Slots Machine Strategies
Playing slots doesnt require too much
brain power but because different machines have different requirements.
So, its important to follow a few general checkpoints.
1. Before you play your first coin or credit,
make sure you know what denomination you are playing.
2. Read the payback schedule to see if the
jackpot is available only for maximum coins played. For instance,
three jackpot symbols might pay 100 coins for one, 200 coins for
two, but 1000 coins for three. (This kind of machine is termed a
bonus multiplier. If all payoffs are proportionate--100 for 1, 200
for 2 and 300 for three--its simply a multiplier.)
3. On bonus multiplier machines, always play
the maximum number of credits. On simple multiplier, you can choose
to play any number of coins remembering that the more you play,
the bigger the payoff when you hit something.
4. Some machines will payout on certain symbols
only. Referred to as Buy A Pay machines, these pay on certain symbols
only for specific number of coins or credits played. You might get
two-for-one when you get a cherry but nothing when you hit three
bars because for that combination, you need two coins.
5. If youre playing a machine that
has a progressive jackpot, to save your sanity, always play the
maximum number of coins required to win it. Theres no gambling
letdown as devastating as lining up all the jackpot symbols and
getting only a tiny amount of money when, had you played those extra
coins, you would have experienced a windfall.
6. If you choose multi-line machines, double
check to see whether you have to play the maximum number of coins
to win the jackpot.
7. Take your time. Playing slots isnt
a matter of speed. In fact, the faster you play, the faster you
will lose if you dont hit something. Play at a reasonable
speed and enjoy yourself.
8. Dont chase. If you begin to think
youll never get even or win, stop. Choose another machine
or quit for the day. If you lose have your bankroll, move down to
a lower denomination. You can always move up after youve recovered
9. Dont play more than you can afford
to lose in one sitting. If you have $25 as a bankroll, youd
be wise to play the lowest denomination machine that requires the
fewest coins per pull. This will allow your bankroll to stretch
out over a longer period of time. If, however, you choose to play
that $25 in quarters or higher, youre likely to lose it very
10. Understand the psychology. A casino attracts
a multitude of players. Overall, those players will leave some of
their money behind. A few will take money out. The amount taken
out by the winners is far and away offset by the amount left behind
by winners. Players hit jackpots all the time and these jackpots
come from the losses of others.
11. Cash out. Slot machines are a big gamble.
When you get ahead, take the money.
Remember most of all to play responsibly,
have fun, and take your good luck winnings to the bank.