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Posted: February 9, 2014, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

Perhaps when payoff time vastly exceeds 'beyond the beyond' odds, its time for internal machine examination or it is really all  operator purtpose ???

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Las Vegas gamblers eye aging slot machine they expect to pay off millions
 
Forget Britney Spears and Cirque du Soleil. For many gamblers, the hottest attraction in Sin City is an outdated three-reel slot machine that hasn't produced a jackpot in nearly two decades.
It is called the Lion's Share, and in this city with no shortage of losing bets, the 20-year-old slot the money machine as attracted a legion of devoyees on the floor of the Strip's second-biggest casino.

The machine's miserly track record may, paradoxically, make it the rarest of all Vegas treats: A decent bet. A generation of players has already lost money on it, helping more than double the progressive jackpot to an improbable $2.3 million.
"I just have this feeling it's going to hit soon"
- Justin Paulus
"You see the sharks swimming around, scoping you out," said Washington state resident Lief Anderson. The 64-year-old is a second-generation Lion's Share player: He took over the family quest from his late father 10 years ago.

According to long-established slot etiquette, the seat is first-come, first-serve, and the player can stick around until he is exhausted or out of money—or both. On a $3 maximum bet (the machine takes $1 and $2 bets, too) a player can earn up to $10,000 without hitting the jackpot, and small hits can keep someone in his vinyl seat for many hours.

At 23, Justin Paulus is barely older than the machine is, but the engineer is so committed to taking his shot that he fell asleep at it repeatedly during a six-hour overnight session last spring.
"Security kept coming over to wake me up, but they didn't say I had to leave. So I'd wake up, press a button, and then fall asleep again," said Paulus, of Chandler, Ariz. "I just have this feeling it's going to hit soon."

On a recent weekday morning, Karen Kuefler, 50, was dragging on a cigarette as she sat at the slot, instructed by her husband not to let anyone else cut in. "If he could sleep with this machine, he would," the Calgary resident said of her husband.

Her husband, Ken, a 51-year-old boilermaker, said he brings up to $5,000 each trip for the machine, and won't put a cent in any other machine. "It's become a meeting spot for us," he said. "We have friends we've made just from waiting at the machine."

Even by the standards of slot enthusiasts—known to be an obsessive and superstitious lot—the Lion's Share has a devoted following. The machine has its own Twitter account, Facebook profile, fan websites and message boards. Each sight of one lion, which pays $6 on a $3 bet, is considered breaking news. The machine is the oldest three-reeled slot in the property and has the highest level of "occupancy," or daily time played, of all 1,900 of the casino's machines, said Justin Andrews, the MGM's executive director of slots.

A turn at its seat, located just outside the casino's Grand Wok and Sushi Bar, can inspire strange behavior. Some players will only pull the old-fashioned lever on its right side, some hit the "spin" button with their feet, and others execute elaborate choreographed rituals before every play.
"I'm not normally like this, but with this machine, I talk to it. Whenever a lion comes up, I rub it. I know it's strange, but the machine has this juju about it," said Siubhan Pabst, 34, of San Jose, Calif.
This past summer, she lined up two lion icons in a row, then barely missed the third. She won $10,000. "I was sitting there at the machine frozen in shock for 20 minutes," she recalled. "After, I was on this crazy high for two days."

 

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    Interesting story, but if I came to Vegas it wouldnt be to play one machine, I like to spread it around LOL

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      Posted: February 9, 2014, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

      I like las vegas for the buffet and the slots.-weshar75

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        Posted: February 9, 2014, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

        Crazy story. Have you tried it E-Knight. There's vids on YT.

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          There was a slot machine in front of the entrance to one of Vegas' long gone casinos, I think maybe it was the Silvr Slipper, the jackpot was a Ford Thunderbird. To win it you had to line up Thunderbirds on the reels, I think there were five reels. That machie was out there for years. No one ever won it.

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

          Lep

          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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            It's the Casino's Account Recievables department... walk away!

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              Posted: February 10, 2014, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

              Perhaps when payoff time vastly exceeds 'beyond the beyond' odds, its time for internal machine examination or it is really all  operator purtpose ???

              EddessaKnight

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              Las Vegas gamblers eye aging slot machine they expect to pay off millions
               
              Forget Britney Spears and Cirque du Soleil. For many gamblers, the hottest attraction in Sin City is an outdated three-reel slot machine that hasn't produced a jackpot in nearly two decades.
              It is called the Lion's Share, and in this city with no shortage of losing bets, the 20-year-old slot the money machine as attracted a legion of devoyees on the floor of the Strip's second-biggest casino.

              The machine's miserly track record may, paradoxically, make it the rarest of all Vegas treats: A decent bet. A generation of players has already lost money on it, helping more than double the progressive jackpot to an improbable $2.3 million.
              "I just have this feeling it's going to hit soon"
              - Justin Paulus
              "You see the sharks swimming around, scoping you out," said Washington state resident Lief Anderson. The 64-year-old is a second-generation Lion's Share player: He took over the family quest from his late father 10 years ago.

              According to long-established slot etiquette, the seat is first-come, first-serve, and the player can stick around until he is exhausted or out of money—or both. On a $3 maximum bet (the machine takes $1 and $2 bets, too) a player can earn up to $10,000 without hitting the jackpot, and small hits can keep someone in his vinyl seat for many hours.

              At 23, Justin Paulus is barely older than the machine is, but the engineer is so committed to taking his shot that he fell asleep at it repeatedly during a six-hour overnight session last spring.
              "Security kept coming over to wake me up, but they didn't say I had to leave. So I'd wake up, press a button, and then fall asleep again," said Paulus, of Chandler, Ariz. "I just have this feeling it's going to hit soon."

              On a recent weekday morning, Karen Kuefler, 50, was dragging on a cigarette as she sat at the slot, instructed by her husband not to let anyone else cut in. "If he could sleep with this machine, he would," the Calgary resident said of her husband.

              Her husband, Ken, a 51-year-old boilermaker, said he brings up to $5,000 each trip for the machine, and won't put a cent in any other machine. "It's become a meeting spot for us," he said. "We have friends we've made just from waiting at the machine."

              Even by the standards of slot enthusiasts—known to be an obsessive and superstitious lot—the Lion's Share has a devoted following. The machine has its own Twitter account, Facebook profile, fan websites and message boards. Each sight of one lion, which pays $6 on a $3 bet, is considered breaking news. The machine is the oldest three-reeled slot in the property and has the highest level of "occupancy," or daily time played, of all 1,900 of the casino's machines, said Justin Andrews, the MGM's executive director of slots.

              A turn at its seat, located just outside the casino's Grand Wok and Sushi Bar, can inspire strange behavior. Some players will only pull the old-fashioned lever on its right side, some hit the "spin" button with their feet, and others execute elaborate choreographed rituals before every play.
              "I'm not normally like this, but with this machine, I talk to it. Whenever a lion comes up, I rub it. I know it's strange, but the machine has this juju about it," said Siubhan Pabst, 34, of San Jose, Calif.
              This past summer, she lined up two lion icons in a row, then barely missed the third. She won $10,000. "I was sitting there at the machine frozen in shock for 20 minutes," she recalled. "After, I was on this crazy high for two days."

               

              This story reminds me a "Twilight Zone" re-run where a player "knew" the jackpot was due. Am I correct in assuming the machine is in the MGM?

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                Posted: February 10, 2014, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

                This story reminds me a "Twilight Zone" re-run where a player "knew" the jackpot was due. Am I correct in assuming the machine is in the MGM?

                YOU NAILED IT!!!

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                  This story reminds me a "Twilight Zone" re-run where a player "knew" the jackpot was due. Am I correct in assuming the machine is in the MGM?

                  "Am I correct in assuming the machine is in the MGM?"

                  Brilliant deduction, Inspector.

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64yianfGvzc

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                    Interesting story, but if I came to Vegas it wouldnt be to play one machine, I like to spread it around LOL

                    Roger that!

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                      I like las vegas for the buffet and the slots.-weshar75

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                      I Agree! The Winning PART of playing the Slots is the FUNNEST! Hurray!

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                        I Agree! The Winning PART of playing the Slots is the FUNNEST! Hurray!

                        Thanks helpme win, et al-

                        In another related slot story Nevada Gaming Commisson fines Peppermil Casino $1M for employee use of reset key on slots.

                        Back a few moons ago,other newly introduced roulette carousel machines had a built in capability of changing the last outcome number on the display without even the benefit of supervisor approval.

                        'When you own the roulette wheel, ts no longer a even chance game '
                        ~Damon Runyon

                        Not saying every casino or dealer, mind you, but manipulation is a nasty reality-not eaxctly a FAIRGAME, is it ???

                         

                        Fortuna

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                          That machine should be called Ground Hog Day....or the ex wife(I know I am getting punished for that one)

                          Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                            Posted: February 16, 2014, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

                            That machine should be called Ground Hog Day....or the ex wife(I know I am getting punished for that one)

                            That was a very funny analogy which would have many gentelmemn in agreement, thanks CDana T

                            I also belive in keeping a postive mental attidude but remember this wise pre-cautionary addage:

                            "Trust in God but always keep your camel securely tied to the hitching post."

                            The meaning here is for us to have realistic understading about what we are contending with.

                            Awareness creates our reality...so if one's only reality is that one cannot defy gambling odds, then its true, especially given that one is using conventional techniques in mostly conventional ways to beat a gambling paradigm that has already thought of and accounted for most of those techniques or any possible range thereof.

                            We can learn to to improve our luck. It's not a mystical force we're born with, but a habit that can develop. How? For starters, be open to new experiences, trust your intuition & gut wisdom, expect good fortune, see the bright side of challenging events, and master the art of maximizing serendipitous opportunities!

                            In Vegas the player must be willing to be lucky

                             

                            Fortuna

                            EddessaKnight

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                              That was a very funny analogy which would have many gentelmemn in agreement, thanks CDana T

                              I also belive in keeping a postive mental attidude but remember this wise pre-cautionary addage:

                              "Trust in God but always keep your camel securely tied to the hitching post."

                              The meaning here is for us to have realistic understading about what we are contending with.

                              Awareness creates our reality...so if one's only reality is that one cannot defy gambling odds, then its true, especially given that one is using conventional techniques in mostly conventional ways to beat a gambling paradigm that has already thought of and accounted for most of those techniques or any possible range thereof.

                              We can learn to to improve our luck. It's not a mystical force we're born with, but a habit that can develop. How? For starters, be open to new experiences, trust your intuition & gut wisdom, expect good fortune, see the bright side of challenging events, and master the art of maximizing serendipitous opportunities!

                              In Vegas the player must be willing to be lucky

                               

                              Fortuna

                              EddessaKnight

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