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Wise Guy Waze

Waze For Slots Players
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The idea here is to improve your odds against the casino by updating a cloud-based database (as Waze does for traffic, cop stops, etc) with your success rate at a given slot.

In this way, players can cooperate to truly understand when a given machine is "due" -- and though the information would be imperfect, Waze has shown that it can be sufficient to improve outcomes.

theircompetitor, Sep 28 2015

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       Anything that improves my odds at slots gets a +. Just for thinking about it, gets a +. I squandered more money at the Connecticut casinos then I care to even say. No more. I'm cured. Whew.
blissmiss, Sep 28 2015
  

       A given machine is never due, or if it is, the gaming commission will be talking to the operators.   

       Now, for the purely electronic ones, it might be possible to determine if they're using a pseudo random number generator, and what the pattern is, but I wouldn't be optimistic about that.
MechE, Sep 28 2015
  

       Licensed gaming machines pay out a minimum percentage of what's put in, therefore in order to comply with regulations such machines must implement an adjustable control over how much is paid as winnings, and when.   

       It follows then that be monitoring usage and payouts is should be possible to judge // when a given machine is "due" //.   

       OK so that's the first half of the idea baked, Baking the second half seems problematic.
Tulaine, Sep 29 2015
  

       //Licensed gaming machines pay out a minimum percentage of what's put in, therefore in order to comply with regulations such machines must implement an adjustable control over how much is paid as winnings, and when.//   

       Uh, no. If you mean that they actually _do_ do this, then that's fair enough. But they don't _need_ to do it, to comply with a percentage. If I have a coin-tossing machine, it will average out to 50% heads without any "correction".
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 29 2015
  

       In the US at least, gaming comissions do specify a payout percentage, but it's not enforced on a time limit. As [MB] suggests, it's enforced by setting the odds of payout such that the average payout over time will match the requirement. The odds are set when the machine is put into service, and they aren't dynamically adjusted.   

       If the machine's down a bit or up a bit at any given time, it doesn't matter, as long as mathematically, it should average out.
MechE, Sep 29 2015
  

       Maybe pilot this approach on powerball lottery numbers, where if you start winning a lot you are less likely to be taken out back by good smelling, very large men in ties.   

       There is Nick Cage movie with a great scene at the beginning where they are trying to eject him from the casino for his improbably good luck.
bungston, Sep 29 2015
  

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