Nobody likes a spin on the slots more than me. There is something so uniquely satisfying about the fact that within seconds I could hit a life-changing jackpot. It’s the reason we all keep going back for more. But just to be clear, I’ve never won an online slots jackpot but that doesn’t stop me from trying! So with that in mind, here are some of my best slot tips.
Slots are one of the most popular games at both casinos; land-based and online. Unlike blackjack and roulette the slots cannot be manipulated. They are purely a game of luck. That said, there are ways that you can maximise your chances of a win.
Your Slots Bankroll
It is imperative that you determine your bankroll before starting out. Choose a figure that you are comfortable with and stick to it at all costs.
This draconian discipline is vital for the slots, it stops you from losing money that you don’t have. The second you start losing heavily all the fun of the game is removed, so play safe and know your limits. As fun as these games are you don’t want to go overboard.
Deciding Where To Play
This is the second of my slot tips. Once you have decided how much you are willing to work with, you should decide where to play. A good place to go for this is a well known and trusted gaming site. The best online casinos only use the top gaming software.
Find a site that allows you to play the games in demo mode. This will be free and means you can try the games without any risk. Just note that when you play in demo mode, you don’t win any real money. Practise does help as well as finding out about promotions and payout percentages.
Slots With The Best Odds
Happy with your casino? Now it is time to check the odds on the game you are interested in. Usually with higher coin requirements there are more favourable odds. That basically means that you sometimes need to play for more money to up your chances of a bigger win.
It’s easy to get suckered in by the bigger payout slot machines. These are usually the multi-reel slots when in reality the 3 real machine has better odds. It is also worth noting that progressive slots have bigger payouts but significantly lower returns than regular slots. They also eat through your money extremely quickly.
Read The Rules
This is very important. You want to have a full understanding of the paylines and the bonus rounds. The more you know the more you’ll win. Then again, it’s still largely luck but if a game has more bonus rounds, there’s a greater chance of hitting on one.
Bet The Maximum
I only recommend this if you can actually afford it. It may increase your odds, but some spins can be mega expensive. So if it’s not within your budget, then stick to spinning for a much smaller amount.
That said, even if it’s for very little money, try to activate all the paylines. It’s far better to be playing on a machine that you can afford to bet the maximum on rather than a machine that you cannot.
Busting The Slots Myth
Superstition about a slot ‘being hot’ is a lie. Slot machines are run on an RNG (Random Number Generator) so lucky numbers don’t exist. If you are in the midst of a sustained losing streak, change game.
Know When To Quit
The last of my last slot tips is to play smart. Never chase your losses, the only loser there will be yourself. When you are on a hot-streak increase your bet; if you have the money to. But when the shoe is on the other foot and your luck is out, don’t go placing big bets in order to recoup some of your money, it rarely works.
Instead, go back to a smaller stake and work your way back up. Nobody likes to lose money, especially when they cannot afford too, so knowing when to walk away is imperative.
Moreover, good gamblers know when they have had too much of a good thing. They walk away when they have accrued a nice total rather than letting greed rule their head and go for more. This usually ends with someone losing all their winnings.
We hope you like our slot tips but the one thing you should remember is to have fun. And seriously, if you are not enjoying yourself then do not play.