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1 January 2013 - 2:36am

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Is it just me and hubby on a loseing streak but the slots on the casino's we play and not paying well at all right now. Anyone else experiencing this or know if it's something seasonal?

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Yes, I have been saying that for a long while now; since even before the holidays.

I used to always get decent bonuses when I would hit, and now I still get a decent bonus now and then, but too often I get bonuses like I would at the land casinos.

So, yes, I have noticed this and complained about it before, but I thought it might be "just me," because I don't have the greatest luck at the land casinos either, lol. However, when I first started playing, I was able to actually cash out a few times AND play for a lot longer time on my money.

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1 January 2013 - 4:47pm
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Where do you and your husband play? I am just curious.

I am thinking maybe I have to get approved at some other places and go out of my comfort zone.

I play at Slot O'Cash, Club World, and Lucky Red, mainly. I just tried a free chip at Jackpot Capital and did well for a while. I also play tournaments at 3Dice, but I have only deposited there one time. I am thinking it is time to deposit somewhere else, like Jackpot Capital, High Noon, Alladin's Gold or others. Maybe I have worn out my welcome at the others, lol. I am not sure if it will make a difference or not, but whatever I am doing right now is not working.

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1 January 2013 - 5:42pm
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Yes, me too. Closed many accounts because of that reason. Casinos aren't paying as they used to pay. My most recent nightmare was in vegas regal, a rival casino. Was playing in a slot called gourmet jack or jack gourmet, something like that, and in 300 spins or more my best win was in 10 free spins x 3 multiplyer... Paid 3 x total bet. Amazing! The other free spin session paid less then 50% of the total bet. And lts happening a lot in other casinos too. Bad luck? I dont think so.

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1 January 2013 - 7:22pm
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Yes, me too. Closed many accounts because of that reason. Casinos aren't paying as they used to pay. My most recent nightmare was in vegas regal, a rival casino. Was playing in a slot called gourmet jack or jack gourmet, something like that, and in 300 spins or more my best win was in 10 free spins x 3 multiplyer... Paid 3 x total bet. Amazing! The other free spin session paid less then 50% of the total bet. And lts happening a lot in other casinos too. Bad luck? I dont think so.

Thanks for your input. I have been bitching about this for months now. I just hit a bonus round that paid me a whopping $1.87. If I want returns like that, I can drive to the land casino. Sad

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2 January 2013 - 10:33pm
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I certainly have noticed a tightening up. I can't hit a thing. Thought lucky luddha might have abondoned me Joking . It seems to be everywhere...sloto, lucky club the club world casinos, etc....

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I certainly have noticed a tightening up. I can't hit a thing. Thought lucky luddha might have abondoned me Joking . It seems to be everywhere...sloto, lucky club the club world casinos, etc....

Well I do tend to stay within my comfort zone. I might have to try to get verified at a couple of new ones and try my luck at those. Some where I am not a "regular," and go from there. If the slots are still so tight after that, then I will have to give up and stop dreaming for the MAJOR jackpot and stick to the free tournaments and free chips. lol

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3 January 2013 - 2:28am
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I played Grand Parker and Winaday, my hubby plays Lucky Red, Loco Panda and Aladins Gold, the latter being where he has won ok before. And you guys are right, almost no free spins and when ya do land them really stupid payouts of a couple of dollars. I played winaday today and won nothing so I am off the online casino's for a while. I never play huge amounts but when what I play just goes down the drain and I don't even have the pleasure of being able to play for a few hours then it's time to stop. I think over Christmas and New year I played total about 300 bucks. More than enough for such a short period.

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3 January 2013 - 2:51am
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I think I've mentioned this somewhere before, the RTG casinos can make a request to RTG to change the payout rates on their slots. The RTG slots have 3 settings which are around 92.5%, 95%, and 97.5%, with 95 being the default. So its possible that they have been lowered. However it would be very strange if every casino lowered them at the same time.

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I just checked out Grand Parker and Loco Panda, and I don't think I ever signed up to play the 25 dollar free chip at either of those places yet. Probably cuz of their reviews, so I probably will not take advantage of those "generous" offers.

I have never done well at Alladin's Gold, but then I haven't played there a ton either. Win A Day, I have only used the free money they send through the email. I like the look of Manhattan Slots, but never won there either and they don't send me very good offers: only deposit match offers which one can find anywhere.

Have any of you ever deposited at 3Dice? I wish they had an easier way to deposit. I like the transparency there, too, as they report on the games, stats, wins, etc. I am still getting used to it there and learning more about it, as it is kind of complicated for newbies and very different. Check out their free tournaments and here is the stats page:

http://fileserver3.3dice.com/stats.php

I played a few dollars with a tournament win and got nowhere, but it was only a few bucks. My only complaint there is the deposit methods are very limited, but I hear they pay out VERY fast.

Yeah, going through 300 bucks in a short time and not even being able to play a while is NOT fun. Like I said, if I wanted to do that, I would just get in my car and drive 30 minutes to the land casino. I wonder what the heck is going on, but I am kind of relieved to hear it is not just me. I swear something has changed in the last six months or so? Sad

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3 January 2013 - 11:52am
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I have no doubt that something has changed. Last month, played in some casinos, such as Buzzluck, Slotocash, Jackpot capital, Jetbull, Betvictor, Lotus Asia casino and others. Deposited and lost more then 500€. I'm not unhappy because i lost, that can happen, i'm just amazed with the playroll. Very rare free spins and with poor payoyts, Long spins in a row with zero payouts, unusual short playtime... ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz.... it's time to stop for a while.

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3 January 2013 - 5:30pm
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Sounds like everyone is experiencing the same thing. Maybe they have it set like the land casinos where you have to bet BIG to win anything, and I never bet big. Not sure if that has anything to do with it or not. But if anyone IS winning, I would like to know where and what they are playing.

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I would like to know as well. No where that I occasionally play is paying anything at all and no exciting bonus rounds. CL-ed is probably right. they lowered the payout per cent but it seems you should be able to hit a couple generous bonuses Erm

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I would like to know as well. No where that I occasionally play is paying anything at all and no exciting bonus rounds. CL-ed is probably right. they lowered the payout per cent but it seems you should be able to hit a couple generous bonuses Erm

Yes, I never thought I would see the day where online casinos would be as frustrating and disappointing as the land casinos with wins and good bonuses SO few and far between. Takes the fun out of playing at all, and like I always say: even if you lose, it is nice to at least be able to play a while on your money and not go through it in such a short amount of time.

Pretty sad. Sad

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Still waiting for someone to find the LOOSE online casino and/or report a BIG WIN! lol!

Until then, I am done depositing for a while. I will play free tournaments and stay away from those who are not even letting me play on my money for a time. Sad Definitely taking a break for a while again.

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I did break down and deposit at Begado and ended up with nada...didn't even make it half way thru play thru and no exciting bonuses either. My entertainment dollars are not going as far and it just isn't so entertaining. Sad Cry

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I did break down and deposit at Begado and ended up with nada...didn't even make it half way thru play thru and no exciting bonuses either. My entertainment dollars are not going as far and it just isn't so entertaining. Sad Cry

I just had a bad experience playing a tournament at Club World. I was on my FIFTH and FINAL try playing the free Crystal Waters, and I just could NOT hit the bonus during any of my tries. So, I get to the last few minutes, hit the bonus, go through the bonus, hit another, and I retriggered ending up with 27 FREE SPINS and 700 credits (7 spins) left when I ran out of time. Grrrrrr.....very frustrating! Sad

I am so sorry you didn't make play through or even have any bang for your buck. I am seriously becoming upset and discouraged by this, and I do now see it is not "just me." If this is how it is going to be, I will go back to visiting the land casinos once every two to three months and just sticking to all FREE play at the online casinos. It truly does take the fun away when we can't win even once in a while. Worse, when we can't play a while on our deposits. I swear something had changed.

I also find it VERY strange that EVERY time I use a deposit match, I do well until I get very close to meeting play through, then it goes downhill the closer I get to where I could withdraw. Happens time and time again, but just a coincidence? I don't know. Sad

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Maybe we are all just hitting a dry spell. I am sure when it rains, it pours so we will all start seeing some big wins soon, Hope!

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7 January 2013 - 3:23pm
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Its good to see ya Slim and I hope you are right cuz I can't seem to make it thru play thru on anything.

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Maybe we are all just hitting a dry spell. I am sure when it rains, it pours so we will all start seeing some big wins soon, Hope!

I HOPE you are right, 'Slim. How have you been doing? Are you still playing mainly blackjack and still live dealer?

Lucky Walker, as I told 'Slim, maybe we have to switch games and start playing (boring) Bingo, lol!

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Would be great to understand how is the casino's payrate calculated. Some casinos have a 98% payout, others have less. I'm wondering if an awarded jackpot counts as a payout. Well, as far i can see, our payout is being ZERO!

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Three dice gives stats, as I shared above:

http://fileserver3.3dice.com/stats.php

and CL-Ed did explain the pay rates above, too, but I really wonder what the heck is going on. Maybe if they all tighten them at once, they will suddenly all loosen them back up at once? lol Yeah, right, I can only hope....and dream. Cry Angry Confused

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FINALLY, a fun bonus round at Miami Club playing the Dragon Master game yesterday. I ended up with a $227.00 bonus round with just ten free spins. Now, THAT is what we are talking about, right? I mean, I get excited now if I get more than 20 bucks on an RTG bonus round: ridiculous!

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Interesting how things go: I was down to nothing, so I was betting 50 cents when I hit the above round. So when I won, I bumped it up to 1.00 per spin, hit the bonus round again and only ended up with a 20 dollar bonus round. I would think it would be the opposite. Crazy. You just never know, I guess.

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Would be great to understand how is the casino's payrate calculated. Some casinos have a 98% payout, others have less. I'm wondering if an awarded jackpot counts as a payout. Well, as far i can see, our payout is being ZERO!

Jackpots are definitely included.

One thing to remember is that it is possible to pay back 98% and for you to still lose all your money, as the payout rate is based on wagers, not deposits. This is how casinos make a profit.

For example, say you deposited $100 and played a terrible slot machine that paid you back exactly 98c every time you bet $1. That is a 98% payout, but as you are losing 2c every spin, you will eventually lose everything after 5000 spins.

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Hope, that was a great bonus at 227 did you get to cash out or were you on a play thru??? wish i could get miami club on my computer but still no luck.

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Jackpots are definitely included.

One thing to remember is that it is possible to pay back 98% and for you to still lose all your money, as the payout rate is based on wagers, not deposits. This is how casinos make a profit.

For example, say you deposited $100 and played a terrible slot machine that paid you back exactly 98c every time you bet $1. That is a 98% payout, but as you are losing 2c every spin, you will eventually lose everything after 5000 spins.

That is correct! I know we are never ahead of the game, but with so many complaining about the same thing: tight slots, it does feel as if something has changed and drastically. Yet just as with the land casinos, we keep donating our money, lmao!

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Hope, that was a great bonus at 227 did you get to cash out or were you on a play thru??? wish i could get miami club on my computer but still no luck.

No cash out yet, but I am over 600 dollars now, thanks to great bonus rounds (three of them) on Dragon Master and some fun rounds on Winter Wonderland. Keep your fingers crossed for me. And if I DO reach the point of withdrawal, I am a little nervous, because they only have ONE option, and I don't have a bank account right now. Yikes! Sad I am just going to keep having fun and cross that bridge when I come to it, I guess.

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Oh, and I am getting REALLY wild! I am now betting one dollar per spin instead of 50 cents. lol! That is SO not like me, but if I go under 500 I will put it back down to 50 cents, lol

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Come on! My fingers are crossed hopping that both go for a good cash out. Good luck, m8s.

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OOO Hope you are being very wild betting a 1.00. lol Fingers crossed and sending Luddha Luck your way. May the gods of winning and payouts smile on you. Wink Thumb Up Smile

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