Why do you play slots?

BabylonBear

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I always had the impression that casinos were something some people do every once in a while for entertainment; i.e. go somewhere, get some drinks, and get an adrenaline rush from gambling slightly more than you are comfortable with losing. (Otherwise if you genuinely don't care about winning or losing it's not fun.)

But I don't understand the draw of slots.

If you want the thrill of gambling, you can achieve pretty much any payout structure you desire from roulette. (e.g. if you want a rare 1000x win you can bet on 0 and rebet your winnings on 0 again, 95% RTP with 1296x payout.)

But this is obviously boring. However, if you want to play a computer game, there are much better options with better graphics and immersive gameplay, that are free or cost $40 or so.

I come here and see intelligent people talk about spending thousands on a game where you just hit spin over and over. And then coming back for more. Why?

I hope this doesn't come across as rude; I am just baffled as to why people dump their hard earned cash into a losing machine.
 

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I see your question, okay for me I love playing slots for fun I never expect a huge win its the thrill of the hunt, getting a nice screen shot, sharing with the community, I don't drink nor take drug I do smoke roll ups, for most like me its a hobby something to do. I could possibly get lucky and make a good return on my money, I dont think the same could be said of alcohol or taking illicit drugs. Slots are designed to make to casinos money 100% we all know and accept that but nothing better than getting that 1000x win. And even after that huntinging for a 1100x next is better. I would rather put £25 a month into slots than put £25 into a bottle of vodka any day.
 

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You will probably also find that a lot of the people are into other sports or hobbies more than slots look through the forum there are thousands of post of different hobbies, politics, the lot, its a social platform based on slots with lots of branches leading to other hobbies, and its only when I am on my monthly I go skydiving or mountain climbing or DJ,ing in arenas, look at the adverts on TV if you don't get my joke there.
 

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I play slots because it is more fun than roulette (for me). Sometimes I do play roulette but it is not very often.

The graphics, the features, ... just the way your win is build up is more exciting. Some people chasing something in a game (wild line, full screen of x symbol, ...). Some slot providers included a few interactions in their games to make it more exciting (mostly pick features).

Also some slots have super high potentials like 10.000x or more. It is rare but can happen. And one more reason for some people is that most bonuses in casinos can barely/not wagered with roulette.
 

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I have always liked gambling but slots only makes up a part of it. I play poker and roulette at the casino. I bet on football and in the past used to bet on the horses and most other sport. I do it because I enjoy it and there is a chance to win. Your question comes across as a non gambler looking in. As this is a gambling based forum I assume that’s not the case so why do you gamble?
 

BabylonBear

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I have always liked gambling but slots only makes up a part of it. I play poker and roulette at the casino. I bet on football and in the past used to bet on the horses and most other sport. I do it because I enjoy it and there is a chance to win. Your question comes across as a non gambler looking in. As this is a gambling based forum I assume that’s not the case so why do you gamble?
Fair observation. I am not a gambler. I have only played slots if I have a mathematical edge due to a bonus, or free spins from some sort of offer. I admit it's fun to play in that case. But that's sort of like playing with someone else's money. (Sort of the way free food tastes better.:D) Not interested at all in losing my own money.

I've also worked as a game developer, and have been offered jobs at gaming companies, so I also have an interest from the development side.
 
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BrianGhattas

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I guess the lure of big wins, hoping I can be the lucky bloke of the day again like I was in my avatar. It’s been a terrible year but most of the time, the money has lasted before busting.

It does work as some sort of a pacifier for me. I know I wanted to gamble last night but I held off. It’s part of my lifestyle.
 

Jasminebed

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If you are not interested at all in losing your own money, then don't gamble. It's why drug peddlars give out freebies.

If you think a video game is more fun, go do that. I've spent a lot of time doing that, and still do.

There are many excellent books on the psychology of gambling. There is a section of the forum called Quit Gambling. Go read it. Just read.

You will see there are many different kinds of gamblers, and many reasons not to. Please don't ask any questions there, I really feel it is inappropriate.

There are tons of posts from many of us here, you are more than welcome to read any and all of mine.

My reasons for gambling are not even the same day to day, or slot to slot.

They certainly are not the same for everyone.

Go have a look at the slots nominated for best new slot of 2018. And the screenshots threads.

Go have a look at Trancemonkey's Ask Me Anything.

Stick around and read, participate, and you will learn a lot.

Play slots in fun mode (sometimes called demo mode or practice mode).

Welcome to the forum.
 

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I have a ps3 and a box of video games, 90% of which are still in the wrapper - ive tried on numerous times to pull it out and play. I bought them for something to do.
But I just can't sit there and play them - I find it boring. But I can play slots at a 14 hr go and enjoy myself.
Why? Dunno - I guess because it isn't brain surgery, I don't get frustrated and I may end up with $ in my pocket end of session.
It's like cards I guess. If someone asked me to play poker 'fur fun' I'd pass. Put a twenty in the pot, I could play with friends the night.

I guss I want something with a possible tangible 'win' at the end for my efforts
 

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The same reason why I watch Netflix, listen to msic. (Gahhh. I need to fix my keyboard). It's my down time. I can zone ot for 60 mintes.
 

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More than a few people would not spend the amount of time I do making food, especially just for one person. Since I don't have quite the stamina I used to, some things that used to take from morning to dinnertime need to be done in steps over two or three days. I spend a lot of time watching cooking videos and reading blogs.
Left overs tonight. Roasted peppers and onions, from scratch black beans from the freezer, leftover jerk pork cubes, topped with Donair Sauce. It's authentic Canadian fusion at it's best.

At least one of the reasons I play slots is to not eat all the time. I gave that up a couple of years ago, think it was a new year's resolution to not eat in front of the computer.
 

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I have a ps3 and a box of video games, 90% of which are still in the wrapper - ive tried on numerous times to pull it out and play. I bought them for something to do.
But I just can't sit there and play them - I find it boring. But I can play slots at a 14 hr go and enjoy myself.
Why? Dunno - I guess because it isn't brain surgery, I don't get frustrated and I may end up with $ in my pocket end of session.
It's like cards I guess. If someone asked me to play poker 'fur fun' I'd pass. Put a twenty in the pot, I could play with friends the night.

I guss I want something with a possible tangible 'win' at the end for my efforts
Damn man same thing happens to me. I used to love ps and nintendo but ever since I got into slots it just isnt the same. I have tonnes of games and new ones but I cant just get into it cause now I know there is a chance to win a lot of money :D

But it does get expensive sometimes so sometimes breaks are forced upon us which is probably healthy for all of us.

But I will try and get into zelda from the old nintendo. Impossible not to love that game every once and awhile.
 

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Damn man same thing happens to me. I used to love ps and nintendo but ever since I got into slots it just isnt the same. I have tonnes of games and new ones but I cant just get into it cause now I know there is a chance to win a lot of money :D

But it does get expensive sometimes so sometimes breaks are forced upon us which is probably healthy for all of us.

But I will try and get into zelda from the old nintendo. Impossible not to love that game every once and awhile.
it's easy for me - I'm poor :laugh::laugh: so my play is based on my very small entertaiment budget

LOVE Zelda :)
 

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For me it's mostly a distraction. When the work is pedantic in nature, you sometimes need to feed your brain with something that isn't.

Slots are a quick and easy fix when you work a lot in front of the computer anyway. When Mallory was asked why did he want to climb Mount Everest, he answered "Because it's there". People enjoy different things.
 

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there's also a ceartin element of the uknown in slots regarding what you might win. i dont play scratch cards, but a bit like that in a way, you can get big hits for small bets that say, on roulette the big returns requires you to risk more to acheive it in the one hit. so some feel they get more entertainment/play time for their buck on slots, and like the suspense/build up and the 'its so close, it going to do it???' that comes with it, and some stay clear of roulette in fear of chasing the buzz of a win and quickly losing loads when that goes wrong since roulette is generally a game where if you dont have some luck fairly quickly, and want to see big hits, it can get very expensive to get a lengthy session out of it and come away feeling it was fun.

I have a ps3 and a box of video games, 90% of which are still in the wrapper - ive tried on numerous times to pull it out and play. I bough them for something to do[/QUOTE]

was trying not to make a stupid comment on that, but it's so damn hard, my head is beginning to throb.
 

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Of all the filthy vices out there, slotting keeps that 'hook' going pretty much for as long as one presses Spin. That''s why I could go for 18 hours like a gibbering gibbon through the tedium, because all it takes is that one good spin!

Videogames are awesome of course, though one would need 10 lifetimes just to sample every game :eek: plus with the scope and sheer quantity of titles released now it's reached over-saturation levels. So I tend to stick to quick bouts of multiplayer games, as every game these days is either 'open world' or takes 60 hours just to complete :D

Other dopamine- stimulants like alcohol are short-lived, sex lasts about 3 minutes give or take, with cocaine marginally better at 11 minutes :D

But in terms of choosing slotting over other forms of gambling, having tried card & table games, I'd say slotting trumps those for sheer thrills & spills :cool:

Except Bonanza of course, which is a c
 

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