The payout rate is set at the slot machine factory. When the cruise line
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approaches a slot machine manufacturer, they are given a catalogue of
available payouts on a type of machine, and make their selection from that
catalogue. cruise lines do not release the payout rates on their slots, but
I suspect their payout rates are around 92%, which is typical for areas with
little competition such as Indian casinos, or riverboats in the Midwest.
When I was on the Carnival Valor, I noticed a lot of people seemed to be
doing well on the slot machines. I was trying to get rid of two nickels by
throwing them into a nickel slot, and wound up winning $0.50. Since I
figured two quarters were better than two nickels, I cashed out then.
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"Bill" wrote in message
> While my wife, who plays the slots, seems to lose money in record time
> wherever she gambles, I was wondering, if former employees have ever
> devulged the odds on the slots on cruise ships ? -- I heard somewhere that
> in Vegas that the payout is in the range of about 95% & that the chip
> determines the payout is factory set -- are the odds the same on a cruise
> ship, or are they set, either at the factory or onboard, at some other
> payout percentage ??? Any help will be financially appreciated -- LOL