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FAA
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Quote FAA Replybullet Topic: Progressive VP Variance
    Posted: 19 Apr 2018 at 3:11pm
My bank of six progressive 9/6 JOB quarter machines has been very tight for the past two years. I have read elsewhere that the variance on these is too high. Any advice?
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Quote DAAnMAAn Replybullet Posted: 20 Apr 2018 at 1:41am
Wait until it’s positive, get a team together, and take it down.
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Quote FAA Replybullet Posted: 20 Apr 2018 at 9:44am
It's never positive. Even $1,100 is rare.
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Quote billryan Replybullet Posted: 20 Apr 2018 at 1:01pm
If it is rarely positive, doesn't that mean it's hit fairly often?
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Quote DaBurglar Replybullet Posted: 20 Apr 2018 at 1:28pm
Originally posted by FAA

My bank of six progressive 9/6 JOB quarter machines has been very tight for the past two years. I have read elsewhere that the variance on these is too high. Any advice?


Are you talking about the 6 terminals of 9/6 JOB in Caesars AC? Yeah, I have not seen them above 1100 in A very very VARY long time... granted I have only been there once so far in 2018 for 3 days, and last year I think I was there 5 visits total, 15 days altogether....that bank hits royals frequently but not all the other hands (quads, sfs, full boats etc.).
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Quote Jstark Replybullet Posted: 20 Apr 2018 at 5:09pm
Originally posted by billryan

If it is rarely positive, doesn't that mean it's hit fairly often?


Could be very slow meters. He'd have to report that.
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Quote FAA Replybullet Posted: 20 Apr 2018 at 9:05pm
In theory, I should be happy that it hits fairly often. But unless you are the beneficiary, you truly lose money hand over fist. A voracious appetite.
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Quote EDC1977 Replybullet Posted: 20 Apr 2018 at 11:38pm
Originally posted by FAA

In theory, I should be happy that it hits fairly often. But unless you are the beneficiary, you truly lose money hand over fist. A voracious appetite.
I think you should be happy that it's 9/6 JoB quarters. I'm used to seeing 7/5 or 6/5 JoB quarters and lower denoms. With a progressive attached to it to boot? Whoo-aa!
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Quote FAA Replybullet Posted: 21 Apr 2018 at 6:05am
It's usually a $5- $50 bonus. But I must find the one machine there that actually permits play. Russian roulette bank.
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Quote Vman96 Replybullet Posted: Yesterday at 8:07am
Originally posted by Jstark

Originally posted by billryan

If it is rarely positive, doesn't that mean it's hit fairly often?


Could be very slow meters. He'd have to report that.


When Caesars is involved, they love to create slow as hell progressives (often in the 0.05-0.1% range). I really don't get why they do it. Last trip to Vegas, I saw a lady at Paris get a dollar progressive Royal (by holding Ace Ten suited!!!) on 9/5 DDB. The royal value was $4016...

Back on topic, if the royal is so close to the base value, the expected variance isn't much different than regular 9/6 JoB.

Edited by Vman96 - Yesterday at 8:09am
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