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8 June 2010 - 3:06pm

Are certain coin values hotter than others on some slots?

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Hi CL Members,

I have my select few slots that are my favorites. It is no secret that RTG casinos are my "drug" of choice! But there seems to be certain guidelines with these slots. Some slots no matter how many times i try to up the ante the machine will die. I can be on a hot roll and the slot is paying like crazy........as soon as i up the wager it dies. I return back to my original wager and i am up and running again.

I can not help but think that some machines are set to pay more loose on certain coin values. I am not saying a large increase in wager, just bump it up one and it simply won't pay. The same rules apply on some slots that i have to wager a higher amount or the machine won't budge! If i lower my bet i lose too.

I also wonder if a player starts out at a certain coin value and makes any changes in bets does that have an effect? Sometimes i will think carefully before i start to play as to what my coin value will be because i don't want to have to change it or i am doomed!!

Would love to hear some feed back on players experiences and if anyone feels the same way.

Usne

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9 June 2010 - 2:46am
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Offline, for sure. Traditionally in the land casinos the slots are in fact the opposite - a little looser on the higher coin values. The penny slots are ultimately money-suckers keeping people playing a long time but not paying major wins.

There are all sorts of tricks the land casinos pull with regards to how they position the slots and advertise them. Like they might have a big sign that says 98% penny slots which is true right under the sign, but just three machines away they have the machines set at a way lower RTP. Also they want the big winners to be seen so have the jackpot machines in the most prominent positions because the punters come flocking when the siren starts going off.

Online, it depends on the software. As far as I am aware Microgaming slots payout values are locked and cannot be changed by the operator, so a single game should be the same at every casino and coin size.

It is known that RTG slots have three different payout settings which can be changed by RTG at the request of the operators. They are believed to be 97.5%, 95%, 91.5% with 95% being the default setting. So you can get a different experience on the same game at different casinos, or even the same casino at different points in time. This is not much different to how land-based slots are set and changed from time to time.

I don't know if RTG can change the payout ratio based on coin size though, but my opinion is that its more likely to be in your head sorry to say! For example, losing 10 spins in a row at $1 each hurts a lot less than losing 5 spins in a row at $5 each - so you're probably less forgiving of a bad run when playing at a bigger coin size. Or if it goes the other way and you reduce your coins size and have a bad run, you're subconsciously looking for "a reason" to explain it when its just plain old bad luck.

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16 June 2010 - 4:18am
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I have thought alot about what you said ed in regards to "subconsciously looking for a reason to explain it when its bad luck" I have tried to be a bit braver with taking a chance of upping the coin value.

Makes sense the more you bet the more it hurts if you lose. For the most part i am a .50 bettor on slots and if i am on a roll i will try my luck at .75 a spin.

Usne

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