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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:51 
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Good that Mrs Harman admitted her mistake too. Very rare in politics.


Must be another one of those mea culpas ;)


Tom Watson said it on R4, too.

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 Post subject: Re: The pointless emulation thread - fruit machines
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I think all fruit machines should be reverted to doable £70 machines (specifically the ones I know the methods for) and sited in my home town on a generous payout percentage of 90%.

Sensible policies for happier times.

Seriously though, I nearly lost my life to fruit machines (as documented here and elsewhere), but I don't have any particular desire to see them banned for adults. Definitely outlawed for children though. Strictly over 18s only. And also you should be able to buy MDMA for personal use and then have a gamble whilst off your tits.

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There was a horrible man on Radio 2 at lunch time talking about this. I didn’t catch it all as I was far more interested in playing Super Mario Odyssey but he reckoned that no one gambled £100 at a time and the machines weren’t a problem.

Apparently the high street would suffer without the presence of betting shops.


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Apparently the high street would suffer without the presence of betting shops.

You do have to wonder what would fill the gaps.

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Apparently the high street would suffer without the presence of betting shops.

You do have to wonder what would fill the gaps.


Beex merchandise outlets.

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Apparently the high street would suffer without the presence of betting shops.

You do have to wonder what would fill the gaps.


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I know it's a crazy idea, but if row upon row of shop buildings on High Streets across the land have no use anymore because there's the internet and it's not 1986, then instead of endless bookies, pound shops and empty shops, can't we convert these buildings to do what we actually do need, or knock them down to make way for new, relevant developments? There is a housing shortage?

Crazy joined up thinking I know. Go me!

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I agree with you Cavey. I've said for a long time now that the high street has had it's day.

I used to work for the local council and they were forever coming up with some daft schemes to drive people back into shopping in the High Street but funnily enough, nothing worked.


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When similar arguments are raised for my home town, the usual reason given for the empty shops is the high rents, so unless your shop is part of a big chain, it's not feasible to be anywhere near the town centre. So, it's lots of betting shops and charity shops here, with a few big names remaining, plus lots of new cafes and coffee shops.

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How are charity shops and pound shops capable of being profitable with high st rent prices?

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How are charity shops and pound shops capable of being profitable with high st rent prices?


Don't charity shops get big discounts on rent? As for pound shops, they're probably the most popular shops in my home town, so I guess the sheer volume of people eventually covers it.

Hmm, according to this page, charities still pay rent, but have other tax concessions instead.

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Also, in Mrs Squirt's experience, charity shops pay low wages ( although I don't think your average high street retail is too hot anyway), have low paid staff levels, obviously have low stock costs and often barely scrape a profit anyway.


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Its little wonder the bookies are not happy with any change to the maximum £100 stake

The FOBT takings look to be almost all from these stakes vs the £2 a spin games


Meh, this is probably balls on my part, but looking at that figure, FOBTs made something like £2,300,000,000 profit (yield, not turnover) in one year. Now, if you say that there are roughly 60 million people in the country, that means that for every man, woman and child, FOBTs made a per-capita profit (yield) of £38.33 in one year.

Now, if we assume that these random machines are playing roulette, with a payout of around 97%, this means that in order to generate £38.33 profit, the player would need to shovel through £1277.66 (on average).

So basically, the amount of annual profit from B2 and B3 FOBTs in the UK is akin to every man, woman and child pumping nearly £1300 a year (over £100 every month) into the bloody things...? I've probably made some daft mistake or other here (I know UK population is a bit higher than 60m etc., not sure whether non-roulette FOBT games also have 97% payout or less etc.), but you get my drift. It's a shitload of money. 8)

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I know it's a crazy idea, but if row upon row of shop buildings on High Streets across the land have no use anymore because there's the internet and it's not 1986, then instead of endless bookies, pound shops and empty shops, can't we convert these buildings to do what we actually do need, or knock them down to make way for new, relevant developments? There is a housing shortage?

Crazy joined up thinking I know. Go me!

This sounds worryingly like socialism. What with this and your calls for heavy-handed regulation in the gambling industry you're starting to sound like a swivel-eyed lefty.

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To be fair though mate, I know I'm a rabid TORY TWATTO around these parts :D but IRL there are plenty who think my eyes are dangerously prone to to wandering off in quasi-independent arcs. :p Seriously!
I guess it's normal (and good) for your typical person's politics to be a smorgasbord of left, right and middle; mine errs to the centre and right, but there certainly are still fairly left wing bits as well, and I'm a lifelong CND supporter. :D

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You can literally bet £700 *per spin* via your phone, tablet or PC, anywhere there's 3G reception or internet.


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You can literally bet £700 *per spin* via your phone, tablet or PC, anywhere there's 3G reception or internet.


Holy shit, that's crazy. You could literally lose a years wages in two minutes.

Or less, if you're Northern!


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In Walsall, one of the shopping centres that has seen a lot of shops move out temporarily gives its empty units to the art gallery/shop so every unit is nearly always full of wonderful colourful things made by loads of different people.

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In Walsall, one of the shopping centres that has seen a lot of shops move out temporarily gives its empty units to the art gallery/shop so every unit is nearly always full of wonderful colourful things made by loads of different people.


That's great and I commend it to an extent, so much better than whitewashed windows etc. obv.
But FFS, we have a massive housing shortage, can't someone in local government actually join the dots here and incentivise the redevelopment of shops as social housing, by removing all the ridiculous Change of Use planning restrictions which massively prevent this from happening? They could easily state they (the Planners) would only consider such a relaxation where 25-50% of a given development was given over to social housing, still giving the private sector sufficient incentive to develop, but achieving a socially useful result.

Still, fat chance eh. Ever had any dealings with Planners, or indeed councils in general? It's taken 8 years and counting (with no end in sight) to get a pathway re-routed around here, those guys won't be hurried beyond a blinkered, glacial pace for anyone or anything. The very thought of them actually thinking outside of any box whatsoever, is laughable.

Murals it is then.

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In Walsall, one of the shopping centres that has seen a lot of shops move out temporarily gives its empty units to the art gallery/shop so every unit is nearly always full of wonderful colourful things made by loads of different people.


Funny story... They do that in Dudley too and one day there was a painting of the iconic picture of the cover art from Doom. It wasn't very good and I took a picture of it to show my dad as he likes to paint. We both agreed that the perspective was all wrong and it was very flat. Nice effort, but not very good at all.

Fast forward a few years later and there I am meeting up with the old bass player from my band. I haven't seen him for around 10 years and what do you know, his wife painted it and it's now hanging up in his studio... Along with other, not very good pictures. She's done a Storm trooper pointing out the canvas but he only has 3 fingers.


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In Walsall, one of the shopping centres that has seen a lot of shops move out temporarily gives its empty units to the art gallery/shop so every unit is nearly always full of wonderful colourful things made by loads of different people.


Funny story... They do that in Dudley too and one day there was a painting of the iconic picture of the cover art from Doom. It wasn't very good and I took a picture of it to show my dad as he likes to paint. We both agreed that the perspective was all wrong and it was very flat. Nice effort, but not very good at all.

Fast forward a few years later and there I am meeting up with the old bass player from my band. I haven't seen him for around 10 years and what do you know, his wife painted it and it's now hanging up in his studio... Along with other, not very good pictures. She's done a Storm trooper pointing out the canvas but he only has 3 fingers.


pics plz. Also, does she do requests? I'd like Rick Dangerous stabbing Zool in the face using a shard from a shattered Cool Spot.


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pics plz. Also, does she do requests? I'd like Rick Dangerous stabbing Zool in the face using a shard from a shattered Cool Spot.


I'm sure she would but I can't guarantee it'd be any good.

Also, I can't find the picture. I have it somewhere so as soon as I find it, I'll post it.


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pics plz. Also, does she do requests? I'd like Rick Dangerous stabbing Zool in the face using a shard from a shattered Cool Spot.


I'm sure she would but I can't guarantee it'd be any good.

Also, I can't find the picture. I have it somewhere so as soon as I find it, I'll post it.


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You can literally bet £700 *per spin* via your phone, tablet or PC, anywhere there's 3G reception or internet.


Holy shit, that's crazy. You could literally lose a years wages in two minutes.


Needless to say I've never bet £700 per spin or indeed anything close to it, however when I set about beating the 'unbeatable' 1777% bonus at Tropica Casino and needed to wager something like £127,000 over a 72 hour period I had to do a lot of the grinding at £7.50 per spin, the amount your bankroll can fluctuate with those kinds of spins every 2-3 seconds is pretty scary. Swings of hundreds of pounds every few minutes were commonplace.

(For the record I beat the bonus on my second attempt, and walked away with £1050 from a £100 deposit, although my total investment was £200 as it took me two attempts to beat it.)

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You can literally bet £700 *per spin* via your phone, tablet or PC, anywhere there's 3G reception or internet.


Holy shit, that's crazy. You could literally lose a years wages in two minutes.


Needless to say I've never bet £700 per spin or indeed anything close to it, however when I set about beating the 'unbeatable' 1777% bonus at Tropica Casino and needed to wager something like £127,000 over a 72 hour period I had to do a lot of the grinding at £7.50 per spin, the amount your bankroll can fluctuate with those kinds of spins every 2-3 seconds is pretty scary. Swings of hundreds of pounds every few minutes were commonplace.

(For the record I beat the bonus on my second attempt, and walked away with £1050 from a £100 deposit, although my total investment was £200 as it took me two attempts to beat it.)


The highest stake I've ever done is about £45 a spin, but that was purely by accident. Nearly all of the online casinos will remember the previous stake settings from last time you played it, but this one slot at this one casino didn't do that, so I ended up rattling through a few spins at £45 a pop before realising that my balance had been fluctuating wildly. Thankfully I noticed it before too long and hadn't lost too much money. Obviously I lost it all in the end anyway though. ;)

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Did alright last night, £36 in for the £150 on Swing My Axe. (Was called 'Kiss My Axe' on the test machines but people complained it was rude so they changed it for the released machine.)

That makes a reasonable £114 profit in less than 15 minutes, although as my chum notes on the video the last couple of sessions have resulted in modest losses of around £20, but the point is whether or not you're up overall, not every encounter is a guaranteed win.

They hate me so much in that pub they said they didn't have any money in the tills to change the coins for notes. So we went over the road and the barmaid in there was happy to change them into notes for me, and the beer was nicer too.

This is now one of only TWO traditional fruit machines left in Ramsey, all the other machines are random £500ers, and they do some fierce fucking business. They really shouldn't be in pubs at all IMO, but we have different legislation here. The pubs were modestly busy last night and wherever we went, the random £500ers were being played, one pub has four of the fuckers, it's like a little mini casino.

I've heard from someone who used to work for the guy who sites them, that on average each unit pulls in £50K per year profit.

You could make the argument that random machines are 'fairer', but their ability to take money off people massively outstrips traditional fruit machines, and because they're not compensated they don't have to eventually chuck a chunk of money back out to the player.

Also, I can't reliably make money off them and I like free nights out, so there's that.


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You could make the argument that random machines are 'fairer', but their ability to take money off people massively outstrips traditional fruit machines, and because they're not compensated they don't have to eventually chuck a chunk of money back out to the player.


This is something that always messed me up playing the random ones. After years of playing the more traditional slots, where something would eventually have to give, my brain was just stuck thinking 'it's got to do something soon' and I'd end up chasing losses.

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Here's a shockingly bent one.

I do remember hearing the 'chatter' around this machine online at the time but never had one over here so didn't particularly pursue finding out what the method was.

Turns out it was ridiculously simple. All you need to do is get on the feature, and when you land on a question mark hold down the 'DEAL OR NO DEAL' button and then press COLLECT at the same time, this awards the DOND game when it shouldn't. (And where the question mark would have most likely killed you.)

The significant thing about this is that the machine will always be prepared to offer features on a reasonably regular basis, but in 'normal' play it'd kill you off before offering more than £2-£4 if that's all the value it has in it. (And it certainly wouldn't allow the DOND game in this state.)

The DOND game isn't compensated along with the rest of the machine, and the value it puts in the box is random or semi-random, but this is OK as far as the machine is concerned because it can (and does) 'protect' the DOND game very fiercely and simply make it impossible to achieve if it doesn't want the player to get it.

As such, being able to get a DOND game on every feature completely breaks the machine, add in the fact that pro players could 'read' the mirrored reel and see what their hidden box was, they also knew when to DEAL or NO DEAL to maximise the value from the game. (Or keep NO DEALING to the end if a high enough value was in the box.)

The final kicker is that the wins were accounted for, the machine knew what it'd paid out so would desperately try to claw back money to get to percentage, with features ending up costing £10+ and blocking at £2. (And even then the player who knew the trick could make money off it in that scenario, thanks to being able to take a mostly random DOND game on any feature.)

I played this for a bit last night and got it running at over 200% payout (from a target of 84%), I then switched to 'normal play' as a player who didn't know the trick and was just trying his luck, and the results were as brutal as you'd expect.

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Hmmm, turns out that if you push it far enough it just starts using the GAME OVER square on the feature to immediately kill you off, removing the opportunity to use the trick on the question mark squares to get the DOND game.

So it's almost like they've built in an escape route for the machine, whereby if it gets walloped hard enough it can prevent getting totally decimated by starting to use the GAME OVER square, which doesn't really need to be there at all since it can always just give GAME OVER from the question mark, or HI/LO CONTINUE to a lose and suchlike.

Apparently the players who got the info on this machine first made thousands and thousands out of them. (£10K-£15K+ has been cited in some cases, which considering this was in the era of £250 hoppers, is entirely believable.)

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REAL LIFE fruit machine shenanigans.

It was our works Christmas do yesterday, the session ran from noon until midnight. I'm mostly still in one piece.

I have upgraded my infrastructure to include a cameraman, so don't get too over excited at how fucking sexy I am.

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Shock horror, the paper-based exclusion system used by the bookies has flaws in it.

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Yes, the idea that every bookies in the country could remember photos of every self excluded customer is nonsense.
It could be solved very easily by requiring everyone to produce ID and register as a customer to use machines above a certain threshold.
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I think identity proof at point of entry is an even better way of doing it if that’s feasible as I think putting a threshold on and allowing addicts to place even small bets is probably wrong (which I’m only surmising as I think it’s a problem when a recovering alcoholic has ‘just the one’ drink). It’d also be good if someone eh did want to exclude themselves could sign up centrally to exclude his/her self from all of the bookies in a given area rather than have to go to each one seperately. I know councils do a lot to regulate bookies, so it’s potentially a database they could keep.

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I think identity proof at point of entry is an even better way of doing it if that’s feasible


The bookies wouldn't want to put off their regulars by asking for ID though, I'd imagine.

The only way that I see this kind of scheme working is if they had the same facial recognition systems that big casinos do and I don't see them spending that kind of money to keep out people that ultimately make them money.

While it's good that the BBC have highlighted the problem with the self-exclusion system, I imagine it will now lead to a few people now putting it to the test, knowing they're not likely to be challenged. I self-excluded myself from my local arcade once. It was never discussed what would happen if I tried to go back in, but psychologically, it was enough for me to know that if I went back in, I'd be in some sort of trouble and a scene would be made in front of everyone. That said, a few years later, I did go back in and mentioned to them that I was previously excluded and could they remove it and they did, so beyond that psychological effect, there probably wasn't much weight behind it all anyway.

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Bookies are stupid anyway, you can't even have beers.

Drinking AND gambling at the same time is the way to go for maximum enjoyment.

It's interesting that the bookies haven't proliferated here like they have across (in fact I can think of a couple that have closed down), and those we do have don't much go in for machines anyway, which I entirely put down to the pubs here having random £500ers in them.

I personally find this annoying as I can make money out of traditional fruit machines, but I can understand why Joe Bloggs prefers to have a punt on random games set at decent percentages.

The pub that had that DOND NEXT LEVEL in it in the video above also has two random £500 machines. We were in there for about four hours, no one apart from me played the fruit machine, but the random £500ers were doing good business.

(Then again someone must be playing the fruit machines, and not have any idea what they're doing at that, as it was flying right from the off.)

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I was in a local pub last week for lunch with the family

Its an average size place, but had 2 fruit machines, 3 FOBT type terminals offering dozens of £100 JP games on each, a grabber and a retro "MAME" type arcade machine that cost 50p to play PacMan!

It must be getting arcade type customers in there to play the machines and nothing else.


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100 subscribers can't be wrong. Soon I will monetise the channel and be a YouTube millionaire.

Amusingly, because I was looking on Google Maps last night for a pub where I used to play Roller Coaster back in 1995, Android Auto helpfully offered up an alternative destination this morning for my drive to work, the town of Radcliffe in Manchester, which it pitched at me as being a mere six hours away, including a ferry crossing.

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After a stunningly successful first week the channel has now amassed the truly amazing total of..... 111 subscribers. It's a Christmas miracle.

Here's The Empire Strikes Back, to tie in with the release of The Last Jedi which I haven't watched and think is a bit rubbish because people on the internet whose opinion I trust think so. And my brother does too.

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That's a lot of subscribers!


Yes, PewDiePie must be shitting himself. I'm aiming for being less racist than him though.

Here is Alien, one of the more complex machines to do.


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Pie Factory and clones. HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT.


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Proper old school emptier nonsense. Even though I'm not very good at doing the method, the incompetence of the original coders apparently far outstrips my own bumbling antics, because I make a shitload of (pretend) money. (Which would have been real people winning real money, on the real machines, back in the day.)


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My first drunkenness was when i won "lots" of money on a fruit machine in Spain and decided to spend it all on booze. Even then i don't have any kind of emotional attachment to fruit machines.

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The genius mad professor who codes MFME has only gone and done a sort of 'programmable' autoplay.

I doff my cap to him more than ever.

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The channel continues to take the world by storm, now celebrating 200 subscribers and confirmed by the NYT as more influential than Boris Johnson's Brexit Bus. I can't promise £350M per week for the NHS, but I can promise more fruit machine emulation excitement than you'd get in the average bag of potatoes.

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