Am I imagining this?!

BeanParpington

Experienced Member
Ok so it might be foil hatting but I'm beginning to find that bonus rounds seem to occur a hell of a lot more frequently when I've taken a bonus and have wagering to play through?!

It literally happens every time I take a bonus, whatever slot I play I get a feature pretty quickly yet if I deposit without bonus funds I can't hit sod all!

I maybe imagining this but to say it's a little suspect is a bit of an understatement!

Does anyone else notice this or is it only me?
 

goatwack

Swingin' like Darryl Strawberry
CAG
I think that sometimes too. Bonus play on occasion is extremely loose, with features flying in from all angles. I do raise an eyebrow when this happens on games like DOA but of course I'll be sat there crossing my fingers and not complaining.

Many others also notice how wagering is going swimmingly right before completion, and then dies.

Of course there is no way of proving or disproving this theory, I'm only going on my own observations. Maybe it's just wishful thinking, who knows :thumbsup:

But in answer to your question, I do feel as though bonus play is different, almost as if in 'free mode' and certainly at the beginning of wagering.

Whew, my tinfoil hat almost fell off when I typed that :eek:
 

BeanParpington

Experienced Member
I think that sometimes too. Bonus play on occasion is extremely loose, with features flying in from all angles. I do raise an eyebrow when this happens on games like DOA but of course I'll be sat there crossing my fingers and not complaining.

Many others also notice how wagering is going swimmingly right before completion, and then dies.

Of course there is no way of proving or disproving this theory, I'm only going on my own observations. Maybe it's just wishful thinking, who knows :thumbsup:

But in answer to your question, I do feel as though bonus play is different, almost as if in 'free mode' and certainly at the beginning of wagering.

Whew, my tinfoil hat almost fell off when I typed that :eek:
Haha I agree 100%! Of course I'm not moaning about the ease of hitting features on bonus play but sometimes I find myself thinking why the hell cant I get a run like this without the bloody wagering?!

I agree that once you complete about 80% of the wagering the wins vanish too haha

There's definitely something fishy going on....
 

barbara12

Senior Member
Agreed. I always hit a big win at the beginning of the wagering and then all things go to hell. But when playing without a bonus I never get that big hit. I always thought there was something odd about that. Oh yeah -- fit me up with that tin foil hat -- size 6 please.
 

BeanParpington

Experienced Member
Agreed. I always hit a big win at the beginning of the wagering and then all things go to hell. But when playing without a bonus I never get that big hit. I always thought there was something odd about that. Oh yeah -- fit me up with that tin foil hat -- size 6 please.
Haha funny how that happens isn't it! I'd say if I take a bonus at least 75% of the time I'll hit a feature almost straight away that pays 100x stake or more, yet if I deposit without a bonus I'm pretty much bust in 5 minutes with zero features and a few piddly wins!

I just think it happens far too often to be a coincidence
 

goatwack

Swingin' like Darryl Strawberry
CAG
*I just want to throw a disclaimer in there that the views expressed are those of Goatwack and not for the express purpose of placing horse heads at the end of my bed.

Already got loads, thankyou. Could Netent & co give me some advance warning as I still have to create some space.

Thanks in advance :eek:
 

jackanory2279

Registered
not to sound butt-hurt.. but 90% of my big wins have came at a time when ive got 3k in wagering to do..

i dont actually win anythin relevant without a bonus,
 

chiya

Senior Member
PABnononaccred
Doesn't really happen to me .. I do remember some occasions of winning big literally at the start of wagering and then ending up busting but I don't think that means I'm getting more bonuses or anything..

However .. Recently as I've participated in the VS freeroll battles I've found myself getting features A LOT more often on games in which I NEVER get the features when I play with my own money OR bonus money. I could play 500 rounds on Elements and never score that stupid feature, but on the Element freeroll the other day I think I got 5 features in the 100 spins .. They paid out quite meh, but still.

Coincidence? I think not :rolleyes:. (Though it probably is).
 

BeanParpington

Experienced Member
It's definitely a bit suspect isn't it....

Last night I deposited without a bonus and was bust in a few minutes without any features or decent wins again, then played at another casino and took a deposit bonus and almost straight away went on a run of hitting features?!!

Just sat there thinking oh what a surprise! Here we bloody go again!
 

Jono777

Meister Member
CAG
mm1
mm4
Each slots TRTP has a built in 'Check if they are playing with a bonus' feature.

This is designed (and judging by this thread, working) to throw out its best returns once this bonus is detected.

When no bonus is detected (or WR is below £100 to go) this then kicks in the -4% and slots go into gobble you up mode.

I thought everyone knew that :eek: :p
 

goatwack

Swingin' like Darryl Strawberry
CAG
It's definitely a bit suspect isn't it....

Last night I deposited without a bonus and was bust in a few minutes without any features or decent wins again, then played at another casino and took a deposit bonus and almost straight away went on a run of hitting features?!!

Just sat there thinking oh what a surprise! Here we bloody go again!
There's always the 'new casino plays better' theory, which is also noticeable. Play your favourite delights at the same casino with or without a bonus, but play at a new casino and the games play 'rather differently', at least for the first session.

Pretty much every game starts well, which is suspect enough, and the bonuses also kick in very early. One thing I've observed too.

Bear in mind that we're going into Gold Tinfoil territory now! :eek:
 

Harry_BKK

Meister Member
CAG
mm1
Had the case just last night on TSII

-120 + 120 bonus,
- wagering done only with the bonus part, 30X B
- the cash part disappeared in no time, so 3600 to wager,
- never busted out no matter what bet size i was playing
- 5 x up and down between about 20-40$ --> 250,
- 75% completed, yet again around 250, go on higher bets for a little longer, 3 x bonus rounds within 50 spins,
- balance at 750$ with 700 left to wager
- ended wagering at 450, RTP for the last 200 spins appr. 55%:eek:

So the cash part disappears super quickly, bonus part i can keep up no problem, the soon i am close to get to 100% wagering the slot drops dead again.....hmmmm, tin foil hat moment there for sure :rolleyes: :D
 

goatwack

Swingin' like Darryl Strawberry
CAG
Had the case just last night TSII

-120 + 120 bonus,
- wagering done only with the bonus part, 30X B
- the cash part disappeared in no time, so 3600 to wager,
- never busted out no matter what bet size i was playing
- 5 x up and down between about 20-40$ --> 250,
- 75% completed, yet again around 250, go on higher bets for a little longer, 3 x bonus rounds within 50 spins,
- balance at 750$ with 700 left to wager
- ended wagering at 450, RTP for the last 200 spins appr. 55%:eek:

So the cash part disappears super quickly, bonus part i can keep up no problem, the soon i am close to get to 100% wagering the slot drops dead again.....hmmmm, tin foil hat moment there for sure :rolleyes: :D
You weren't wearing the correct attire. It's gold for new casinos, aluminium for everyday use. Gold is reserved for veterans and indicates many a botched session.

The ultimate hat can only be reached by a select few, for its powers shield from all evil. It's the titanium hat, and I'm probably only another two bad sessions away from getting it! :oops:
 

weesie

Ueber Meister
I feel much the same way as you guys....

The main reason I don't take a deposit bonus............ knowing odds are I will NEVER

make wagering.


Also........... tin-foil hat theories.......... this thread has "dunovers'" name all over it!!

The CM resident tin-foil hat specialist!;)
 

goatwack

Swingin' like Darryl Strawberry
CAG
I feel much the same way as you guys....

The main reason I don't take a deposit bonus............ knowing odds are I will NEVER

make wagering.


Also........... tin-foil hat theories.......... this thread has "dunovers'" name all over it!!

The CM resident tin-foil hat specialist!;)
Indeed. Dunover is the Tinfoil Grand Maester. Last I heard he was re-stocking on tinfoil because of the Rhino.

If anyone sees a Rhino on the loose with tinfoil around its horn, please notify CM immediately :eek: :xxx
 

Jono777

Meister Member
CAG
mm1
mm4
You weren't wearing the correct attire. It's gold for new casinos, aluminium for everyday use. Gold is reserved for veterans and indicates many a botched session.

The ultimate hat can only be reached by a select few, for its powers shield from all evil. It's the titanium hat, and I'm probably only another two bad sessions away from getting it! :oops:
Save any 'needy' members I have a few of these, You're more than welcome to take them off my hands as I've invested in the latest full nuclear proof, all signing/dancing outfit.

Maybe a little draughty around the rear end since I discovered that darn Rhino!
 

xxshepxx

Experienced Member
PABnononaccred
MM
Dont dare speak out about ACTUAL experiences, you will get told its all tin foil had conspiracies.

No bonus....800 spins on Jurassic Park @ 90p a spin without a feature,....on more than one occasion in a row.

Very very regularly over 400spins for a feature on any microgaming slot

600 spins on Gonzos Quest @ £1 a spin without a bonus.

Over 1000spins on DOA @ 27p a spin before a 5xstake bonus.

You would think thats a worst highlights of a gambling year.... but thats just the norm and thats in the past 2 weeks.

Things have 100% gotten worse, I very rarely mention it as it gets the usual replies (which this will too) I used to enjoy online gaming. But there isnt anything to enjoy anymore, games with crazy low RTP's never finding out how a Casino's WD process is because nobody wins enough to try it.

Think I'm done with online gaming. No entertainment in it anymore....oh but hang on, if I just deposit £4000 at the casino I use the most, they will AWARD me 10fs on Starburst @ 10p per spin.....Yes, the promos are also GASH...!
 

gagamel

Professional smurf hunter
MM
Dont dare speak out about ACTUAL experiences, you will get told its all tin foil had conspiracies.

No bonus....800 spins on Jurassic Park @ 90p a spin without a feature,....on more than one occasion in a row.

Very very regularly over 400spins for a feature on any microgaming slot

600 spins on Gonzos Quest @ £1 a spin without a bonus.

Over 1000spins on DOA @ 27p a spin before a 5xstake bonus.

You would think thats a worst highlights of a gambling year.... but thats just the norm and thats in the past 2 weeks.

Things have 100% gotten worse, I very rarely mention it as it gets the usual replies (which this will too) I used to enjoy online gaming. But there isnt anything to enjoy anymore, games with crazy low RTP's never finding out how a Casino's WD process is because nobody wins enough to try it.

Think I'm done with online gaming. No entertainment in it anymore....oh but hang on, if I just deposit £4000 at the casino I use the most, they will AWARD me 10fs on Starburst @ 10p per spin.....Yes, the promos are also GASH...!
Have a break :):)
 
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