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Antepost: Fruit Machines – A Mugs Game?

by Roy Brindley |  Published: Oct 01, 2009

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I’m on record as saying that a lot of the angles gamblers often look for verge on the illegal. Sadly few people really get the point when it comes to such statements and they immediately think of bent races or attempts to place bets after the off — when the runners are crossing the winners line preferably! Things are not always so cut and dried. Back in 1989 I came across a fella who had discovered a fault with a certain model of fruit machine which meant if he clicked a set sequence of buttons he would not only win the jackpot, he would be offered the hold/repeat function for the next five spins. Back in those days the jackpot was probably £8 but once he landed it, it would repeat and repeat meaning he would clear £48. Notably he could achieve that figure after an initial investment of less ...


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