Fruit Machines

The Butcher

Winger
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.
 

td586

Midfield
horrendous for them, when I got my first job in 89.

get paid on a Thursday, go to the cash machine and take my wage out. pay my mother her board etc, then straight to the chippie and pretty much end up putting everything else I had, in.

a 'mate' :lol: more often than not, would step up and drop it.

i'll have the odd daft couple of quid in the old un's down roker sea front, but that's me.
 
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SAFCGardian

Midfield
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
 

JJH

Midfield
in the 80's as a kid used to be addicted to them.....Saturday morning down Spenny arcade with my mate with £5 pocket money and blew it all.
Luckily grew out of it but can see how folk can get addicted to them
 

safcrob

Midfield
Has anyone ever seen the stash of money collected in when one of them machines get emptied? must be at least a months wage.
 

JJH

Midfield
Has anyone ever seen the stash of money collected in when one of them machines get emptied? must be at least a months wage.
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....
 

waddy999

Winger
Ridiculous habit, strawberries and donkeys spring to mind.
I too have no idea how to work them, perhaps that why I'm well off. :cool:
 

cluffy

Striker
I'm fine with that. :lol:

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.
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!
 
Interesting point about the hang man era games is that they changed the difficulty depending on how thick they thought you were so near a university was on maximum setting for difficulty. I'm completely expecting the games in shields to have 'which letter is at the start of the alphabet'
 
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!
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).

After he got back and it wasn't playing I jumped on, pulled out about a tenner and bought him a pint as I'm a nice lad. :lol:
 

Skandhaless

Striker
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.
You don't understand the logic of avoiding a gambling phenomena that, if played to infinity, is bound to lose ?
True you might win but it's not based on logic is it.
 
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
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!
 

WildTurkey

Midfield
They'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.
They won’t, they can still take as much money but just in a different way
 

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