I have noticed over the past few months on penny and nickle , dime machines that the payouts have been cut in half, by this I mean 100k coin payouts are now 50k payouts,
Another thing I noticed at the Venetian last weekend was a slot attentant was monitoring the slot machines every hour listing the bonus payouts. the last time I saw this happen, the casino replace the machines with a machine that had a lower % payoff, ie 96% to 89%.
I play mostly max bet on the machines but did notice most machines were hitting more offen on 40 or 70 cent bets, when they did hit on max coin they would more often pay only a few dollars vs the 70 cent bets were paying out 30-120,00. has any one eles notice this. Machines that used to pay 1100-1200 jackpot are now paying 500 jack. I watch a women who was jumping between 9, 15, 30 60 and 300 once hit bonus rounds one after another while I dumped 100 bucks without a hit. stupid I know.
After 14 hrs a day play between the Palazzo and Venetian I didn't see 1 hand pay in 4 days, I'm not saying it didn't happen, all I'm saying is I didn't see it.