Should Slot Machines stop screaming "Big Winner"?

February 10th, 2019 at 10:38:30 AM permalink
KNathan
Member since: Dec 9, 2018
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I think they should. I remember someone who was just minding his own business playing near me won $5,000 on a Quick Hits machine at a $5 bet when he got 9 Quick Hits symbols. The machine screamed,"Big Winner! Big Winner!" Along with big flashing. A huge crowd crowded around to see. He had an uncomfortable look that clearly read, "Great. Now a bunch of people know that I won $5,000! I just might end up screwed!" I don't blame him especially with recent reports of people being mugged and robbed of their winnings. Someone even got mugged for a $50 win! O.O Imagine a $5,000 win! A guy minding his own business playing his machine got knocked out of his chair by a crowd that rushed by when a woman playing won $80,000 playing WOF. The woman was unnerved and smartly asked the Casino staff to pay her in the back in private with a check. Most people do not want complete strangers knowing they won thousands of dollars on a machine. Who could blame them(Look at my recent sentences).
February 10th, 2019 at 11:06:09 AM permalink
aceofspades
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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A few years ago, while leaving a blackjack session at Paris, I witnessed a woman hit for $1.2million on a Wheel of Fortune progressive machine -- the machine did not make any additional noise than a normal win and, eventually, all the lights turned off - security came over and informed her she could come back in a few hours after the win was verified - she told them "There is not a chance in hell I am leaving this machine!" - a few buddies and I congratulated her on the win but it seemed nobody else on the casino floor was any the wiser to her huge win
February 10th, 2019 at 11:10:26 AM permalink
KNathan
Member since: Dec 9, 2018
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Quote: aceofspades
A few years ago, while leaving a blackjack session at Paris, I witnessed a woman hit for $1.2million on a Wheel of Fortune progressive machine -- the machine did not make any additional noise than a normal win and, eventually, all the lights turned off - security came over and informed her she could come back in a few hours after the win was verified - she told them "There is not a chance in hell I am leaving this machine!" - a few buddies and I congratulated her on the win but it seemed nobody else on the casino floor was any the wiser to her huge win


That's how a slot should do for a huge win Not making a lot of noise. The Slot Manufacturers did that right. :)