Basic Slot Machine Strategies

basic-slot-machine-strategyMost of the Slot Machine strategies out there are easily proven to be myth once you know the basics of how a Slot Machine works. But here I will mention some known to be true Slot Machine Strategies that you can use.

First off this basic strategy, which should be pretty much known to everyone, is no drinking while you are playing the Slot Machines. Let me reword that, you can drink, but don’t get to the point where you get drunk. As adults we understand the difference between a couple social drinks, and being drunk off your rocker.

Secondly, you want to join a Slot club, and not the Casino club. You basically want to join a program in which you can gain some sort of reward for joining. When you first join you will get some pretty cheesy stuff, including free food or drinks, but once you gain up in level in the club you can receive things like free money, free rooms if the hotel has a casino, and free shows. By then you will know that you have made the right decision in joining that club.

Thirdly, you should learn to play Video Poker. Although technically it isn’t the same game as Slots it’s practically the same feeling that you get from slots. You put in money hoping that you win money in return. You can even sometimes use your slots club card in the machine as well. The big difference between slots and Video Poker is that Video Poker is a game of skill and chance, while a slot machine is a game of chance. Another bonus of playing Video Poker is the fact that they have a better payout percentage then the regular slot machines.

Fourthly, you should probably develop money management skills for when you play slots. That way you will be able to figure out when you are losing way more then you are putting in, and eventually give up for the day. There is no reason for going into debt just to hope you receive the big Jackpot. This involves creating a set budget for you, and keeps track of the bets and the money you already lost, or won. So you can still afford that mortgage payment at the end of the month.

The last strategy I can give you is that you make sure you know what you are playing, and how to play it. Even do some research before hand? You can’t possibly hope to win at a game in the long run if you do not know what game you are play, how to play it, or how it works.

Strategies for Winning in Slots

Well, I’m sorry that I didn’t give you any strategies to win at the Slot Machines, but that would be hard to do since Slot Machines are randomly generated. So every time you pull that lever you have the same chance of hitting that Jackpot, as you do the next one.

There are a couple of things that you can do to increase your chances of winning, though:

If you are at a casino, the slot machines’ software/hardware should be connected together, at least those with the same game. This is to prevent the jackpot from being accidentally won too often. This means that it will not matter which slot machine you sit down at.

Instead of thinking that one machine might be more lucky than another, try to figure out the patterns on how often a certain level of win occurs. By that I mean how often you win 2x, 3x, 4x your original bet. The reels always appear to go cold and hot at some times. Adjusting the amount that you bet when the you recognize this may help you win more then just trying to get lucky.

Betting different amounts and hitting the big wins with a larger bet is the only way you can try to beat the slot machines in the long run. Otherwise, if you bet the same amount each time, you will end up losing money in the long run.

Online Slots

This also seems to be particularly true of video slots that you will find online. With the live slot machines, the hardware will do a lot of the mechanics with the reels to determine whether you win or lose. The online slot machines only have software to govern the wins and loses.

There is no way to correctly predict when the reels will turn up with a big win, but you can get a general idea of when to expect a large win to occur. Some video slots that have bonus rounds or free spins are programmed to give the player these features around every 100 to 200 spins.

This doesn’t mean that on spin 199 that you next pull will win a feature. This is just a good way to determine whether you seem to be “due” for the feature. The money won on bonus features is directly correlated to the amount that you bet on the spin when you win the feature. A good rule of thumb is to expect about 20x to 30x the amount you bet before you won the bonus feature.

All in all, when it comes to slot machines in general, its better to be lucky than good. But if you are not proactive and try to give yourself a better chance to win, there is no doubt that you will come up short in the long run.

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