John Lloyd asks, Do casinos make slots machines loose when they first introduce them at their casinos?
This is a topic that I’m asked about a lot, something my buddy Jason often refers to as slot machines being in their ‘honeymoon phase’, where casinos want to hook you in with a NEW game and loosen the slot. Is this true or just a myth?
I find this to be in a very similar category to beliefs that slots are tighter on weekends, holidays or during renovations. It’s very easy to ‘stereotype’ a machine based on the first time you play it, or during a big win or loss. But here are some of the most important lessons to learn…
So no, just because it’s a new machine, doesn’t mean anything. I relate it to a brand-new restaurant opening. Do you think that on opening week they will provide the best service with quality ingredients and give you your full money’s worth….and then by week 6 decide that they will start providing poorer service and lower grade foods in the hopes that you’ll continue to keep coming and paying the same amount? If that were the case, they would go out of business rather quickly. In the same sense, casinos are not going to tighten machines at a later date in the hopes you won’t notice – because we WILL notice and just go to another casino instead. They have a lot on the line too and they have to keep competitive with other casinos – not to mention they have to follow strict laws and guidelines.
I can probably name a dozen brand new slots I lost my butt on and a dozen brand new slots where I won big on from the start. In the end, it’s all about timing, a little bit of luck and lining it up! Here’s an example of when I first played Tarzan and hit a jackpot…and never hit a thing on it again. And another where I created a whole video of myself ALWAYS losing on Wonder 4 and named it the "Worst slot machine to ever to have been made" when it first came out, only to end up falling in love with the game and getting multiple jackpots on it in the future. Find the game that excites you, put in a bill, and try your luck at it. In the words of Forest ‘BC’ Gump, Life is like a slot machine, ‘you never know what you’re gonna get’. More on Wonder 4 style games in a couple weeks…
Brian Christopher xoxo ❤️
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One of my Rudies has a bunch of questions for me: What inspires you outside of casino gambling? What do you see as essential qualities in being a great friend? You see your Rudies as family. I am very impressed by that. That loyalty is ingrained in your personality. Methinks your own family was very instrumental in instilling that quality in you. As well as the kindness and acceptance that you exude. What constitutes a bad day for you? What makes it better? - Cathy Zawacki
Thanks for all the questions Cathy! Outside of gambling, family is very important to me. I've always been an extremely sensitive and sentimental person (though YouTube sure has toughened me up, haha). I'm inspired a lot by my family, by seniors in general and those who fight to make our world a better place in every way. Even seeing an older person who reminds me of my grandparents gets me teary eyed. Just last week at Plaza Casino I couldn't stop staring at this old man playing poker on an old coin machine, and the joy he exuded when he hit 5 Aces! He was so proud that he pulled out his flip phone (awwww!!!) and messaged someone quickly. In comes his twenty or thirty something nephew to celebrate with him. That whole silly moment got me so emotional. So yes, inspired by family and beautiful people.
I have many life-long friends back in Canada and have made more in the US. It's important to remember where you came from and to keep in touch. I'm not the best at that, but do try to see everyone when I visit family in Toronto once a year. The single most important aspect to being a good friend in my opinion would probably be listening and understanding their side. Personally, I've always had a hard time speaking my emotions in person, but it is something I'm working on. And yes, my Rudies are like family. After moving to Los Angeles, Marco and I left all of our family behind. We just have each other, our friends and our Rudies. And because the Rudies are so damned like-able, they make it easy to love them so much. I've never been a part of a group so accepting, so positive and so lucky, haha. If I had a nickel for every time they landed the grand on a 50c bet 😂.
Every good quality I hold was instilled in me at a young age by my parents. They're exceptionally great role models and I always ask myself what they would do in certain circumstances in life, because they just made it all look so easy.
We all have bad days. Sometimes I get in a depressed state of mind and there's nothing that can take me out of it. Marco will ask me what's wrong, and I sometimes can't put my finger on it. It could be as simple as 1 out of 100 comments being negative towards me, or the fact that my numbers are sliding, or that I just didn't get enough sleep. I don't think I'm any different from anyone else in this, and that we all get down on ourselves at one time or another. If we didn't, we wouldn't be able to really delve inside of ourselves and find out who we really are. I always question myself on how I can improve in life, or how I can bring more joy to others. If we do only really have one life to live, I may as well try and make it the best for me and those I surround myself with. The best remedy for me is time and decompression. I really think I'd benefit from meditating, but I don't think I have the patience for it, haha. Going to bed and waking up are the worst for me because my mind will never turn off! It's a blessing and a curse I suppose, haha.
So yes, outside of gambling, I love my family, my friends and my life. Not everything is going to be perfect, but that's life. If everything in life were easy what would the point be? For those times when life gets you down, if you have any ideas on how I can get out of a 'funk' or sleep better, feel free to let me know on our Facebook Post for this blog, or share a photo of yourself doing it on Instagram and tagging @BCSlots.
Or to see a sure way of me having a good time, check out this live video with my bestie Slot Queen as we gambled the night away at the Casino!
-Brian Christopher xoxo ❤️
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