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i guess the problem gambling section needs further expansion[edit]

i might be wrong, yet it seems to me:

an article on slot machines can be described as containing:

a, generic definition of the term 'slot machine',

a2, an illustration,

b, technical info (mostly historical since actual technicalities, if i got it correctly, and most importantly the odds of the game as defined by those technical details, are business confidential, not revealed to general public),

b2, local variations in "b," as induced by differences in local legal regulation (eg: by countries/states),

c, role/effect of slot machines/effect on society - eg from mild (and arguably overpriced) amusement to legally approwed way of bringing financial destruction to already disfunctional members/and their families of society,

d, the way "c," is kept going on despite being rather obviously detrimental to both individual gamblers and the wider society on a large scale.

it seems to me that "c," is being touched on slightly in the 'problem gambling' section, while "d," is completely missing. and by "d," i mean not conspiracy theories (though there could be as many of those as the number of businesses involved in making profit by slot machines) but, rather generic psychological traits of players and generic business models that keep legislations from turning against slot machines. 80.99.38.199 (talk) 15:59, 3 November 2017 (UTC).

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Clarification[edit]

Hi, I'm trying to improve an article in my Wikiproject and I would appreciate expert clarification on a concept. The article Endorphina contains the sentence: "Endorphina's slot games are available in 5-line, 6-line, 10-line, 25-line and 40-line variations." - can someone explain what this means so I can include wikilinks to the right pages? Thanks. Jdcooper (talk) 13:41, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Rhythm players[edit]

John Scarne documents a period during the late 1940s during which it was possible to "rhythm" a slot machine by timing the pulling of the handle exactly so that cherries would always come up on the first and/or second reels and it would eventually be cleared out. It took them a while but the major manufacturers like Mills eventually learned how to randomize the spinning times of the wheels. This should be included under "History". [1] MaxBrowne2 (talk) 00:35, 20 August 2020 (UTC)