I am going to Las Vegas for the first time in Nov., and would like to have fun.
slot machines profits built the magnificent casinos. there is no 'loosest' ...just luck to have won more than you put in. go with a budget and expect to lose but have fun. winning is a bonus that few enjoy.
You can find the stats on Nevada slots easily online. I'm not going to paste them all, but assuming you're talking about penny slots, for example, here are the payback rates:
1¢ Slot Machines
The Strip - 88.40%
Downtown - 89.02%
Boulder and North Las Vegas are higher, but I'm guessing you aren't going there. As you see, the difference on average is minimal, and they don't get more specific than that. These also factor in video poker machines, which tend to have a much higher payback (even at the penny level). Your numbers for actual slot machines will likely be much lower.
The key thing to take from this, though, is to realize that you aren't going to see a difference between an 85% slot payback and a 90% slot payback in the short amount of time you're likely to play. Assuming you play for thirty minutes, at about $1 per pull (not unheard of playing penny slots), at an average of twelve seconds per pull (taking into account mini-games in the machines, waiting for cocktails, etc), you're playing about $150 worth of pulls. If you started by putting $100 in the machine, you'll have $80 left on the 85% machine and $85 left on the 90% machine. But that's using mathematical averages; slot machines also have variance. That means that you might end up with $0 and you might end up with $10,000.
Since the slots don't say what their payback percentage is, the short version of this story is to just play, enjoy, and hope for the best.
I know they say off strip and Fremont slots are looser but in six trips my husband and i have had no luck anywhere off strip except Palms. On the strip last trip we had pretty good luck at the Flamingo.
I have never encountered a slot machine that has paid me much money, and I have been going to LV since 1987. If you approach a slot machine with the idea that you will win big, you will probably be disappointed and not enjoy yourself. The casino owners keep their places to take your money so that they can pay their bills, make a profit, and keep building more flashy places. Slot machine winnings are sort of like the lottery. I have never heard or read about the the odds of winning anything substantial, but they must be quite high against winning. It is for this reason that I never gamble what I would mind losing.
Approach the machine as a novelty. Enjoy the flashy lights and the teasers, and walk away with a little less money than you came in with.Edited: 02 December 2012, 22:46
None of them
This made some news when it was done:
The Casino with the best payoffs is always the one with the best free drinks. Stick to the strip.
If your playing expecting to win, or that random people can tell you where you will win, ummm...
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