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2 minutes ago, CaneDawg said:

It was more of a joke...

The wheels are nice because everyone can see them spin when you hit a bonus but I have had no luck hitting anything on them. I like playing slots that are tied to a

just in case it hits, usually a bank of 5-10 machines tied to one jackpot.

 

Oh, Okay...  I have never had much luck on them either!  Ha! 

Progressive jackpot options is an excellent idea! 

Thank you!!

 

I have not posted an updated "Slot Pull Information" on our Roll Call yet.  I am incorporating advise into the body of it before I do.  I am open to edit or correction!

 

This is what I wrote for the machine choice:  " We will play on a slot machine at max bet, usually a video slot, with an interesting bonus feature and a jackpot potential of at least $2,000 and inclusive of a progressive jackpot feature. We each take will take 4 spins if a $5 max bet, 5 spins if a $4 max bet, or 8 spins if a $2.50 max bet. "

 

I also amended the donation portion:  " End of Game Payout: After all have spun, the credits left on the machine will be divided to the nearest dollar and paid out back to each player at a predesignated time in the Casino bar. The uneven remainder (if any) will be donated to the St Jude fundraiser which is currently the charity that Princess Cruise Lines is promoting on this particular cruise."

 

In fact, I will post here, the entire intended Update for possible last minute edits or corrections before I post it in our Roll call!  I just want to be as correct as possible and I consider you folks the experts!

 

Thank you!!

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I've done a few Slot Pulls.  A couple of things I do different.  I don't collect money in advance.  Everyone puts their money in when I call them from a list we made on our roll call.  I just don't want to be responsible for everyones money.  Sometimes things come up and someone can't make it.  I always got there early so others could signup before we start.  I kept Track of who won what so the player with the highest earnings got the bonus, after everyone played the total on the machine would be divided and rounded to the lowest whole dollar.  Bonus being the left overs.  I have been party to Slot Pulls where the extra were donated to St. Judes also.  Another roll call member would help me with the list and keeping track of winnings.  I like to divide the money right then and there, because it takes to much time to have yet another get together to give everyone their money.  The cage is always very helpful.

And yes the Casino Manager will give you gifts.  TShirts, Cards, Dice, Hats etc.  I always meet up with the casino manager on the first day/night and they have always went and got me a few prizes.  These I put out and let high winners come up and pick out the gift they wany.  Highest winner first.

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4 hours ago, PekingeseLady said:

I've done a few Slot Pulls.  A couple of things I do different.  I don't collect money in advance.  Everyone puts their money in when I call them from a list we made on our roll call.  I just don't want to be responsible for everyones money.  Sometimes things come up and someone can't make it.  I always got there early so others could signup before we start.  I kept Track of who won what so the player with the highest earnings got the bonus, after everyone played the total on the machine would be divided and rounded to the lowest whole dollar.  Bonus being the left overs.  I have been party to Slot Pulls where the extra were donated to St. Judes also.  Another roll call member would help me with the list and keeping track of winnings.  I like to divide the money right then and there, because it takes to much time to have yet another get together to give everyone their money.  The cage is always very helpful.

And yes the Casino Manager will give you gifts.  TShirts, Cards, Dice, Hats etc.  I always meet up with the casino manager on the first day/night and they have always went and got me a few prizes.  These I put out and let high winners come up and pick out the gift they wany.  Highest winner first.

 

Wow!  Thank you!  You make several of these steps so much easier!! I've incorporated them into the "Rules of Play" that I am getting ready to submit to our roll call!!  Thank you so much! 

 

I've made a simple spreadsheet (attached) but wonder if I've left anything out.  If you have any suggestions or corrections, just let me know!

 

Thank you again! 

Mishelle

Slot Pull.xlsx

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5 hours ago, MishelleMcc said:

 

Wow!  Thank you!  You make several of these steps so much easier!! I've incorporated them into the "Rules of Play" that I am getting ready to submit to our roll call!!  Thank you so much! 

 

I've made a simple spreadsheet (attached) but wonder if I've left anything out.  If you have any suggestions or corrections, just let me know!

 

Thank you again! 

Mishelle

Slot Pull.xlsx 11.13 kB · 1 download

Glad I could help.  It seems some folks seem to make this a lot more complicated then it has to be, LOL    This activity is a ton of fun.  Everyone helps count down each others pulls, the excitement is crazy.  Pick a machine with plenty of room around it so everyone can watch.  I normally played the Wheel of Fortune 3 max, everyone brought $21 for 7 pulls.  If it happened to be a 5 max. we would play 5 max for 4 plays for $20.  Your spread sheet is just fine.  I'm not tech savy so all my slot pulls were done by hand, LOL  Great job!  Have a fantastic cruise, and Good Luck on your slot pull, hope you all win BIG!

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2 hours ago, PekingeseLady said:

Glad I could help.  It seems some folks seem to make this a lot more complicated then it has to be, LOL    This activity is a ton of fun.  Everyone helps count down each others pulls, the excitement is crazy.  Pick a machine with plenty of room around it so everyone can watch.  I normally played the Wheel of Fortune 3 max, everyone brought $21 for 7 pulls.  If it happened to be a 5 max. we would play 5 max for 4 plays for $20.  Your spread sheet is just fine.  I'm not tech savy so all my slot pulls were done by hand, LOL  Great job!  Have a fantastic cruise, and Good Luck on your slot pull, hope you all win BIG!

 

Thank you so much!!!!

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So for all those who helped me put this together, THANK YOU!  For all those who stumble on this thread, here is what I put together!  Good luck with your event!!  A spread sheet is attached.

 

The cost is $20 cash per person.  Couples may choose to “share” a seat, dividing the set number of spins as they see fit.

 

Please Note: Others are welcome to join in the day of the Slot Pull even if they did not sign-up online, but a minimum of 10 players in advance are needed to go forward.  No sign ups allowed after the event begins.

 

I will have a sign-up sheet available at the Meet & Greet for anyone wanting to join the event at that time. 

 

Day and time to be announced at the Meet & Greet.  (If we have 10 players signed up in advance of the cruise, I will meet with Casino Manager on Embarkation day)

 

Minimum of 10 players needed to play the Slot Pull.  Maximum number of players will be 50. (If more than 50, then a 2nd team will be created.)

 

Money will be collected, noted on a spreadsheet and entered into the chosen machine directly before commencement of play.  Once all monies are in, the play will begin with the players turn in order of the sign-in sheet.  The sign in sheet will list names of players and cabin numbers. I ask for cabin numbers in case we need to call with any changes.  (We may be able to use the Princess@Sea feature for this but am not sure)

 

We will be using a $5 machine (if more than 20 players then we may use 2 machines).

 

We will feed all of the money into the machine(s) all at once.

 

We will play on a slot machine at max bet, usually a video slot, with an interesting bonus feature and a jackpot potential of at least $2,000 and inclusive of a progressive jackpot feature. We each take 4 spins - if a $5 max bet, 5 spins - if a $4 max bet. Wheel Of fortune has been suggested but not mandatory.

 

All money and spins will be tracked on a spread sheet along with tallied wins.

 

For security and tax purposes a single S&S card will be used to track play on a win/loss statement.

 

If a large enough jackpot is won and all participants agree - play may be halted at that point even if everyone has not had a chance to take their spins. All must agree otherwise we will continue to spin until all have had their equal chance to increase the winnings.

 

If no jackpot is won and time allows, the group can elect to have another round of play.  (majority vote) after each player has had at least 1 round of play to hold a second round of spins, the number of spins will depend on the remaining credit balance on the machine.

 

End of Game Payout: After all have spun, the credits left on the machine will be divided to the nearest dollar and paid out back to each player as immediately as is possible after end of play.  The Casino Bar would be a good meeting place to complete this.  Each player will sign the spreadsheet acknowledging their receipt of these funds. The uneven remainder (if any) will be awarded to the player who gets the group the highest amount on their slot pulls. Each person’s winnings will be recorded at the time of their pulls so we know who will get the side pot of the money after the even dollar pay-out.

 

TAXES: In the event that any single winning pull results in a credit payout exceeding $1,199 (USD) the casino will issue a hand payout in the form of a check (cashable at the casino cage) and fill-out a 1099-G form reporting the win to a single SS# to the IRS. So as to not wipe out one person’s share of the overall winnings, a percentage (Determined by Princess Cruise line) sufficient to satisfy IRS requirements of the hand payout amount, less the group buy-in, will be taken off the top of the community pot and given to the “winner of record” (the person accepting the IRS paperwork) to cover the additional income tax burden.

 

Door Prizes: There is no Casino Liaison at Princess (that I am aware of) prior to our Cruise, so once on board, I will meet with the Casino Manager to schedule our event (Usually the 1st or 2nd  sea day of the cruise)  I will also ask if they would be willing to provide some sort of door prize(s).  Since this is a courtesy, I cannot guarantee what - if any - prize(s) will be supplied, but if given, these are usually things presented to winners at ship sanctioned activities like a bottle of house wine or shirt. If prizes are provided, they will be available for selection at the end of the slot pull by the highest winner first, then the second highest winner, then the third highest winner, and so forth, until all gifts are claimed.

 

From my research, this is always a fun event with everyone cheering the others on!  Join us if this sounds fun to you!!

 

If you want to sign up, just let us know here, or email me at mishellemccormick@hotmail.com. 

 

Also, If anyone else would like to help or take over this event,  Just let me know!"

Slot Pull.xlsx

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If you play a $5 dollar machine it will be $5 X 3 for max.bet = $15 X 4 pulls would be $60 per person, or

                                                                        $5 X 5 for max.bet = $25 X 4 pulls for $100

You want to play a $1 machine with 3 or 5 max bet, depending on the lines, 3 or 5

So $1 X 3 max = $3 per pull X 6 pulls for $18, or 7 pulls for $21 per person.  Or a 5 line machine which is

    $1 X 5 max = $5 per pull X 4 pulls for $20

 

The wheel of fortune has both $1 and $5 machines, with either 3 or 5 max coins for bonus play, depending on how many lines spin to win.  jAnd depending which type they have on the ship.  I was on the Grand last and they had both 3 and 5 on the $1 machines, I didnt look at the $5 dollar slots, LOL  To rich for me, LOL

 

Hope this makes sense. Your instructions said you were going to play a $5 machine, so I was confused.

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1 hour ago, PekingeseLady said:

If you play a $5 dollar machine it will be $5 X 3 for max.bet = $15 X 4 pulls would be $60 per person, or

                                                                        $5 X 5 for max.bet = $25 X 4 pulls for $100

You want to play a $1 machine with 3 or 5 max bet, depending on the lines, 3 or 5

So $1 X 3 max = $3 per pull X 6 pulls for $18, or 7 pulls for $21 per person.  Or a 5 line machine which is

    $1 X 5 max = $5 per pull X 4 pulls for $20

 

The wheel of fortune has both $1 and $5 machines, with either 3 or 5 max coins for bonus play, depending on how many lines spin to win.  jAnd depending which type they have on the ship.  I was on the Grand last and they had both 3 and 5 on the $1 machines, I didnt look at the $5 dollar slots, LOL  To rich for me, LOL

 

Hope this makes sense. Your instructions said you were going to play a $5 machine, so I was confused.

 

Thank you!!!  We are going to be on the Grand Dec 3rd!!!  🥰

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On 4/3/2017 at 11:46 PM, poz222 said:

I have organized a few... pick a time and promote it with your group. I usually notifynthe casino,host and they typically throw in some freebies. When people arrive, I have them sign up with their name, room #. A trick I learned, is I bring smiley stickers and give them a sticker when they spin (check of each name on list). I like wheel of fortune $1 game. I have done $20 each (max bet $5'each Pull so 4 pulls) or $15 (5 pulls on a $3 max bet machine)... after everyone spun, I ask group if they want to do,another round of a spin (if pot is low) or cash out... majority rules.... when cash out, I split winnings between all players (no coins) any leftover after evenly distributed, any (cents) are given a a "bonus" for the highest spinner (as it is a pain to deal,with change.... it is a LOT of Fun!! This is how I do it, I have attended some,that are done a bit different

That is how my BIL and I do it as well. Slot pulls are fun. 

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On 11/15/2019 at 1:26 PM, CaneDawg said:

It was more of a joke...

The wheels are nice because everyone can see them spin when you hit a bonus but I have had no luck hitting anything on them. I like playing slots that are tied to a progressive jackpot just in case it hits, usually a bank of 5-10 machines tied to one jackpot.


Progressives generally have lower payout odds than non progressive machines.

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