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Old February 20th, 2012, 04:33 PM
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That i have heard so much about on the carnival ships in the casino i think......john heald just posted someone won an ipad on it and remember someone saying on here they won an ipad......come on let the secerts out lol i wanna win one!!!
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Old February 20th, 2012, 04:36 PM
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No real secret, you just have to put the key in the hole. Not something you can really practice..its just luck.

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Old February 20th, 2012, 04:59 PM
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It's a game of skill like you see in a lot of arcades. You need really good depth perception and a steady hand. Also keep in mind they are not going to loose money with a game that gives you a $500 ipad for $1. They expect that you or someone will miss more than 500 times before someone gets lucky and hits it just right.

Since it is a game of skill, it is available to play even when the rest of the casino is shut down.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 05:03 PM
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That i have heard so much about on the carnival ships in the casino i think......john heald just posted someone won an ipad on it and remember someone saying on here they won an ipad......come on let the secerts out lol i wanna win one!!!
I just got off the Valor and a guy won the iPad on there last week. My husband tried a few times. It really is just a lucky thing. That machine makes A LOT of money. People stand nearby and watch people try their luck and cheer each other on.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 05:28 PM
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DS sat at the bar for hours watching people put $20 bill after $20 bill in that machine....and NEVER saw anyone win a thing!
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Old February 20th, 2012, 05:31 PM
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Makes you wonder if the glass on the machine is coated/warped/something to make it harder?
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They have something similar at an arcade in Salt lake, and I have won a cpl iPods and an iPhone on it. There is a little trick that makes it easier, but it comes from yrs of losing money on those machines when I was younger. Can't really explain it
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Sounds like the quarter flipper... I could feed money into that thing all day... It is just so amusing, but it never pays to do it.
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On our Miracle cruise last year, someone won an Ipad the first night and the 2nd to last night. There are smaller prizes available that are "easier" to win, but everyone (including myself) tries for the Ipad.
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On the Magic in January, at least 2 ipads were won. I never played, but I enjoyed watching others play. It did seem to take in a lot of money. I knew that I would never be a winner on it.

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fascinating to watch it though.
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fascinating to watch it though.
....it is addictive!
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My wife had to drag me away kicking, screaming, crying and broke.
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DH played about $10 and never won. Never seen anyone win anything.
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Fascinating game of chance. We tried it several times, got close, but no cigar. The top prize on the Liberty last month was the Ipad2 plus $500. We saw a guy win that prize. Several of the other cash prizes were also won, but I can tell you that it is extremely difficult, but not impossible.....lots of fun though.
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We sunk $40 in it on the Magic in December. Very addicting once you get started, so stay away! DH and I put $20 in while we were in port in Jamaica, and almost instantly we had a crowd of at least 10 people watching. We grabbed a table by the bar when we were done and watched everyone else have a go at it. Never saw anyone win.
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8 days on the Valor last month and must have seen 200 go into the machine and nothing come out. It is addictive to a lot of people though.
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Someone won on my cruise. She was pretty drunk at the time. Fun to watch.
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We sunk $40 in it on the Magic in December. Very addicting once you get started, so stay away! DH and I put $20 in while we were in port in Jamaica, and almost instantly we had a crowd of at least 10 people watching. We grabbed a table by the bar when we were done and watched everyone else have a go at it. Never saw anyone win.
Its just calls your name...lol
Games of chance always seem to suck people in,just like at most amusement parks and carnivals.

People feel like its easy, plus they get so close to winning. Plus its less intimidating that the slot machines, people feel like they have some control over it. Add into it they think the person that did it before them just didnt know what they were doing!!

I would love to know how much they make from the machines on a per day basis.

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I was on the Carnival Pride from 4/15-4/23 and I won an iPad and $500 the last night of the cruise. It started a huge line after I won. While on the cruise one other iPad & $500 was won, there were a couple of other winners for $100 or $200. I do not know why you would even try for that though. I only played when I had ones on me so it cost me $6 until the last night... then i Had one $1 bill left and I came real close, so I put in a $5 and I won on the second try of the $5 bill. (Came real close on the next three, but no more wins) There is a little secret to it, but its hard to explain and easier to show.

There isn't much room to not get it in. On my 7th try at it I hit just the clear part on top below the colored outline (less than a 1/16th of an inch)
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