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Slot Players Are Different

31 January 2023

By Frank Scoblete
Blackjack players, craps players, roulette players, Pai Gow Poker players and video-poker players (and players amongst most of the other games) all know or should know the established house edges on all of their bets. I do realize that some players do not know any of this information but it is all there to learn.

Smart players know what they are getting into when they play those games. They can actually plan strategies on how to protect themselves somewhat from a few of these house edges.

Slot players cannot do any of that. They must play the machine and hope it is going to get hot or, at least, get somewhat generous. I am guessing the slot players’ prayer is a really simple one, “Please don’t get cold!”

Yes, players can leave the machine they are playing but they will be going to another machine and they still won’t know what that machine is all about.

The third aspect to slot play is more in the court of the casino bosses in determining what kind of comps slot players should receive. As a group, they are really the most important players in the house. There are even some slot players who play machines worth a $100 or more a decision.

I have seen such players having to sit at machines with a casino aide who writes down their hits over $10,000 to be reported to the government.

[Please note: There was a time, long, long ago in a world far, far away, where gambling wins were free from taxes. That changed in the 1970s when the politicians saw the amount of money that could be extracted from casino players through taxes. Table-game players try various methods of hiding their wins of $10,000 or more, with greater or lesser degrees of success. Dealers’ tips were also taxed at that time.]

Sadly, you win that $10,000(+) and then lose the session and that win is still sent into the government. The house edge on taxes is really, really far greater than the house edge on almost all casino games. That is a fair assessment in my opinion.

The fourth fact is that slot players at times do become entranced by their machines. I’ve talked to thousands of them and most will mention that playing the machines is often akin to meditating. Maybe that’s why they can handle long losing streaks; they are in another state of consciousness. The machine is merely the method of transcending the world.

Will slot machines remain the number one game in the casinos in the future? I see no reason to believe some table game would replace them. They have something simple to sell; it doesn’t take any study to play them. You just sit or stand at a machine and put in your credit slip and hit the play button.

More money will still go into the machine than will come out of the machine. Players understand that in their hearts and heads. And that’s really, really true.

All the best in and out of the casinos!

Frank Scoblete’s web site is www.frankscoblete.com. His books are available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Kindle, e-books, libraries and bookstores.

This article is provided by the Frank Scoblete Network. Melissa A. Kaplan is the network's managing editor. If you would like to use this article on your website, please contact Casino City Press, the exclusive web syndication outlet for the Frank Scoblete Network. To contact Frank, please e-mail him at fscobe@optonline.net.

 

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Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

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Frank Scoblete
Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
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Books by Frank Scoblete:

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