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MG Jackpot Thermometer

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by slotplayer, Sep 6, 2008.

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How due you view the MG Jackpot Thermometer?

  1. I play games with a higher number as they're due?

    4 vote(s)
    6.9%
  2. I play games with a lower number as they're hitting?

    4 vote(s)
    6.9%
  3. It's just a gimmick to get more deposits?

    50 vote(s)
    86.2%
    Sep 6, 2008
  1. slotplayer

    slotplayer Senior Member webmeister

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    The Microgaming Casino Lobby features a Jackpot Thermometer ranging from 80 to 999 for each game. The reading indicates the last time a jackpot was won.

    The formula is 80 + (the last time a jackpot was won/average time between jackpots) * 100. A high number indicates the jackpot hasn't been won in a while a low number indicates a recent jackpot win.

    So the question is:

    Would you play a game with a high reading deducing that the game is due?

    or:

    Would you play a game with a low reading deducing that the game is paying?

    The Thermometer is non-sense just to suck players in.
     
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  2. Sep 6, 2008
  3. Rusty

    Rusty Banned User - repetitive flaming

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    I think you have answered your own question

    Ahh so it is a poll now, ok got it.
     
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  4. Sep 6, 2008
  5. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

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    imo, it's pretty useless ;)

    But, if I had to choose, I'd rather play a slot that's low on the scale.
     
  6. Sep 6, 2008
  7. ssgtsnelly

    ssgtsnelly Quit Gambling PABnonaccred

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    I also think its pretty useless, on two occassions in recent times times on two "ready" slots ive gone over 700 spins without even a bouus let alone a JP :p, machines in question were Thunderstuck (can believe it can happen but still savage) and little chief big cash (disgusting, should never happen. gave me 17 return from a 700 1.25 bets when it did hit feature) so id say that scale is not very usefull, i play the slots i like to play really, jut because its maxed on the scale dosent mean ill play it if i dont like the look of it, ie 5 liners :)
     
  8. Sep 6, 2008
  9. elscrabinda

    elscrabinda Experienced Member PABnorogue PABnoaccred

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    Its irrelevant for non-progressive games but for progressives it can at least be interesting. More useful are the stats recorded by sites like You must register/login in order to see the link.
     
  10. Sep 6, 2008
  11. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

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    the thing you have to remember is that the thermometer is basing the jackpot at MAX COINS....take bars & stripes for example...the jp is 50,000 coins, but you have to play max coins to get it.

    that's exactly why it's useless. someone could be hitting the max line payout, but not hit the "jackpot."
     
  12. Sep 6, 2008
  13. Rusty

    Rusty Banned User - repetitive flaming

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    Imagine if they gave you some useful information like the slots payout percentage over the last Month/Year, imagine that, it would be like they actually believe we are not all simpletons who are just there to be treated like cash cows.

    One Day, it is said, a casino manager shall be born with a soul, a warm heart that beats and be made as other Men and so shall be hailed throughout the lands of Ciberspace .
    For this manager shall see their clients as valued customers and so it will come to pass their following shall return time and time again unto their temple and the flock shall graze upon baron lands not knowing of the fertile pastures new.
    The managers following will be known as the Loyal Ones and shall have gifts showered upon them in return for their sacred devotion.
    The Temple shall stand for many Millennia as testament to the managers doctrine that all need not be wicked in Cyberland.
    One Day this shall come to pass.

    What? :what:
     
  14. Sep 8, 2008
  15. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    It's a totally meaningless gimmick.
    But these things work! It's just like when the UK or Euro lottery is a mega roll-over - loads of people rush out & buy extra tickets.... Why FFS, WHY? :what:

    The 'thermometer' does not indicate the chances of winning at all.

    BTW, does anyone know if these 'thermometers' are linked across all MG casinos - or independent to each?

    I don't normally take much notice of them, but I did see the other day that the Cashapillar one (at Ladbrokes I think...?) had dropped from nearly the max to nearly the min, which, if what someone posted above is true, means someone hit the 3.82 billion to 1 jackpot! :eek:
     
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  16. Sep 8, 2008
  17. Alexishot69

    Alexishot69 Banned User

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    gimmick

    Of course its a gimmick IMHO.and kk is right people do look at this and go wow thermometer is at 900 this MUST be guranteed to pay me the jp..alas NO...:lolup: and what he says is also correct when people buying lottery tickets falls for a few weeks what better way to get everyone back in the mood than to have a rollover or if that dosent work a double rollover then you get bombarded with tv ads telling you how u can spend the 10m+ that your bound to win huh.NOT..the one gimmick i hate on casinos is the advertising that goes mr/mrs from suh n such just won 2k or 4k or whatever wouldnt it be great to see them advertising this

    mr/mrs from such n such was a twat and has just lost 1000s playing this:lolup:

    cant see that happening right enuff:)
     
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  19. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

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    :lolup:

    Or Mr/Mrs won $20,000 playing X, but spent $100,000 to win it. :D
     
  20. Sep 8, 2008
  21. slotplayer

    slotplayer Senior Member webmeister

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    I think they're independent. I've played at CR for real and All Slots in fun mode and they are diffferent. I don't think the CR ones work as they change way to fast and Reel Strike is always at 999 but at All Slots it's not. I've seen them drop and rise way too quickly to.

    What's the top prize on Cashapillar? 6 million coins or something, doesn't 3.82 billion seem high for 6 million 2 cent coins ($120K).

    We have $20 scratch tickets here that pay top prizes of 10$ million and $1 million and the odds are a fraction.

    top prize:
    $10,000,000 ($500,000/year/20years)
    $10,000,000 10(printed) odds:1 in 6,552,000

    second prize:
    $1,000,000 ($50,000/year/20years)
    $1,000,000 130(printed) odds:1 in 504,000

    Prize structure is based on the sale of approximately 65,520,000 tickets.
     
  22. Sep 8, 2008
  23. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

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    The thing is, you'd have to figure out how cashapillar's wheels are weighted, and how many times the 'jackpot reel' comes around on each wheel....
     
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  24. Sep 8, 2008
  25. dambusted

    dambusted Dormant account

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    :) Don't you think if they really meant anything...we all could be winners!
     
  26. Sep 8, 2008
  27. Rusty

    Rusty Banned User - repetitive flaming

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    :lolup::lolup:

    That always gets me when people rush out for tickets on a mega rollover as if just Few Million pounds wasn't worth the risk :D
    Another ugly side to human nature, irrational greed.

    If the Cashapillar jackpot was won I really, really, really want to see a screenshot :thumbsup:
    Also I would like to know just how much lettuce they had to feed to the Cashapillar before it turned into a Butterfly ;)
     

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