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Discussion in 'Bankroll Management' started by FrankScoblete, Feb 9, 2016.
Not that anyone gives a shit, but I have never once played a slot machine. Never appealed to me. I am missing something?
a million dollars ?
Franks has a clear distaste for Slots and slot players, and has never look at Slots beyond the return rate of 93 to 96% or a 4% to 7% house edge per bet.This would be the equivalent of play one unit on the insides and one unit on the hard Six and eight. This may be Franks loss in my opinion. Let me continue...
Slots though can become very advantageous in the right situations. For example, a promotion where the casino is offering 16X points for slots, is a steal! If you are looking to retain a tier level or advance to the next one, this is the sort of promotion you will want to consider slot play.
I like to play two-coin Double Diamond 3-reel Slots.
Nevada State Law Return rates
25¢ Slot Machines
The Strip - 91.21%
Downtown - 94.67%
Boulder Strip - 96.59%
N. Las Vegas - 96.48%
Outside of a promotion, I don't play slots.
in my slot book Slots Conquest I go into advantage-play machines (thanks to the research by Jerry "Stickman") and I've been writing for Strictly Slots for almost two decades.
I had more mechanical and electronic slot machines than I would want to admit.
Playing them in the shop to insure they were working and the hopper was paying out correctly... no one could beat the Random Number Generator in the later models.
(Today... you do not even get tokens or coins to drop. At first the computer made sounds to mimic the older systems, and then today even dropping the noise for slips of paper, while tracking your each and every play. Tokens were absolutely filthy. Today, you can leave with clean hands and an empty wallet.)
The "antique" mechanicals had mechanical stopping bars to lock in one of twenty possible options on each of the three reels.
The Bally, IGT, etc. machines... take a peak. Once you drop a coin into the machine, or today push the button... the computer had already determined the reel positions. It is all rigged to entertain the player and no doubt provide a constant profit to the Casino, progressive or not.
When one of the computer boards went "tilt" on you, a computer board repair was needed to get it back on line. It is a Bank Teller and you are the depositor. IF you hit the "big one" and the machine went on tilt... tough. Malfunction. Do not believe me... ask.
I was impressed with those into the early 1990's as to the ingenuity of the ideas and styles.
Take the Double Diamond. Take the same mechanism and computer and put Mermaids and kinds of fish on the reel symbols, put into a different Mermaid cabinet and presto... a "new machine", but exactly the same.
Now the damn things are so complex... if one breaks down at home... junk it.
Never buy a electronic slot machine or video poker that "needs a little work". It is a boat anchor or decoration for Xmas.
I removed so many "bugs" out of the pre electronic slot machines purchased to restore from fraternal organizations who had them in their back rooms and were screwing their members with a smile. Slot machine play is for those who need hands free for a cigarette and the other for the free drink. At least the old mechanicals needed some muscle to pull the handle, stretch all of the internal springs to toss the reels.
Other than that... I would do Dice Influencing any day, any time before becoming a brain dead slot player.... My brother and his kissing off his entire inheritance within five years. He... had a SYSTEM to win. Did not need a book, but could write one if he could afford a pencil and a pot to pee into.
Sounds like me. I had a system, also. A LOSING SYSTEM!
Slot play could be advantageous for the out of town player.
With a good promotion, such as the Sunset Station 10x point multiplier Monday promotion, then a slot player may lose $70 but to gain tier points and points for comps that most likely will be used to pay for the room and meals near the same value. In this method the player is basically trading play for room and board, and that is not bad for Brain dead play.
Of course Video Poker would be the smarter game to play, but you need a brain for that.
Slots for a Las Vegas resident is probably not a good idea, and playing slots outside of a point multiplier promotion is a terrible idea.