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Old 01-09-2018, 08:01 AM   #1
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Skill based video games (Gamblit gaming) in PH

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Anyone tried these machines? Can you actually make maney from these? Why wouldn't I play these instead of some ****ty slot? What's going on?
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:47 AM   #2
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Re: Skill based video games (Gamblit gaming) in PH

I’ve played a couple of them. In addition to PH I’ve seen them at MGM and Venetian.

Tried the zombie game a few times and I got better at it, but I thought it was difficult. It starts out easy but when you start having success it starts throwing a huge number of zombies at you and you usually don’t have much ammo.

Not sure how good someone can get but I felt like I had to play it at least hundreds of times to have a chance to get a lot better and even then I’m not confident because they want players to lose. Someone that hasn’t played video games much could have an even more difficult time with it.

Many would prefer slots for the chance to hit jackpots. And you’ll get more comps, upgrade your players card faster, etc. from slots. And some will stick with slots because that’s what they are used to.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:47 AM   #3
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Tried the zombie game a few times and I got better at it, but I thought it was difficult. It starts out easy but when you start having success it starts throwing a huge number of zombies at you and you usually don’t have much ammo.

Not sure how good someone can get but I felt like I had to play it at least hundreds of times to have a chance to get a lot better and even then I’m not confident because they want players to lose. Someone that hasn’t played video games much could have an even more difficult time with it.
Aight, so how does those machines actually work? Do you have to reach certain point to win and how much you can win? I'm going to vegas in couple of weeks and my main motivation at being in casino floor (besides pokkers) is to score as many drinks i can without losing too much money - if i play that game on mobile for a while could it be profitable?

This whole concept seems pretty absurd and i just don't understand what's the point of these machines.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:57 AM   #4
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Re: Skill based video games (Gamblit gaming) in PH

There's one at Paris too.
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:39 PM   #5
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Does it look like it would be easy to break even, to pile up the tc's?

The description talks about you against other players. Can't imagine it would allow you to win more than was bet or it would invite collusion.
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:59 PM   #6
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Re: Skill based video games (Gamblit gaming) in PH

Watched some guy playing the zombie game at MGM the other night, reminded me of the old Left 4 Dead arcade games with the plastic guns... I'm not sure if he was making any money but he was intensely involved and looked like he'd been there for hours. From what I could see you could bet up to $5 a "round" and good enough scores could get you payouts of ~5-1 (maybe higher).

No idea if he was earning comps... but the casinos can no doubt adjust payouts to keep the gamer types coming back. From my perspective it was a lot more interesting/engaging than watching someone play slots.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:16 AM   #7
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Re: Skill based video games (Gamblit gaming) in PH

comps are basically nil. and the catch is the "prize" is random. skill after not being 75 year old lady is meaningless. IF you can play bejeweled or played halo for more than 15 minutes you can beat the game. but the prizes are losers.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:57 PM   #8
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So it's not the $5/tier credit that ordinary slots pay?

As for video games the last I played in an arcade was Space Invaders and solitaire on my pc, so I better avoid.
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:23 AM   #9
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Aight, so how does those machines actually work? Do you have to reach certain point to win and how much you can win? I'm going to vegas in couple of weeks and my main motivation at being in casino floor (besides pokkers) is to score as many drinks i can without losing too much money - if i play that game on mobile for a while could it be profitable?

This whole concept seems pretty absurd and i just don't understand what's the point of these machines.
The zombie game has 3 objectives you need to accomplish. Each time you play, the objectives and weapon you have will be different (you start out with a different weapon every time you play). Achieve 1 out of 3 objectives and you get a little bit of your money back. Achieve 2 out of 3 and you get your money back plus a little more. 3 out of 3 will get you the highest payout.

They also have 3 difficulty levels to choose from with bigger payouts for the harder ones.

Achieving 1 out of 3 objectives is really easy because they give you one mission to accomplish that is easy and quick to do and there aren’t many zombies when you start out. Getting 2 out of 3 or 3 out of 3 is much harder and they throw a lot more zombies at you when you get closer to beating the level. If there are a bunch of zombies out there and you run out of ammo then you’re probably ****ed.

I feel like I have to focus when I play it so some might prefer a different game if they plan on drinking. It is cheap to play though (and really cheap if you pick the cheapest, easiest level).

People are also more likely to stop and watch you play this game. Nobody ever stops to watch me play any other machines.
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:38 AM   #10
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I think the easiest level gets you twice your buy-in (which is a buck lol, so you win $2), and I can’t remember the other payouts. Think the hardest level gives you $25 (you put in $5 to play that level).
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:34 AM   #11
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Re: Skill based video games (Gamblit gaming) in PH

Isn't it easier to just sell you gold pieces in the world of warcraft universe?
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:25 AM   #12
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I played the game for entertainment. Seems silly to me to play it for money.
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:28 AM   #13
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Aight thanks mates, i'll check 'em out in couple of weeks if i'm sober enough at some point.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:32 AM   #14
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