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    We have been on a hiatus but went this last week a couple of times and remembered why we had quit, 3 trips lost entire BR all times, back to hiatus till May in Vegas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelotari View Post
    I'm convinced that the casinos are lowering the slot payouts. They replace old machines with new machines and the new machines payout less. A simple swap, no need to "file" or whatever with the regulators to change the payout of an existing machine. Out with the old and in with the new. And the new is some gimmicky game that just takes your money in a hurry. The newer the machine the less fun it is to play to me. Because it is nothing but blanks, spin after spin after spin. I will probably not be in a casino for about 2 months either and when I do go will play tables plus some old-school slots and that's it. Just can't win on anything else.
    Problem is it's not just the newer games that are killing us, all of them are set on vacuum mode it seems, old, new Class I or II don't matter they are all sucking money in like a Dyson animal on steroids.

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    Count me in. My last trip this previous week to L'auberge and Coushatta was a disaster. With $15 minimum bet in 3 card poker and no $5 minimum .. 3 card poker tables at Coushatta (They usually had them) plus totally cold slots at each, they ate my lunch. I had one jackpot playing $1.50 bets on a Quick Hits at L'auberge in January. I was thinking it's going to be a good year. Wrong. When all of your adrenalin flows occur from being angry from your losses it's natural to not want to experience the casino scene. I have no idea why but I've never in the years I've played at Coushatta had a hand pay. I've played max bets, medium bets and minimum and nothing. That's the only casino where I can make that claim. I love gambling there and their comps are great but.

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    My 'break' consists of "no BR just FP because I already bought it".
    So T - W: Mt Airy - FP of 115 and 115. No wins worth cashing out (reels. $1 2 Coin Triple Diamond)
    W: Sands - FP of 80. No wins worth cashing out. (reels. $2 2 Coin Triple Diamond -- played just one coin)
    W: Parx - $180 FP. Took home $140 (reels. Multi Denom $1/$5 2 Coin Black Tie -- played $1 denom)

    There's where I stand to date.

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    I have an itch to go with a much smaller BR and play $0.50 - $1.20 bets all night and seeing the outcome. I'mScared ill get a huge 300x win and be mad because I missed out on another hand pay.

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    It is good to know when to take a gambling break. Maylene, you will have better luck in the future, it is no fun losing money every time. My recent casino trips have either been very good...bank roll retained and brought home addl' cash or several trips to the ATM. I do budget for my trip and never over spend. When I am down near the end of the day, I take a coffee/sweet treat break, cruise the casino to view new machines, visit the gift shop or watch my gambling partner play.

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    For the locals I find the "2 hour, $200 rule" seems to be working, at least for now. It helps me keep my sanity. I have to do this because I have three good locals all within a few miles (Casino Niagara, Fallsview, and Seneca Niagara). If after 2 hours (or $200) goes by and I'm not winning, I'm out of there. If after two hours and I'm winning, I'm usually out of there as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonus Times View Post
    For the locals I find the "2 hour, $200 rule" seems to be working, at least for now. It helps me keep my sanity. I have to do this because I have three good locals all within a few miles (Casino Niagara, Fallsview, and Seneca Niagara). If after 2 hours (or $200) goes by and I'm not winning, I'm out of there. If after two hours and I'm winning, I'm usually out of there as well.
    That's a great idea. A time limit or a $$ limit. Often when I lose, it's hard for me to stop as the gambler mentality wants to at least win your bankroll back. Then, once you win your bankroll back, you always want to win a little more... LOL. It usually ends in disaster. Or the other thing willl happen and I actually won - but then I stayed too long and gave it back. I thin having a combination of a time limit and a win/loss limit has worked well for me.

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    Bait and switch in many ways. A few years ago you could play 10 Times or not. Now most are gone replaced with a stupid penny machine which acts like it, takes a similar bet, has a lower PB and you may not even know what you're getting yourself into. I like the old way slots were where odds could be guessed pretty well and hate the new way where it's just all magic one way or another. Screw it, stay away from most penny slots, learn to play table games, and limit exposure in the casino. There isn't much else you can do. These new slots look like you need a law degree, PhD in physics and math to understand them. I like simplicity and easier things to understand when it comes to slots and don't want to play one which acts like a lottery from head to toe. Slots are stupid, so just limit what you play, where you play, how much time you spend at it, and play good slot real estate in the casino if you're able to figure those out. Slots are a negative expectation game normally, so no matter how much you win, you'll normally give it back and have many more losing trips than winners. It's just reality and all are better off but the casino if they know that.
    That's all folks!

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    My Only FP break:
    This from ACCH in AC yesterday. Had 25 FP, played Double Red White and Blue for a LONG time LOL
    The machine was cooperative (for the most part, on 1 credit - got irritable on 3, indifferent on 2 lol).
    When I finally nailed something nice enough for a 'session-ending win', I cashed out with $210.

    This ended the session:


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