After watching Mr. Bourie’s video about how to win on slot machines, we do have a question. In regards to Server Based Gaming (SBG), we understand the payout percentages on any machine can be changed from the central server that is controlled by the casino, rather than having to physically change the chip in each machine. Why would this industry that makes billions of dollars, that can blow up their hotel/casino and build a bigger one on top of it with the billions it’s already made, want to cast a darker cloud over it? Why would the law or gaming commission allow this? In other words, there are already so many people that are so skeptical about the gaming industry and this will clinch it for them, if they feel big brother can “throw that switch” at peak times. Even though you said they can’t do this while a player is playing, big deal? What does this accomplish except for more controversy? I believe Aria is one casino that needs this system - we will never gamble at that casino or any that need this system. Do you know the others that already have SBG?
We have read a few articles that just talk about all the perks for the player, like immediately looking at your player’s account or pressing a button for a cocktail waitress or making reservations at a restaurant - nice amenities but again, big deal! But considering what the casino gains, that seems like just a big sham. It took us a long time and a lot of research (and playing) to feel really comfortable with Video Poker and now this comes along and even though we can see the payouts on each screen, it still does not make us feel “comfortable.” If you play VP and you walk away for a minute and come back, you can easily see if someone “flipped the switch,” but slot players will not have that luxury. And what will SBG do to anybody’s list of what an average slot machine pays out over a year’s time? Just because the law says they can’t “flip that switch” while you‘re playing, doesn’t mean they won’t. Is it really as easy as a mouse click?