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Vegas' hottest slot machine isn't what you think

Vegas' Hottest Slot Machine

The hottest attraction in Las Vegas is an outdated three-reel slot machine that hasn't produced a jackpot in almost two decades. Called the Lion's Share, it's in the MGM Grand, the Strip's second-biggest casino.

'This game probably gets played about five times more than the average game on our casino floor. Our staff gets asked multiple times a day every single day where this game is from people that haven't played it before,' Justin Andrews, Executive Director of Slots at the MGM Grand, explained.

Because a generation of players has already lost their money, the Lion's Share jackpot has more than doubled ... to a whopping $2.3 million.

The track record also makes it among the rarest of Vegas treats: a decent bet.

One expert says it may approximate an even money bet. MGM officials confirm that each day without a winner pushes the odds closer to a player's favor.

Andrews says that MGM will keep the game 'as long as it's in working order -- and until that jackpot pays out.'

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rufus February 10 2014 at 11:01 AM

i would rather play in vegas than in "ANY" of the indian casinos, the key word being "ANY" .
indian casinos don't pay out anywheres near what vegas does.

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therealkatsmell February 10 2014 at 11:53 AM


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IBruzEZ February 10 2014 at 7:51 AM

"Out-dated" it may be but I hate these new machines that look like stupid video games. You can't even tell if you win something or not. Give me the old 3 reel games any day. We have stopped going to casinos at all because of the new games. They are no fun at all.

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Fred February 10 2014 at 12:01 PM

"...The track record also makes it among the rarest of Vegas treats: a decent bet...."
Did the writer go to college? Take statistics? Hint: The machine doesn't know it hasn't paid out in decades. The odds are exactly the same for this machine as any other. (Within the limits set by the programmer). Yes, if you win, you will win more, but the chance of winning a jackpot are (almost) nil. But is what keeps the players coming back.

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ohringen February 10 2014 at 7:35 AM

It sounds like that machine does not have a jackpot combination. Those older machnes used to pay out big jackpots every few years. Two decades is unbelievable, and makes that machine the bigggest dud in Vegas, lol.

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kmitnck0405 ohringen February 10 2014 at 8:59 AM

Actually the second biggest dud. The first is Wayne Newton...LOL

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deadeye1974 kmitnck0405 February 10 2014 at 11:51 AM

Wrong!!!!! Second biggest dud is the moron that keeps feeding the machine!!!!!!!

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Tommy February 10 2014 at 7:27 AM

Do you think there is really gold in there, or is it more like Fort Knox... A huge monstrosity with a big reputation that has absolutely nothing inside?

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amecincco February 10 2014 at 6:54 AM

Hmmm. A left over machine from the movie Casino?

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spdy65 February 10 2014 at 6:15 AM

I'm guessing it is rigged to never win?

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grammalu4u1 spdy65 February 10 2014 at 8:10 AM

That was my 1st. thought as well.

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fishhead80 February 10 2014 at 6:11 AM

What in the world could the payoff mechanism be set at. My goodness, 2 decades? Why play it?

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dollars4deals February 10 2014 at 5:47 AM

This stinking machine hasn't paid out a jackpot since Bugsy tuned it up. Obviously one would have better luck with megamil or powerball. Screw Vegas!

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