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[–] jobes 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

How often do the machines break down? I remember hearing that slot machines had to have around 700 days of up-time without a reboot, but I could be wrong about that. For reference, console games generally only need to have ~24 hours of up-time without a crash to pass certification. Many break down shortly after that :)

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[–] Casino_Guy [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Good question. They "break" all the time. Mainly just due to getting dirty or over heating.

Over heating the machines tend to just "turn off".

With getting dirty it's all a matter of what's dirty as to what the problem is.

Needless to say I am never bored at work.

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[–] jobes 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Do you clean or repair the machines on the casino floor, or is the slot removed from the casino for any sort of maintenance?

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[–] 6631880 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Are they rigged?

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[–] Casino_Guy [S] 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Short answer no.

Long answer. The new machines are all games. Plain and simple. They run off of algorithms. X credits in, Y credits out. In the long run X will always be bigger than Y.

It's really all about luck. If I knew which machines are going to be winners I would NOT be a technician.

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[–] OneTrueCube 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I had always suspected this. I used to try and find machines that "treated" me better. Or gravitate to one that I had won big on before.

In theory you just have to be lucky and be at the right machine at the right time I guess. I should stick to gambling that I at least have some degree of control hah

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[–] aileron_ron 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

A friend has a slot machine from the 70's You set how often it pays out, Today it's nothing like that.

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[–] Casino_Guy [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I wish I could get my hands on a old slot machine. The one with the gears and springs... those are all but relics now.

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[–] aileron_ron 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

No buttons on this one, Just a lever and coin slot.

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[–] TheRealDuchess 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

What are your other accounts on voat?

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[–] Casino_Guy [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I have a few others, but I'd like to not be doxxed. So I'm not telling ;)

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[–] TheRealDuchess 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Haha well done.

Have you ever worked at one of those Indian casinos?

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[–] nigger_plz 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Who plays mostly? Old ladies, old men, old black girls, young girls. Are they all fat?

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[–] Casino_Guy [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Depends on the time of day.

Early morning. Mostly old people... and meth heads (from the night before).

Afternoon the meth heads have crashed and we're looking at mostly people 40+/

Weekends and some nights. 20+ crowd. Also depends on the specials the bars have going on or if there is a show or not that night.

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[–] WhiteRonin 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I used be what is called a semi-pachi-slo pro (spent to many hours and too much money) for one year in Japan. I played pachinko too.

Have you had a chance to try a Japanese version ?

I know you answered the algorithm part already but have you ever came across the back end staff adjusting the settings to favor say a decent looking bird?

I don't play anymore since it was just lots of wasted money and I moved back to try US. I don think I could play US machines because you don't get flags saying the machine will pay out in the next 30 or so sound.

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[–] Casino_Guy [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Honestly I have no idea what you're talking about when it comes to the Japanese way of doing things.

As far as "back end staff adjusting" I am knowledgeable of how that's all done.

There are legal limits we have to comply with. We can't set the machines to payout any lower than X, and we can't set them any higher than Y.

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[–] WhiteRonin 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Pachinko parlors in Japan have people who set the machines for pay out. Lots of people who play would try to figure out which machines have more favorable odds. The tine during the day would change how odds went too.

Pachinko parlors are basically casinos that pay with "paper weights" that you can trade outside the building for cash. This is how they get around the gambling law.

It's supposed to be illegal in Japan to adjust a machine based on a customer. But I swear I have seen it done. So, I was wondering if the US is similar or not.

Have you ever tried the Japanese machines?

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[–] Dantalian 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Ever find a used condom in a machine?

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[–] Casino_Guy [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

It would be very impressive if someone could get a condom IN a machine.

However, we have caught NUMEROUS people having sex at or around the games.

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[–] Xioka 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Is the machine pulled from the playing room for service or do you have to work on machines during times of operation? What have you found historically lodged in the crevices from players? Have you discovered any attempt of hacking?

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[–] Casino_Guy [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I know some places to pull the game from the floor to make repairs.

At our place we to all repairs and maintenance on the floor.

If it's an issue that will take some time and work, we'll put the machines around it out of service to do what we need.

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