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15 September 2012 - 1:17am

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Yeah, I know, I know, "there are no stupid/dumb questions." However, I have always wondered something and never really gotten a clear answer on this.

I have wondered about this in the online casinos and in the land casinos.

Slot machines: When you change your bet is it is a different game? I mean, not a different game, but are the SETTINGS and odds somehow different?

I ask, because some people insist they are only hitting at the land casinos now when they bet MAX bet, and they used to be able to win betting MINIMUM bet.

I also notice at the online casinos that sometimes (oftentimes) I actually do better when I change my bet from say 60 cents down to 40 cents and when I change it back up I stop doing well again.

So, does anyone know the answer to my question?

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15 September 2012 - 3:01am
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I don't know the answer, but I have won when playing 25 cents, then raising it to 50 cents, and the other way around.

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15 September 2012 - 3:34am
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Yes, and it seems the higher bets might hit higher, but not as often, and certainly not often. I only have bet a dollar when I am WAY up and then only for a very few spins, because I am chicken, lol.

I am just wondering, for example, if I hit a bonus round playing 40 cents a spin. Should I bummed, because I should have been betting 60 cents for that round or IF I had been betting 60 cents, would I have maybe not hit the bonus round cuz of different settings? See what I mean?

I have always wondered about how that works.

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15 September 2012 - 3:39am
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Oh, and BTW, Loose Caboose at High Noon Casino is hitting like CRAZY tonight, lol. I am having so much fun, spinning a little on and off.

At Club World and Lucky Red, Loose Caboose had kind of died on me for a LONG time. Tried it tonight at High Noon, and I have hit the bonus round at least FIVE times. Once time I had the train cover all THREE lines (which rarely happens to me, either) retriggered, and I won 97 dollars on SIXTEEN spins. That is almost as much as my 110+ spins on the Club World game. I just hit it again getting FOUR trains, but the caboose only covered one line this time. Still I got like 45 to 50 dollars on this round. I LOVE Loose Caboose when it is paying. lol

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17 September 2012 - 1:17am
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The game is usually the same no matter the bet size with one important exception in the jackpot games. Often you are only able to win the progressive jackpot by betting the maximum. When the game has a random jackpot, you often have more chance of winning it by betting larger. However your bet size does not change the chance of winning any of the minor prizes.

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18 September 2012 - 2:34am
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CL-Ed wrote:

The game is usually the same no matter the bet size with one important exception in the jackpot games. Often you are only able to win the progressive jackpot by betting the maximum. When the game has a random jackpot, you often have more chance of winning it by betting larger. However your bet size does not change the chance of winning any of the minor prizes.

I really thought I would hear different. /That the settings ARE different according to the bet (I know the amounts are, due to the bet, obviously, but I am truly surprised by this answer).

Also, I didn't think the online casinos were like that, where you have to bet MAX to get the progressives, cuz in the perpetual winner's thread I have heard of others winning them betting lower. So are you saying just that the chances are better with betting bigger? I also know many at land casinos who won great progressives and hand pays betting the minimum (but not as much recently). I won't play on a land casino progressive slot machine where I have to bet max to get the progressive (Outback Jack is one example where you do NOT have to). Different when playing 2 bucks on a dollar machine versus 1.00. I will always bet max on those, because it would be silly not to try for the "big one." lol

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28 September 2012 - 1:28pm
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It varies from casino to casino and according to the software they use. On many of the Microgaming progressives for example, you only win the jackpot if you bet max and hit 5 in a row on a specific payline (say line 9). The games that award random jackpots (like the RTG ones) are tied to your bet size - bet bigger and you have a bigger chance of winning the random.

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28 September 2012 - 2:56pm
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So are you saying that the odds are incremental based on your bet size? I am of course speaking to the random jackpots like RTG offers.

If so, how much better are your odds by betting large? Can it really be that much better?

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28 September 2012 - 7:38pm
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I really wonder about this, because when you look at the Perpetual Winners thread a few won MAJORS with betting like 50 cents, and I won that Minor playing 88 cents, which is minimum bet for Lucky Tiger. So, I guess we still have a chance, but the odds are BETTER if we bet bigger? I won't play on land casino machines where you have to bet max to win big. I know two people who won the Major on Outback Jack betting 30 cents per spin, lol, so I guess it CAN happen, just not as often as for bigger rollers?

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12 October 2012 - 5:32am
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They don't publicise the exact odds, nor whether the improvement in your chance is linear - they only say your chances are higher if you bet with a bigger bet size.

If your chance of winning a random is say 1 in 100,000 at a 20c bet, and 5 in 100,000 with a $1 bet then its still a small chance either way. The fact that people do win them on a smaller bet size is reassuring as it shows that it truly is random.

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13 October 2012 - 4:46pm
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That makes sense, CL-Ed. Thank you, as always! Smile

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