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Vman96
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Quote Vman96 Replybullet Topic: Dollar Slots vs VP
    Posted: 07 Jan 2014 at 10:37pm
Originally posted by spxChrome

I have mixed in more slots this year just because the VP has been awful. But I only play $5 and up. I think the higher denom the odds are better. On 5$ I would say my payback is about the same as VP. But on $25 I am up and on $100 slots I am way up with Jackpots of 12K, 15K and 8K 2x. I play them on average about 1 spin per trip and have hit more often than not but I don't press it. If I hit it for $500 or loose it then I am done for that trip. And I agree Quick Hits was the best to play for $5. Of course casino 1 took their 2 machines out earlier in the year and Casino 2 took their 4 machines out a couple of months ago so nobody around here has them anymore.


Ugh. What VP games/paytables are usually playing?

But awesome that you are running ridiculously hot on high limit slots.   
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olds442jetaway
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Quote olds442jetaway Replybullet Posted: 07 Jan 2014 at 2:06pm
I think the dollar slots are much more streaky than vp. I have watched my buddy play a $2 max bet dollar machine for 7 or 8 hours and hit almost nothing. That same day, people who sat down next to him on either side each hit 10k jackpots within 5 minutes. I forget the names of these machines, but you have to get the 3 oval symbols for the big win. I have also seen my buddy sit down and hit big within 5 minutes on several occasions. If they don't hit in the course of the day, you can go through 3k easy playing $2 at a time. He calculated his average loss per hour at 300- without jackpots. Too rich for my blood, but I think a lot of us are just plain frustrated and disgusted with our vp results recently. Unfortunately, the casino knows that we never get bored playing them.
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Quote spxChrome Replybullet Posted: 07 Jan 2014 at 1:55pm
I have mixed in more slots this year just because the VP has been awful. But I only play $5 and up. I think the higher denom the odds are better. On 5$ I would say my payback is about the same as VP. But on $25 I am up and on $100 slots I am way up with Jackpots of 12K, 15K and 8K 2x. I play them on average about 1 spin per trip and have hit more often than not but I don't press it. If I hit it for $500 or loose it then I am done for that trip. And I agree Quick Hits was the best to play for $5. Of course casino 1 took their 2 machines out earlier in the year and Casino 2 took their 4 machines out a couple of months ago so nobody around here has them anymore.

How is randomness a guarantee?
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Quote olds442jetaway Replybullet Posted: 05 Jan 2014 at 4:26pm
American casino guide lists the payback percentages for the various states. The Ct range for slots (this would I assume include vp) is 86% for pennies to 93% for dollar machines. Not very good. I just hope they are sticking to the paytables and not doing something internally on vp machines to reflect the above. If they do pay by the paytable schedule, then the percentages for regular slots will be much lower than the above.
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Quote EDC1977 Replybullet Posted: 05 Jan 2014 at 3:51pm
Slots are more fun but you have zero control of your outcome. I think y'all are smart enough to know better which is why VP is the game of choice. Casinos continually tighten paytables so it just sucks, period. Good luck playing and beating the odds.

P.S. Yeah I play some slots too.
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Quote ColorMeOld Replybullet Posted: 05 Jan 2014 at 8:59am
Some states make slot return information public.
Here is a link to some information about Iowa slots for FY2013(last two pages):

http://www.iowa.gov/irgc/FYTD2013.pdf

If you are interested, you can get information for other years here:

http://www.iowa.gov/irgc/gamrev2008-2013.htm

As far as I can tell they group vp and slots together by denomination on these reports.

Interesting reading for slot players.

I live in Wisconsin and my state makes very little information available. I wish they would.


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Quote Lucky Larry Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2014 at 9:04pm
Originally posted by opalineopaline

BillyJoe, We are going to just miss each other.  My charter is Jan. 11 - 14th.  Sorry we are going to miss each other.  If anyone else is taking the trip from Austin to Biloxi, please let me know on this post.I am definitely going to try some $1 slots which have a max of 2 credits a time.  I also am going to the Golden Nugget (got some free play in the mail).  They have a new casino in Biloxi and the free shuttle bus will get me there.  The good thing about Biloxi is the variety of casinos there so I can try different ones.Good luck everyone.



Good luck to both you and billyjoe on your trips to Biloxi. We looked at the Jan flight to Beau but decided the dates interfered with other events.

Edited by Lucky Larry - 04 Jan 2014 at 9:07pm
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Quote opalineopaline Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2014 at 8:24pm
BillyJoe,
 
We are going to just miss each other.  My charter is Jan. 11 - 14th.  Sorry we are going to miss each other.  If anyone else is taking the trip from Austin to Biloxi, please let me know on this post.

I am definitely going to try some $1 slots which have a max of 2 credits a time.  I also am going to the Golden Nugget (got some free play in the mail).  They have a new casino in Biloxi and the free shuttle bus will get me there.  The good thing about Biloxi is the variety of casinos there so I can try different ones.

Good luck everyone.


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Quote BOOPSAHOY Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2014 at 8:11pm
I like to play $1 video slots, but they can be expensive. I've done really great on them some trips but most trips Ive gotten my butt kicked. Its a nice respite when VP starts becoming a grind. You know, those days where you cant't hit a 4OAK for your life.
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Quote olds442jetaway Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2014 at 12:55pm
Yep...and many play 4 or 5 bucks a spin on those penny machines. I don't know the difference in return percentages on the penny games vs dollars and also if the percentages change when you play say max credits on a penny machine vs one dollar on a dollar machine. No way to find out that I know either. That is one reason I don't play them.
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