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  • Gameshowguy2000

    As many of you know, if you're a regular visitor of this Wiki, there's an article about slot machines based on Wheel. And...believe it or not, some of those can even be found on machines with names that have been casino mainstays for years--and I'm talking about names such as Red White & Blue and Double Diamond.

    But whether it's the regular mechanical slot machine, or the computerized type (also with the reels, but on a video screen that switches in case you make it to a bonus round), every machine has a Max Bet function. You hit that button, and per the function, you bet the max number of coins, and if you hit a special combo, you trigger a bonus round for more money. But that's the only way you can trigger the bonus round...and it'll also inc…

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    I felt the need to get another something off my chest, and it has to do with something that just about every game show has: Flashing lights.

    Everyone knows that flashing lights are bound to cause epileptic symptoms such as seizures. But, as I'm sure many of us game show fans are aware, it's about how bright the lights are, as well as the speed of their flashing.

    Take Wheel. When the show first debuted, the Wheel's base lights and the puzzleboard's lights flashed quickly, but not really really quickly...just in a chase pattern. And if you notice, those lights weren't that bright. By the time the syndicated version's 8th season premiere (and thus carrying over to Goen as a result), on both counts, the lights were a tad brighter, but not too bri…

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    As of this post, we are now one week out from Christmas Eve, which of course, means Santa's annual trip around the world. He has worked hard with the elves to ensure that the gifts we ask him for (via e-mail or snail mail; we're too old to sit on his lap, but never to write; and yes, even the North Pole has computers for his lists and all the letters he gets), and we've worked hard to get on his Nice list.

    But, oh, the debate on if there is indeed a real Santa. Everyone's gonna be looking at me like, "Oh John, those mall Santas aren't real." Duh, of course not. About this time 30 years ago, the syndicated Card Sharks with Bill Rafferty invited 10 mall/department store Santas to be a part of the audience survey during Christmas Week 1986. Per…

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    After watching this Inside Edition video, the time has come for me to get this issue off my chest, an issue that for sure is going to be the subject of debate, regardless of how long I stick around on this planet.

    In the video you can see a 5-year old boy being paddled by the school principal (or about to be) for his constant misbehavior and (surprise, surprise), 18 UNEXCUSED ABSENCES! In the room is the boy's mother, who after seeing the video, was horrified. She was actually arrested for the boy's truancy. It was either that, or have him get paddled.

    The boy constantly bawling throughout wants to be spared, but apparently the principal doesn't care. The school, in case, you're wondering, is in Georgia, one of a few states that actually legal…

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  • Gameshowguy2000

    Most of us are die-hard Pokemon fans...especially that in a couple years, it will mark TWO DECADES since Pokemon hit the airwaves in North America, and then became a worldwide hit.

    From games to cards (yes, they still have those) to the new Pokemon Go app, we fans are still "Catching 'em all!".

    However, that aside, we're going to focus on just the app (which I don't have). It has come to a few picky people's attention that the app is too dangerous. And by dangerous, I mean, deaths, injuries...and in some cases, vandalism. I mean, really? VANDALISM?!

    I have a piece of advice from those of you: PLEASE BE CAREFUL! I know you're die-hard fans like myself, but if you're going to catch a Pokemon, do it carefully! Watch some of the older TV shows to s…

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