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Limit on Microgaming gambling feature -- any way to tell in advance?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by bridgehajen, Apr 2, 2007.

    Apr 2, 2007
  1. bridgehajen

    bridgehajen Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Software Engineer
    Location:
    DK
    Suppose this question is for the seasoned slots players .. wonder if anyone can help ..

    I recently played at a Microgaming casino which, as I discovered, had its limit for the Thunderstruck gambling feature set unusually low. This meant that for any win above some $100-$200 (not sure of the exact number), it didn't even offer me the opportunity to double my win in the bonus game.

    I suppose that each casino can adjust these limits any way they like for both the relevant video slots, and for video poker. I don't dispute their right to do so or scrutinize their motives. I am just wondering if there is any way to tell the limit, short of e-mailing the casino? Also, since I haven't seen this kind of low limit before, does anyone know if it is common among the Microgaming casinos? I haven't played much lately but as far as I recall from previous experience the limit is usually far higher.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2007
  3. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Limits

    The limits can be set by each operator, as can max coins allowed. Casinos will most likely set limits to prevent them getting into a situation whereby a player wins so much the casino has problems paying, others may set limits to suit their target customer base.
    I have seen some casinos allowing VP gambles on the RF, but most generally don't. Most casinos stick to the MG defaults, but a few choose to allow very low or very high bets. Casino Action allow very low bets on many of the slots, whereas most make 25c the minimum coin on standard non-bonus slots. Roxy Palace have low upper limits, as well as selected games set unusually low. At Roxy, $25 is the UPPER total bet allowed on the 50 and 100 hand VP games, but Grand Prive allow a mind blowing $6250 max bet on many of the 50 and 100 hand variants by allowing a $25 coin throughout. This could theoretically leave them liable for over $5,000,000 for a pat RF at a max bet of $6250, and this is just plain CRAZY!!! While the situation will probably never arise (a mad whale getting the 1 in 700,000 deal), it COULD, and their reputation could be in tatters, with MG having to foot the liability. I am surprised MG allow such latitude in this, rather than enforcing upper limits in this respect.
    Casinos have a hidden incentive to set the gamble game lower, as the house edge is zero over the long term. The gamble feature is probably seen as the "bonus abuse" loophole it always was, and is the next logical one to close after shutting down the "one big bet" variant.
     
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  4. Apr 3, 2007
  5. bridgehajen

    bridgehajen Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Software Engineer
    Location:
    DK
    Yeah .. the same thought occured to me. Thanks for your informative answer, anyway. I take it that I'll just have to play the game to see what the limits are.

    As for the casinos with very high limits, I agree that they ought to hedge their risk by taking insurance with a third party. But I also agree that they probably don't..
     

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