SLOTS GAMBLING TIPS
Don't play with the top jackpot in mind. To win the top prize, you must always
bet maximum coins -- which causes you to lose more money and lose it faster.
Your goal should be to find a slot that gives you the longest playing time and
smaller but more frequent paybacks. The longer you can make your bankroll and
playing time last, the better chance you have of finding the right slot at the
right time. Learn to be happy with any win you can get.
Don't play with credits. Some players claim that playing with credits is a practical
way of keeping track of a slot's ups and downs. But when you play with credits,
money loses all meaning. You don't think of those numbers in the credit meter
as real money. They're more like psychological painkillers. Somehow losing 400
credits on a quarter slot isn't as bad as losing $100.
It may be tiresome to hand-feed coins into a slot, but when you hold a bucketful
of coins, you can see and feel the increase and decrease of coins. And playing
with coins forces you to slow down, which extends your playing time. Remember.
Fast is good for the casino. Slow is good for you. You minimize the house edge.
Limit progressive slot play. The odds are too great. But if you like to play
progressives, stick to the 2-coin, 3-reel, in-house progressive slot with a
top jackpot of $1200 or so. You must remember that progressive slots don't pay
as often or as many small wins as regular slots. So when you play a progressive,
you're really playing for the top jackpot.
Know which slot locations to try. Casinos want players to see other players
winning. It's good advertising. So they often put their better-paying slots
in heavy-traffic, highly visible locations, with room for crowds to gather and
cheer winners on. Such locations include crosswalks, elevated carousels, and
banks of slots near the casino bar, lounges, change booth, and coffee shop.
Know which slot locations to avoid. Near show lines, check-in lines, buffet
lines, in the middle of a long row of slots, and out-of-the-way corners of the
casino. Winners here have little advertising value for the casino. Also avoid
all non-gaming areas, such as airports, bus terminals, gas stations, drug stores,
and cruise lines.
There is no "right," "wrong," or "best" way to
bet at a slot machine. If, like most people, you go to a casino to get away,
have a few hours of fun, and maybe win a few bucks now and then, it doesn't
really matter how you bet: maximum, minimum, or a combination of both.
Ignore any "expert" or casino know-it-all who says to always bet max
coins. They always stress the possibility of winning -- conveniently overlooking
the greater reality of losing. Just remember. It's not their money you're playing
Know the role of luck. Regardless of what the "experts" say, winning
at slots is like winning at keno, bingo, and your state lottery - pure luck!
And luck is either with you at any one time or it isn't. If it's not, it won't
matter what strategy you use or what you do. Even experts admit to winning no
more than 20 to 30% of the time. And on some days they don't win at all.