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Slots Slot Tournament Re-buy. Why?

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by jimboguy, Jul 3, 2017.

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  1. jimboguy

    jimboguy My sloppy joe is all sloppy and no joe.

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    I'm playing in a slot tournament later this month, and I noticed the tournament is offering re-buys in each round for $40. If you don't like the score you earned in a given round, you can pay $40 for the chance to earn a higher score in the round.

    The slot tournament entry was complimentary for me, and I imagine entry is complimentary for everyone else who will participate.

    So why would anyone pay $40 to re-buy? By avoiding the re-buy, you are at risk of losing nothing. If you re-buy, you're now at risk of losing $40.

    I guess I could understand if you knew at the end of your final round how many points you were from cashing in the tournament, but otherwise it seems like a re-buy isn't very smart. Am I missing something?

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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    If you have a poor round, you are out. By looking at other scores, you have an idea of how bad your are.

    For $40, you have a chance of getting a higher score and winning. Of course it is at risk.

    And, the next bet at BJ is at risk. The next throw at craps is at risk. The next play on a slot machine is a risk.

    All depends.
     
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  3. Geogran

    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

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    It's called gambling.;)

    Since you know what your and everyone else's score is in a given round for your session, and say for example you have a low score, a re-buy gives you a chance to better your score to place higher in the standings with a better chance of winning the top prizes. For example if first place is $25,000 and you do a re-buy of $40.00 you might get a really high score which puts you in the running. Or not and you are out forty bucks. But if you don't buy in after a low score, chances are slim that you would end up in the top payouts. Some folks do it, some don't - just depends what the slot tournament means to you personally.

    I'm willing to gamble to try to place higher. About 3 years ago on a re-buy I ended up in 5th place with a whole lot more FP money than being in the bottom and little FP.

    Is it smart to rebuy? Maybe, maybe not - but then again, I'm a slot degen..
     
  4. jimboguy

    jimboguy My sloppy joe is all sloppy and no joe.

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    This tournament is 3 rounds, and only your top 2 rounds count toward your total score.
     
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    jimboguy My sloppy joe is all sloppy and no joe.

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    LoL. Ok, I guess I get that part.

    I've only played in maybe 5-10 slot tournaments before, and none of them had a rebuy option. In those tournaments I did not know how my score stacked up against the pack until the end of a full round (not just your session). Maybe in re-buy tournaments you find out where you stack up sooner?
     
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    Why? Because it is a moneymaker for the house!
     
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    Which is why I would do the re-buy, cause I'm optimistic that my re-buy will blow my lowest score out of the water and my other round will be way up there because with me, hope springs eternal. Yep, still a slot degen here..:evillaugh:

    Seriously, I really enjoy slot tournaments. And I know I'm going to spend that money on slots one way or the other - so since I'm already playing in the tournament the cost of a few more re-buys enhances the experience for me. Thank goodness that is not how I make financial decisions outside of Vegas, but hey, I'm in Vegas.
     
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  8. jimboguy

    jimboguy My sloppy joe is all sloppy and no joe.

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    Thanks for the replies. I think I understand now.
    I don't play slots too often, unless you count VP to be slots.

    I like that each session in this slot tournament is only 2 minutes. I've played in slot tournaments where a session is 20 minutes. My fingers get tired mashing the button for that long :cry:
     
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    You are correct @jimboguy that you don't know where you really are in the standings since there are several or more sessions in each round. Even with the rebuy you don't know til the very end where you stand.

    When you play a lot of tournaments you get to know other players who hang out there the whole time (grazing, drinking, and keeping tabs on scores). These folks will tell you what the two or three highest scores for a full round and subsequent rounds are and you can get a 'ballpark' idea of where you fall and that might color if I do a rebuy or not.
    I've seen some rounds where the same person had such ridiculously high scores that I knew I would not rebuy, but that is not a normal occurrence. Also from experience you will learn what ballpark ranges for top scores in a given casino are. It's not science for sure. But it is fun trying - nothing is certain til they call out the names!

    Are you the one that stands up and dances the entire time you are slapping the buttons????:woohoo::lock:

    Good luck on your future tournaments!
     
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    jimboguy My sloppy joe is all sloppy and no joe.

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    I haven't been that person before, but I may have to do that from this point forward!
     
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    Slot Tournament Re-buy. Why?

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  12. jimboguy

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    Great answer. Thank you for your insightful contribution.
     
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    Crambone Gnaeus Pompey Magnus

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    Not like I fat shamed you or anything.
     
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    jimboguy My sloppy joe is all sloppy and no joe.

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    Did someone else do that? I'm missing the reference again.
     
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    Crambone Gnaeus Pompey Magnus

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    I Googled "random retorts to vegan sarcasm" and that's what the sponsored link recommended.
     
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    Probably outta get back on topic.

    Save the $40 and your worn out finger for a lap dance.
     
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    You might not know where you stand in the overall tournament. Some post standings, some do not.

    But if you want the round or two before your round, you can easily see what others are hitting and make a judgement call based on that data.
     
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