I have had a major change in my business so I don't visit the site often. But going to Vegas tomorrow!
Hi Ardee, I was just wondering what is going on with you lately. Good to see that you are still around and checking in from time to time. I enjoyed your posts a lot, especially the famous 50K trip report. Hope things are well with you and wish you many wins. Take care.
Just read from your last message. I agree on your observation about mid range bets. To me, all the games now seem to be so volatile that it almost doesn't pay amymore to max bet on anything. I got slightly better outcomes on so called pennie machines setting them to 5 c, but still nothing to write home about. I am gonna try good old "boring" 1$ and 5$ reels and see how I do.
Still around and still going but no longer having the big wins like before. All of the aristocrats I made a killing on are gone. If you know of any 5 cent 20 or more line aristocrats allowing a 500 credit or 25 dollar bet let me know. Every trip to Vegas I will find a winning slot and when I return 2 months latter they are gone. Very frustrating
Hey Ardee ... are you still around ... are you even going to casinos any longer?
Hey ... great to see you are still kicking around. If you change your mind, it would be great to talk. I can understand why you are not happy about the low denom direction of everything -- it doesn't pay as well at your bet level ... that's for sure! Don't get too hung up on the size of the bet -- and the wins. Honestly, the best size does not matter. It's just plain old dumb luck!! A manufacturer or casino would not penalize you for a larger bet. That's counter-intuitive. Have you tried CHINA SHORES? That game is known for some high multiples. Great to hear from you. Shoot me an email sometime if you feel like it!
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Thanks for checking on me. I have been to Vegas 3 or 4 times since the last meet and greet and have become somewhat disenchanted. With everything going to pennies the slots that I did so well on have been removed and I am having trouble finding reasonable paying replacements. I have had more sucess with $2 bets than I have with $10 bets but mentally it is hard for me to not play a max bet. For instance I played ruby slippers forever at the max $4.80 and could win $800 to $1000 but started betting $2 and have since won $2k, $4k and $6k. I like the WMS dragon fire and vampires embrace, but can only win big on the multidominations playing a mid range quarter bet. It seems that on all WMS that you are penalized on the max bet and rewarded on the mid range bet.
Hey Ardee ... Miss you ... can you make it to Vegas for the Meet and Greet in April this year? It would be good to see you out!
Next time we need to sit down and chat, hope to see you next time.
Hello Ardee I so enjoyed meeting you and your wife at the M&G. My only regret was not able to chat. I so enjoyed the pictures that videopappy had posted you your wins and please let him know everyone enjoys his videos. I sure hope you attend the next one I so enjoy listening to slot stories. Take care until we meet again. Say hello to your wife.