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    Dollar and quarter must hits

    I hate them now because the game play I originally exposed to doesn't exist. I think based on my play and seeing others playing I knew, they were stealing action from lower denominations and not increasing betting action enough to overcome. They just don't seem worth it ever unless the progressives are really high. Funny thing I noticed the machines don't advertise where they start anymore and only where they end. I've definitely regret being so easily sold on them and recommending them because I don't imagine they're loose in many casinos.
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    I avoid those "must hit" progressives like the plague! I have never seen tighter machines. The closer the total gets to that number...the tighter the machine becomes.

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    I agree. The "must hit by" is nothing but a lure.

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    I'm just really confused how a machine which takes $50 max bets could be what I feel to be a rip-off. Even $10 bonuses people have to consider themselves lucky to get small hand pays, normally seeing almost always in the $1300 range for those bets getting the hand pays. Some of the games appear to have more potential but I'm never seeing it as a witness in reality.

    I personally now have $1-3 personal max bets and easily lose $200 in no time. I'm just not confident betting more because the hits and bonuses just don't seem to be there.

    It just seems like a new program had to be installed when half the machines were changed to quarters. Action on the bank has seemed to plummet and I'm not seeing as many people betting $10 and higher multiples. It would make sense they have been burned and not returning.

    Saddest thing I realize, I think they're practically dollar versions of black widow just because how one dimensional the games are. They all might be fun and exciting somewhere else worth playing, but nowhere I travel regularly.
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    Doesn't the jackpot "bank" inceases with PLAY? [WMS has games with a similar feature, but the "bank" increase only with WINS.]
    At the Borgata (in AC), I've seen $0.25 and $1.00 machines, they must hit value is $5,000 and $10,000 resp. So if the $0.25 is at $4995.00 (say)...wouldn't you be guaranteed $5,000 with not that many plays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrr View Post
    Doesn't the jackpot "bank" inceases with PLAY? [WMS has games with a similar feature, but the "bank" increase only with WINS.]
    At the Borgata (in AC), I've seen $0.25 and $1.00 machines, they must hit value is $5,000 and $10,000 resp. So if the $0.25 is at $4995.00 (say)...wouldn't you be guaranteed $5,000 with not that many plays?
    You would have to verify each machine, but the Ainsworth dollar machines minor takes $200 coin-in to increase $1 and the majors $600. You're not going to get them so close normally because most likely the person on them has enough money to finish from where they started. These machines are fine when you have cash on hand to collect the guarantees.

    My thing is even being dollar machines with big max bets offered, it seems possible to me, they really aren't so great because people whom might otherwise play a penny machine will play them. In other words, a dollar machine with close to penny payback. I'm going to have to start keeping better notes to be sure, but am not planning too much casino action for a while. The odds are my usual machines were above average setting but now average or below other casinos. All references are to game play and not the progressives.
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    These are now being seen in $5 denominations ten line. I saw some at Rivers but didn't look at the max bet, but they still have 10 lines. Majors guaranteed at $50,000 beginning at $45,000.
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    Saw them again. $5 Credits, max lines 10 with a 5 credit per line max, being a grand total max of $250 a spin. I am tempted by the big bet and hope to try a ten line bet and a max bet both once before the end of the year. Fingers will be crossed.
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