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Rising Jackpots

Started by DAD, Jan 22, 2015, 12:47 pm

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Slasher

Quote from: DaddyAl84 on Apr 26, 2020, 07:22 pmI just dont get the drive to continue raising the stakes and jackpots on fruit machines. I must say its been a good thing for me, in my late teens and early twenties I dread to think how much I spent in pubs and clubs playing them, I could not go for a drink without hitting the machines. These days thankfully I rarely bother, and if I do it literaly is a few odd coins.

I would love to see a pub chain trial something different which was set to a lower stake and prize, focusing on amusement rather than high stake gambling.
I'd love to see something like JPM rollercoaster in pubs even just as a "side project" to see how they fare up. Would be nice if every pub was made to have one classic game of lower jackpot per 2 or 3 £100s or even per digi

Boulderdash

Apr 30, 2020, 02:22 pm #16 Last Edit: Apr 30, 2020, 02:24 pm by Boulderdash
The problem is a pub fruit machine is now trying to be something it is not.

Up until £35 jackpot you could still play them as an AWP with beer change. After that they tried to compete with £500 FOBTs and online, which is pure gambling.

The jackpot essentially fell on the upgrade to £100 because they only like to repeat once, whereas £70s would happily go to £210. Raise it to £150 and they'd take almost zero casual money.

The jackpot is less relevant when you have randoms which are now infesting our pubs and creating more problem gamblers. Just ask someone that empties them how much more they take than the analog machines they replaced.



Boulderdash

Quote from: Slasher on Apr 30, 2020, 01:45 am
Quote from: DaddyAl84 on Apr 26, 2020, 07:22 pmI just dont get the drive to continue raising the stakes and jackpots on fruit machines. I must say its been a good thing for me, in my late teens and early twenties I dread to think how much I spent in pubs and clubs playing them, I could not go for a drink without hitting the machines. These days thankfully I rarely bother, and if I do it literaly is a few odd coins.

I would love to see a pub chain trial something different which was set to a lower stake and prize, focusing on amusement rather than high stake gambling.
I'd love to see something like JPM rollercoaster in pubs even just as a "side project" to see how they fare up. Would be nice if every pub was made to have one classic game of lower jackpot per 2 or 3 £100s or even per digi

Me too. Games!

They'd get played but would take less than 10% of a random jizzmatic.

Slasher

Apr 30, 2020, 04:33 pm #18 Last Edit: Apr 30, 2020, 04:35 pm by Slasher
With the digitals, they have several pub fruit games already made, so why not rotate them round in a "classic" section. Instead we can play crappy robin hood or a  crappy random... or just do what I do and not put money in them at all.

Then you have the other issue, Blueprint digitals - their pub fruits are basically Betcom which are all the same anyway. People say DONDs are the same, but clearly haven't looked into them enough to understand... whereas Betcom games, you're ultimately forcing out for the mega streak on almost every release unless you're offered a nice pinch on board 1. You EXPECT your £150 on them.

Reflex on the other hand are practically unplayable if you want to play for the jackpot. They're essentially poor £20 jackpots branded as £100 jackpot. Wouldn't be so bad if they were actually good or fun but they're predictable and shit IMO.

Amusements

Thank god I don't live in the UK any more. After playing the newer stuff in MFME I think arcades would bore me to death, and bankrupt me too! Last time I was in the UK arcades, the jackpots were 25 quid, and even then, I would only play the low techs, because most of the newer stuff coming out at that time had horrendous game play.

I think the best era was 1980 to 1990. I just wish I had been a few year older, and had more money to play with.

These days I prefer low stake casino games. Cheap to play, fun, and the chance of a decent win. Average stake is just under 50p, with the potential jackpot of a grand, or more if you get a decent cash pot. My best win was in Macau (MGM) where I won the equivalent of 3 grand off a 40p stake. Vegas can be a little bit cheap with 40c stakes.

 

Big J

That is why Mr P's always has plenty of customers. That is mathes for ya!!
Big J