Q&A Games worth Bonus Buy?

LadyJelena

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Gates gave me almost 1000x yesterday. Needless to say it was an instant withdrawal 😃

Hope you made some screen shots of that beaut. Feel free to participate in monthly screen shot gallery if so :)
 

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Extra Chilli easily. Made for bonus buys pretty much. Although whether it’s luck or not, I consistently am able to gamble up to 24 spins on older versions of the slot, but any updated Extra Chilli that’s running on Relax’s servers has not given me 24 spins even once :rolleyes:
 

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I made 100e deposit , and used that buy feature some relax gaming slot , that was good because with my fourth bonus buy i got little bit over 400e , but i think that its lot more fun just sit and hit the press spin button like 1hour in a row without bonus :)

Sry for the bad english , i havent writed a while.
 

LadyJelena

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I made 100e deposit , and used that buy feature some relax gaming slot , that was good because with my fourth bonus buy i got little bit over 400e , but i think that its lot more fun just sit and hit the press spin button like 1hour in a row without bonus :)

Sry for the bad english , i havent writed a while.

What game was it? :)
 

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Little bit baffled about Prags bonus buys, most seem to be 100x stake which doesnt tally with my experience of
achieviing bonuses in normal play.If i stuck £100 through big bass splash I would reckon at usually getting about 2 features
where as on games like madam destiny megaways, I would be lucky to get one,cant believe that the odds in normal play
in all Prag games are calculated to occur once in a £100 loss (plus the rtp bit).I think the bonus buys payout must adjusted,
 
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From personal, repeated experience, feature buys - in only a matter of minutes - can and most certainly will absolutely demolish any balance you might have buildt. A select few lucky winners, and not to mention streamers making feature buys appear like the greatest invention since peanut flavoured cheez doodles aside, the chances of coming out on top is very, very close to zero. They are the slot equivalent to in-play betting in sports; when introduced, a total game changer, and they have so many devious ways to trigger the compulsive gambler in you, and you can't fall back on RTP eventually kicking in to reduce your losses either because there is no way you can keep it going long enough for RTP to be even a factor, so I would just like to chime in here and stress the utmost importance of setting a loss limit before you start your spree. Go to account settings and set your loss limit before you start!

Here's my most recent feature buy session. It's fully disgusting. I wish I could say it happened only this once, but it's happened so many times now I've lost count, some even far uglier than this.

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Feature buys, like all slots are not equal, so you cant really say they all evil. Depends on the games some are crazy hard to profit from some are easier, but bottom line your gonna lose eventually feature buys or no feature buy.
 

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I have had crap luck and bonus buys should be banned, last week I played a $700 bonus buy on a Push software game and hit ZERO, absolutely nothing, should be illegal.
 

shadow123

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Can end up with zero on features achieved through normal play so no change there,Think its wise to steer clear of the super volatile
providers like Hacksaw and Nolimit unless you are on a mission to win a fortune, there has to be a lot of losing features to pay
for the real big payouts.The only way that feature buys could be illegal is if the published rtp is not correct,no reputable provider would
allow that to happen.
Still think feature buys are good idea and the UKGC did the british players no favours by banning them bearing in mind
that so many games were designed to have them and have crap normal gameplay, just ends up costing players more
grinding through micro wins to achieve one.
 
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me_and_ed

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Can end up with zero on features achieved through normal play so no change there,Think its wise to steer clear of the super volatile
providers like Hacksaw and Nolimit unless you are on a mission to win a fortune, there has to be a lot of losing features to pay
for the real big payouts.The only way that feature buys could be illegal is if the published rtp is not correct,no reputable provider would
allow that to happen.
Still think feature buys are good idea and the UKGC did the british players no favours by banning them bearing in mind
that so many games were designed to have them and have crap normal gameplay, just ends up costing players more
grinding through micro wins to achieve one.
I am always on a mission to win a fortune :D
 

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I notice White Rabbit being mentioned quite a bit - this was one of the first slots to offer BB and the variance isn't 'lumpy' so you tend to get returns many times in the 60-120x bet range, thus you're able to perpetuate the session without too much danger. It's like comparing old 4.80 and £6 AWPs when stakes were 20p. Then you get the developers like NLC and PP who have sought from the outset to design 'streamer friendly' slots for the furtherance of their company publicity and growth ambitions. NLC have used insane BB bet multiples like 2000x in order to offer so-called 150k or 300k x wins (really 75 and 150x bet respectively) and PP have set the bar lower with mainly 100x BB costs but with capped 4 or 5000x bonus prizes (40-50x stake.) So NLC are equivalent to the AWPs with £1 spins and £100 jackpots, unplayable for most as @ChopleyIOM has made clear many a time.

Elk Studios and Relax Gaming have since copied the above NLC or PP formula and its worked for them too - nearly all the 'big win' videos you see on CG or streamer channels are from those 4 developers. Cheap, free publicity and mutually benefical therefore for both parties.

BB's are like a form of escort girl or slot prostitution. If you would normally go through the traditional preamble, hire a cab, book a meal try your chat and maybe get lucky for afterwards for your (say) £100 expenditure **prices may vary - visit to the Legion, chippie and tram home approx £19.99 up North** for the evening then you are like a normal player. If it doesn't yield the goodies, you go on another date and spend another £100. If after say doing this three times you've got nowhere, you try again with a different one.

If the above 'normal' process is not for you, you just say 'Ah, sod it!' and put a whole £500 down at once and call Svetlana for an overnight visit with access to the Happy Valley guaranteed.

Actually, that's a really terrible analogy reading it back, but you know what I mean - I hope!

It's down to the underlying personality, needs and patience of the individual player.
 

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Slingo games are more tilting than any bonus buying game (for me personally) - i'd hammer that Centurion game on it, buying another 'ball' to get the feature and another....had to end up chucking them as it was too much

Whereas when i used to BB (Islands or otherwise):

50 quid in for DOA2 (no one wants to sit through a DOA/2 base game) and just BB down to 0 (unless a 4000x etc) - one i'd zero'd that i didn't really have any desire to play on

Suppose if you have addiction issues you're going to spunk that 1k in either high ish stakes/Bonus Buys, regardless. So for that group of people, normal bonus's or BB'ing is equally as devastating.

My main concern when a game has a BB on it is the thinking: is this programmed not to give it out naturally? :p So some people i think feel as if they need to
 

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