The Big Kahuna is set up similar to a poker tournament where the entry fee is sliced up and paid to the top 3 finishers. 1st place gets 50% of the entry money, 2nd place gets 30%, 3rd gets 20% and 4th place gets "a prize," which we assume to be a free buffet.
The Big Kahuna Tournament is every day and costs $15 to enter (or $10 for B Connected members). Even though there are four qualifying rounds we wouldn't expect much prize money to be available to winners. This writer is skeptical of playing such a tournament because certain machines may be known to pay out better and regular customers may get preferential treatment. Even if this writer's conspiracy theory isn't correct, the randomness of a slot machine tournament doesn't make this seem like a good buy.
What do you think about buying in to a slot machine tournament? Let us know in the comments below.
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