July 23, 2010

Lucky Stash - info and the story of one lucky bro

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?
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38 comments:

  1. I think that this is just an attempt to get RP. It will be cool to start with and give away lots of points but after a week or so it will be worse and no one will win but they will keep taking your RP. Play with caution!

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  2. once you got hit, your lucky is over. everything you got, they can get it back if u continue to play

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  3. I think this slot machine thing is a great value. I was thinking about buying something for 35 RP but I saw the slot machine. I be 1 RP per try on the slot, and lost every time. But when I got my bonus I got a "sneak" pistol thats 38 ATK and 72 DEF so I ended up getting a better weapon than I would have for 35 RP and I was even cheaper :D

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  4. Anyone else having trouble with the redhead boss in ruby mastery? I hit her, the red negative number appears over her picture but her health does not drop...

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  5. Anon 4:32

    District 5 boss? I can't kill her either.

    How much health do you have? i get one shotted with 212 health

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  6. What about
    "Feds are watching"?!?
    Anybody see some difference?

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  8. Well my friend, congrats. It's like gambling, the best way is spending some percentage of the RP that you've won, say %10. you got 480, spend 48 or more.

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  9. where to get slot machine menu?

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  10. 1st jackpot to show up on the screen was over 14mil, dunno if that was just a test by zynga or if someone actually got it but can you imagine the stats with those RP

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  11. Yes, what happened to the feds are watching game? It was live last night for like an hour and now I can't see it on my page. Can anyone else see it?

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  12. If i want to defeat bosses in Las Vegas, where should i spend my skill points? Attack, Defense or Health? Cause i'm having trouble with bosses.

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  13. Are 'The Feds Are Watching' special thingy already gone ?
    I only did the first 2, telling me I would do the rest today...
    Ah well !

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  14. Yeah, what happened to the "Feds Are Watching"? C'mon, Mafia Guy, you're supposed to have all the insider stuff! :)

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  15. from mafia wars forum, officvial right there on the right
    the moderators staff members, said it hsa been removed indefinetly

    frankly, the forum has more info than this....

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  16. no, it hasn't been removed indefinitely..

    "
    Hey all,

    Just to clarify - this has been delayed, not canceled. I do not have an official time frame for when the feds will return, but all players should be able to participate in this event in the future. I'll try to keep you updated when I get more information. Thanks for your patience!"

    From one of the moderators.

    I cover things as they are added into the game, if its not in the game yet, there's not much that can be done. And of course the forums have more information than this blog - there are tens of thousands of posters on the forums and one of me!

    All that I do here is try to streamline updates as they come out and give tips as deemed necessary. You can find a lot more "information" on forums and even other sites like the wiki.

    On the blog, I don't post anything until I have verified it to be 100% true, and if something is of minor significance I usually don't post it at all. If the Feds job gets back into the game, I will cover it.. for now, there is nothing that can be done but wait. I will continue to work on the Vegas content in the meantime.

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  17. Also, if you really want to you can spend hours digging around on the forums for info.. but its kind of boring but there is a lot of whining and garbage. Coming here you get all the updates in a 5 minute post so you can save a lot of time :P

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  18. yes thankyou mafia wars guy-d. I hate the forums, trying to find the correct info, advice, direction, on there through all the whining is next to impossible, here its quick and easy, even if the contrast hurts my eyes lol

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  19. yeah, one of these days I should export to wordpress and get a better theme. didn't realize originally that black background with white text was bad design, my fault!

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  20. I noticed in the "Pay Table" that every prize you get dubbles for two RP, and triples for 3 RP, except for the three red logos (1199 - 2400 - 4800). Any ideas on the reason?

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  21. Concerning the Lucky Stash slot machine, there is an algorithm. When you click on the post, for example, you will win at least one free spin (out of 3), 100% chance. It seems that if you bet every single one of your reward points in game, you will gain an amount equal or greater for compensation. Zynga will probably change this once a good amount of people figure it out and get bored or exploit the system with glitches.

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  22. I spend 200 RP that I was saving and I didn't hit a jackpot. All I got were loots that I don't even want!! It's just a scam!

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  23. Ow another strange fact...again in the "Pay Table". When you hit "Tank - Pistol - Bear", you win 50-100-150. But three combinations below that is another one (with the three 'or') that counts for the same combination, but only 20-40-60. What's with that??

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  24. Have you noticed that the Lotto has disappeared?

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  25. screw it. i cant wait forever. i'm just gonna close that tab. i gotta go! bye bye million reward points!
    sunil

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  26. my earlier post here is missing. anyway, i clicked claim reward from a friend's slot post. i opened it on a new tab and when i checked the tab later, it claimed its a "winner" and flashed 1,000,023 points! but the bonus meter hasnt stopped rotating and the bonus button hasnt lighted up either.
    is it a glitch or is zynga gonna make my day? (i know, i wish)... i tried opening a new tab but my reward points hasnt increaed, nor have i got any notification or email from zynga.

    has anyone else got that msg too??? just a glitch??? anyway, the picture shows 9 ladies, not the words mafia wars in red or black or grey etc as is described for the top winnings.
    pls explain. thanx
    sunil

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  27. WTF! I spent over 260 RP on my energy account hoping to get a total of 280-300 RP in the end. All I got was a 59 Attack armor and another 45 defense armor. total shit loot and lost all my RP. FUCK YOU ZYNGA! One douchebag won 44,000 RP!

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  28. @all people whining about losing with the slotsmachine: that's why it's called gambling...

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  29. just recieved 200rp after i spend 6. thats the moment i will quit gambling.^^

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  30. just won 80 rp on my energy account after spending about 30, sooooo happy.

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  31. i spun more than 1000 and no jackpot or three red mafia wars logo. i spent 900 RP

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  32. My guess it is just another way for Zynga to get players to buy reward points. My guess as well is that the odds are pretty good early into this idea and will get significantly worse as time goes on. Zynga needs to hook a few by spending a few early on. BUYER BEWARE>

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  33. Yeah no such luck here. Spent 50RP and dint hit jackpot like you. Got some decent loot though.

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  34. I just spent about 20 points and hit 600. I think I'll quit now while I'm ahead

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  35. They got me too I might as well go to Vegas

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  36. wait when u get to the lucky spin slot wait over 45 min then spin ur chances of winning is through the roof i won 3 or 4 times i spent only 3rps and got 2,400rps do what i do and u could win the big shit lol

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