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by coppinpr
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Mills Futurity - A cheating Mills Bandit?
Replies: 33
Views: 3779

Re: Mills Futurity - A cheating Mills Bandit?

By calculating the percentage for a single full cycle from a play starting with zero on the dial, and ending with a payout, the percentage I obtain is the minimum long-term percentage obtainable by correct play. I'm sorry but that makes no sense. If you ran your single run through model three times...
by coppinpr
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Arcade Photographs
Replies: 66
Views: 44463

Re: Arcade Photographs

I've been improving the Jennings section of my penny-arcade.info site,https://www.penny-arcade.info/the-jennings-collection and was delving into his early days with the Mills company. It's quite well known that one of his first important jobs there was running the Mills exhibit at the St Louis World...
by coppinpr
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Mills Futurity - A cheating Mills Bandit?
Replies: 33
Views: 3779

Re: Mills Futurity - A cheating Mills Bandit?

The final calculation can be worked out on paper but surely the results needed to do the calc would need thousands of samples (that's what probabilities within random groups are all about). You can't come up with a probability by running through the cycle once, which is why you need a computer to ru...
by coppinpr
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....
Replies: 31
Views: 3990

Re: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....

No, these were gone. I had trouble identifying some of the artwork in fact.
by coppinpr
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....
Replies: 31
Views: 3990

Re: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....

I made replacement reel strips for this (or one like it) for a collector a couple of years ago. (I thought I still had them on file but might have lost them in a computer crash last year so can't post, a pity). As Tom says, really unusual set up, the original strips had the Samson (London) maker's n...
by coppinpr
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....
Replies: 31
Views: 3990

Re: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....

I think you will find most vendors are open fronted on all makes of early machines. That was in fact the object - you were pretending to be vending a product, not running a gambling machine. :D
by coppinpr
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mills Hi Top Projects
Replies: 13
Views: 930

Re: Mills Hi Top Projects

Well done, so pleased you have become a keen slotty... The rest of your family might not be so pleased. ^{}^
by coppinpr
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mills Hi Top - Ebay
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Mills Hi Top - Ebay

So I guess it's just one of those ads you see more and more that are intended to generate an "off ebay" sale. dirtdog
by coppinpr
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Coventry Spring Auction 22nd March 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 2832

Re: Coventry Spring Auction 22nd March 2020

And to think, we might have put the idea into the Elephant's head. :shock:
by coppinpr
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Goldfinger Big Jack
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Goldfinger Big Jack

Spain was the same in the late '60s and '70s. There seemed no reason to play and it always struck me that, in fact, no one DID seem to play.