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tight slots??

hi im staying at the rio in april and have been told that the slots are sooo tight and u cant win any thing is this true?? if so i think i might change hotels

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1. Re: tight slots??

Been hearing tons about tight slots all over Vegas. I was there in Jan and almost every machine I sat at gave up a little something. Lots of bonus rounds and

saw many many flying monkeys!!

Move it around, if you aren't having any luck try something else.

You are probably coming to have fun - so just have fun!

Cheers,

VS

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2. Re: tight slots??

The hotels across the street from the RIO ( Gold Coast and Palms ) are known for lower limits ( GC ) , better video poker pay tables and possibly looser slots so you might be just a short walk away from a better chance at luck if you are not having luck at the Rio.

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3. Re: tight slots??

My buddy Whale Jo is in Vegas right now - I've been texting back and forth with him and will urge him to drop some coin in some of the slots and try and report back on how that goes. Unfortunately, he seems set on hitting the tables - which have not been kind to him, so far, this evening.

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4. Re: tight slots??

Hey crapshooter , or anyone. Where are the flying monkeys, My wife loves those machines and has had a hard time finding them.

I am not a slot player myself, but I know enough about how they work to know that they are seldom reprogrammed once a casino puts them in. In spite of this many people swear that the casinos can change the payback percentages at will and they can tighten them up on the weekend, and change back anytime.

Although that technology exists, the gaming commission has a big say about ever implementing such a tactic.

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5. Re: tight slots??

I tend to think that people are being more careful with there money. Maybe last trip you had more money in the bank so an extra 100 trying to get those bonus rounds wasn't really that big of a deal, now that things are a little tighter and you don't win right off the bat people assmue it's the "casino" tightening the slots.

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6. Re: tight slots??

I've always heard there are a lot of slots in Vegas.

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Rio was pretty good to us the 2nd week of Feb. We got almost 2 hours of play on the giant WoF machine for $20 in and we came out up about $60 on Star Trek. DW also played the Goldfish machines quite a bit and ended up about even for the week.

Of course, being a HET joint there's generally no playable VP, but we'd just walk next door to the GC or across to the Palms for that. DW had a fantastic WOZ run and cleared about $80 at the GC.

We also did pretty well at Bellagio, getting in about 4 hours of play and coming out down $20. Would have been down just $5 but DW just had to play VP, and the drink service was great that night so we popped a $15 TITO into a fifty cent machine... She then proceded to go on a 90 minute rampage while I slow played BJ on the machine next to her (I came out even on that). The only hands she wasn't dealt were a SF and Royal. That original $15 eventually ran out and we staggered over to Paris for the shuttle back to the Rio.

We budget $100 each per day for gambling, with winnings rolling over to the next day. For the 6 days we were there we ended up down $131 - so no big wins, but pretty good and we got in enough play to keep the free rooms coming.

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bufffalo ny
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8. Re: tight slots??

hi thanks for the help and ven better u told me they hav goldfish i love that game.thanks so much

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9. Re: tight slots??

I a tough economy, would it make sense to make gambling less apealling to people? Of course not.

If they were going to fiddle with the slots they would make them looser to stimulate more interest.

Do they raise the prices at stores during tough times or have more sales? They have more sales in hopes you will not only buy a loss leader but something else instead of shopping elsewhere.

Also booze would flow more freely. You can already see that hotel rooms are cheaper.

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10. Re: tight slots??

We just got back yesterday, played for 4 days and they are tight everywhere. Palace Station was a total waste of time and money. Everything on the strip was tight except for harrah's. But Harrah's high stakes room was a bust. Our friends played penny slots (I was surprised how they were everywhere and had the best areas of the casinos) and they pretty much walked away with money, but forget everything else. We were very disappointed.

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