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On my first cruise on RCCL I did what I always do after a hour or so at acasino,I asked a attendant if she new of any hot machines and was told about a $5.00 Bow tie machine,second twenty dollar bill,hit $7200.00
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Can anyone tell me anything about the Casino on the Dream...any tips or hot machines???
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Originally posted by Thad409
On my first cruise on RCCL I did what I always do after a hour or so at acasino,I asked a attendant if she new of any hot machines and was told about a $5.00 Bow tie machine,second twenty dollar bill,hit $7200.00
I'll ask for sure next time!
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Absolutely, positively NO SUCH A THING. Your TIP was strictly coincidence. Better off to ask Santa or Easter Bunny OR Tooth Fairy. If there was such a thing as HOT TIP, the casinos would be broke the first day in operation. Sorry to bring the bad news but that's the way it is .
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Originally posted by evergladesgator
Absolutely, positively NO SUCH A THING. Your TIP was strictly coincidence. Better off to ask Santa or Easter Bunny OR Tooth Fairy. If there was such a thing as HOT TIP, the casinos would be broke the first day in operation. Sorry to bring the bad news but that's the way it is .
I've been working in the casino industry for nine years and this is true. As much fun as it would be to have "hot" anything, it's NOT true. There are NO such things.
It is a business just like anything else. You were lucky, not smart. Sorry.
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Originally posted by Sinppu
I've been working in the casino industry for nine years and this is true. As much fun as it would be to have "hot" anything, it's NOT true. There are NO such things.
It is a business just like anything else. You were lucky, not smart. Sorry.
While I completely agree with this statement since you have been in the business you know it is best to just let us gamblers have our superstitions
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Originally posted by grod19
While I completely agree with this statement since you have been in the business you know it is best to just let us gamblers have our superstitions
I do! I'd just rather not see threads where people complain about poor service when the attendants were NOT giving them hot tips
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best tip ever,
get up and walk away while you are ahead!

can't beat that tip. but rarely do i do it lol.
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Originally posted by Almost Packed
best tip ever,
get up and walk away while you are ahead!

can't beat that tip. but rarely do i do it lol.
Now THAT is a good tip. If everybody did that, casinos would be out of business
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Originally posted by Almost Packed
best tip ever,
get up and walk away while you are ahead!

can't beat that tip. but rarely do i do it lol.
Me too.
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Originally posted by Thad409
On my first cruise on RCCL I did what I always do after a hour or so at acasino,I asked a attendant if she new of any hot machines and was told about a $5.00 Bow tie machine,second twenty dollar bill,hit $7200.00
Not all slots are created equal

we play in casinos a few days a week in Atlantic City and we find we win on the same machines or lose on the same ones too

my belief is that machines in high traffic areas have a better win %.The casinos want people to see winners
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Originally posted by mikel24m
Not all slots are created equal

we play in casinos a few days a week in Atlantic City and we find we win on the same machines or lose on the same ones too
That's why it's called gambling!

Originally posted by mikel24m
...my belief is that machines in high traffic areas have a better win %.The casinos want people to see winners
No, that's not usually done. There's also the reverse urban myth, that you should never play the machines at the end of the aisles because they are set tighter, or because they are played more often and therefore are "cold."

The casino puts out a mix of machines set at different payback percentages, in order to hit their target income levels. They will often have different payback percentages set on the same kind of machines within a bank of machines.

It's the nature of any slot machine that someone will win on it, sometime. As long as they have the right mix of payback percentages on their floor, there will be enough people winning at times to provide the "come on" factor, and the casino will still make money hand over fist.

What the casino will do is to put new, or popular machines in locations that guarantee they will get traffic past all the other machines. Much the same thing is done in grocery stores, where the dairy section is always in the corner farthest from the doors, insuring that you'll have to walk by everything else for that gallon of milk, and hopefully make other impulse purchases.
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Originally posted by VideoTech
That's why it's called gambling!



No, that's not usually done. There's also the reverse urban myth, that you should never play the machines at the end of the aisles because they are set tighter, or because they are played more often and therefore are "cold."

The casino puts out a mix of machines set at different payback percentages, in order to hit their target income levels. They will often have different payback percentages set on the same kind of machines within a bank of machines.

It's the nature of any slot machine that someone will win on it, sometime. As long as they have the right mix of payback percentages on their floor, there will be enough people winning at times to provide the "come on" factor, and the casino will still make money hand over fist.

What the casino will do is to put new, or popular machines in locations that guarantee they will get traffic past all the other machines. Much the same thing is done in grocery stores, where the dairy section is always in the corner farthest from the doors, insuring that you'll have to walk by everything else for that gallon of milk, and hopefully make other impulse purchases.
Well than why do we go to the same area to play and its always busy.Everytime we go the same machines are full. Day or night ,during the week the same areas are empty and same areas are full.Usually the big money progressives that are new like godzilla are full and the surrounding area too and we see alot of people winning

I suppose its from alot of "coin in" that the machines are more active with bonuses and wins
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Originally posted by mikel24m
Well than why do we go to the same area to play and its always busy.Everytime we go the same machines are full. Day or night ,during the week the same areas are empty and same areas are full.Usually the big money progressives that are new like godzilla are full and the surrounding area too and we see alot of people winning

I suppose its from alot of "coin in" that the machines are more active with bonuses and wins
Not arguing with you, just pointing out some facts about slot machines and how the casinos use them.

In general, most people prefer a machine that has many smaller payouts, over one that only has a few major payouts. The machines with many smaller payouts make you feel like you're getting something back for your money. You're more likely to get up and move on if you feel like you're just putting money in and in, and never winning anything back.

The casino doesn't care which machine you play, they still make their % on every pull of the lever or push of the button. But the machines with more "bells and whistles" (bonuses, games inside of games and so on) tend to attract more play, and having attracted more play, they will appear to be paying out more, as you suggest.

And believe me, I'm not suggesting that there aren't machines that payout better than others. Those would be the ones with the higher payback percentages, and it's possible to make a good guess at which ones they are by observing other players on those machines over a long period of time.

In the end, you simply have to remember that you are as likely to hit a jackpot on this pull as the next, and on any machine.
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Originally posted by VideoTech
Not arguing with you, just pointing out some facts about slot machines and how the casinos use them.

In general, most people prefer a machine that has many smaller payouts, over one that only has a few major payouts. The machines with many smaller payouts make you feel like you're getting something back for your money. You're more likely to get up and move on if you feel like you're just putting money in and in, and never winning anything back.

The casino doesn't care which machine you play, they still make their % on every pull of the lever or push of the button. But the machines with more "bells and whistles" (bonuses, games inside of games and so on) tend to attract more play, and having attracted more play, they will appear to be paying out more, as you suggest.

And believe me, I'm not suggesting that there aren't machines that payout better than others. Those would be the ones with the higher payback percentages, and it's possible to make a good guess at which ones they are by observing other players on those machines over a long period of time.

In the end, you simply have to remember that you are as likely to hit a jackpot on this pull as the next, and on any machine.
im not arguing either I just love gambling and try to notice things

We have a new casino here in AC called the Revel. I assume the slots are programmed to hit more often to attract more loyal players.I do find that the less I play the more I hit and cant really understand why.I do understand its time that matters most but why if I play $1 per spin and the person next to me plays 40 cents and gets bonus after bonus.It really cannot be random

I used to play a game called stinkin rich pennies and play max $5 per spin .I had so many hand pays(over about 6 months).Then it just stopped.Was the chip changed because it paid out too much? I dont think it was being in the right place at the right time when it hit so often
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Originally posted by mikel24m
im not arguing either I just love gambling and try to notice things

We have a new casino here in AC called the Revel. I assume the slots are programmed to hit more often to attract more loyal players.I do find that the less I play the more I hit and cant really understand why.I do understand its time that matters most but why if I play $1 per spin and the person next to me plays 40 cents and gets bonus after bonus.It really cannot be random

I used to play a game called stinkin rich pennies and play max $5 per spin .I had so many hand pays(over about 6 months).Then it just stopped.Was the chip changed because it paid out too much? I dont think it was being in the right place at the right time when it hit so often
was in AC in June and went to the Revel.......LOVED that the entire casino was non smoking........ yaay!!
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I like to be an informed gambler too, and I think if you're going to gamble your money, you should know as much as possible about the games you're playing.

First of all land based casinos are regulated, and part of that regulation is that the minimum amount they payback to their customers is set by their gaming commission or other regulatory agency.

Secondly, land based casinos are not free to change the payback % of machines at will. They have to have the changes approved by their gaming commission or regulators, and most of the time the machines are checked by that same commission or regulators to see that they are paying out what they said they were. So the common urban myth, that a casino changes the payback % of their machines from hour to hour or day to day, simply isn't true.

Much as you would like to believe that the distribution of "hits" or bonuses or jackpots isn't random, it truly is. It has nothing to do with the amount of your bet or the time of day or the phases of the moon, or the whims of the casino management.

Our minds are programmed to try and make a pattern out of random happenings. That's why we feel so strongly that a machine has cold or hot streaks, or that someone is getting more hits at a different bet amount than we are. But the random number generator in a slot machine is just that. Random. You are as likely to hit a jackpot on this spin as the next. You're as likely to hit two or three jackpots in a row as none at all for spins and spins.

You could sit down at a 98% payback machine and not win a penny for spin after spin, while someone sitting at a 92% machine next to you hits time after time. It's simply the way the machines work, and it's what you're gambling on...that THIS time they will hit when you press that button.
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Originally posted by barbatkins
was in AC in June and went to the Revel.......LOVED that the entire casino was non smoking........ yaay!!
We love the Revel too.We kicked alittle butt last night

They offer the best comps I think ,we are both third level and they treat us good with comps.They have a new thing that just came out that is awesome $10 in comp dollars gets you $30 in food credit.We used to eat with our comp dollars one for one.
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Originally posted by maggy387
Can anyone tell me anything about the Casino on the Dream...any tips or hot machines???
I think it's the worse casino and been on there 3 times and cruised 15 .