I am proud to announce that this weeks blog is written by guest writer, and Rudies Member, Joshua O'Connell from KnowYourSlots.com.
Slot players are a diverse bunch. Not only do we like to play different types of games, but we also like to play at different bet levels. So, in today’s post I’ll share with you some thoughts to consider when you are trying to decide between low limit and high limit play.
As mentioned here by Brian in the past, Payout Percentages will tend to be higher on a higher denomination machine than a lower limit one.
Remember that a single session could be better or worse; short term luck can always sway things temporarily. Get a handpay and you’ll have done way over the average! Lots of dead spins and you’ll be under. But play it enough, and slowly it’ll start to average out. And playing on a high limit machine will almost always be a (pardon the pun) better bet.
I’ve had players ask me if it’s worth playing high limit because of the higher progressives. A $5 bet on high limit with a $100,000 starting grand on Lightning Link is not the same chance as a $5 bet on a low-limit $10,000 starting grand. It matters even more on the smaller progressives, but let’s focus on the grand first.
With a $5 bet, if you’re playing a low-limit Lightning Link you’re betting 10 times above the minimum bet. That means that, for the Major and Grand, you’re getting a better chance at them than you would a 50 cent bet, for instance. The minor starts at 100x your bet and caps at 200x your bet in a normal scenario, not that out of reach with enough play.
Compare that to a $5 bet on a high limit machine. You are now betting minimum bet on that machine. Your major is 1,000-2,000x your bet, depending on where it is in the climb to its maximum amount. That will be challenging to secure. But when you do, it’ll be a massive handpay!
For another example, consider Dancing Drums. Max bet is $8.80 a spin on pennies. At max bet you will close the pot more frequently and have a better chance at a progressive. Play the same bet on a high limit Dancing Drums on dimes, and you’ll be betting minimum bet (presuming all 5 gold symbols are active). So on dimes, you will close the pot much less often, but when you do, you’ll have access to progressives roughly 10 times as big.
At the end of the day it’s a volatility choice. If you play high limit, you will not hit the progressives as often, but you’ll get bigger ones when you do. But on lower limit, you’ll get progressives more often with a similar bet, but each progressive will be worth less. They should, in the long term, average out to be similar, with higher limit being a touch higher thanks to the payback percentage.
Line hits is the one place where things generally don’t differ on many games. For Dancing Drums, playing $8.80 a spin on high limit should yield an identical payout on the same line hit as an $8.80 bet on pennies on low limit. In those cases, it’s a wash.
But on a game like Lightning Link, check the lines. On a low-limit game, if you’re playing $5 a spin on dimes, you’re probably getting 25 lines. So each line pays more, but there’s less lines you can hit. Once again, you’re dealing with a higher volatility potential.
Compare that now to a $5 bet on a dime denomination in high limit, and you will likely see 50 lines – twice as many lines, and the payouts will be half that of the low-limit dime denomination. More lines tend to be less volatile as you’ll hit something more often. So not only will the high limit version give you the chances for a higher overall payback, but you won’t have as much volatility. That can be valuable on a game as tough as Lightning Link.
So, What Should You Play?
I always recommend games with higher payback over lower limit, even if the chances for a progressive shifts. So here are my recommendations from best to worst, using the Lightning Link example provided throughout this article:
The above gives you the best chances payback wise. And, with the high limit option, you may lower your volatility.
Joshua O’Connell is the founder and creator of Know Your Slots, a website that aims to educate about slots, advantage play and casino comps. He’s a slot enthusiast and a proud member of the Rudies since launch.
Thank you so much Josh for that insightful blog! If you would like to be a guest writer for BCSlots.com, kindly send us an E-mail.
People LOVE to ask me many personal questions, especially when it comes to money. I personally was raised never to ask questions about someone else's finances when it came to family members, let alone complete strangers, haha. That said, I will answer the question of if I am UP or DOWN for the year.
I strictly promote responsible gambling with an entertainment budget. If you have expendable income, then the casino is a fun place to go. Seeming as I do this for a living, and play A LOT, I have some inside information when it comes to gambling. There is probably a fraction of 1% of people who can honestly (yes gamblers, please be honest...) say they made a profit from gambling in any given year. Most of which probably only gambled a handful of times at most. For those of us who gamble monthly at a minimum, the reality is that nobody makes a profit playing slot machines. That's right, not even me....or rather...especially not me!
To find out how you faired in 2019, you will need to gather together a Win/Loss Statement from every casino you've played at in a previous year. Provided you always used your players card, this is the best method for seeing how you did. The first thing you'll look at is the Coin In. This doesn't mean how much money you put in the machine physically, it means how much you gambled with. It counts the money recycled to keep gambling with. So even though you may have only put in $100, the machine may count you having gambled with $300 since you would have won some money, and then played it back. Here is an example:
Coin In: $250,000
That my friends, is a scary number for sure. It would probably represents someone playing with about $35,000 and then recycling the money.
Next and more importantly is Coin Out, which tells you how much you cashed out of the machines. This does not include any jackpot handpays which is shown on a separate line.
Coin Out: $200,000
Total Out: $225,000
Now if we subtract the total coin out from the total coin in, we have our "profits"!
Total Net Loss: $25,000
Now to take it one step further, to find out our average payout percentage, we divide our total Coin Out from our total Coin IN, and we get
Payout Percentage: 90%.
That means that for every $100 gambled, $10 was lost. This would be considered a good payout percentage considering the average Vegas payout percentage being 91.96%. My payout percentages are much lower because of me playing more to make videos that create a profit. So if I hit $200 on my first spin of a game, rather than cash out I kept playing to give you a longer video. So it's your fault, 😂.
Out of all 25 casinos I gambled at in 2019, I probably have a positive outcome from about 5 of them overall. With casinos designed to take our money, they're doing their job.
In order to get your Win/Loss Statement, the majority of casinos make you wait until February to gather them. Some of them still are in the stone age and require you to either come in person, or send a hand written letter to them requesting a win/loss by mail! One in particular requires you to get a letter notarized before mailing it to them first!
Let's keep in mind that when analyzing that I've lost a lot of money in 2019. I enjoyed numerous hotel stays in luxury suites, I had thousands of dollars covered in food and entertainment plus a further tens of thousands in freeplay granted to me and other perks like free drinks in the casino. Even with all of that, I still paid a hefty price for the entertainment. For all of the adrenaline rushes and excitement of everything I received, it was a good investment for me. Plus I got to spend quality time with my friends and family and share all of my experiences with you. Now if I didn't have a channel that required 400 videos a year, I'd probably have been down much much less I imagine based on my play style and traveling to Vegas and beyond much less.
Based on the first few Win/Loss Statements I've been able to get so far, I am indeed DOWN for 2019, by a lot. But so are you, and that helps me feel better about myself, haha, thanks.
Before you go on a trip, ask yourself 'what is my entertainment worth'? Is it worth $50 or $50,000? Whichever it is, be sure to pack some extra #RudieLuck!
For your convenience, I have updated the complete list of Past Blogs to the right of here. See a subject you like, click and enjoy!
Brian Christopher xoxo ❤️
To find out the payout percentages of your area, visit American Casino Guides resource here.
Ohhh Casino Myths and Superstitions, we all have them. And even though I know many of them are fake, I still catch myself believing them! It's incredible what our brains convince us is true! Let's take a moment to address many of them...
Slot Machines KNOW you are playing free play, and pay less
FICTION. A slot machine doesn't care where the money comes from, it will still aim to take the same payout percentage, whether it is freeplay, cash or ticket!
Subscribing to Brian Christopher Slots will help your marriage
FACT. Spreading love and joy, and watching someone ELSE lose, is always good for your relationships, heart, and bank account!
You are more likely to win if the casino is busy
FICTION. The slot machines don't care about people in general. They only care about abiding by their function: Taking your money! Regardless of day, time, holiday, busy or empty, it takes the same amount of payout percentage. And no, they don't change the payout percentages for special events or dates either.
Machines will not pay out after a big win
FICTION. Slot Machines work on random number generators, so it's ALWAYS difficult to get a jackpot, regardless of the last time one was hit. So obviously getting back to back jackpots is going to be a lot harder, but not impossible.
People who max bet win more jackpots
FACT. BUT, you don't need to bet max to win a jackpot! Betting more generally means you will win more, but it also means you will lose more too!
After investing hundreds into a losing machine, it is due to payback
FICTION. Unfortunately, the brain of a slot machine is similar to that of a gold fish. After you spin, it has already forgotten what the last spin was! Its only task is to match the outcome on the screen to that of the RNG (random number generator) that YOU selected (by pressing SPIN at that exact micro second). So whether you are up $1000 or down $1000 is irrelevant, as each spin is unique. This also means that there is no such thing as a hot or cold machine. Sure it may act like that at any given time, but you can only blame yourself for poor timing!
Older machines pay back more
FACT. Older machines had better payback percentages and this has been confirmed to me by at least one manufacturer. The older the better! But not a guarantee of a win!
Button Slapping helps on Lightning Link's hold and spin bonuses
FICTION. For the love of humanity (and my sanity!), stop slapping the darn buttons! And while your'e at it, you can stop pounding the screen too. It does nothing but make you look like a lunatic witch doctor! ('Windexing' is perfectly normal and sane though, haha!)
The volume or brightness levels of a slot machine have nothing to do with the outcome
FACT. Having sound or volume turned all the way up or down has zero affect on a slot machine.
Downtown Vegas Casinos pay out better than Strip Casinos
FACT. Statistically proven, it's true! Is it enough for you to really notice? Probably not, but it's a good 1% better or so on average.
Free Spin or Wheel Bonuses are Pre-determined
FICTION. Most slot machine 'free spin' bonuses are still working off of a RNG. So when you get a choice of 5 options for number of spins, each with different multipliers (Dancing Drums for example), you are not going to win X$$ regardless of what you pick. It's all about timing! This also means that if you stop the reels during a bonus, you are in part affecting the outcome of the bonus. When it comes to wheel bonuses (like wheel of fortune), the outcome of where it lands is not determined until you press the START button! Picking bonuses can vary. Generally speaking if it shows you the spots you did NOT pick afterward, then it was not predetermined. If it doesn't show you, it was pre-determined.
You will win LESS using your players card
FICTION. I hear people say things like "Whenever I take my card out I win!" I also hear people tell me "I ALWAYS win on this machine." In both cases, they are wrong and are only lying to themselves. Sure, you may have won after your card came out, but you also would have won had you left your card in. The machine doesn't care if you're getting points for a free toaster oven or not. It only cares about the RNG. Same goes for taking your card out during a bonus, zero impact.
Aisle / end of row slot machines pay more often
FACT. It's true, they DO pay more often, but that's only because they are played more often. No one wants the middle seat on an airplane any more than in a casino. They do in the end, have the same payout percentages.
Stopping the reels can help you land a bonus or line hit
FICTION. Have I brought up RNG yet? The moment you press spin, the outcome has already been decided. Stopping the reels only speeds up the inevitable. Slot Manufacturers would never leave the outcome of every spin up to the player.
The more lines on a game, the more chances you have of winning
FACT. However, they are not equal. Take Dragon Link, with a $5 bet for example. Matching three 9s on $1 denomination will pay you $5. But on 50 line 1cent denomination, three 9's will only pay you 50 cents on a $5 bet. So you'll hit more often with more lines, but less money. The higher the denomination and less lines actually means your payout percentage is higher! So don't get caught up on lines or win frequency - focus on overall wins.
Playing two slot machines at a time doubles your chances of winning
FICTION. Let's say you have a one in a million chance of hitting a jackpot on a machine. Playing a second machine does not make that 2 in a million chance now. Instead you have a 1 in a million chance, and a 1 in a million chance. So stick to one machine and lose less money in the long run!
Brian Christopher ALWAYS Wins
FACT. I am a winner in love and in life. At the slot machines however, I'm a big fat loser (just like you!) haha.
Did I miss anything?? Have any other topics you'd like me to consider writing about? Let me know below!
Also, be sure to watch our 3 videos showcasing the BIGGEST wins of 2019. Make sure you set aside a good 6 hours though!!
Part 1 - $71,000 in wins!
Part 2 - $77,000 in wins!
Part 3 - $75,000 in wins!
Brian Christopher xoxo ❤️
2019 brought us many milestones including hitting
- 100 Million Views
- 200,000 Subscribers
- 1600 Rudies Members
and moving into an office space with new team members Britt and Lana!
After an incredible year at BCSlots.com, we decided we would celebrate with a BCSlots.com Holiday Package Giveaway! The package (valued at over $100) includes the complete poker chip collection, complete wristband collection, set of 3 sticker collection, premium lanyard, and the deliciously coveted Winners Bank!
To enter, simply sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter and you'll automatically be entered to win our BCSlots.com Holiday Package! Sign up on our CONTACT Page if you haven't already.
Rudies Members are also going to benefit from 7 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS, coming soon!
On the other side of giving, we can't forget those who are less fortunate than us. I grew up in a middle class neighborhood with both of my parents and two siblings. We weren't spoiled by any means, but we never worried where our next house payment or meal would come from. Unfortunately for many families, life has dealt them a much more difficult hand.
At BCSlots.com we are helping out families in need. We have so far raised over $5,000 to help out families in need including $1,000 from Marco and I. Our goal is to hit $10,000 to help as many families as possible. To follow our current progress, and to donate as little as a dollar or SHARE the event, kindly visit our GoFundMe page!
If that wasn't enough, we have also donated to three charities as well. Through the sales of our holiday treats, where 100% of proceeds went to charity, we were able to donate the following:
Marco's Marshmallow Bars, supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation:
Brian's Butterscotch Bars, supporting Champ Camp:
Britt's Brittle, supporting Lewis County Work Opportunities
The older I get, the more I love to give. And with a platform like we have created, it only makes sense to use that for good. We couldn't do it without all of our Rudies Members and subscribers. From Marco, Britt, Lana and myself, we wish you all a warm holiday season and prosperous New Year!
With an abundance of Blog requests, many of which require short answers, I thought it best to create a blog of responses to the most commonly asked questions!
Q. Do you think playing with or not playing with your players card makes a difference in winning or not ? - Lorie B
A. Always use your card. It has ZERO impact on what lands on the reels. ZERO.
Q. Security. You are pretty well known in the slot world. What do you do about security when you're winning? I constantly see people lurking behind watching you play, what happens when you win big? So you have to hire private security to walk you out? Or does the casino supply this, and of so at what cost? P.S. I still believe that you are such a Stellar Human Being.
A. I'm not special, even though my mom tells me so, haha. Anyone who feels unsafe, whether they win a jackpot or not, can always reach out to building security. They will be happy to walk you to your car free of charge. And in case you do win a large sum of money, consider asking the casino to provide you with a check instead of cash.
Q. "I know I’ve heard you say....it’s “all about timing”. However, what I’d like to know is (1) when a bonus is triggered, is the outcome of the bonus determined at the exact moment you press the spin button to begin the bonus, and, (2) while in bonus free spins...does pressing the spin button to start the next spin without letting it do it on its own alter/change the outcome?" - Donna F
A. I can't speak for all machines, but consensus from what I've gathered from slot manufacturers is that each spin is unique and is run by the RNG (random number generator). So if you stop the reels during a bonus, then you are altering the outcome. Are you altering it for the better or the worse? We'll never know! For machines with a single wheel spin attached, the outcome is determined as soon as you press SPIN to initiate the wheel spinning. So ask yourself, do you feel lucky? If so, stop those reels. Otherwise, see what the machine has in store for you.
Q. Online casinos that use real money versus real casinos. - Ken E.
A. Online casinos are regulated just as much as real casinos and are held to the same high standards. Can one payout better than the other? Yes. The law states how low a payout percentage can be, but it doesn't say how high they can pay out. Generally speaking though, they will be the same and it all comes down to timing of when you press that button.
Q. When I watch your videos and you are playing a multi-denomination game, I often wonder how you base your decision on what denomination and how much per bet? - Mary S.
A. Sometimes it's all about what 'feels lucky' to me at the time. But also, with multi-denominations games, if the amount of lines on a game changes when you adjust the denomination, then so does the payout percentage. So if you're betting $5 on a penny bet, your odds ever so slightly increase if you bet $5 on a 10 cent denomination. Just remember that the Mini on pennies may be $10 and on dimes it would be $100 - so the odds of hitting a mini (or other progressive) will decrease if your overall bet remains the same since it's based on payout percentage solely.
Q. What about writing on how casinos decorate the casino(the carpet, glittery machine up front ,comps,etc) influences people to gamble. I use to watch it on Travel channel and it was really interesting . - Paula W
A. I don't have any inside information on this. I just know that everything is designed in order to KEEP us in the casino. They swirly carpets, the maze of a layout, the fact that ATM's are not located at exits - it's all to keep us there longer. They know what they're doing!
Q. I like to play more than one machine at a time to see which will give me a bonus . I know you have strong feelings about this , can you tell us why? - Amy J
A. Playing two machines at once does not increase your odds of getting a bonus. If your odds are 1 in 100 that you'll get a bonus on a game, it doesn't automatically become 2 in 100 because you're playing two machines. It becomes 1 in 100 and 1 in 100. Since machines are designed to take our money, you're basically just asking to lose your money twice as fast. Some people (I believe) choose to play two machines side by side because they don't want someone else having a chance at getting the large jackpot. But again, it doesn't help you. Since it's all about timing, your neighbor would hit the button at a different micro second as you regardless. I also just find it rude when people snag two machines when I'd like to play it, especially on a busy night. Most casinos have the rule that you can only play one at a time in fact.
Q. Does the “ machine” know when free play or added play is being used? - Roxanne D.
A. It does not care whether it is cash or freeplay being added. All it cares about is getting and keeping your money. I've won jackpots on freeplay twice so far if not more!
Q. Does the money Bank a good idea when you want to keep your money you won? - Tiffany N
A. At just under $30, the Winners Bank is one of the best investments you can make. It's basically guaranteed to make its value back on the first time, provided you follow the rules. If you put $100 into a machine and cash out at $150, take it to the bank machine and put that $50 into your winners bank. It's now going home with you as a win! Once you get home, use your key to open it up and count all your winnings. Be responsible and leave the key at home and be smart about putting away those wins.
Q. Changing your bet when on a cold streak - Christopher S
A. You can if you like. Machines are not cold or hot, only your timing is!
Q. What makes you keep going? How do you remain excited about gambling, events, and the Rudies? And when your not as excited about an event or overall day, how do you "fake it"? Lol!
- Valerie H
A. Although I was an actor for a long time, I suck at 'faking it' haha. I legitimately love gambling, hosting events and meeting people. Having just got home from a 9 day trip across 3 states and casinos, I loved every second of it. Hearing stories from my Rudies and others about how my videos have helped them in their lives both at the casino and in their personal lives is what fuels my energy. Sure I may have a 'down' day, and the show must go on. But even then, it's not faking it, i find the energy needed to keep it going. I love my job and I love the fact that I'm able to employ 5 other people in the process!
Q. When you have a short money month, how can one enjoy fifty bucks on slots? What types, betting amounts, duration to stay with a machine? - Ben M
A. When I'm down to $50 in entertainment money at a casino, you have to find the fun in small bets. Even 50 cent bets can eat up your money quick. Games like Dancing Drums allow you to bet as little as 8cents a spin or even 18 cents a spin. Same for some versions of Mighty Cash. You'd be surprised how much money you can actually win in a bonus on a 18 cent bet!
With so many questions about blog suggestions in my inbox, I encourage you to go through the archives as many are repeat questions. Scroll down and have a look.
I also encourage to consider giving back this holiday season. We are donating 100% of proceeds from the sale of our Holiday Treats to charity. We are also helping out some families in need directly with a special Rudies For Life GoFundMe page. Approximately 97% of donations go to helping them.
Many thanks to my Rudies family who has already got us over $1600 in donations!
Brian Christopher xoxo ❤️
Carol E asks "How do casino's evaluate how much free play you get."
Well to start off, FreePlay is basically defined as credit to play in a slot machine for free in order to win real money. Anything you make off of the FreePlay, is yours to keep...or play with.
Casinos have learned that they can lure you in with a FreePlay offer ($75 is what I got in the photo above), and that usually gets us to the casino, with the hope that we will stay for a while. It's a similar tactic to sending you a free gift offer.
FreePlay is based upon your previous playing history. It can generally take 2-3 months for your offers to reflect your most recent play. Contrary to popular belief, generally the amount that you are gifted has nothing to do with how little or how much money you win or lose. It's all about timing!
Casinos want to know that you are spending time in the casino. If you walked in the casino and lost $1000 in 5 minutes, you may get $5 in FreePlay next month. But if you played 50 cent bets for 4 hours and lost $200 - your offer would most likely be higher. Casinos are interested in the time you spend in the casino and the "money in" that you play with. Time IS money in this case. So even though the 50cent player used and lost less money, they probably recycled a couple thousand dollars over a longer period. That is more valuable to the casino because you have a larger opportunity to lose more money (since slots are always in the favor of the casino!). There are exceptions of course. I know of a person who won a LARGE jackpot and his next FreePlay offer was ridiculously huge because the casino wanted him to return to win their money back!
Now to get even more technical, the mathematics of how much you are offered is decided by computers to determine what is called your 'theo', or theoretically how much you will most likely lose on a trip. How this is determined varies by casino, but they know what you are worth to them. They will 'reward' you with comps (hotels, food, concerts, gifts, freeplay) with your theoretical loss, so you're technically paying for it, haha. Of course you can have a theo of $10,000, even though you actually won on a trip. But the math doesn't lie, and the casinos know exactly what they are doing. They know we love to be pampered and be provided gifts that we earned, and that most likely we will come and lose our butts in the end.
So for the best FreePlay odds, plan to play for at least a 4 hour period to keep that theo good and high. Stretch your bets out if you have a smaller budget. And BEWARE the worst thing you can do. NEVER go to a casino just to use your FreePlay and leave. Because that $10,000 theo you worked hard for on your last trip, will now go down to zero, because they can theoretically win $0 with you betting $0 in real cash. Once again, it's all about timing!!
Now get out there and LINE IT UP!!!
Brian Christopher xoxo ❤️
A great fan supplied question:
"Does slapping work?? I have watched a high degree of people using the slapper approach when dragon link bonus feature begins. Does the slapper change the results? "
Thank you so much for your question. Now gather around children for some EYE POPPING, jaw dropping truths about slot machines.
Slot Machines do not have feelings. They don't care if you win or lose, whether you're sad, mad, angry or glad. If you caress the button softly, talk sweet nothings to it, or simply slap it silly - it will provide you with a random response: WIN or LOSE. So slapping it has zero affect on the machine, especially when the outcome has already been decided. It is my professional opinion that the outcome of all of the slaptastic link games (Lightning Link, Dragon Link, Fortune Link etc) are pre-determined once triggered. So your slapping has zero affect.
Now, if I'm wrong (which may happen on occasion, I'll admit), and it is NOT pre-determined and each slap'/ tap / caress / button pressing moment does in fact rely on a random number generator (RNG) - it still doesn't matter the method you use to hit that button. It's all about timing, and NOT about the amount of pressure you put on that button. No one can determine what the RNG says inside the machine, and since it's so random, pressing the buttons slow or fast really can either help or hurt you.
Bottom line, save me my monthly subscription to tylenol and hold back on the button slapping. It does nothing but annoy your neighbors and make you kind of look a bit coo-coo. You guys are professionally trained now, so share this so others learn and educate them....for my sanity please, haha.
What DOES help you ask?? Making that money and KEEPING that money. Check out our Winners Bank for a great solution to leaving the casino with money still in your pocket. If you can't trust yourself, you can definitely count on a key locked safe that is impossible to open.
Brian xoxo ❤️
You always want to know more about me, so let me pull back the curtain and tell you everything!
Nature and Travel
· Favorite color? Blue
· The coolest natural wonder I've ever seen? Niagara Falls
· The most fun road trip I've ever taken, where and with whom? Alabama Road trip from Toronto with college friends
· The best place I have ever traveled; where I'd spend my whole life if I could? Marco and I both said we could see ourselves living in Melbourne, Australia
· Favorite environmental sound (rain, thunder, etc.)? Do crickets count? Otherwise rain/ocean waves
· The prettiest natural landscape I've ever seen? Niagara Falls
· My favorite type of wild weather? Rain misting with a rainbow and sun
· The most scared I've been by a bug or critter? Seeing my first "spider" in El Salvador
· My favorite flower, purchased? sunflowers
· My favorite flower or plant, personally grown? Birds of Paradise
· My favorite flowers to receive in a delivery? Not a big flower person, I prefer to give them!
Food and Drink
· Favorite meal out, ever? 71 above in DT LA
· Favorite food I've cooked? Wild Mushroom Risotto
· Favorite food from childhood? Homemade Lasagna
· Favorite drink on a hot summer day (include event)? Alcohol?
· Favorite drink on a cold winter night (include event)? Alcohol.
· Favorite total meal that I cook (list all items)? Barbecued Burgers, BBQ Veggies including Corn on the Cob, homemade sweet potato fries
· The best cup of coffee I've ever had El Salvador
· The best dessert I've ever eaten? Tiramisu in Paris, France
· Favorite junk food? Doritos
· Favorite pizza toppings? Pepperoni and Mushroom
· The one "splurge" grocery item I have never yet splurged on? I generally splurge lol
· My favorite cooking or kitchen smell? Bacon
· The one food item I can never run out of? coffee and tea
· Favorite dinner my mom made? Lasagna
· Favorite ice cream ever, and from where? Salted Caramel from Salted Straw
· Favorite alcoholic beverage? Old Fashioned
· Favorite dessert? Tiramisu
· Favorite cereal? Honey Nut Cheerios or Granola
· Favorite type of cuisine? Most Asian including Thai and Indian
Hobbies and Entertainment
· Favorite car I've owned? Still on my first car, haha. Ford Fusion 2013 baby!
· Favorite hobby activity that makes me get lost for hours? GAMBLING!!
· The most important tool in my craft or hobby kit? scissors
· The coolest handmade gift I ever gave anyone? I made Marco a menu for our trip to Paris
· The most fun game I've ever played? Mouse Trap
· Favorite movie of all time? Willy Wonka (the original!)
· Favorite horror movie? Scream
· Favorite TV show? This is Us
· Favorite book of all time? The Alchemist
· Favorite TV rerun I could watch 50 times? Will and Grace
· The most treasured book in my library? Managing yourself
· Favorite musician? Jann Arden
· Famous person I've admired, living or dead, whom I'd most like to meet? Abbott and Costello
· Favorite artist? Shag
· Favorite song? You are Everything by Jann Arden. When Marco and I first heard this live in concert, we swore it was written just for us.
· Favorite guilty pleasure band? Damien Rice
· Favorite song I ever danced to; with whom? Home by Michael Buble, with Marco at our wedding
· The most competent activity I do? Work hard
· The favorite picture I've ever taken? Marco and I in a hot air balloon
· Favorite instrument? Violin
· Favorite sport? Baseball
· Song that makes me move no matter how bad I feel? Happy
· The best paid entertainment I've ever seen? Cirque du Soleil
· The most fun sporting event I ever attended? Blue Jays
People and Family
· Favorite conversation I've ever had with a person? Danielle and I could talk for hours!
· Teacher who changed my life, and why? Mr.Gaskin got me hooked on computers
· Professional mentor who changed my life, and why? Marco is a huge inspiration to me, he's so smart and has so many admirable qualities
· The hardest question a child has ever asked me? How old are you?
· The most important time I've had to "be there" for a friend? My old buddy Al.
· My favorite non-relative adult growing up? my neighbors
· My favorite aunt or uncle? My aunt Marj and uncle Pat I've always looked up to
· My favorite moment as a parent? N/A
· Nicest thing I've ever done for a little kid? I tipped a father/son duo $100 last month in Vegas while street performing
· My favorite moment as a sister or brother? Being in my sister and brother’s wedding parties
· My favorite moment as a spouse or significant other? Every time we work well together as a team
· My favorite moment as a daughter or son? Surprising my parents with a 20th Anniversary party when I was 10 years old!
· The one person I loved who never knew? Jonathan Taylor Thomas
· Favorite person to take a walk on a beach or in the woods with? Marco
· The kindest thing a stranger ever did for me? Held a door open
· The kindest thing I ever did for a stranger? I love tipping for great service
· My favorite patriotic experience? I hosted a 150th Birthday party for Canada
· My biggest moment of celebrity? Working opposite Lee Tergesen in BBC's Copper
· The closest call I've ever had? Getting hit by a car while riding my bike
· My most suspenseful moment? Every time I play $100 Wheel of Fortune
· My most unexpected achievement? Named Junior Citizen of the Year in Burlington, Canada
· The happiest moment I can remember? The day I saw Marco for the first time
· The best anonymous thing I have ever done or given? Donations
· The most healthy and vital time in my life? Being Vegan
· The worst thing I ever got away with? I get caught for everything I do :p
· The hardest I ever laughed in my life was...? with my friend Julie
· The biggest secret I still safeguard? (Don't reveal it!) That time that I accidentally...
· The most significant change I've had to go through and how it made me better? Moving to a country where you have no friends or family. It made me much stronger and more self-reliant.
· My "biggest deal" memory of childhood? Getting 5 runs in a baseball game when I was 6 years old!
· Best Sunday afternoon I ever had? Staying in bed watching GOT with Marco
· Most fun I ever had on a Saturday night? Hanging out with my friends chilling over drinks and music
· The best advice I've ever been given? Do what makes you happy, don't work for money
· The best advice I've ever given? Be a failure at what you love
· The best birthday I ever had and why? My first one in California because it could be held outdoors! (no snow!)
· The most exciting secret I've ever been told? When my friends were pregnant!
· My favorite story or experience with the paranormal? Boo Hoo, nothing to report
· If I could go anywhere, be with anyone, be doing anything, right now: Where? Who? What? Hawaii, Marco, Resort and Hammock
· If I had one hour to live, what would I spend it doing? Calling and messaging as many people as I could to let them know I loved them and that they left an impact on my life.
· Perfect day out: what, where, with whom? Dinner and Drinks, Pub, friends
· The one item I would take to the desert island? WIFI
· My favorite paid employment, ever? Camp Counselor for an Arts Camp
· My greatest skill (past or current)? Overworking
· Most rewarding time I've ever spent volunteering? I used to volunteer at an Alzheimer’s home in Canada
· Favorite perfume? Givenchy
· Favorite household cleaner smell? the ones you can't smell
· Favorite outdoor smell? fresh cut grass or a campfire
· Favorite smell from childhood? Grandma's perfume
· Favorite baked good to smell? bread
Pets and Animals
· Favorite pet I ever had? My cat, Mister P
· The most unusual pet I've ever had? Hampster, Chipper
· Best time I've had playing with a pet? Bringing Mister P to the park
· Favorite type of pet? Cat
· Favorite animal? Pug
· Favorite dinosaur? T-Rex
· Favorite bird? Hummingbird
Material Items and Beauty
· Favorite item to go shopping for with a friend? Christmas presents for friends and family
· My best hair day ever? I haven't a clue lol
· The best gift I've ever gotten: what and from whom? Tickets to see Broadway show from Marco
· My favorite piece of jewelry I've ever bought for myself? I don't wear jewelry
· The prettiest shiny object I've ever owned? My wedding ring
· My favorite fabric material? Flannel
· My one favorite item of clothing? My Rude Sweatshirt
· Favorite item no one knows I own? Old War medals that someone threw to the trash
· Favorite hair color? Blue
· Favorite type of jewelry? My Wedding Ring
· Favorite type of shoes? My comfy blue Nike's
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Della Yong asks,
"Stopping the Reels - Which is better, allowing the reels to spin freely or use the start/stop option? Does it matter?"
We all like to think we have a secret to winning. We KNOW how to win, and we CAN control the outcome. The reality is that we can NOT outsmart a computer. Repeat after me...
The SECOND you hit the Spin button (or pull the handle), the outcome has already been decided.
“Oh no Brian, whenever I see two bonus symbols I always stop the reels and 9 times out of 10 it works!”. I do love your optimism, however just like you cannot stop a speeding train like Superman, you cannot stop the reels to affect its outcome. It just can’t be done. Ever. Ever.
That said, I still give myself credit for stopping the reels and getting the bonus even though I had zero impact on the outcome. I did it! :p
So in answer to your question: which is better – stopping the reels or letting them spin freely? It doesn’t matter. Since slot machines run on random number generators (RNG’s), the only thing stopping the reels does is change the timing of your next spin which evidently will be hit at a different micro-second. Same goes for a bonus if you stop the reels, it alters the next spin (just not the one already in motion).
But to all the Super heroes out there, keep on keeping on! And be sure to tag me in your upcoming Instagram photos and stories using @BCSlots and be on the lookout for exclusive giveaways on there like we did last month!
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