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Re: “Terminal disease

After playing vlts since there inception into our society in the late 80's I have seen nothing but a steady manipulation of how these games pay and play . Most of the games have a minimum bet of 5 cents and a maximum bet of 2 dollars and 50 cents . The maximum single hit being 500 dollars on a 2.50 bet and 50.00 on a 5 cent bet was the limit set by Atlantic Loto although in the late 80's in was common to see fever bonus rounds hit much higher . I personally witnessed on countless occasions wins up to as high as 1500 dollars on the "swinging bells " game in "fever" mode . This was all fine and back then even though the government was making a fortune , the games were reasonable in terms of their frequency payouts . It was common to see lineups to get on the games . It was also common to see many people betting low because they knew they had a fair chance at winning the 5 cent 50.00 hit , the 25.00 hit , the 10 dollar hit , the 5.00 hit and even better , a very large bonus that had built up by higher betters over time . This was the moderate players game and the poor persons game . It was kind of like Robin Hood ...the people of lesser means saw an opportunity to get easy money with little risk and believe me they did ...and I did . The pay tables claimed that the opportunity to win 50 dollars on a 5 cent bet was exactly the same as the odds of winning 500 dollars on a 2.50 bet . Well It certainly appeared that way at that time . I can tell you that I personally hit the 5 10 25 and 50 dollar wins every day on 5 cent bets as did countless other people who played those bets. The problem with me was I didn't know when to stop and I would use the small wins to play larger bets . Sometimes that paid off big time but more often you would lose your small winnings . Thus the longer you played the more likely you would lose your money . The house wins in the long run . Anybody who gambles should know that and when I lost back then I accepted it as my own stupidity . However after the first five years a new regime of programming began and it did not take long before it was evident to the long term players . The reduction in pay frequencies was so drastic it was shocking . The low end hits were completely destroyed . The 5 10 25 and 50 dollar hits all but disappeared . The bonus wins were either changed to bet higher to get it or all but removed from the low bet regime . Hence the beginning of the reverse Robin Hood . NOW IT IS TAKE FROM THE POOR AND GIVE TO THE RICH >>>>the poor have been taken out of the win loop altogether . Some might say the poor shouldn't gamble anyways but to those people I say mind your own business . It's a free world . In the case of Atlantic Loto's vlts it was a regime of hook the poor and then set the games to steal . In the first 5 years the returns were excellent on the low end and with such small bets there was little risk ..even for the poor . Some 8 to 10 years ago Lloyd Robertson of CTV News stated that Atlantic Loto had press released this about the vlts ..." No matter what the machine electrical or mechanical ...the higher the bet ..the more frequent the payout . " Now does this statement sound like a random set of events taking place if they can manipulate the random number generator in this fashion . It is a complete conflict of terms . Now my 5 cent to 25 cent bets have been destroyed . The distance between these bet line wins are so great I can no longer win . Aside from the fact that I know this is the case let's just look for a moment at the statement . "The higher the bet the more frequent the payout ." Does this mean that there is an incremental raise in win frequencies on every bet line ? It seems to suggest that . Although it is evident if you play today that that is not the case . Does it mean that they selected a halfway point and that the pay frequency is higher from say 1.25 and up ? Are they paying out a higher percentage as a result of this statement . Because if they are not , then the only way they can increase pays on the high end is to take it from the low end . Hence it is not set of random events anymore and conflicts with their paytables which are right on the machine for you to read . They are fraudulently stealing money from those who are betting on the low end and think that they have the same odds as they had in the early years . The fact is we don't know what they are saying exactly by this statement and they certainly have not given a detailed explanation . In my opinion , to present the same game and change the odds as you go , is highly fraudulent . I can only hope that the RCMP investigate the programming because it is evident to me they are severely corrupt . Cy Davis

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Posted by Cybernaut on 09/18/2010 at 4:30 PM

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