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Anyone ever work at a gaming casino?

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Hello:
    I recently spent a couple hours on a Monday and a Tuesday at Mystic Casino in Minnesota. On a Monday, I was there from 12 noon to 2pm and the slot machines were very quiet in the area that I was in. On Tuesday, I was there from 10pm to midnight and the same slots in the same area were dropping some very nice pots. My question is to anyone who has worked at a casino and really know how slot machines work, Does management have the ability to make machines payoff more at certain times of the day? If so, do they have to set each individual machine or is there a central switch that can do this for them? Just wondering.
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  2. whiz-bang

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    No and no.
     
  3. Pull & Mark

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    Steve, when I lived out in Las Vegas they could set the machines to return 97 percent of their take. This was a common number for the return on the casino's at the north end of the strip. The main drag was more like 95 percent return. The machines had to opened up to set them and could be changed by a tech pretty quickly. The machines have changed much in the 30 years since I have been there. LOL. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  4. halfmile

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    I have been in the room full of printers at one of our Native American casinos, and they are all wired back. One of our club members had a daughter in law working there, and the machines can be remotely controlled.

    Employees are forbidden to gamble at their own casino, but may go elsewhere, and if they divulge information they qere promised to be prosecuted.

    HM
     
  5. msmith

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    I know an electrician that works at a Native American Casino in Western New York. All of their slots are wired into mainframe. They can be "loosed or tightened" depending on managements needs. The employees at these casinos are also forbidden to gamble at their work place. Mike
     
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    I was a Dealer in Las Vegas (4 Queens) at one time while attending UNLV. The Slots Manager once told me the slots, depending on location were kept at 78% return to the Casino.
     
  7. blkcloud

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    yes and yes
     
  8. senior smoke

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    Very interesting to say the least. Here in Milwaukee we have a Indian casino. It appears between the first of the month to the 15th slots are loose. From the 15th to the end of each month, they appear to be very tight. A friend of mine at work goes there a few times per week, he said Mondays appear to be the worst day to play the slots there. He also said it seems after 9pm at night that they loosen the machines up, especially on weekends.
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  9. halfmile

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    Whenever they want more jackpots to excite the crowd is when they reprogram them.

    It's basically child psychology. The casino in our area is the biggest curse for workers, you can go there and lose your paycheck before you even get home.

    I wish gambling was still confined to Vegas. We have had several suicides, a few armed robberies, and countless domestic problems from the friggin Indian casino.

    Burn it.

    HM
     
  10. Big Heap

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    Forget the slots - hit the buffet. A trapshooting friend who is a wholesale meat supplier was told by the chef at one of his Indian casino customers that the management told him he could lose $1 million in the food service in the next year to attract customers. The 99 cent shrimp cocktail and the $6.99 prime rib are both very popular.
     
  11. sliverbulletexpress

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    If you could prove any of the facts about the slots being hooked to a main frame or being rigged in any way you would have a heck of a lawsuit on your hands. The State gaming commisions and the Feds would be very interested in that.

    I miss the days in Vegas when you could get a prime rib for $2.99 and a huge shrimp cocktail for 99c and the drinks when you were gambling were really free. There buffets are still pretty good bargains but not like the old days and the best ones have outrageous lines.
     
  12. senior smoke

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    Trying to write between customers at work. While I was at the Mystic casino in Minnesota, I picked up a brochure of there casino. As I am laying in bed that night I started laughing out loud. My wife ask me what's so funny? When you open the casino brochure inside the cover are three Indian men in charge of the casino. The first guy is the CEO, the second guy was the assistant to the CEO. What made me laugh was the CEO and his assistant have the same last name. It is spelled "CROOKS" true story.
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  13. wolfram

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    As a means of attracting people to the various casinos, some of them advertise psy out rates of 95-97%. So evidently those payout rates are electronically controlled and are adjustable. Who knows the extent that those payout rates are adjusted.

    What I do know for sure is that casinos stay in buisness by taking in alot more money than they pay out. Unfortunately the slot machines with their noises and lights are addictive to a suprising number of people and it is a very damaging kind of addiction that seems to grow rapidly and without boundaries.

    Yes I know the gaming industry here in NV pays a lot of taxes and employs alot of people but I don't see those benefits as outweighing the extreme amount of damage that is being done to many local families around here due to complusive gambling and the industry that cultivates such behavior.
     
  14. W.P.T.

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    The Casinos are mounuments to losers, thats how they build the new casinos on the losers money ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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    And If you don't give the cocktail waitress five bucks you won't see her for another "free" drink.
     
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    I could not agree more with halfmile......CLOSE ALL Tribal casinos......



    GS
     
  17. sliverbulletexpress

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    midalake, you don't think we owe Native Americans at least that much? I enjoy going to Indian Casinos, I'm an adult and know my limits.

    There is a big difference between payout percentages and fixing the machines to pay out only at certain times. There is an electronic chip certified by the gaming commission that determines the random payout which is. I'm not saying the slots are a good game to play just that the rumors you hear are so much BS, like asking an attendant which machine is hot they will all steer you towards one but they don't know anymore than you do. I play blackjack and poker, at least skill plays a small part, not to get rich but because I enjoy it.
     
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    Yeah why not . WE took all their land and put most on reservations . Now when they can start making something back from America , you want to take it away from them and let the other crooks with big money run the casinos ???? It will always be a losing situation for the average player . Glad I broke even Wednesday and Thursday at Mount Airy Lodge in PA . Nice golf course with $20 back for the slots and a Senior Buffet for $7.77 .
     
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    I believe that slots account for 80 percent of all casino revenue. Better off throwing some dice. No computer chips in them. Good luck Chuck Hrosik
     
  20. blkcloud

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    I wish gambling was still confined to Vegas. We have had several suicides, a few armed robberies, and countless domestic problems from the friggin Indian casino.

    Burn it.

    HM

    we have this problem also.. but here we call it crystal meth
     
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