Giving you the Inside Scoop - FAQ
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 ❤️
How to get 'FreePlay'
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 ❤️
Brian Christopher is a popular YouTube Star specializing in Slot Machine Gambling Videos