IamA former Slot Tech Manager, current slot technician, and usually late to all Casino-related threads. Almost every casino related AMA is wrong or speculative. I want to clarify and clear the air, so feel free to AMA!
EDIT - I'll answer these questions until the end of time, so please do refer to this thread if you have an aching casino question. This includes you too media, who always manages to fuck up - and I mean ROYALLY - most questions pertinent to the casino industry and gambling in general. Note to mods - maybe we can start a new subreddit called "AMA-forever" where people can ask/share information about a particular topic/subject until the end of time. Waddya think?
My short bio: I currently work for a slot machine manufacturer supporting my company's games in the state of CA. I'm also licensed in Nevada, Colorado, and Oregon. I've done it all - dealt table games, worked on shufflers, cleared coin hoppers in cash dispensing kiosks, managed a team of slot technicians all older than me, supervised slot projects, and gone to state court hearings as a consultant. After commenting on this story: Gamblers ordered to return $1.5 million they won, I was axed to do an AMA. Want to work in this industry? Want to know what's really rigged? How do the Vegas buffets make money? What's the worst thing I've seen? How many cocktail waitresses have I banged? Ask away and I'll answer truthfully!
My Proof: Pics of various licenses and W-2