. Perhaps seen an occassional flash of irritation by the person moving.

    But I want to play what I want to play... and not going to forgo playing because someone's sitting there not playing.
     
  5. dmr

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    It's painfully obvious when maintenance is lacking.

    There is one Lucky Lemmings machine at Horseshoe Council Bluffs where the light behind the glass has been out for who knows how long. We kinda have an informal pool as to how long it will remain out. One friend says May or June. I say it will never be repaired, as in the machine will be swapped out with yet another so-called penny machine with a high minimum spin before it is fixed.
     
  6. jgates8

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    Our local Tribal does that also. Always wants it spun off. I expect it is because someone sat down once and demanded to be paid based on what was displayed yet on the screen. Has to be some logical reason for it.
     
  7. jgates8

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    Because I am traveling alone or even at local casino alone 9 times out of 10 I don't like lurkers also -especially when I have a large amount in a machine. If I do cash out a large ticket I don't every leave immediately. I will wander around a bit before going so I know if there is anyone following me. (At local I know security will walk me out if desired but haven't been lucky enough lately to need it lol).

    There is a gal at our local that plays the old dollar machines - or one reel x 3 bet. However she always has her purse up on the glass so she can never see the payouts. Huh? Ok......

    If I am playing 'dancing drums' or one where I can change the number of lines, I will often just stop playing if doing poorly and punch those back and forth a bit. I I just need to get out of my losing streak and it slows it down for a minute.