25 years ago two of my mates were addicted to them, couldnt go out with them as they’d be on nudgie all night. Never understood attraction with gambling mind.
for work experience at school me and a mate got to 'work' at a place in Chilton that serviced arcade games and fruit machines. Needless to say we used to spend all day playing on them and keeping the tokens from back of machines....Has anyone ever seen the stash of money collected in when one of them machines get emptied? must be at least a months wage.
Best way to do itI'm fine with that.
I have a couple of mates that play them a lot. I once pulled £20 out while one was getting change and said fuck all when he got back.
From what I remember it was an old machine without a slot for notes, he went to the bar for change as he thought it was going to play (it did) and asked me to guard it (I didn't).Best way to do it
Tbh Having to go out to the cash point for more funds is a bad sign and usually means the machine is shafting you and will shaft you more when you get back!
You don't understand the logic of avoiding a gambling phenomena that, if played to infinity, is bound to lose ?Because you might win?
I don’t understand this logic. It’s true that the machine will make more than it pays out, it’s just a question of hitting it at the right time.
Pub Slots are ok for that as they are compensated to maintain the win percentage (usually between 70-78%), video slots are a different kettle of fish now as the percentage payout is usually higher but most of them are no longer compensated (THIS GAME IS RANDOM is the giveaway). These are linked to a central server and the payout percentage can be spread across a number of sites, so you could be sticking hundreds in while some random miles away has stuck in a couple of quid and dropped the jackpot twice!I was quite bad on them a while back. I would go tot he club with 50 quid to spend, 20 was for pints and 30 would be for the bandit. It is a club one where you can win up to £500 quid, which i have won a couple of times and various 100's, 200's but mainly lost. I stopped completely about a year ago and now will only put any money in if someone had put a load in and not won anything back but that will be limited to 5 or 10 quid
They won’t, they can still take as much money but just in a different wayThey'll be a thing of the past in less than a year. Maximum stake has been reduced from £100 to £2 in recent weeks - it'll be the beginning of the end for high street bookmakers.
Fully behind them being slowly cut out, they're a horrible addiction.