Vegas Bright Podcast Episode 17: Slot Machine Methodology?

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Michael Movestro’s wife Angie joins the show for a funny discussion on slot strategies or “Slot Machine Methodology”.

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Talking about “Slot Machine Methodology.” Some might say it’s bullshit…but I noticed back on our first trip together that my wife plays slots differently than I do, and she always does better. So I tried her method on my solo trip…and it worked, really well! My wife joins me in the studio for the “Slot Methodology” segment, but before that, it’s Vegas News Around the Web and the Vegas Bright Week in Review.

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Michael Movestro
Michael Movestro is an award-winning composer and Las Vegas enthusiast. A long time reader of Vegas Chatter, Michael started Vegas Bright to continue the tradition when Chatter cashed out. Michael is proud to serve as Vegas Bright's Editor in Chief.

6 Comments on "Vegas Bright Podcast Episode 17: Slot Machine Methodology?"

  1. theypullmebackin | September 5, 2016 at 9:06 am |

    That’s how the casinos “get you.” Those big jackpots only come with max bets so you imagine not betting max, hitting the jackpot and being devastated. I guess for myself if the jackpot is four to low-five figures I’ll try Angie’s method so I could gamble longer but those progressives with millions I’ll have to bet max because if I ever hit the jackpot and didn’t I just might shoot myself.

    As far as playing/not playing all the lines, I can’t see if I woulda missed a hit after nine lines anyway so I might scale back myself.

  2. I have a lot of “methodology” when it comes to baccarat; but I also know that’s really about me having a “fun time.” Since, well, the odds are the odds. I would caveat most conversations vis-a-vis slots the same way. RNG is RNG. House edge, is house edge. Short term, will always be short term. Small samples, are not really representative. For example, my SO “hates” casinos and probably has played slots/vp less than anyone I know (in my circle of casino friends)…. She managed to hit a $20,000 Royal Flush. Sort of ironic, especially since I’ve never managed to hit a Royal like that. But, the sharing of stories is always really good stuff.

    • Michael Movestro | September 8, 2016 at 3:49 pm |

      All I know is going about slot play like my wife does has been more profitable for me, but it could also be me having a “fun time” :) Thanks, Michael!

  3. I agree that max bet is the way to go! I hit a mega-jackpot on those $%#! Quick Hits once with .60 bet and, while I was pretty happy with $1500, I was also a little sick about missing out on $9000 for max bet. Some machines don’t even pay the top prize or bonus round without the max bet. You have to make sure you understand the game before playing.

  4. Well, I just got back from a trip to Vegas. While there, I sat down at a Triple Diamond, 20-line slot and noticed that the person before me had hit all three triples. I was thinking what a great hit, what did they win when I noticed they had played only 3 lines, so that hit wasn’t on a pay line! Moral, if you can’t play max bet, at least play all lines!

  5. So funny to listen to other people going on about slot methods and BUFFALO! I take my mom – huge slots fan – to Vegas twice a year and we are the same way. She does max bets, but finds the strategy doesn’t pay the way it used to. I am like your wife and work different levels to see which, if any, seem to pay. Sure enough, I’m seeing more payout at the mid-level bets, which is a change from past experience. I would go with all lines more, but have you noticed max keeps getting higher and higher? Max used to be 3 or 4 dollars, now I’ve seen Buffalo at 7 dollar max. The huge machines are vampires, now. And yes, Buffalo mocks us. “shut up. I hate you. stupid buffalo.”

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