The problem I'm having a hard time with, is that the popular big dollar progressives have a variety of games you can play. As an example, let's use Wheel of Fortune. You can play WOF on a mix of games within a casino. I've seen them as Double Diamond, Triple Diamond, Five Times Pay, Ten Times Pay, Red White and Blue, etc.
Obviously, these individual games all have differing odds and/or hit frequencies. Therefore, how are players given an equal chance at 'hitting the big one' even though they are playing games that have a wide variance in odds and hit frequency?
IGT answer: Yes, each individual game has its own Random Number Generator, which independently determines the game outcome. For the Wheel of Fortune dollar games, each game on the wide area progressive link has equal odds of winning the top award.
Dollar slot-2 coins-5x machine 50 cent-2 coins-10x machine Certainly enjoy your columns and good advice!
If not then are you getting a better break at 25 cents play (that would be a first) or getting hurt by playing dollars? Could this be just another gimmick for the casinos to lower overall payout like with the 5 cent ($ 2.25 +) multi line/bonus machines?
If average, then tip only, if permitted. I would contact the hotel to find out if their slots hosts can accept tips (some do not permit).
For best service, call your slot host ahead of time and let them know what your preferences are--customize your visit. Are you looking for spa benefits, specific dining, room preferences, etc?
Slots can be a good bet. There's no denying it is the most popular game and the least intimidating at casinos online and off. Let's make a comparison to table games. To quote, your top payout of 94.7% for slots and round up to 95%, the casino pc, or house advantage would be 5%. Certain bets for craps, double zero roulette, baccarat and yes, even playing without strategy in blackjack can earn the casino more than 5% of your gambling bankroll.
In addition, there's the 'grind' of playing these games.
As I state in my EBooks, slots is a good bet if you play 'full-pay' video poker, at a bank of 'guaranteed payback' slot machines, a locals’ Vegas casino, any casino with more than 3 competitors close by, dollar+ slots, certain slot versions as with single payline basic slots and online casinos that are audited and report payouts.
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