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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)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]

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Semi-protected edit request on 21 December 2022[edit]

Add to jackpot disputes

Slot machine malfunctions are exactly how they sound in that a game’s software experiences a glitch and awards a much larger jackpot/payout than the player is due. The gaming world has seen plenty of incidents like these occur over the years.

Pauline McKee, a 87-year-old grandmother was playing Miss Kitty slots at Isle Casino Hotel when the machine showed a $41,797,550.16 jackpot. Isle Casino officials were baffled by the $41.8 million jackpot as Miss Kitty was only programmed to pay a top prize worth $10,000. The casino investigated the matter with the help of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. They collectively determined that McKee was actually only due a small payout worth $1.85.

McKee filed a lawsuit against the casino over breach of contract and consumer fraud. Her argument stemmed from Aristocrat Technologies, which manufactured Miss Kitty, informing Isle Casino and other establishments that the game was malfunctioning. Her case went to the Iowa Supreme Court, where it was struck down on grounds that Miss Kitty suffered an obvious machine malfunction after paying out $41.8 million.

A more recent case that has remained unresolved.

Katherine Bookman was playing a “Sphinx” slot machine at Resorts World in September 2016. She thought that her life was going to change forever when the machine showed a $43.1 million payout. Resorts World and New York Gaming officials informed her that the prize was only worth $2.25.based on a machine malfunction. Joachimfourie (talk) 21:14, 21 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. RealAspects (talk) 03:38, 23 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 31 January 2023[edit]

In page Slot machine: "Revenue from gaming machines in pubs and clubs accounts for more than half of the $4 billion in gambling revenue collected by state governments in fiscal year 2002–03.[citation needed]"

Found a citation in the Australian government's published document: Raitmet (talk) 16:37, 31 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done. Thank you – small jars tc 18:53, 31 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]