Have the machines in general been altered?
This is probably my third playthrough total in BL2 and I do not recall the machines being so ruthless when it comes to getting the jackpot. All other times I got it without actually hoping for it. I recall getting Eridium out of the machines was VERY common almost too common in a sense. It wouldn’t be uncommon for me to spin 20 times and get Eridium 4 times.
This time around I have spent about 200 thousand or more and have gotten the triple stack to show up twice about 50-60 times…never the third though. Doesnt something else you do factor into luck? Seems my luck has changed for the worst with the machines…I rarely get Eridium now either.