When Video Poker Machines Hesitate – What Does It Mean?

When Video Poker Machines Hesitate
Royal Flush – almost!

You’re playing alongon your video poker or slot machine and things are going well. And then it happens……the machine pauses for a moment! What Does that pause mean?  Was I winning too much?  Did someone in the “Office Upstairs” turn on that switch that changes winning into losing?  Conspiracy thoughts abound. So, what does it mean When Video Poker Machines Hesitate?

Just Catching Up to Itself

Well, you know what it means?  NOTHING!  At least it isn’t a reaction to ant success you’ve had previously.

Yes, we think it might have stopped our winning momentum, or the rhythmic luck we had our mojo in, but nope – it doesn’t have a clue how much you were winning or how your mojo was – it’s a machine, and it doesn’t have the consciousness or emotion to care!

When Video Poker Machines Hesitate
A 1980 IGT Video Poker machine.

So, what DOES IT MEAN? Well, when Video Poker Machines Hesitate – especially certain generations of Video Poker machine manufactured by IGT – they do so often to do its accounting.  In other words, the counting of hands played, coin in & coin out, for example, are kept in short term memory.  On the IGT VP machines, for example, every 100 hands, it is downloaded into long-term memory, much like your computer does at times.  The more games and denominations on a single terminal, the longer it may take – a single game with a single denomination would be barely noticed.

You will find fewer and fewer machines with that hesitation these days due to better software upgrades. But when Video Poker Machines Hesitate, admittedly, it’s is frustrating.

Of course, as human beings, we may notice it happen when we are winning, and shortly after, we start losing. “They must have known I was winning!!!!” you might think.  But, seriously, nothing could be farther from the truth.

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That’s all for now.

Binbin

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Robin T. Aubin (AKA Binbin at NETimeGambling) has been a guest on Cousin VitVito’ssino Podcast, The Bettor Life Podcast, The Art in the Game Podcast Springfield, Massachusetts. as well as ZorkCast with Michael Trager. In 2013, he created NETimeGambling.com. The mission was to provide a resource for recreational gamblers visiting New England’s expanding casino market events. We offer trip reports, gambling tips, casino promotions, entertainment, and more for those visiting our nine casinos.

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As a professional musician for over 50 years, Robin has performed at Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Foxwoods’ Atrium Lounge, and Twin River’s Lighthouse Bar & Lounge.

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Miguel, Binbin, and Bert – The NETG Staff

Robin T. Aubin (AKA Binbin at NETimeGambling) has been a guest on Cousin VitVito’ssino Podcast, The Bettor Life Podcast, The Art in the Game Podcast Springfield, Massachusetts. as well as ZorkCast with Michael Trager. In 2013, he created NETimeGambling.com. The mission was to provide a resource for recreational gamblers visiting New England’s expanding casino market events. We offer trip reports, gambling tips, casino promotions, entertainment, and more for those visiting our nine casinos.

NETG also provides general gambling tips for those recreational gamblers inside and outside the northeast.

As a professional musician for over 50 years, Robin has performed at Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Foxwoods’ Atrium Lounge, and Twin River’s Lighthouse Bar & Lounge.

Follow us on Twitter at @NETimeGambling, and on Facebook at NETimegambling. And subscribe to our new podcast, The New England Casino and Gambling Podcast which is also available on YouTube.

Join the New England Casinos Facebook Group and chat about experiences at our New England Casinos.