What does "tight" mean

thorn101

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I have read in several threads that online casino's have become "tighter" these days :confused:.

Please enlighten me.

Thanks

P.S. How can I give thanks to a post
 

Marie2473

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I think, and correct me if I am wrong that u have to make a certain amount of posts before you can give thanks,

Tight means that it has become harder to win, that the slots dont pay out as much or as easily as they used to.. (i think)
 

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Tight/cold means there aren't as many wins. Loose/hot means there are more wins.

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Hi and welcome to the forum .
After you have enough posts you will see a 'THANKS" button on the bottom right hand side of each post .
Tight means like what everyone else said . Machine not paying good or much
Tight = ROTS
 

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Welcome thorn101. Have you ever heard of someone being so tight with money they squeak? :rolleyes:

I suppose a person could just post a thank you if they really want to thank someone. Sure would have saved a lot of time if I could have 'clicked' those thank you notes out in my youth. (that's ok mom, it was a good thing) :thumbsup:
 

thorn101

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Thanks for the answers.
I figured from the context that it was a negative thing.

Is this only for slots, or games in general.

And how can they make something "tight" or "loose" ?
 

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Example= RTG, Rival , MG Casinos "are really playing tight now". It means the games are not hitting features as much or theres no decent line wins = no fun for the depositing player:eek: ..............laurie
 

thorn101

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@Skiny Should have thought of the double entendre :lolup:

@lauriejim I had no idea they could do that :eek2:

From my understanding of casino games is that there is a certain mathematical probability to getting a certain result (built in the game), a win or loss favourable to the casino (aka "The house always wins").
Then you have a certain amount of luck and randomness which could work in your favour like setting the dice in a particular way etc.etc., hence gambling.

But this means they have a feature built in their software which changes that.

O.K now i'm really getting paranoid
 

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Okay here is my take. No matter what casino I deposit at latley be it Rival, RTG or Vegas Technology I cannot get decent gameplay. The whole industry seems to be tight right now. This kind of environment will cause players to stop depositing so I do hope the industry loosens up the odds just a tad so that we can get some entertainment value.
 

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Okay here is my take. No matter what casino I deposit at latley be it Rival, RTG or Vegas Technology I cannot get decent gameplay. The whole industry seems to be tight right now. This kind of environment will cause players to stop depositing so I do hope the industry loosens up the odds just a tad so that we can get some entertainment value.

Well said and agree 100%:thumbsup:...........laurie
 

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Tight vs. loose depends on the game. Many casino's publish their payout results for the public and these documents are much better than media stories.

For example, 32red (as does all Microgaming casino's) has a payout report for the month of September which shows a payout rate for table games as 99.04%. That rate is very high considering that most table games have a house edge of over the .96% percent that the casino is taking in. I have even seen some casino's publish a payout of over 100% for some months.

I'm not sure that you can really call a game like roulette tight or loose because you can largely control your variance.

For a game like slots, I think tight vs loose probably applies to variance. As with the other games, you can check the payout for slots with many casinos, but the individual slots don't pay the same. Some are high variance, which means you win less frequently but the payouts are bigger. Lower variance slots are the opposite.

You just need to check out the payout percentages and the variance and decide which game is for you. Some games are fun, allow for relatively long periods of play, but don't pay much. Others games might create large ups and downs with your bankroll, pay out less often, but make up for it all when (if) you hit big.
 

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Take it with a pinch of salt if you hear people saying certain slots are tight. It's likely that they have just been unlucky. Slots are such high variance that you can return much less than expected even over thousands of spins.

The only reputable software that I know of where the payout of slots can be changed behind the scenes is RTG.

In the case of MG, Crypto and most other software when people report the games playing "tight" it just means they have been unlucky, given that most slots return 94-96%.
 

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liquuid_fusion said it best. 99.9% of the time, it is just a persons luck/variance.

From an operator's point of view, many days I will see one group of players say a slot is tight while another group will praise how loose it is. I've even see players complain about a slot on a day or week when the slot paid out over 120%+. This is normal with high variance slots where players will either continually lose or continually win.

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MAYBE THINGS ARE CHANGING BECAUSE.......

I have just recently started to play a few vegas Tech. and rival casinos as I was getting bored with the rest. I played Silver Dollar, Super Slots, Vip slots and slotocash; within 3 days I have been lucky enough to cashin over 4500.00 and deposits totaled 300.00.

I played flash except vip slots also played download version.

just for your information
 

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Take it with a pinch of salt if you hear people saying certain slots are tight. It's likely that they have just been unlucky. Slots are such high variance that you can return much less than expected even over thousands of spins.

The only reputable software that I know of where the payout of slots can be changed behind the scenes is RTG.

In the case of MG, Crypto and most other software when people report the games playing "tight" it just means they have been unlucky, given that most slots return 94-96%.

You say this as if you know, so I am going to ask you this:

I recently had some big wins on RTG randoms. Like an idiot I kept working on this one slot, even though it was as if someone hit the switch. It went well over 2000 spins on cleopatra's gold without a bonus round. So, I really have the need to know if my wins caused the slots to suddenly act as though they were completely turned off....like human intervention sent a cooler in on me.

Is it possible that these can be set on the fly on a particular player? I desparately need this answer because if it is affirmative, I can't ever make another deposit at this place, for I know what the result will be. They want their money back and if the operator has this kind of control, I don't stand a chance. I've always felt it was rather suspicious how after a large cashout I can never win at these places again, not matter how many deposits.
 

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You say this as if you know, so I am going to ask you this:

No one here knows for sure. And the select people that do know, we don't know who they are, and if they did know and said they know and told us what they know, we don't know if they really did know in the first place. This is a better kept secret then Area 51...

Online = The Twilight Zone (or better known as Area 52)
 

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You say this as if you know, so I am going to ask you this:

I recently had some big wins on RTG randoms. Like an idiot I kept working on this one slot, even though it was as if someone hit the switch. It went well over 2000 spins on cleopatra's gold without a bonus round. So, I really have the need to know if my wins caused the slots to suddenly act as though they were completely turned off....like human intervention sent a cooler in on me.

Is it possible that these can be set on the fly on a particular player? I desparately need this answer because if it is affirmative, I can't ever make another deposit at this place, for I know what the result will be. They want their money back and if the operator has this kind of control, I don't stand a chance. I've always felt it was rather suspicious how after a large cashout I can never win at these places again, not matter how many deposits.

You might want to read the last couple of pages in the thread titled "Playfair Casino" A casino rep known as CasinoJack made some revealing comments about an operators power to manipulate games at will.
 
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