SilentStrider: Enh. If I'm playing a slot machine, I already know I'm going to lose. If I win somehow, great. If not, oh well.
Adolf Oliver Nipples: How to increase your odds? Don't play. That's it.
doglover: If you want to win at gambling, you have to the house. That's all.
Sid_6.7: F*ck slot machines. The most boring form of gambling.
doglover: Adolf Oliver Nipples: If you want to win at gambling, you have to the house. That's all.
IAAl: So if you feel like pursuing this as a career, you are probably looking at making close to minimum wage and staring at a screen all day pushing buttons.
calbert: once again another misleading headline from a subby who has zero reading comprehension of the article.cancelling out the noise has zero effect on the odds.cancelling out the noise has an effect on your perception of wins and losses.it's even the damn byline of the article, "Canadian researchers report that the music and sound effects of slot machines help convey the illusion that you are winning".
Harv72b: Sid_6.7: F*ck slot machines. The most boring form of gambling.I deal cards at a casino. When my table goes dead I generally end up standing there and staring at people playing the slots...I cannot for the life of me understand why people play penny slot machines. Earlier tonight I watched a woman hit the smallest "jackpot" on a penny machine three times within 10 minutes. That left her up by a whopping $30.
toyotaboy: I actually like the new computerized roulette tables
Dracolich: And I think the headline was lost on you, it has another meaning. It's called a joke. It's referring to the odds you won't play again at a losing game.
IAAl: How to increase your odds of winning?Yeah, no. Not listening to the music does not change your odds. Not playing reduces your odds of coming out ahead to 0. If you want to increase your odds, play machines with better odds. The odds are generally listed, especially in Vegas but in other places as well. For video poker machines you can look the odds up online based on the pay tables.There are Deuces Wild video poker machines that (if played properly) pay out 102.7% Of course, this requires you to play perfectly and play a LOT. Putting in $1000 nets you $27 over time. On a quarter machine playing 5 quarters per play, that requires 800 hands (about 2 hours of play) and a bankroll of around $2000-3000 to account for fluctuations over time---essentially the amount of time between Royal Flushes. So if you feel like pursuing this as a career, you are probably looking at making close to minimum wage and staring at a screen all day pushing buttons.Of course if you join the slot club you can get comps, so maybe free meals and drinks, A/C. an occasional room. But you also probably have your jackpots reported to the IRS. Livin' the high life!
calbert: plus I'm getting a kick out of Canadian researchers wasting time and money studying something that is an actual design feature with the intended purpose of doing exactly what the researchers discovered it does.up next, Canadian researchers discover that applying the brakes on a car help to slow it down.
DoBeDoBeDo: I don't understand how you wouldn't know how much you've won. If you start with $50 and end with $25 you didn't win. Not a hard concept.
toyotaboy: When casinos advertise on billboards (our slots pay out 97%), that should be a clue. You are guaranteed to lose 3 percent of the time, perhaps more
ryarger: DoBeDoBeDo: I don't understand how you wouldn't know how much you've won. If you start with $50 and end with $25 you didn't win. Not a hard concept.I don't understand how you wouldn't know what the words in the article mean. They're written in standard English. Not a hard concept.
AverageAmericanGuy: What I've found is that slot machines will typically pay out a small winning, like $60, a few spins in. This is to get you hooked.
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