I'll admit being a sucker for slots. I've always been a big fan of computer games, and there's a familiarity there. It's also completely irrelevant of skill, so I needn't ever beat myself up after a loss for not "hitting" or for picking the wrong color. And because it's so heavily tied to luck, it's fun making up small good luck rituals before hitting the button. Also, when you win, the machine makes a hell of a lot of noise advertising to everyone around "That's right, bitches! I'm a winner! I'm takin these 40 bucks and I'm paying for my gas and a pizza!!!" (yay nickel slots). Oh, I should add, what method do you use to make sure you don't go broke? In advance I decide how much money I can blow to have some fun. I also decide at what point a win is big enough that I should cash out the machine and not spend that money. So maybe I'll say "I'm going to spend $100 this afternoon, and any time a machine comes up with a win of $20 or more I'll save that ticket till the end and take that money back home.