I recently read a great article for slots player entitled “The Sixty Most Important Things I’ve Learned About Playing Slot Machines” by Terry Murphy, aka VP Pappy. Murphy wrote this article over 10 years ago and had some great observations for slot players. Look it up – great stuff.
“Blessed be the slot players for theirs is the hope of a better day dawning.”
“The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.”
“If it wasn’t for all the money I keep losing, this gambling thing could be a lot of fun.”
“Psychologically, the one element of the game that keeps the slot devotee tied to the machine is the possibility, no matter how remote, of hitting the jackpot. The promise of the monster, life affirming win, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the philosopher’s stone that can cure all their ills, pay off all their debts, and smooth the path of life forever, and ever, and ever.”
–Gambling For Dummies (the book)
“Never get between a serious slot player and his or her machine. Slot players are much like the mother bear with her cub I once met mountain biking.”
“Slot stuffers, by the large, don’t want to be flustered by anything as philosophical as facts.”
“I can understand why players are scared of the new high-tech slot machines. Hell, I’m still scared of the old ones.”
” Grandma, you don’t have to cash out,” I told her.
“The credits will build up as long as you play, and you can play off those credits if you like.” She smiled, almost guiltily then answered: “I like the sound.”
“They sit there, all bright and shiny, with their left arm pointed to heaven, of all places, pleading with you to fill their stomachs with your silver dollars, quarters, anything.”
“A drunken monkey can be as successful at slots as a sober Einstein.”
“It’s really stupid and embarrassing to keep pleading with a slot machine as if it were alive and could actually hear me. I’d stop doing it but I’m afraid I’ll make it angry and it won’t give me a win.”
“Question: “What’s your favorite game?”
“The new slot machine with monkeys and bananas that goes bloop, bloop, bloop!”
–Wendy Liebman (comedian)
“It is not uncommon to see a lady in her bridal gown, married moments ago by a minister in full Elvis regalia, furiously working the slots with a Marlboro clenched between her teeth.”
“Slots have no memory. They are a mindless collection of metal, silicon and plastic. They don’t know whether they have hit a jackpot on the previous play or haven’t paid off since Reagan was in the White House.”
–Lou Krieger & Arthur Reber
That’s all for now.