We checked out the machine last night, located in a corner across from the Grand Wok cafe (it's back is to the cafe, actually) and we were dismayed to see a bunch of drunken dudes banging on the machine, calling it names and obsessively punching the spin wheel. As we watched with a horrified expression, an older man walked by and said, "You got to treat it with love to get love." #TRUTH
And, we're not the only ones who've had a hard time getting our turn in the chair, especially after the Wall Street Journal featured the game last month:
A woman, who was waiting for a turn (good luck!) when we popped by last night, said a floor employee told her the machine has paid out $10,000 a few times, but only when the three lions show up on any line and, obviously, not when all three lions are on the same line, which is jackpot.
While we do hear stories of folks who randomly walk up to a machine and win a crazy jackpot, we just don't think that's going to happen here. We don't even think it will happen for the people who spend hours on the machine. At this point, don't you think MGM Grand has rigged the machine just a bit to keep it from paying out? It's reached cult status now, so why give that up?