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Reminiscences of a Slot Player

Discussion in 'Hit and Run - Quick Trip Reports!' started by Joeunnal888, Jun 30, 2020.

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    I learned early that there is nothing new in gambling. There can’t be because greed is as old hunger. Whatever happens in the casino floor today has happened before and will happen again.* Some of us learn. Some of none-us will never know if they were lucky today
    Some of us will rince and repeat. I fall on the 3rd catagories. But with relish every time. Well maybe I too should cut down. So begins the story of a slot player, who flushed with recent win took a challenge with a stubborn "Cats" and survived to tell the tale.

    If you are a well disciplined player, go away. But if you ever had been to the abyss and stared at the empty wallet thinking WTF, you are my kindred soul. And for you I will share my recent trip...after my nap.. It was...memorable. I decided to journal this trip to remind myself not to go that deep again...soon. At least for the rest of the year.

    *paraphrased from another writer.
     
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    Go Jesse.
     
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    Where should I start? Well beginning of course. But in this case the beginning did not start that day but few weeks before. I have been having amazing run, especially my biggest win from Cleo II. So embolden and flushed with cash I ventured back out. I have set of machines I like and for this place it is Cats. I usually play 30 then gradually increase. But in this case I started right off the bet. Quickly I won several JP including this one. 20200629_184456.jpg 20200629_184458.jpg
    I just got here and was up very nicely. So of course my thinking is oh today is my lucky day I must play.
     
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    Yes. I can see where this is going, but I’m hoping for redemption in the end!
     
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    I was getting lower amt JPs but enough to keep attendants busy and not draining my BR. I started to think maybe since I am betting a lot I am getting more JP. Well folks that ain't true. And the second mistake I made was playing vulture. Machine next...I mean next to next mine was being played by multiple people. But it was not hitting. Unlike me those smart players would play some and when it did not recipricate, they found another partner. But me, at that stage, saw that and thought humm I think it is time it should hit.

    Well people who are add...find great interested in slots are often the types who thinks they see a pattern, so I heard. Although it should be random, I think deep I believe it is not. I do think there are two modes. One that pays low pay often
    And one that does not pay for a while then give big win. In fact this win was won after long dry period. I still cannot believe it was an eight spin bonus. Shows that when you are lucky, you are lucky. I just love this pic. I should frame it. Sigh....
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    So off I move to next next machine, thinking that I figured it all out. Well I did.
    Beautiful Panther run. 20200629_203149.jpg
     
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    I have no idea what happened. Usually I move around (do not leave yet) because I think I had squeezed enough juice out of it. But that day, I kept on playing sMe machine. Oh I remember. Last time I won a JP I did move to another machine. But then I had to painfully witness someone playing that with lower bet and winning amazing amt. My mistake was not moving to another machine but moving to machine too close to it. But at the time I was crying inside. Even the slot attendant (by now they are all my friends) whispered condolences. Of course that incident has nothing to do with this. Different time, game, casino. But hey if I am logical, I shouldn't be playing slots. My math friends always laugh at me saying by playing slots I am throwing money away. But dude. I do not want to do math when I am in the casino. And I may be degerate but I am not delusinal thinking you can win money by playing other games. In the end if will all end up with the house unless you stop completely afrer a big win. I play for the fun, not yo pay my rent. I like the simple beauty of just pressing button and some doing math for you. So I kept on playing. And that is when win just dried up. One time I met a lady who loves Twinwins as much as I do telling me she put in 70k on one machine. I was like how? Like bad position turns into "investment" at some point you are married to it, shot gun style. I just could not win. None will line up and if hit bonus, it will pay ~10x the bet or lower. It started as oh you want to play. Then oh you want to show me what you can do. Then oh I see this is how it ia going. I am not a quitter when it comea to hard work like pressing different buttons and rubbing the acreen from time to time. Then oh I will show you who the bosa is. And that is another tendency I heard. Persistant to the point of arrogance. Nothing wrong with being persistent and arrogant. But for me, not the best attitude to have when I am on a losing streak. I really thought I had enough money to cycle thru the dry spell. But the thing about dry spell is, sometimes it is 100 cycles, sometimes it is 500 cycles. And the pain, the pain. The machine that gaveth now taketh in a most mercelessth way.
     
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    That lady did tell me she did hit 5 twinwins which is like the great white whale (aka highest symbols), all lined up. But by then she had lowered the bet so she won 30kish not enougj to recover the loss. Maybe if she has not lowered the bet she may have run ouf money before that hit but who knows. Well thing about fighting the dry cycle is it ia not always guranteed win at the end of the tunnel is worth it. So when I got to the end of that tunnel, I was met with blue fin tuna, not a whale. Big but not big enough.
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    I mean it could have been a whale if tunnel was shorter. Like Orwell supposedly said (not heard first hand cannot be sure. Haha) whether a story has a happy ending or not depends on where you stop the story.
     
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    By now I am tired. Very tired. Chasing winning or tilting is no easy feat. So I have a choice to walk away. Got some back. Let's go home and remind myself machines are always smarter like market and I know s#*^about f-ing pattern. I mean there is no way I can get back what I lost and this is as biggest this will be. While I was thinking my finger, like some body par having its own brain, kept pushing the button. Then I got a consolation win. 20200630_044137.jpg
     
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    Holy crap. You must’ve had a shit ton of theo.
     
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    So then I am like well even with this win there is no way I am going to make back the money I lost. So with that chant, and being a true degen, I moved to another Cats. The one I was playing before I moved to this sandhole. Well right away I hit this.
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    I am like are you kidding me? One symbol away from all time high which would have pushed ne to very green is besides the point. The point is, if I had stayed on this first one, I would have won this and kept all the win. Ok...I am not so sure. Maybe I would have found other sandhole machine. But I would not have drained all that money chasing the win that was big but not big enough. Maybe I was not thinking straight since I was tired, hungey, cranky and sleepy. But what a dumbass move I made. Now I think back I am like shut up. Someone else could have come by and played that machine so I was lucky that it was a slow night. But at the time I was dumbfounded.
     
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    So what do I do? Well I move to another Cats of course. But this time I moved further away from those two. I would not have energy to congratulate someone if he or she wins a lot from any of those two. Better conserve energy. Actually that was a good move. Steady wins started coming, including this.
    Damn video is too big. I will upload screenshots.
     
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    This bonus had several good hits including this
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    To end up
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    And this is why I love slots because you have no idea what will happen. Some said some people love slots because it is life compresed into short session, like on a FF. You fail and you recover and you get to witness all that. Well all I cared at this point was omg it is possible to recover!
    Minds you I was still red but the shade of red got so much lighter. Maybe I played out my dry cycle and was on pre lucky streak. But by then I was very tired and playing felt like work. If I going to shove Bennies I should at least enjoy playing it, damn it! So I decided to leave sfter few more spins. Cashed out. And came home.
     
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    So why did I decided to write this? Well not to do lesson learn shit since I will never learn. At this age this is it. Reason is to note few observations. First, after dry spell, machine do tends to give big win. But to go thru dry spell portion is not fun, you may run out of money and big win may not be enough. So cut the loss and move on to different one that may give you small wins but more often and therefore more fun. If I am the type who learns from my mistakes I will do that.
    Second, tilting is the best diet plan becsuse you forget you are hungry. Ok, cost benefit may suck big time depends on your bet size but I did lose few pounds. It is like doing a most expensive diet!
    Third, writing this after good rest made me appreciate the big comeback even more. There were many other junior JPs but when they happen close to each other do add up. I cannot believe I was able to recover that much in last hour or so.

    So there it is. And I will say this again. Will be refraining from playing for a while. Well maybe after the 7/4 wknd. Nah we shall see.

    Thanks for reading.
     
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    I think if I had played like this at mgm, i may have gotten mansion slippers. :D
     
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    Sorry for all the typos folks. I have sucky grammer and fat thumbs with bad aim. I will continue to fix them but if not, just fill the gap with your imagination. ;)
     
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    Probably would've got a robe too. MGM does have some crazy players though. Last trip, I watched someone slamming $1,000 spins of Mystical Mermaid.
     
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    Nah. There is no way I can and will play there. Somethings are best admired from the distance.
     
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    Nah; just throw that android phone away and get iOS. Haha
     
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    Nice read. Keep finding big wins in your future!
     
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