there any sure-fire methods for beating the casino slot machines?
There are methods to improve your chances, but there are no
guarantees you'll become a consistent winner. It's tough to
beat the slots when the house edge averages around 10 percent.
Playing slots is great fun. With proper strategies, playing
the slots doesn't have to be tough on your bankroll and there
is always the anticipation of hitting that big jackpot.
Here are the most important things you need to do if you want
a better chance of beating those slot machines. So, let's
Types: There are many different games, jackpot sizes, coin
denominations and number of coin options. Today's one armed
bandits are completely electronic. Inside every slot machine
is a computer chip, known as a Random Number Generator,
it determines what symbol combinations come up for every
spin. Machines are pre-programmed to return to the players
a certain percentage of all the money that is fed into them.
Percentages: The payback percentage on slots ranges between
80% to as high as 98%, depending on coin size and local
competition. Generally, the loosest slots can be found in
Las Vegas. Some online casinos exceed 98% paybacks! Nationally
the average house advantage is calculated to be around 10%.
Be aware that payout percentages are calculated over the
long term, which could mean the life of the machine. If
a slot machine is programmed to pay back 95% it will pay
out $950,000 out of every one million dollars it takes in,
but payouts will come in wildly fluctuating random fashion.
A few lucky players will collect big jackpots, most others
will lose all they put into the machine.
the Rules: Read the pay table and all instructions posted
on a machine, If you don't understand everything correctly
ask an attendant. It is your responsibility to know the
rules concerning the number of coins to insert or lines
needed to be activated in order to collect prizes. Should
you line up the jackpot symbols without having met the requirements,
you'll get a sympathetic pat on the back from the slot personnel,
but no money.
Machines: Always look for the highest payout slot machines
you can find. Some casinos advertise 98% percent payback.
A slot holding just one percent! Great! But look closely
at the advertisement, the fine print probably says "selected
machines", or up to 98%. The 98% machines probably
won't be identified.
Denomination: Play the coin denomination that's right for
the size of your bankroll. If playing progressives or slot
machines that offer a bonus for playing maximum coins and
the dollar level is too rich for your blood, drop down to
the 25-cent machines. Look and compare. If the maximum payout
on a dollar machine is $300 for single coin play, and a
quarter machine pays $300 with three coins (75 cents) inserted,
then the quarter machine is the better deal.
Jackpots: Play the progressives with maximum coins. You
won't collect the jackpot if you don't play the required
number of coins. When selecting progressive machines be
sure to look around for the best value. One bank of 25 cent
slots can have a progressive jackpot of $2,654 while on
another carousel nearby the top prize is 3,572. Always look
for the best opportunity.
Bonus: Always bet the maximum number of coins if the highest
jackpot pays a bonus when all coins are played. Example,
on a three-coin slot machine, the jackpot pays 1,000 for
first coin, 2,000 for second coin and 5,000 for third coin.
It's smart to play three coins and qualify for that extra
2,000 coin bonus. But if the third-coin payout was only
3,000 then there would not be any advantage in playing maximum
Meters: Do not play back the credits you've accumulated.
The problem with playing back credits is that you lose track
and the machine's built-in house advantage eats away at
your bankroll. It will be gone before you realize what's
happened. If you start with $100, play the $100, but do
not allow the credits to accumulate on the meter, let the
coins drop into the tray. When your original $100 has been
played through, take stock. See how well or how poor you
Management: Set a loss limit on your bankroll for both,
your entire trip and for each individual playing session.
Divide your gambling money into playing sessions, discipline
yourself and stick to your promise. Stop playing once you've
reached a pre-determined limit. For example, if you allotted
$50 for a session, stop playing when you've either doubled
your money or lost it all. Don't get caught up in the "I
need to win my money back" mentality.
and Run: Continue to play the same slot machine only if
it hits at an average of at least every three or four spins.
Don't keep feeding a cold slot, hoping it will warm up.
The longer you stay at any gambling activity, the greater
the odds against you. The casino's built-in mathematical
advantage takes effect.. You want to hit and run.
Clubs: Online Casinos give away thousands of dollars in
comps, invitations to slot tournaments, gifts, cash and
more. You deserve your share. How much you get is generally
based on the number of coins you cycle through the machines.
Not all comp programs are alike, compare benefits at different
casinos. Find out what their requirements are and choose
the one that has the best deal for your level of play.