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Getting a feature but pays nothing

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by mrshyguy, Sep 8, 2014.

    Sep 8, 2014
  1. mrshyguy

    mrshyguy Experienced Member

    Occupation:
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    london
    Hello all

    just had an experience while playing on-line slots....got a feature on alice in wonderland and won from that feature absolutely zilch....:eek:

    I didn't think that this was possible, the whole point of playing slots was to get a feature of some kind to win.....this puzzled me so i contacted cs to be told that this can happen as its part of slot culture......REALLY..:mad:

    This is my first post on cm and i was hopping that it would be something more jolly then a moan....:rolleyes:

    As you can tell im not a high roller on slots....but trust me ive never had this happen to me before.....how would YOU fell if you've made a large deposit and got the above......and won nothing else....

    Personally i would like all casinos to list the slots that this can happen to......so we can make an alternative choice....after all they advertise how much you can win from a slot in big bold numbers......

    sorry to be so negative i just thought i would throw it out there as it seems all casinos hold the cards but keep some of them hidden.....if you know what i mean...

    thanks for reading
     
  2. Sep 8, 2014
  3. paul7388

    paul7388 Meister Member MM

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    glasgow scotland
    I know its a sore one but to be honest there are many games where you get free spins and it can pay nothing. I have had that happen to me several times.

    Also with some slots you can get a bonus where you pick prizes till you hit collect. Several times I have hit collect on first pick and win nothing. I hate it when it happens but guess its just part of gambling.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2014
  5. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

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    Location:
    Ontario
    It might actually be shorter to compile a list of slots where you are guaranteed to win something on the feature.

    We have a "screenshots that suck" thread here, you can find quite a few of those nasties there.

    I can accept winning nothing on a bonus round, but it really gets my goat when it says

    "Congratulations, you won 0 coins"

    Least they could do is say "sorry, better luck next time".
     
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  6. Sep 8, 2014
  7. Googobucs

    Googobucs Meister Member

    Occupation:
    IT Manager
    Location:
    Florida, USA
    I agree, there is nothing more annoying than getting a big fat ZERO on a feature or free spins but it does happen. It probably happens to me at least once a week or more.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2014
  9. mrshyguy

    mrshyguy Experienced Member

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    london
    Thanks for replying :thumbsup:.......well that's an education lesson for me, I didn't know that this could happen on a somewhat regular basis:eek:

    just doesn't seem quite fair does it...... ( ever watched Paul Daniels in the bunco booth)....lol now you see your deposit...now you don't....that's magic:lolup:
     
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  10. Sep 9, 2014
  11. funnymunny

    funnymunny Sometimes here, always 'away' webby

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    Isle of Man, Macau or Vegas
    As others have said, this is unfortunately not as rare as you may think. I'm not sure if Operators will go to the effort of reviewing all of their games to tell you which have the possibility of zero returns during a bonus round and/or feature, (as this could have quite a negative effect on their revenues). Don't despair quite yet though...

    Many of the online slots from the traditional land-based manufacturers (e.g. WMS & Williams Interactive) have a "Bonus Guarantee". What this does is ensure that if you have a really bad round of free spins, or your 'pick x from y' leaves you in tearing your hair out, then your win is topped-up. These slots also usually have the information contained within the paytable, so with a little bit of digging, you can find out which ones offer it before risking your own hard-earned cash. See sample screen shots below...

    Jungle Wild by WMS
    Getting a feature but pays nothing: Untitled.jpg,Sep 9, 2014

    Raging Rhino by Williams Interactive
    Getting a feature but pays nothing: rr.jpg,Sep 9, 2014



    Hope this helps & here's to MUCH more successful spins :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Sep 9, 2014
  13. PaaskeDenmark

    PaaskeDenmark Always think positive CAG PABnoaccred webmeister

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    Very frustrating I agree. Why don't they make slots so if a Feature is triggered then that would always pay a nice sum. But guess it is not that easy. But a feature should be something that really pays when you get it.

    What I could suggest you is to maybe try out WMS slots a bit. Also there are quite a few slots out there where I have experienced them to always payout a nice sum of winnings. I think to remember IGT slots normalyl pay at least around 10-15 x on their features. I know at Party Casino their Jackpot slots do always pay a nice sum (not to refer or actually to recommend this Casino, but to give a suggestion)

    But let me come back with some slots on that :thumbsup:

    On a last line also RTG has got several slots with Feature Guarantee. But to warn they can actually end up paying very badly and you need to but quite lot of spins in it and I have notice always seems to be triggered after you have spend so much anyways.
     
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  14. Sep 9, 2014
  15. lotusch

    lotusch Megaways Slots, as useless as salt in your coffee webby PABaccred mm2

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    WMS has slots with a feature guarantee.(guaranteed win).
    So even if you win 0 or very little on the free spins the feature guarantee will award you with a cash amount,I believe mostly around 10x stake.
    There is probably more slots but I know some WMS slots have that feature so you never end up empty handed. :)


    Hope it helps a bit.

    EDIT: funnymunny already mentioned that. :)
     
  16. Sep 9, 2014
  17. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

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    Not in workforce
    Location:
    Ontario
    Most games where the bonus is free spins have the possibility of paying zero for the free spins. Some slots pay for the scatters that trigger the free spins, others do not.

    If you are new to playing online, you can always try playing an unfamiliar game in free mode for a bit, trigger a few features and see how they go. Don't forget you can get unusually lucky and think a slot is great, or some slots like Dead or Alive have a lot of poor bonus rounds, but when they hit, they hit BIG

    My suggestion is to keep your bets small enough to have a reasonable chance of at least triggering a feature, maybe 1% or less of bankroll, if, like me, you enjoy playing.

    Mix in the odd bigger bet, or up your bets when you bankroll increases for the occasional chance at a big win.
     
  18. Sep 9, 2014
  19. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

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    Nothing new about non-paying features. I have come to the point of always expecting that but the worst culprit IMHO is RTG games.
     
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  20. Sep 9, 2014
  21. GGW Laurie

    GGW Laurie Dormant account

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    I agree 100% !:D but damn I do love them so;)

    Laurie
     
  22. Sep 10, 2014
  23. MaryJean

    MaryJean Senior Member MM

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    Location:
    Northern California
    WELL--SOMETIMES THEY REALLY DO PAY OFF !


    I had this on a free spin on Haunted Opera today!------REALLY!!!!
    Getting a feature but pays nothing: Opera_9.9.14.jpg,Sep 10, 2014

    and this at the end of the spins! I am still playing for the wager requirement.

    I wonder if any will be left. I still have $1748 to go.
    Getting a feature but pays nothing: Opera_2_9.9.14.jpg,Sep 10, 2014
     
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  24. Sep 11, 2014
  25. 3jokers

    3jokers Webmeister webmeister

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    When I play slots I have one rule. Never chase the bonus feature, it becomes like an obsession. And often you just get disappointed anyway when the feature don't pay. If I get lucky and win big in a session with or without the feature I quit and withdraw.
     
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  26. Sep 11, 2014
  27. rshkrn

    rshkrn Senior Member

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    Asia
    Welcome to the club.....actually it's not that uncommon to win a big ZERO in features too......majority of the features are almost the same type as base game....so just imagine hitting a bad stretch and going 15 base game spins without a win!! Anyways hope your future features turn out to be better :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  28. Sep 11, 2014
  29. Valhalla

    Valhalla The Professional MM

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    MGS is the worst for me, and Immortal Romance in particular (these days).
    Half my free spins feature 10 dead spins (I always pick Amber), occasionally I'll get a small win like 2 scatter or 3oak w/wild but by and large, features are crap :rolleyes:

    NetEnt seem the best for free spins. Rarely get nothing.
     
  30. Sep 11, 2014
  31. asadzareef89

    asadzareef89 Meister Member MM

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    United Kingdom
    well if it's never happened to the OP, its clear he has never played the MG Software slots. Immortal Romance is the worst for me, never had so many bad rounds on any slot, same thing goes for all other 243 slots with the exception of Burning Desire(this too can result in 0x though)
     
  32. Sep 11, 2014
  33. MaryJean

    MaryJean Senior Member MM

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    Rancher
    Location:
    Northern California
    I DIDN'T MAKE IT


    Well---with all of those credits and only $1700 to go to meet the requirements----NOTHING---
    ZIPPO---NADA----

    You can guess how many zeros after that win----:mad::(:confused:
     
  34. Sep 11, 2014
  35. Azzurri

    Azzurri Banned User

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    Break the bank again is notorious for zero paying free spins, however I also get consistently low paying features on netent slots like JATB and DOA.

    MG slots can be painful, although I recently got a nice $900+ free round feature off a $1.50 bet.

    Today I also had a $300 free round feature on a $1.50 bet whilst playing netent.

    It's all truly luck of the draw, but I am finding $1.50 to be my sweet spot in terms of good returns. I use to bet no lower than $3 per spin, but recently I have been getting the same, if not bigger and more consistent wins from $1.50 stakes.

    Just my opinion of course.

    The beauty of randomness is, it creates random and varying experiences and opinions. :)
     
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  36. Sep 11, 2014
  37. SPOPPLE

    SPOPPLE Experienced Member

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    United Kingdom
    It happens, although not to often to me. The worse I get is generally a 10x stake which is usually on IR, very rarely get less than that but I do get the odd one paying 1x stake which is just an insult.

    Sure dont play for the feature but alot of the time you have put 30-150x stake to get to that stage and when it hits and it pays 10x its insulting. Best feature today almost 600x, worst feature today about 50x.
     
  38. Sep 12, 2014
  39. LHofsdal

    LHofsdal Ueber Meister MM

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    NY
    Yes, it is the pits when that happens, it happens to me quite abit at 3dice. It always makes ya wonder how the hell can that happen? But it does.

    I also love when you get a feature that awards 100 spins, and 78 of those spins pay less than 50 cents. Again makes ya wonder lol

    LH
     
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