Ontario removes video slot machines over subliminal messaging

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Ontario removes video slot machines over subliminal messaging

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CBC has a story about slot machines getting pulled (no pun intended) over subliminal messaging – seems like it would be a fun experiment to try, winning and losing symbols…

Ontario’s provincial gambling operator has pulled 87 video slot machines out of service or physically removed them from its casinos after a CBC investigation found what appear to be subliminal messages flashing at players.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming, the recently rebranded Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., is concerned about three games on video slots made by a company called Konami. It shut them down as a precaution on Friday, and is looking into the issue.

Every time this video lottery game is played, it briefly shows a jackpot result. Every time this video lottery game is played, it briefly shows a jackpot result.

The games flash winning jackpot symbols at players for a fifth of a second, long enough for the brain to detect even if the players are not aware of the message, some psychologists told CBC News.

Ontario removes video slot machines flashing winning images – [via] Link.

I’m tossing this in “News from the Future” – if it really works surely every other video slots maker (and casino) will try this and claim it’s a “software glitch”…

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