Argument with head slot attendant!!

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Argument with head slot attendant!!

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Either this guy is a huge liar, just plain dumb, or was told what to say. The other possibility is I am just plain crazy myself.
I have been playing the same dollar machine at Mohegan Sun for years. It is the machine that not only paid 800 for bet one for the Royal on the spin poker game, it is the same one that was shut down for Covid and only recently went back on line. I was able to get nearly a 99 percent return on it with a single dollar bet on the Bonus Deuces Wild game.
I asked a slot attendant to page this guy so I could go over the change with him. The change was a big one. Not only did they make the Royal pay 250 for bet one now, they also changed the paytable so you have to bet 15 bucks per line to get paid the correct amount for the Royal.
Well, the guy pissed me off right off the bat by denying that I could have played this machine for years with the 800 for bet one. I almost lost my cool with him right there since my information would still be in their data base. Anyway, I let this knuckle head talk. He did seem as dumb as a stump to me and could barely put a sentence together.
The bottom line is he said they have the ability to change and add games within a machine, but never to change the paytable. I then said, well if that is true, the entire inside workings of this machine have been replaced. He said they were not and continued on his spiel to say there is no way I could have played this machine with the paytable I have described. He seemed mot to care when I said at least change it from bet 15 to bet 5 for the correct Royal payout. I no doubt have many pics on my phone to verify my information and even some posted here on various threads. At that point, I was ready to say something to him that would have got me banned, so I just told him, you will never see me playing this machine again or many others for that matter. The slot attendant who paged him for me I have known for over 20 years and he just stayed quiet throughout. Anyway, screw them. Its nickels there for me now until I can scope out and see what Foxwoods has to offer. In general I am cutting back on everything anyway. Tooooooo many consecutive losing sessions. The losing sessions I can understand to coincidence, but not what this bonehead claimed.

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Here is a partial screen shot of my post here back in 2016 when I first found this machine.

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Post by Waiting4RF »

Olds,
Maybe the machine paytable was programmed before 2016 and saved to RAM instead of ROM. Then it was turned off and reset back to the ROM setting when it was turned back on. You said there was only 1 machine. Was this a dedicated Spin Poker machine but had All-Star written below on the face plate? In 2014 an article was written about All-Star Poker II machines and how they are programmed. https://www.casinocitytimes.com/john-gr ... oker-63805

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I will send a pic in a bit. Just got to the casino

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This is the only one like it in the casino it is an all star. Not all star two here’s some pics
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Here is one more picture showing how that five only jumps to 300 for one
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Sorry I am not familiar with the differences between ram and rom

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Post by Waiting4RF »

I don't know the inner workings of the IGT machines. On older electronics, they could be configured and the settings were stored in RAM memory for testing your changes. If your settings were correct, then you could go back into the menu and save the settings to ROM. RAM memory does not survive a power outage.
ROM memory does. When the device is turned on, the settings are read from ROM.

You could talk to your slot attendant friend next you see him/her to get a more reliable answer.

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Post by olds442jetaway »

Hmmmmm. Thanks for the info. This is definitely an older machine and it was powered down for several months at least. Maybe at some point I will look into it further. Right now they are having a heck of a time just getting and keeping good employees. Covid still has a big effect up this way. They even have a vaccination and testing service on site for employees. I guess there are still some not vaccinated and also an ever increasing number of breakthrough cases not just here but nationwide. Last Saturday they even had a proof of vaccination requirement to attend.

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Post by FAA »

This is definitely an older machine and it was powered down for several months at least. Last Saturday they even had a proof of vaccination requirement to attend.
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Granted, I lack the broad national VP tourist experience of our former southern correspondent. But I've never seen an All Star machine in AC. Those suckers look ancient. Lucky Luciano may have supervised their production. You sure had a cushy five year stretch of shrewdly milking them. Clean bill of health proof would surely dent AC attendance. But we can stroll on in. Busine$$ as usual.

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Somehow the end of my last post got cut off. The proof of vaccination was for last Saturday’s concert. I forget who the Fa La La La La.... La la la la was and actually never heard if him. One thing it did was attract hundreds of 14-16 year old girls dressed extremely trashy and in revealing outfits. WHERE ARE THE PARENTS???!!!

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