So, I logged in tonight to Mafia Wars and saw this message for the "all-new Lucky Stash progressive slot machine".
Okay, so basically this is a slot machine that you bet reward points on with a chance to win reward points. There are a bunch of different options, but basically in order to win the Jackpot you have to bet 3 Reward Points and hit one red Mafia Wars tag, one gray Mafia Wars tag, and one black Mafia Wars tag.
By hitting the Jackpot, you win thousands of reward points.. and it looks like the odds to hit the jackpot aren't all that bad, given there's been over 20 winners in the past few hours:
Now there are going to be some real sharks out there. Imagine if you won 20,000 Reward Points! That would be quite a few +stat points!
At any rate, when you win a pot, you get this message:
So by looking out for that message you can get more free spins in a day. You can also get free spins if your friends play and win, though I posted up that notice and am still waiting for free spins.
Each time you place a bet, you gain a small amount of mastery on the "bonus meter". It doesn't matter if you bet 1 or 3 Reward Points, it seems to increase by 1 block every time you spin the wheel.
When the bar gets full, you can click "Collect Bonus" and play another slots mini-game:
I spun the wheel and got "Loot". I ended up with a Poison Dart Frog (28 attack, 68 defense). Pretty high stat points:
At any rate, I had spent all 40 of my Reward Points trying to get the bonus to see what it was. I was just about to write off the slots, and literally with my last spin (I had 3 reward points left and bet 3) I hit it big:
240 reward points! Not bad at all! I decided to keep spinning.. and what do you know:
One more time! The question is.. do I spend them all again hoping to hit the Jackpot or walk away a winner?