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Advantage playing slot tournaments?

Discussion in 'Casino Tournaments' started by maxev, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. maxev

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    So I have a theory that's just a theory, but I did test it twice and there could be something to it.

    Most casino-sponsored slot tournaments are now held on Everi's TournEvent bank of slot machines. That's when they switch out current games and put them all into tournament mode. Then everyone bangs away and winners are automatically posted.

    During your 3-minute button mashing session, objects appear onscreen that you touch for additional points.

    Some versions of TournEvent also have their mascot pop up...

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    ...and when you touch him, you automatically advance to 1st place.

    Over the past couple years, I've played over a dozen of these TournEvents and never saw him appear.

    So then I intentionally tried to throw a tournament -- playing slower, not touching the other objects, and staying in last place.

    The two times I did this, he showed up and I zoomed to 1st. Then I played as fast as I could. One time I managed to maintain 1st place (though it was just for the session).

    It makes sense to me that they would design the game this way to satisfy the player. Frequently in slot tourneys, someone is so far ahead that it's not worth it to continue to the next session. But here, any worse score could become the best and everyone playing still has a chance (they do have a disclaimer saying that you only have the possibility of advancing to first place if you're in third place or lower).

    How's that for a crackpot theory? If you happen to play one of these, it may be worth further investigation and reporting back. Especially if last place is guaranteed a prize anyway.


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