Question Gambling with Slots - Luck or Skill?

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I'd love to hear you're thoughts on this subject, as some believe that every element of gaming is governed by luck. On the other hand, there are those who believe that success can’t truly be reaped in gaming unless a player utilises carefully-honed skill.

So what is gaming governed by: luck or skill?
 

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Outcomes are 100% luck due to the (apparent :rolleyes:) total random nature of the games.

I do feel there is a 'skill' portion of gaming however. This I feel includes the following...

What slots to play, what slots to avoid, what bet sizes to start out at, when to increase/decrease bet, when to change game, which casinos to play at/avoid, when to withdraw, never to reverse, all could loosely be described as 'skill' based IMO.
 

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I'm with Jon on this one.

The only "skill" I recently used is when to cash out before the slot turns cold. With IR (the slot I have been playing most recently) this has worked because after I cashed out it suddenly turned and took money almost quicker than it gave.
 

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I agree with the above posts. My approach to gambling is that it is not how much you win but how little you lose.
It applies much more comfortably with card games,especially online group games such as texas holdem,but it can easily be applied to online slots. Don't expect to win big and be tight with what you have got.
 

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Bankroll management is the key and self discipline is a skill in itself. Though there are times when the session is doomed regardless of what slot is played.

As for cpu based table games, they're more bent than a 9- bob note. Following any type of skilled play is pointless, unless you're some type of soothsayer
 

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It's luck and completely random in terms of getting a decent to big base game win (25x plus) and also hitting the free spins. However, i believe the player can mitigate this by "anticipating" when to increase bet size or decrease. This, like any gambling strategy, is far from full proof but from my experience it does work often, but being the gamblers we all are, when it does work you think it will continue, and you either up your bet or fail to drop it right back down. So knowing when to stop and switch games is the hardest skill of all to learn.
 

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On this occasion as a strict 'One - Off' I am willing to provide 'Professional Gambler' Lessons for any CM Members with 'Newbie' Status or lower ;)

For just £99.99 you will get...

*) Spot the Turd(third) - Know with 97.99% accuracy when that 3rd scatter is coming

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A very serious question requiring a very serious answer of course..
In my case it's really black and white:

I lose? that was PURE bad luck!
I won? now there's a skilled punter doin his thang, if you ever saw one! :p

Total skill? Using the fine semantics of how (the applied g-forces, finger movements, and if outside, the influence of the wind) and when (time of day, alignment of the stars and similar scenarios in parallel universes) exactly to press that spin button, and of course where (the longitude and latitude of the casino's server, the spot you are in whilst spinning) all play a big role in the acquiring of this skill called "gambling".

Don't be fooled by the definition of the word itself, not for one second! That was an elaborate plan of the people that saw the future, they forced the Dictionary people to give the word a false meaning, making us believe it actually is all a luck based random event, on which we put our monies....

:D
 

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Outcomes are 100% luck due to the (apparent :rolleyes:) total random nature of the games.

I do feel there is a 'skill' portion of gaming however. This I feel includes the following...

What slots to play, what slots to avoid, what bet sizes to start out at, when to increase/decrease bet, when to change game, which casinos to play at/avoid, when to withdraw, never to reverse, all could loosely be described as 'skill' based IMO.

You said it all :thumbsup:
 

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goatwack

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I'm surprised more people don't use my method of slotting. I tend to kiss the screen three times, then whisper sweet nothings into the left USB port. Make sure to have Eye of the Tiger playing on cassette or else it won't work.

On specialist games like DOA things can get a bit more tricky. Best thing to do here is to sit naked and wear the relevant attire, in this case a cowboy hat. They shouldn't be hard to come by.

When it looks like the game wants to cheat you, one has to lick the screen in an anti- clockwise, circular motion. This has brought me more 5 scatters than I've had sex. With Taylor Swift.

So there you go, no need to thank me. The only time it hasn't worked is every time.
 

vinylweatherman

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An element of skill is involved if the games are not random, or have been incorrectly implemented. The first skill is spotting such a game, and the second is making the profit without the casino catching on and yanking the game.

Apart from that, it's mostly strategy, rather than skill at the game itself.
 

mina1929

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Some of the comments are so funny, I love it :lolup:

I have no skill and no luck at all lol I just eat, drink and press play, hoping for the best :)
 

Jasminebed

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Luck, it's all luck, unless you are competing against other players, either at poker or in tournaments.

Then there is also strategy involved.

There's a need to read and understand terms, I guess you could call it a skill.

Never pass up a chance to enter a free contest where you are playing anyway, or a leaderboard. Someone wins that trip, or that gadget.

If you play slots, choose your bonuses carefully. Some are better than others. The best of them will let you lose a little less than expected.

And should you get lucky, know that it exactly what it is, and make the most of it by cashing out and spending most of it on something real.

Don't know if it's a skill, but do a little research.

All the luck in the world will be wasted if you play at a clip joint that won't pay you if you do win.

And even the best of casinos will not pay you if you break the rules.

Signed... recently lucky.
 
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