0
$ £
usSavannah
Bronze PlayerBronze Player
Savannah's picture
Joined: 30 Oct 2010
Posts: 232
Thanks given: 40
Thanks received: 29
28 April 2011 - 1:40pm

When is time to move on?

9 replies • Last post

Hey CL Readers,

As a slot player I will usually play through 20 bucks and move on if the machine is dead. What's the magic number that makes you lose faith?

Have you ever moved on from a casino as a whole? I have. The games never pay no matter where you park your butt. I took way too may chances at a particular casino and steered clear. You know there's something wrong when even the people around you are never winning. The customer service was an issue too. You could at least be nice to me while I throw away my money at your casino! At one time it was a fun casino and that's what kept me going back. I didn't want to believe that my favorite casino had gone downhill.

usbarbadosslim93
Forum Angel
barbadosslim93's picture
Location: Michigan
Joined: 28 Jan 2011
Posts: 7779
Thanks given: 535
Thanks received: 498
28 April 2011 - 7:21pm
#1

I have not generally been a big slots player, but in my experience with table games I go with a "vibe" of the table. For example, if the table is hot and I am getting a lot of solid hands I will usually be sitting there until my luck turns. I usually am out if I lose 20 percent of my initial bankroll at a table. A lot of times that means that I will take a stroll around the casino, or go do something to get my mind off of the losses. It helps me not lose too quickly or let my emotions get the best of me.

If I still lived in near downtown Detroit I would have the luxury of leaving if an entire casino felt cold or no good to me at any given time. I believe there are four within 10 miles of each other down there. (MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino, Greektown Casino, and Ceasar's Windsor across the river in Canada)

ioplayborne
Casino RepCasino Rep
playborne's picture
Joined: 17 Jun 2011
Posts: 156
Thanks given: 22
Thanks received: 6
27 June 2011 - 11:35am
#2

wow 20 is too much for me! I do not like slots as I feel I'm thrown in a deep water with my hands tied- I can change nothing in it,but push a stop button lol 5 spins enough for me !

Playborne- Extremely Functional Online Casino Platform

auCL-Ed
StaffStaff
CL-Ed's picture
Location: Sydney
Joined: 7 Sep 2007
Posts: 6135
Thanks given: 2479
Thanks received: 1777
28 June 2011 - 5:45am
#3

This is a tough one. If I am having a horrible run at the blackjack table I almost think the opposite - stick around because it can only get better. 50% of my starting bankroll is my lower limit though. If I hit that then its time to take a break and try something else or wait for another day. On video poker or slot machines I have a very low pain threshold... lose a few bucks and I am out of there to try something new.

Always play it safe! Consult our list of rogue casinos and warnings before depositing.
Every comment you make in our forum earns you CLchips which can be used to buy real prizes in our CLchips shop!

ioplayborne
Casino RepCasino Rep
playborne's picture
Joined: 17 Jun 2011
Posts: 156
Thanks given: 22
Thanks received: 6
28 June 2011 - 6:46am
#4

I completely agree with Ed, Slots are less involving as in case of losing you can change practically nothing to make up your losses, while at skill games you just try m,ore and more and it depends on you and your mind whether you win or lose. It is always better to blame a machine in losing, rather than yourself, however. But I still consider slots are very light, slightly involving games with terrible fixed odds!

Playborne- Extremely Functional Online Casino Platform

mrSophia
Card SharkCard Shark
Joined: 29 Jun 2011
Posts: 176
Thanks given: 20
Thanks received: 4
10 July 2011 - 6:36pm
#5

I'd say it depends on slots! If the game is designed interesting enough to track the graphics as well, or is themed, or has a story line, I may not quit even in case of 20 losing spins... But some slots are so ugly that you quit even when you win lol

ioplayborne
Casino RepCasino Rep
playborne's picture
Joined: 17 Jun 2011
Posts: 156
Thanks given: 22
Thanks received: 6
11 July 2011 - 8:30am
#6

I completely agree with your last statement, some slots are actually ugly Sick

Playborne- Extremely Functional Online Casino Platform

ushope777
Forum Angel
hope777's picture
Location: Minnesota USA
Joined: 1 Jan 2011
Posts: 12171
Thanks given: 955
Thanks received: 717
11 July 2011 - 5:30pm
#7

I play five or ten dollars, at 50 cents a pull, depending upon the game. Seems that, sometimes, these games just need some time to "warm up" and I am always afraid of leaving too soon, lol!

For example, I was very patient with Basketbull the other day, and it really paid off: tons of free games and kept retriggering. The best run I ever had in regard to free games and bonuses. However, it took at least 10.00 and I was down to only like 9 bucks before it took off and went up over 175 by the end of it all. Smile

Hope777

Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of the things, and no good thing ever dies.
Shawshank Redemption

usBallou
NewbieNewbie
Joined: 10 Jan 2012
Posts: 3
Thanks given: 1
Thanks received: 0
10 January 2012 - 2:13am
#8

As a last resort, it's time to leave when the money is gone! Hopefully I will be smart enough to leave before this happens again. I can tell you when NOT to leave. I had a slot machine which malfunctioned and the attendant had to come and reset it. I was down to about $15.00 so I was playing cheap. I wanted to leave the machine after it had to be re-set but the attendant told me it was probably getting ready to hit something big so I reluctantly stayed. CHA-CHING!! It hit the top bonus after about 5 more spins. I didn't play the max amount as I was almost broke but I did hit a nice jack pot around $700. I was happy and it was then that I left!

usLuckyMe
Forum Angel
LuckyMe's picture
Location: Ohio, USA
Joined: 10 Dec 2011
Posts: 7400
Thanks given: 163
Thanks received: 222
10 January 2012 - 2:35am
#9
Ballou wrote:

As a last resort, it's time to leave when the money is gone! Hopefully I will be smart enough to leave before this happens again. I can tell you when NOT to leave. I had a slot machine which malfunctioned and the attendant had to come and reset it. I was down to about $15.00 so I was playing cheap. I wanted to leave the machine after it had to be re-set but the attendant told me it was probably getting ready to hit something big so I reluctantly stayed. CHA-CHING!! It hit the top bonus after about 5 more spins. I didn't play the max amount as I was almost broke but I did hit a nice jack pot around $700. I was happy and it was then that I left!

That is great. I'm surprised the attendant told you that but a good thing she did!

Share this