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Posted: January 20, 2006, 9:11 am - IP Logged

i know this topic was discussed along with blackjack,roulette and others but i was wondering whats the best slots to play? nickels,quarters,dollar slots? and what type of machines?
what does 10xtimes machines what does that mean when you play slots?    tunica is an hour from me........looking for advice.......
also how much money should i take.>

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    At my local casino there are over two thousand slot machines so you can imagine your choices.  I know that when you go up in denomination the less the casino's edge is over the long haul.  I like to play machines that I can max bet on to get the most out of the machine you are playing.  But it all depends on how you like to gamble if you do not want to max bet then the first rule would be to play all the lines including the bonus lines but pick a credit limit you are comfortable at playing for how ever long your money lasts.  If you take say less than $50 I would play all the lines but one credit a line and if you take say $300 you could still play all the lines and one credit and play for hours or you could gamble with it and go up in credits to get a bigger return when you hit on your machine.  It really all depends on how you like to spend your money on the slots you can spend a little or a lot.

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      Posted: January 20, 2006, 12:47 pm - IP Logged

      300 bucks max bets look at odds

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        Play machines that can be easily seen, i.e., out in the open, near snack bars and the bar, near wide isles and near cashier's cages.  The logic is that casino's strategically place "loose" machines so they can be seen hitting either a lot or large hits to motivate other's to get back on the gaming floor.  There a two different types of machines, low hit/high payout or high hit/low payout.  On the former, you could go through extended cycles of little or no hits, and then, wham! A good example would be watching someone play for a while without hitting, leaving frustrated, then the next person hits big within a few spins.  The latter is that machine that constantly gives you little hits, single and double bar maybe even triple bar hits frequently, but just doesn't get the big one on the payout line.  You get to play a while, but not getting ahead, probably losing.  Rule of thumb, the first five spins, max bet, if you don't like what you see on the reels and want to stay on the machine a little while, tone down the bet to one or two quarters for a time, if you see a lot of "winning combinations" nearly hit, then go back to max bet.  Always remember that the reels mean absolutely nothing, they're only there for your visual enhancement experience, the "real" reels are called "virtual" wheels, usually with 63 positions on each wheel. The machine goes through it's cycle of combinations (all of them) about once every 4 or 5 seconds (over 4 million combinations). Try changing up your rhythm and don't hit the button as fast as you possibly can (unless you're on a hot machine that's about the burst at the seems, usually more experienced players have luck at noticing the patterns that show a machine's about to hit big). If you're on a losing streak, get up and take a break for a while. Try different machines. Machines with higher jackpots have much higher odds and are harder to hit on...like those "10x machines" you mentioned.  Try playing lower jackpot machines, say under 10,000 coin, or even the two coin max machines.  Take what you can afford to thow away with you and leave atm/credit cards and checkbook at home. Did that help or are you now more confused than ever?

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          Posted: January 20, 2006, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

          i know this topic was discussed along with blackjack,roulette and others but i was wondering whats the best slots to play? nickels,quarters,dollar slots? and what type of machines?
          what does 10xtimes machines what does that mean when you play slots?    tunica is an hour from me........looking for advice.......
          also how much money should i take.>

          From all that I have experienced (I'm not a big slot person, but others in my family are) it really doesn't matter what denomination machine you play.  A family member of mine won $3,000 on a penny slot.

          Whatever machine(s) you play, the key point is that you play "maximum coins". This gives you the best payback if you should hit a jackpot.  Personally, the reason I don't like slots is the same reason I play Pick 3 but not quickpicks....I like to feel that I have some control over what happens.  At least with VP you have a chance at using a strategy. With slots, it is 100% luck. I'd rather play video poker....at least I get to make some decisions, as opposed to pulling a handle or pushing a button to make the "reels" spin.

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            Posted: January 20, 2006, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

            Slot machines carry the RNG computer system. The Casinos control the "Looseness" of machine payouts.

            Use Google to search for the ten top rated payout machines. Most are the Double diamonds x10 . It makes little difference if you place one coin or three coins in the machine for a hit to transpire. The real advocates for slots will tell you to play quarter machines. Average loss on these per hour is 30$. Average loss on a penny or nickel machine per hour is $18.75. The Theory I was taught and deal with is, How much money are you willing to lose? Then take only half of that to the casino, because its almost guaranteed that if ya dont break even you inevitably lose money. The *in thing* at casinos is the poker machines but I've yet to see a BIG payout on these. They just have a lower pay-loss if that makes sense. I prefer the slot games that carry bonus reels or extra game scenes. Placing *Hot* machines at entrances and end caps is an old wivestales. Most major casinos rotate their machines on average once a week.. (This is true for Vegas casinos anyways...)

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              Posted: January 20, 2006, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

              thanks everyone for the advice,keep the advice coming if anyone thinks of anything else to add......

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                Posted: January 20, 2006, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

                thanks everyone for the advice,keep the advice coming if anyone thinks of anything else to add......

                OK.  I don't play slots.  I make a living playing blackjack, but I have heard that the way to play slots is to give nice tips to the "drink lady" each time she gives you one of those free drinks (hope you are not drinking booze).  Then after awhile you ask her which machine is about to pay off.  The change girls and drink girls get a feel for that.  Good Luck.

                 

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                  I love to play slots, they are  my favorite, I won 20,000.00 on a machine  at metropolis, It was a 10.00 machine and I was only playing one credit, the second pull got me the jackpot, one thing I have noticed on my way to many to mention trips to the casino is if you sit at a slot and it doesn't pay even a little something after 10 pulls leave it and move on, the more money you invest you think you have to win, that it will have to pay off soon, this I have found to be not true at all, my best wins have always been in the first 10 or so pulls, if it plays with you a little keep playing if not move to another slot that will. I have been lucky at them, but have also lost a lot not following my own advise, the mind plays strange tricks on us gamblers sometimes. I always expect to win when I go and most of the time I do if I stay true to above mentioned, I lose when I sit at a machine for to long thinking it has got to hit soon. Good luck and have fun.

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                    Posted: January 20, 2006, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

                    Set a limit per machine, if your not playing on the casinos money by the time the limit is up then move on to the next machine. My limit is $5 on quarter machines and $20 on dollar machines...

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                      Posted: January 21, 2006, 5:10 am - IP Logged

                      Generally, the higher the cost to play, the higher the payout percentage on the machine. But casinos have to balance the entry cost to the number of times the machine will be played, since casino profits are generally calculated on dollars per square foot of floor space. Add the maintenance and repair costs to the machine to the total figures.....

                      Some casinos feature areas where they advertise 95%-98% payouts. Might be worth exploring.....

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                        I only like one slot machine and it' a video slot machine. It's the Price Is Right. First time I saw this machine was in Vegas.

                        It's always a loose machine. I have played this machine in all casino's in Vegas and they all hit a big payout. I  went to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun and both casino's hit a nice payout for me. The fact that you can go to the showcase showdown and pick prizes and get bonus's is the best machines in mind to play. It's random on when the video part will hit but, plinko and cliff hanger are the 2 machines for Price is Right. I love the Plinko machine because you can make some good money if you drop that plingo chip just right. The fact you have control over some of the machine of how things are going to happen helps a lot. The other slot machines are just a pull next pull next.

                        In vegas I  hit 4 machine in 3 different casino in the same day for over 500 bucks. The next day I was in vegas I went back to the same machines and hit low on 2 but made some profit. Then the slot machine that I didn't use the day before hit for $2500 or 10,000 quarters. I got this winning the show case show down again. That was only on plinko. Cliffhanger I won about 200 bucks on the machines.

                        When I go to the CT casino's I usualy bring about 100 bank for slots and that is the only machine I play. I have always come out ahead everytime playing. Could be just luck but, I have played other machines and loose then go back to my favorite and win it all back.

                        Vidoe poker I like also because of some control you have.  Red white and blue and stars and strips seem to have always been the most popular slots. I never win at them.

                        Other slots I have won at with more wins then losses is Monopoly in vegas. It was the one with the board bonus where you keep picking till you hit 3 no money. I usually get 2x, 5x and 10x payouts. Vegas machine I belive are loose because there is so many casino's where here in CT there is only 2 so the payouts are not in your favor.

                        I have also played price is right in NJ at Atlantic City and always have won there to. They don't have the machine in every casino but, the first time I went there I went in every casino to find that machine. I would stay on it till I double my money or more and then leave.

                        Unlike the lottery when a machine gets hot it only stays hot for so long. Maybe 15 to 25 more spins with less then 1/2 being winners. The ons that do hit when a machine get hot hit usually big or a good amount depending on what you think big is. 100 bucks is big to me..

                        The lottery if a number get's hot then you stay with it and usaully it will stay hot a lot longer.

                        The oldwifes tale about casino's putting machines in area's where people will see a lot of noise or big prizes like car spining around or progressive slots are a rip off.  Some casino's rotate daily some weekly but, at least the sun is true to the saying that look for the big lights and happy people winning and you will find the loose machines as they call it.

                        I don't go to casino's here in CT anymore unless it's for a concert. After visiting Vegas and Atlantic city I would rather go there then here in CT.

                        The payouts are better and because there is so much to do for entertainment and so many casino's I believe you have a better chance to win.

                        I know in vegas they advertise like crazy that 95% payouts on like nickel machine and stuff.

                        So my best advise is play at casino's that have a lot of compition because that is where you will find more winning machines.

                        At least this is what I have experienced.

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                        P.S. One thing I like to do is start at the top of max bet then after 4 spins lower down then build up. If you do it over and over on certain machines sometimes it will work good. Parlay bet....If you don't hit after about 10 spins ...I mean no wins at all...get out of there!!!

                        Another tip is watch people playing. Usually if a machine is cold after a few people have been on it. Then soon or later it will get hot

                        Last tip is when machines run out of money that is the best time to leave or play  a little more ..find a amount of spins that is in your budgeet without going into you winnings. If the machine hits keep going but, if it dies out with no hits after 5 or 6 spins...LEAVE!!

                        Good luck to everyone!!!

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                          Posted: January 21, 2006, 6:51 am - IP Logged

                          Party,keep that info coming!  i can already visualize everyone here winning on their favorite slots.i'm gonna play one of those price is rights machine if i see one.i always loved plinko.it was probably my favorite game on the show.

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                            Posted: January 21, 2006, 7:22 am - IP Logged

                            i remember watching the price is right,press your luck,lets make a deal,tic-tac-toe.game shows all day long with my grandmother on summer vacations.what other game show slots do they have?

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                              Posted: January 21, 2006, 7:30 am - IP Logged

                              Tunica is one of my favoriye spots especially Fitzgeralds. As you know the casinos there are spread out. The advice given in other response are great. The only advice I can give for Tunica is to play Fitzgeralds. When you enter the casino look for a circle of machines. There is a bank of 25 cent machines , about for of them and if I can recall they are the Blazing Sevens. I hit there for $400 and my wife played in the same area and she hit for $600.00.

                              By the way, their buffet is great.

                               

                              Good Luck. I'm planning to go again to Tunica in mid-March.