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Grand Slam of Slots

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Jasminebed, Sep 22, 2009.

    Sep 22, 2009
  1. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

    Occupation:
    Not in workforce
    Location:
    Ontario
    The Grand Slam of Slots begins one month from today!

    I don't have a lot of money for rebuys and continues, so I cherish little hope of top prize. But I am excited to hope for a chance at a great prize, there are quite a few, and for some odd positions.

    I wonder how many members here currently have a entry, and how many are actively trying. There are a few familiar names (or similar ones), and I'd like to see some of our own membership walk away with a few dollars (or euros).

    I do have several questions about the tourney however, and I am PMing the MG reps here hoping to get some answers.

    Earlier, in the Slotmeister thread, Mark posted:

    But the weekend promotion they recently ran for spots states:

    After Mark had added me to the GSOS, I went to play a qualifier and was prompted to create a new alias. This was prior to the latest T&C's. Other MGs still allow me to play qualifiers under my longterm alias, Jasminebed. I see that my new alias (Linda_Bee for the curious) is the one showing for the GSOS. To date, I have not won another spot, nor been selected in any random draws.

    Also, my status in any other freerolls at 32Red now show as Linda_Bee. I would hate to be denied a win because of multiple aliases.

    I'm sure I'm not the only player wondering this stuff, and I think it is best that all of it is clear prior to this mammoth tournament taking place.

    Thanks again 32Red and the Slotmeister tourney for my entry.:)

    And I hope some of the other MG casino representatives take the time to present their casinos take on the multiple aliases issue and entries into the Grand Slam of Slots.
     
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  2. Sep 22, 2009
  3. Mark_32Red

    Mark_32Red Affiliate Manager for Accredited Casinos

    Occupation:
    Head of Marketing
    Location:
    32Red Marketing Dpt
    Hi Jasmine,

    I hope you are well. :)

    Firstly, I can confirm that you are allowed to play at mulitple casinos (although I don't personally recommend playing anywhere else other than 32Red of course ;)).

    Apologies for the confusion, but the t&c quoted above relates just to 32Red Casino - so if, for example, you have won one of our weekly 1,000 freerolls and then also win the (now expired) daily leaderboard - you won't get another entry as only one is permitted per casino. However, there is another great online casino at 32Red Plc called Dash Casino. For those of you who have accounts at both - you can win entry at Dash and 32Red and benefit from two entries.

    On a slightly seperate note, a little bird (well, slightly overweight account manager if I am honest :)) from MG has also suggested that AutoPlay might be available on slots tournaments in time for the final. I must stipulate that this hasn't been confirmed, and he might have been winding me up - I will check and get back to you.

    Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. :)

    Mark
     
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  4. Sep 22, 2009
  5. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

    Occupation:
    Not in workforce
    Location:
    Ontario
    Thank you Mark for that speedy response!

    I do hope that I have not missed any of the MG representatives here (pretty sure I got everyone on the accredited list) and I hope they come by and let us know their own policies. If I did miss someone, my apologies and I hope you see this thread and reply.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2009
  7. Mark_32Red

    Mark_32Red Affiliate Manager for Accredited Casinos

    Occupation:
    Head of Marketing
    Location:
    32Red Marketing Dpt
    Hi Jasmine,

    No worries there, as it's a network-wide rule for the Grand Slam of Slots tournament. :)

    Mark
     
  8. Sep 22, 2009
  9. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I recently noticed I am no longer able to access tournaments without creating a new alias. I queried this with the casino I first discovered this, and they said this was something MGS had recently "cobbled together" having noticed that some players were ALREADY playing more than one alias through several MGS casino accounts.

    This is a loophole I discovered last year, but it was not picked up - even though I mentioned it here. I found that at Ladbrokes, unlike all other MGS casinos, I was NOT allowed to use my usual alias. It did NOT say "vinylweatherman - if this is not you......etc.." as has happened every other time I first played a tournament at any MGS casino. I could not even TELL it that it was me, as when I tried to enter MY alias, it was rejected as "belonging to somebody else". I complained to Ladbrokes support, who simply said "you have to create a new alias for Ladbrokes". I asked again, pointing out I already had one for the MGS network, and wanted to use it as it was stipulated in the MGS network terms. Ladbrokes support said again this was NOT possible, and I had to create a second alias just for them.

    This is the "back door" by which it became possible, even compulsory, to have multiple aliases. It can. of course, be abused when the casino lobby DOES detect you have a network alias, simply by selecting "not me" when it asks.

    There have been many posts discussing this, where it looked pretty obvious that a few players were abusing the system. This was flatly denied by those reps that responded to the allegations - but it seems they were lying, possibly because MGS lied to THEM when they asked about it.

    Now it seems MGS have woken up to this, and I was told that MGS will NOW allow players to use different aliases for different casino accounts. Since the introduction of the "rebuy", the multiple alias issue has been far less relevant as a means to "abuse" the MGS tournament system, other than perhaps "free" tournaments, and those such as the weekender with only limited rebuys allowed.

    Autoplay is irrelevant as far as the Grand Slam is concerned, as is lag. 8000 coins and 60 minutes to play them. Even the SLOWEST computer would get through these coins in 20 minutes MAXIMUM if there were lots of bonus rounds. My fast PC could handle 1000 coins per minute, and with bonus rounds too. Only rarely did I find I could get less than this rate, usually due to extended periods of lag and more than the usual number of bonus rounds.

    Autoplay would make ONE difference though - MGS would MAKE MORE MONEY from the Grand Slam. No resting of tired wrists and fingers needed between rounds, which would encourage MORE continues and rebuys, something far more likely with 1,000,000 on offer for perhaps that ONE lucky spin in the round, such as 5 scatters or 4 wilds in free spins. The selected slot, Tomb Raider, is low variance, so it would be these types of wins that would make an overall winner, and the more rebuys - the greater the chance of being the overall winner.

    Another thing that may have happened is that MGS have read (or been told of) posts about "autoclickers" being used with some success, and have decided they had better make this kind of thing available to ALL players, otherwise players might react by AVOIDING the paid tournaments if they believe they are playing against "bots" (not that autoclickers give any real advantage, since they don't make decisions, they just click, and may well miss bonus rounds if the player looks away from the screen thinking their autoclicker is doing all the work)
     
  10. Sep 22, 2009
  11. Slotster!

    Slotster! I predict a riot. CAG

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    I don't want to miss out on this, but have been too rubbish/unlucky/disorganised/busy to guarantee a place as yet.

    Some serious spinning required between now and then to sneak in one way or another!!! :D
     
  12. Sep 22, 2009
  13. WonderingSpirit

    WonderingSpirit Casino critic

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    As I have no chance in hell of qualifying I hope to read in one months time that one of the casinomeister members has gotten some nice wins.

    Good Luck Jasminebed and vinylweatherman:thumbsup:
     
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  14. Sep 22, 2009
  15. gokkie

    gokkie Senior Member PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    Manager finance
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    Netherlands
    I got my entry by winning the 32RED casinomeister poker tournament so I will be playing the Grand Slam of Slots next month :thumbsup:

    I do however have to create a slots alias as I have not played any tournaments yet at 32red.

    Also I should get some more info about this grand slam as I have no idea yet what it actually is! Yes of course some big tournament as the title of it implies but I have never played it before.

    Gl to all participating.
     
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  16. Sep 22, 2009
  17. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

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    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I have been offered THREE seats so far:p

    I don't think it matters though, as you only need ONE because of "unlimited" rebuys.
     
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  18. Sep 23, 2009
  19. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

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    Location:
    Ontario
    Oh, I do have another question. Is the prize paid in the currency the player plays in? Or is it in euros, with all the rebuys and/or continues being converted to euros as well?
     
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  20. Sep 23, 2009
  21. Nifty29

    Nifty29 Dormant account

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    Ive been trying like hell since it started but I cant snag a seat :(

    Ive given up now as Im just not spending $100's more trying to continue etc when some players will continue 20 times.

    Good luck to those who made it! :)
     
  22. Sep 23, 2009
  23. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    If it is like the other tournaments, then EVERYTHING will be done in Euros, and if your account is in a different currency, a conversion will be done.

    When you rebuy, continue, or indeed buy in, you will get a box that tells you the amount charged in the currency of the TOURNAMENT, and ALSO the amount of credits in your account currency that will be deducted. The conversion rate is down to MGS, and I do not know what rate they are using, but I bet it is "tourist" rather than "money market" since this will give them a small slice of commission.

    I suspect this tournament is in Euros because many US players have been shed, and NO new ones are allowed to join, giving them an increasing player base likely to identify more with the Euro than the US Dollar. The legalisation of "remote gambling" in the UK, and regulatory frameworks within the EU makes the Euro the best choice for marketing such a big event. We may even see more tournaments converted to Euros, whereas all until now have used the Dollar.
     
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  24. Sep 23, 2009
  25. gloria460

    gloria460 Meister Member

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    Florida
    I pretty much play the free ones and the vip. I've only did a rebuy on one feeder as I can't compete with those that have over 3mil points and hundreds of thousands in coins. I don't believe a US player will win due to UIGEA. If they can't pay out progressives how in the world would they pay out a mil.:rolleyes:
     
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  26. Sep 23, 2009
  27. Mark_32Red

    Mark_32Red Affiliate Manager for Accredited Casinos

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    32Red Marketing Dpt
    All of the prizes, rebuys etc are in Euros and will be converted at the time of purchase/payout.
     
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  28. Sep 24, 2009
  29. trade

    trade Senior Member

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    ontario
    Grand Slam Terms

    Perhaps there are unlimited re-buys, but I think the real advantage would come from continued play which are limited.
    From Jackpot Factory T & C's:

    Grand Slam of Slots 1,000,000 Tournament Rules
    Each player will receive 9,000 coins with one hour Play Time in which to play them.
    Play will end once the player has used up all 9,000 coins or 1 hour passes whichever comes first.
    A player may choose to purchase up to three (3) Continue Play options:
    ?Playing time: 30 minutes
    ?Coins: 4,500 coins
    ?Costs: 20
    Minimum bet: 1
    Maximum bet: 75
    Minimum number of players: 482
    Maximum number of player: 9,000
    Only a players highest score will be recorded and added to the leaderboard and qualify for a prize. Previous lower scores will not qualify for any additional prizes.

    Also note.. limited to 9000 players? Does anyone think this gives you great odds? :confused:
     
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  30. Sep 24, 2009
  31. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

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    Location:
    Ontario
    There are 450 prizes, starting with 1000 euros. Some of them are very odd positions.

    So, I figure that is 1 in 20 chance of 1000 euros or better. I remain optimistic.
     
  32. Sep 24, 2009
  33. trade

    trade Senior Member

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    recruiter
    Location:
    ontario
    Hmmm... I see the payout starts at 1 Million and quickly go down from there as shown here:
    Position Prize No of winners
    1st 1,000,000 1
    2nd 50,000 1
    3rd 25,000 1
    4th 10,000 1
    5th 7,500 1
    6th-10th 5,000 5
    11th-20th 2,500 10
    21st-50th 1,000 30
    51st-150th 500 100
    151st-250th 250 100
    251st-450th 100 200
    Specials* 1,000 32

    * Special prizes will be awarded to lucky Grand Slam players after the close of the tournament.

    i.e. to qualify for a 1000 Euro or better prize, you have to place in the top 50... so, how can that be 1 in 20 when there are 9000 players? And what do you mean re. "very odd positions" unless you are referring to "special prizes" which still, from what I can see does not give you a 1 in 20 chance by any stretch. I share your optimism because it sure beats lottery odds, but....
     
  34. Sep 24, 2009
  35. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

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    Location:
    Ontario
    My mistake, 1/20 at 100 euros or better. And the specials come in a weird positions:

    Special Positions- win 1,000 each: 76th, 128th, 178th, 227th, 277th, 332nd, 376th, 474th, 568th, 753rd,947th, 1,177th, 1,627th, 2,013rd, 2,458th, 2,944th, 3,232nd, 3,506th, 3,827th, 4,020th, 4,242nd, 4,588th,5,000th, 5,655th, 5,927th, 6,363rd, 6,941st, 7,126th, 7,411st, 7,813rd, 8,007th and 8,328th.

    I'm gonna jockey for that 8007th place :lolup:
     
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  36. Sep 24, 2009
  37. Mark_32Red

    Mark_32Red Affiliate Manager for Accredited Casinos

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    32Red Marketing Dpt
    ...and don't forget the all-important Casinomeister position:

    http://www.casinomeister.com/forums...660-casinomeister-grand-slam-leaderboard.html

    :)
     
  38. Sep 24, 2009
  39. Jackpot Factory

    Jackpot Factory Dormant account

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    Malta
    Actually, trade, let me clarify this. You get an unlimited number of Rebuys, and with each Rebuy, you can use up to three Continue Play options.

    And for those of you who havent yet won a ticket in a feeder tournament, dont worry - theres still time. Jackpot Factory casinos will be running some special promotions where you can win a ticket to the Grand Slam of Slots by playing in the casino, so stay tuned.

    You can also jump to the head of the line and purchase your ticket directly for 150 by contacting our customer support.

    Good luck to everyone!

    David
     
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