Slipping in a 20 bill, I press the large "deal" button. But it's not one hand of poker I'm playing it's 10. Some machines go up to 100. "You'll see screens with these tiny decks Schüll says. Schüll, a native New Yorker whose first encounter with Las Vegas was an accidental airport layover, spent several years in the city, haunting the offices of casino executives, the meeting rooms of Gamblers Anonymous (not surprisingly, Las Vegas has. "Positive reinforcement hides loss a game designer told Schüll. "As the market is saturated with casinos, you don't want to burn your market out Schüll says. "You want to keep them coming back. And to get most of their money. The games themselves were undergoing an evolutionary change. Once upon a time, you stood at a slot machine, putting whatever change you had into it, cranking the lever and watching the wheels spin. If you won, you'd wait for. She didn't need academic research to gauge this latter trend. "I was staying with my boyfriend's grandmother, who lived right across the street from the Gold Coast, a locals' casino. We noticed that she got up every night at. Resorts World is, in essence, a locals' casino. Its slot machines average more than 370 a day in revenue each, more than twice the take of Vegas machines. While there are some vague gestures towards New York City theming (odd. "It's parsing what was formerly a volatile risk you either won or you lost." And, indeed, in those 10 hands, a winning hand of two pairs shows up. "It's insurance she says of the multiple decks. "Disappointment insurance." Your overall.