RNG = Random Number Generator
Sometimes, I have got to share my experiences – more cathartic for me than anything. But may we all learn something while I rant…….
Last weekend I visited Mohegan Sun, played though the morning until it got was just too busy. Here’s a few experiences that morning that need yet another mention:
1) Lady to my left playing Buffalo Stampede next to me keeps taking rewards card out of machine, then in, then out…..you get the idea. At one point she had it out for a good 5 minutes. I asked why. She replied, “Whenever I take it out I get the bonus.” To which, I said, “You realize of course that the rewards card and RNG that runs the machine are two separate systems.” She says “Yes, I guess. But it just feels that it makes a difference.” ok – and I just kept playing.
Unfortunately, all the time she played without the card, she was denying herself 2X points and tier points – a hefty promo for Mohegan Sun.
2) Man to my right playing Buffalo Stampede is slapping the machine buttons like it’s a wack-o-mole game. He’s unhappy. I get a random bonus, but not much of a return. He barks toward me that the machine is programmed to do that – “I’ve lost $600 already on this machine. I would know.” The fact is, the more interesting bells and whistles on a slot machine, the more volatile it becomes. So, since he spoke first, I just reminded him that “it’s just a random bonus separate from the randomness of the RNG, so the machine doesn’t connect the two events on purpose.” Unhappy with my non-emotional, scientific approach, he lost the rest of his money in the slot quickly, and left in a huff.
Moral of the story – It’s a machine! There’s nothing personal about it. The machine has no brain, no emotional attachment to who’s playing it and no spiritual karma to rub and coerce out it.
IT”S A MACHINE!!
That’s all for now