Anyone else noticed a difference?

rudepete

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Maybe I am wrong, but this month it seems like the casinos have tightened up, especially the RTG's. And what happened to manager bonuses. Inetbet used to give them every month. Haven't see one from them in awhile. Been using bonus coupons to have a little extra money to play with and that isn't even lasting long enough to say I at least had fun. Bonus rounds on the slots are real far and few between too,and the payouts are lots smaller then they used to be.
I guess the economy is bad everywhere. I get no enjoyment from it anymore. I don't just play to win, I play for the entertainment too,trying to see if you can beat the odds. No fun anymore.:(
 

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rudepete said:
Maybe I am wrong, but this month it seems like the casinos have tightened up, especially the RTG's. And what happened to manager bonuses. Inetbet used to give them every month. Haven't see one from them in awhile. Been using bonus coupons to have a little extra money to play with and that isn't even lasting long enough to say I at least had fun. Bonus rounds on the slots are real far and few between too,and the payouts are lots smaller then they used to be.
I guess the economy is bad everywhere. I get no enjoyment from it anymore. I don't just play to win, I play for the entertainment too,trying to see if you can beat the odds. No fun anymore.:(
Yeah,the economy is bad but the FED insists on raising rates. Is the inflationary pressure so great in the US?
 

winbig

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You've got that right. Especially with gas here being so high. Alot of the people are doing good to keep gas in their tanks let alone gamble online. They're also expecting a 40-70% increase in home heating costs this year too.
 

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winbig72 said:
You've got that right. Especially with gas here being so high. Alot of the people are doing good to keep gas in their tanks let alone gamble online.
Assuming that by 'gas' you actually mean petrol - you should try living in the UK!!
It's more than double your price here - approx $7.83/gallon! :eek:

Back on the topic - I agree - I've been having very little luck recently on Crypto & MG slots (I don't play RTG), and I am also seeing fewer/worse bonus offers. :(
 

rudepete

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Thanks for the replies

Thanks all for the replies. I was hoping it wasn't just me. Inetbet PM'd me and said they hadn't gotten to the manager bonuses yet this month. Inetbet is usually good about such things. But it is good to see others are seeing the same things happen even at other casinos. I play many different ones, MG and Rtg and Iglobalmedia(whichever software that is) and it was all the same,couldn't play very long at very low bets. Use the bonuses others offer and you won't have to worry about wagering requirements cuz you won't get close to it. lol. BUt that is why they call it gambling. I do it for 2 reasons -to pass the time and at least double my money. So thanks all for the replies, I know then that others are seeing the same results and I haven't lost it yet, :D
OH paid $2.19 per gallon yesterday here in Michigan, only cuz our tourism is down now for the winter.
 

silcnlayc

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rudepete,

I have been saying this in the forum for the past 2 months, that something is "different" with the casinos, the slots and the very few and far between bonus rounds, I almost got blasted off the page for even saying this lol!:eek: :D I was told its just a bad run, etc etc...glad to know someone else is noticing this also....

I noticed this when they introduced the new games at Crystal Palace, Inetbet,eXtreme etc..and then to all othe RTG casinos. They HAVE tightened up the play on the slots as had a lot of other casinos IMO.

Since Intercasino introduced thier "new" games, it seems as if they have slowly tightened up also, but I still hit a good one or two there, but it costs quite a bit more to get that "hit" I noticed.

As you say, the "fun" has gone out of a lot of these casinos...so..I stick with the ones that I can actually stretch my dollars with....and make a little profit once in a while.
 

amatrine

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Re

I dont know. I did pretty well in all in all last month.

I did ok at inetbet, but I blew it back. Had 40 bucks up to 500 at one point
on ronin. Won 2 grande at sultans. Didnt get anywhere with bingo.
Now Im broke, so I have to take a break a while,lol

Ama
 

texas hooters

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MG has been tight for me all year long ! The last couple of months even tighter. I don't play other softwares so I wouldn't know about those. It drives me nuts when I can't get my deposit to last more than a few min. ! :cool:


Gas in Texas has gone from $3.24 a gallon down to $2.21. :eek2:
 

rudepete

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Know of what you speak

:cool:Take for instance, I just deposited$25 at Trident and had it up over 40 a couple times and could have cashed out, but just kept playing and played for hours. That is what I am talking about. As it says "this is for entertainment purposes only" So ENtertain me. But when I go through 25 dollars in 15 minutes at 20 cents a spin, something ain't Kosher.
Get this!!!!!!! Inetbet promotions PM'd me and said "oh yeah, you are on the list for manager bonus and will take care of it in a day or two. YOU don't want to know what I wrote to Emily at Inetbet. I have played there for years, and because I am not one of their big rollers I get set aside for a couple days. Not good for business my friends.:sniper:
 

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winbig72 said:
You've got that right. Especially with gas here being so high. Alot of the people are doing good to keep gas in their tanks let alone gamble online. They're also expecting a 40-70% increase in home heating costs this year too.
Yeah the oil Co.s are bending us over,"because they can".we get this bullsh*t all the time on the west coast like some refinery had a broken pipe so the price of gas will be going up .20/gal.within a day the price goes up. so they fix the pipe but the price stays up for weeks.Recently some oil co.s posted their quarterly results.Exxon had 10 BILLION in profits for 90 days the others were right behind them in the 9 and 8 billion range.I read this is the biggest quarterly profit ever recorded by any company anywhere.So our politicians who have the publics best interests in mind decided that maybe their was some price gouging going on(Somebodies kickback wasnt big enough).Suddenly the price has dropped about .40 in the last 2 weeks.Reminds me of a joke:Why do dogs lick their testicles?
Because they can
 

venetian

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So glad it's not just me seeing MG as being tight lately. I believe winning goes in cycles but this has been a long losing cycle for me. A few wins here and there but nothing to write home about. The last four or five deposits at Riverbelle with a matching bonus never got me up over the original deposit! It was a fast slide downhill, no fun at all. I haven't had a RF since July! But I am forever optimistic as my trip to Vegas is just a few days away....By the way I live in Oklahoma and gas was $1.96 today.
 

johnsteed

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The slots have sucked...

Oddly enough,

This has been THE GREATEST 4 weeks (mid-Oct up until late last week) in ages for me (since the 3rd quarter of '03).:notworthy Don't mean to kill peoples spirits.

Having said that, I've likely JINXED any further winnings for the remainder of '05 and possibly '06:( .

All I can say is that MG BJ (single deck/Flash) has been great to me lately. I generally alterate between BJ and Tombraider (with the odd spin at Thunderstruck). Whenever I take a small lead in BJ, I transfer over to Tombraider, and take 10 spins. I then go back and forth doing this. Keeps things more fun (at least for me), and I don't get hypnotized playing either game for too long.

Having said that, I've rarely done much damage playing slots the past while. It's really sucking these days. Over the past couple of months, I've had more than enough of my share of extended losing streaks between free spins on all MG slots. I hear people complaining about going 300-350 without a free spin. Geez, I long for the days that the longest streaks between free spins were that LOW. I went for 850 just 2 weeks ago on Thunderstruck. OUCH!!! That's okay (not really) IF you get some wicked bonus money in the free spins mode, but that hasn't really been happening lately.:confused: :what: :(
 

moe506

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gas and casinos

the gas in pa has dropped from 327 a gal to 217 a gal but the fuel for heating went from 2500 a yr here in nat gas to 4500,,,the casinos all have tightened up ,,wondering if they are all getting yr end bonuses ,,never seen tight like i see now
spent 300$ in last week on 4 casinos and all were tight
 

kingo'mountain

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sorry to be a jackdonkey, but aren't most of the casino games randomized? (even if the games pay certain precentage)
...

i mean, losing streaks and winning streaks are proportional (sp?), thats all i say
 

imkellye

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Has anyone thought that maybe the slots are so tight because of something else..the pending legislation perhaps? I think that these casinos are trying to make as much as they can right now, antipating the time when gambling will be illegal from the U.S. Just my thoughts... I may be wrong, it sure won't be the first time LoL
Kellye
 

bpb

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Observing a few hours of play on a high variance game like slots isn't enough to draw any meaningful conclusions on whether the payout % has changed.

Regardless, does it really matter if casinos have tightened slot payouts? Say they've gone from paying out 95% to paying 90%. At $.50/spin and 15 spins per minute, you're going from losing $22/hr to losing $45/hr. What's the difference? You're getting taken to cleaners either way.

Anyone willing to piss away $20/hr willingly shouldn't spend time worrying about whether they're actually losing $30/hr, or $40/hr.
 
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