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How to Play Megabucks

To many people’s surprise, slots have been around for more than a hundred years. These one-armed bandits are the most prevalent gaming option on casino floors and have held that status since the 1960s when the first electromechanical machine got invented. They are simple to play games that involve no skill and feature elementary rulesets. Thus, there is no barrier to play for anyone that walks through the doors of a gambling establishment. By some estimates, Las Vegas alone is home

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Slot Machines of the Future

The lifespan of slot games has changed in the video slot age. Because the popularity of video games can peak and decline within a matter of months, casino operators who wanted to offer their customers the latest video slots had to spend a lot of time changing their machines one at a time. Further aggravating this process, most states required the presence of a gaming board agent when the evidence tape was broken, the old game chip taken out, a

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Slot Machine Myths

Because most players do not understand how slot machines work, whole sets of beliefs have grown over when to play a machine and when to avoid it. Little truth is in any of them. Here's a look at some of the more pervasive slot myths: Change machines after a big jackpot -- the machine won't be due to hit again for some time. From a money-management standpoint, it makes sense to lock up the profits from a big hit and move

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How to Play Slot Machines

In the not-too-distant past, slot-machine players were the second-class citizens of casino customers. Jackpots were small, payout percentages were horrendous, and slot players just weren't eligible for the kind of complimentary bonuses -- free rooms, shows, meals -- commonly given to table players. But in the last few decades the face of the casino industry has changed. Nowadays more than 70 percent of casino revenues comes from slot machines, and in many jurisdictions, that figure tops 80 percent. About 80 percent

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