Slot Tells

Kroffe

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I didnt find any thread for this, i even tried searching for like 2 minutes..
There might be "spoilers" below that some could argue makes some slots/providers less fun. So keep reading at your own risk. =)




I quite like looking for "tells" in slots. What im talking about is for example how the background goes dark in Drive - Multiplier mayhem if the feature is going to land.
I recently noticed that halloween jack has a tell for the bonus aswell. But there has to be a win present on the same spin you get the tease to see it. If the bonus is gonna land, the win wont highlight the symbols like it usually does. Useless info, i know....
Biggest tell i know about is for novomatics, all novomatics. You can look at your balance when making a spin, and depending on the speed the balance updates you will know if the spin will be a hit or a miss.
Superquick/instant update = hit and normal/slow update = miss.

Its a bit harder on some sites than other i have noticed. Vs as example has alot less lag on their novomatics than when i play them on mrgreen or the betssongroup, so its harder to notice the difference, but its there.

But the reason i created this thread is because i want to know of all the tells you have seen during your years as slotplayers. Does everybody know the bonanza and jatbs tells? Does anyone except me actively look for them? :D
 

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All play and go slots I have played have a tell, if it's a winning spin there if a sort of fast little skip when the first symbol lands.
Noticed this first when using the one line method on pimped but once you have noticed it, it happens on every winning spin on most of their games.
 

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There's loads - Quickfire MG and other games provided via QF always slow spin when a win will appear, quickly if a losing spin.
On the MG Viper client, the balance (if you keep the account tab open too as well as the game tab) will update as soon as the button is pressed.
Many casinos do this for all games if they have a separate account balance in the top of the screen as well as the game display.
Flash WMS slots like the Rapist and Montezuma will change the colour of the start or autoplay button if a feature trigger is coming in.
On TFTUT if the third scatter's going to drop on the 'heartstopper' spin, you'll see it flash round 3 times on the reel still spinning that it's going to appear on.
 

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Interesting thread. I agree with the ones you have already stated. My general observation with most games is usually if the spin lands really quick the 3rd scatter is there. Opposed to 2 scatters hitting followed by a long wait for the 3rd. Usually means the 3rd scatter isnt hitting. Fast spin=Win imo.
 

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Yes I do all the time lol...

Here is some more

Novomatics, 'jerk' as the reels start to spin, bigger the jerk, larger the hit Ie: 4OAK = Medium Jerk, Great big jerk (no one here :p) = 5OAK - or feature, Captain Venture is the worst, if the graphics really stall and glitch all over the place, you know something decent is coming.

Creature from BL - Notice the 5th reel on a feature 'tease' scatter shows 3-4 times as its spinning, its coming in, although this does not apply to all sites but most.

BTG (this is pretty much gone now apart from DHV!) but there is/was a particular stall and if the first two reels did not match in anyway, feature time, thinking about it Donuts still does it also.

Book of Ra Deluxe has a 'part time' tell, a sequence similar to 2 x books, small win, 2 x books, small win will shortly follow with a feature within next 5-10 spins, happens only 6/10 tho but caught it a few times and upped stake in time :p (from 0.20 to 0.30 woooo :rolleyes:)

More I sit here, can't seem to think of many but sure I used to be aware of loads, will add more as they return to my aching memory :oops:
 

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I didnt find any thread for this, i even tried searching for like 2 minutes..
There might be "spoilers" below that some could argue makes some slots/providers less fun. So keep reading at your own risk. =)




I quite like looking for "tells" in slots. What im talking about is for example how the background goes dark in Drive - Multiplier mayhem if the feature is going to land.
I recently noticed that halloween jack has a tell for the bonus aswell. But there has to be a win present on the same spin you get the tease to see it. If the bonus is gonna land, the win wont highlight the symbols like it usually does. Useless info, i know....
Biggest tell i know about is for novomatics, all novomatics. You can look at your balance when making a spin, and depending on the speed the balance updates you will know if the spin will be a hit or a miss.
Superquick/instant update = hit and normal/slow update = miss.

Its a bit harder on some sites than other i have noticed. Vs as example has alot less lag on their novomatics than when i play them on mrgreen or the betssongroup, so its harder to notice the difference, but its there.

But the reason i created this thread is because i want to know of all the tells you have seen during your years as slotplayers. Does everybody know the bonanza and jatbs tells? Does anyone except me actively look for them? :D
I don't know if it's been mentioned anywhere before. But I've noticed on Bonanza..
During the free spins, you can usually tell if a spin is going to be a win or a lose. It's very subtle, and not easy to describe. But if you know what to look for, you can usually see it..
There's a slight judder/bounce on reels 1 and/or 2 when it's a losing spin. Where as, with a winning spin, the reels drop more 'definitely'
 

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Jaguar temple makes different sounds when three scatters are going to land when triggering.
wild heist sometimes unlocks the third scatter reel before it lands.
jack and the beanstalk will make a 'ping' sound when the second scatter lands if the third is coming (flash version, not sure if this is present in the new html version)
the old version of firedrake on partycasino used to say 'congratulations you got it' before the first reel even lands when you get the bonus. the new version does not.
Bonanza 'lags' when no new cascades are coming.
Jurassic world on autoplay does not do heart stoppers if you trigger the bonus, it will on two scatters with no bonus (also if you are lucky enough to even have autoplay on this game)

A lot of these 'tells' are likely just subtle overlooked bugs.
 
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Sometimes when I notice these things it ruins the immersion of the games.

Yeah, thats why i added the warning.
On some slots i dont care, but for others it kinda ruins the fun a bit. Like if you know if a slowroll is going to land or not beforhand etc.

I have also noticed the png thing, but im not sure if its there, or just harder to notice now that i have 3sec delay on all png slots.
Since they added the delay i have swayed over to "slower" slots. That way i dont really notice the delay when playing.
Still a pain in the butt not being able to stopspin/quickspin tho.
 

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Old one but Dead or Alive during a tease, if the balance did not update, you were getting the feature. - Think this was only ever on flash version.

Another 'half tell' is on JATB and Halloween Jack, a good sign of the feature is if the scatter on the 4th reel is accompanied by the walking wild and part of the tease spin.
 

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Bonanza is so telling in its bugginess that it doesn't apply just to the free spins. Many, many sites will have it running whereby a losing spin flashes by quickly, but a winning one will have that ever-so-slight 'delay', which completely ruins the immersion on an already stressful money-guzzler :mad:

Other game I've mentioned before is Georgie Porgie, back when it used to be good, if the first two scatters glide into shot (glid.....glided...oh who cares :eek2:) then a bonus is a-comin'. Probably more amazing ones I could recite but it is Saturday :cool:
 

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Got me involved now lol.....

On the slots which carry "win 4 times in a row" rewards, the blue wheel will pop up before the reels have even begun to stop :p

This is because some games pay instantly so the system picks it up as soon as you spin, other slots dont pay until the spin is over so it appears correctly (netent png)
 

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Remember the Raging Rhino tell, pre HTML5 Riggover! - Evident from the sounds / harshness of the initial scatter landing and also the "greying out" of the auto play button :)
 

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Book of Dead, Pimped, Royal Masquerade, Holiday Season when you hit 2 scatters (usually on reel 1 and 2) and you see the 3rd one flash by multiple times on the other reels while teasing it'll never land.
 

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Another tell, Netent - get 4 scatters and get a shit bonus, the Turd, Evolution and on MG just about every sodding slot. :mad: The Rapist I mentioned earlier, but what about Bonanza's tell - you know you're not getting the free spins. How? By pressing the start button...:laugh::laugh::laugh:
 

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The html version of Montezuma during the free spins round, when the multiplier is selected if it pops out without a circle around it is a win, with the circle round it is a retrigger and if it stays put no win. All of that before the reels have stopped spinning. Bloody annoying as hell as it totally spoils it.
 

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only one ive really noticed (and i think already mentioned) was thunderkicks Jaguar temple.. ive noticed that if its gonna drop the 3rd bonus/scatter, it makes a funny 'pling!' sound in the background
if you listen carefully - before the scatter has landed. Haven't really noticed any others though. :)
 
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