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2/27/2007: Subliminal messages in Slot Machines
CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Dave Seglin’s report on subliminal messages found in slot machines in Ontario Canada casinos and racetracks.
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Gambling Watch Canada and the CBC broke the story of the subliminal messages in slot machines in the province February 26, 2007. The OLG (Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation) has issued a Consumer Advisory the same day..
OLG has temporarily deactivated three slot games in our casinos and slot facilities. This impacts a total of only 87 slot machines out of 22 thousand slot machines in the province.
The machines, which are manufactured by the Konami Gaming company, are:
We apologize for any inconvenience however given the fact only 87 machines are affected; we feel the disruption will be minimal and temporary. We also want to assure you that the issue with this limited number of machines is not related to the integrity of the machines or your ability to win.
At issue is the spinning wheel animation at the start of play on these machines. It briefly displays a jackpot winning combination during the spin cycle before the animation ends. This jackpot combination is not visible to the naked eye during regular play and can only be seen when the animation is drastically slowed down.
Again, we apologize for any inconvenience.
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