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Old 14th September 2003
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Talking Slots o' nonsense.

List your favourite slot ad tripe here.


http://www.gamingtoday.com/index.cfm...198&AIN=344316

"A variety of games featuring such legendary SNL stars as Dan Aykroyd, Dana Carvey, Gilda Radner, John Belushi, Adam Sandler and Mike Myers promise to generate hilarious gaming action.

Carvey and Myers star in the new Wayne’s World game and Sandler brings his Operaman character to life in a raucous new slot."

"...generate hilarious gaming action"?

"Carvey and Myers star in..."?

"Sandler brings his Operaman character to life in..."?

"Raucous"??

"Hilarious"???

Who is this message directed at? Who buys this crap?
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Old 23rd September 2003
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Thumbs down It's a gambling box!!!

Editor,

It's not "anti-slot sentiment". It's anti-BS sentiment.

Slot action is NEVER hilarious.

People don't STAR in a slot game.

Nobody is bringing any characters to life in a slot game. (Operaman was a half-baked fourth rate crappy character in a third rate show, anyway.)

Raucous means loud and harsh. Is that what they were trying to say: "...in a loud and harsh new slot."?

If I had been at G2E, I would have challenged each and every piece of BS that was handed to me (as I do here). What makes you think I might not have?

You may survive on soaking this nonsense up and spewing it back out, but I don't.

(And I hope you were not suggesting that the REALLY SUPER new slots at G2E would have changed my mind!)
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Old 23rd September 2003
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Have you played any of these games?


Yea. That's what I thought.
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I was at G2E last week..... and having wandered around for 4 hours looking for a place to have a smoke I found the exit! Best find of the day!!

I witnessed the latest Shirley and Laverne slots, Gilligans Island (you have to be American), something unremarkable linked to Rip Torn (he was the boss in MIB), and left to join a taxi queue stretching back 250 meters. That was the highlight of my visit.

At this point I must apologise to Ian for not calling him the next day..... I didn't wake up until 2:30pm following a night without the wife!!!

I walked from stand to stand approaching exhibitors but because I had a Gamingfloor.com badge and not a sign saying "I want to buy stuff" tattooed to my forehead, they ignored me (more than people usually do!!)

I waited at one stand for fully 15 minutes waiting to give them a great idea for a new product but eventually left hoping they get bought out by Stanley Leisure!!!

I was hugely disappointed and can't wait for the ICE show in January.

As for wetting myself.... I just think of the look on their faces when they discover what I stuck under the roulette wheel on the TCS Huxley stand!!!
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Old 26th September 2003
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Slot Hype

Thank you. The marketing drivel makes me crazy but it appears that people expect it. I think people generally ignore it.

I too have never seen a slot bring anything to life or generate much hilarity. And, yes, I have played lots of them.

I thought G2E was interesting but I was more interested in the system stuff.

The Mikohn Garfield cartoon slot was cute but I like that cartoon. The Mikohn slot with the pachinko top was kind of interesting. I hate Lavern & Shirley and Gilligans' Island and I Love Lucy but somebody thinks they are going to sell, I guess. Sure were a lot of people interested in meeting the people that starred on the Gilligan's Island and Laverne & Shirley TV shows. You couldn't get near the Star Wars slots. There were crowds around it constantly.

The one I really don't understand is the stupid talking fish. I don't understand why a talking/singing dead fish nailed to a board is funny. To each his own.

I guess you roll out enough volume and the really lousy games will weed themselves out by not selling.
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Exclamation Didn't get round to see all the machines

The center of the G2E floor was dominated as usual by the slot manufacturers. The IGT stand going from one side to the other effectively divided the floor in two.

Perhaps between all the manufacturers there were 500 or so new models but even many of the IGT slots apart from the different characters looked very similar to me.

One stand was very interesting - the British company Cyberview, and their downloadable slots. Very impressive growth indeed - at ICE a couple of years ago they had a small booth with just 1 machine. In the meantime Ladbrokes, Stanley and Coral etc... have been scrapping to get hold of every machine off the production line.

This to me is the reason for all the buy-ups of icons of popular American culture. Slots in only 3 to 5 years will all be downloadable just like music is now in many Pubs and Bars.

Those 150 new themes from IGT may well be in the memory bank of just one machine shortly. Or if for security purposes there are only 2 or 3, others may be ordered a la carte.

I doubt though if they will ever take a smaller stand

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Old 20th October 2003
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Talking all u do is talk

If you guy's know so much, how do you explain why in modern Casinos slot's earn the most revenue on the floor.

If the best thing for you at the G2E in Vegas was the exit for a quick smoke, then I suggest u change job's.

Stat's after all speak louder than word's.....

Plus let's face it, it's the slots heavy weights that throw the best parties...... Now ask yourself why they would do such a thing!!!!! Definately not for a bunch of complaining dealer's...

Why complain so much, we should work together, slot's & tables as one. Otherwise tables will loose.
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Not everywhere the most revenue!

There are many parts of the world where revenue from slots is well below that of tables. One of the most extreme examples would be Macau where each table is thought to win an average of $28,000 a day.

Of course in a casino where management decisions over the years have perhaps resulted in 80% of the gaming floor slots and 20% table games, they would certainly expect to earn more from machines.

But what if machine revenue wobbles and tables start making a comeback, as they appear to be in Atlantic City. Will a slot sales rep ever say to a casino GM.

"Time to take some machines out. You need more tables in here"

Not a snowball's chance!

Then there are the Slot Vice-Presidents, Directors and Managers who want their freebies (as you say the slot companies do throw the best parties) and to protect their hard won share of the floor.

It's a battlefield out there. All I know is that Nickel slots are now almost as popular as Quarter machines. One and two cent games are currently being placed in many U.S. juristictions and they are very popular in Australia.

How can you possibly grow revenues in the future when your slot players are constantly demanding lower stakes and more comps?


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Do you mean this one!

IGT Announces Slot Purchase Agreement From
Harrah's Entertainment
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/031013/lam044_1.html

and this one today 30th October

Station Casinos Inks Agreement With IGT to Accelerate New Machine Purchases to Facilitate Expansion of Ticket-in Ticket-out
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/031030/lath046_1.html

Two major slot purchases for 16,000 units over the next couple of years. Both Station and Harrah's saying that these orders will make up 75% of their total slot purchases.

Which means that just 25% will be spread around the other manufacturers.


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