Slots Strategy

Here are some other miscellaneous tips to help you cut down the house edge while playing on slot machines.

Most slot machines reward you for playing the maximum coins. For example the jackpot may pay 2000 coins with 2 coins played, but 4000 with 3 coins played. In most cases it is advisable to play the maximum coins.
Never leave or play a slot machine that owes you money. Sometimes a slot machine¬†will run out of money before it is finished paying you off. If you get up someone else can sit at your slot machines and claim they hit your jackpot. If you put another coin you may lose the evidence so don’t touch anything until you are paid off.
Look for who is advertising loose slot machines and quoting specific payback percentages. These casinos are eager for your business and are willing to reward you with looser slot machines for coming in.
Start off finding slot machines that pay double for two coins played. Decide what your total bankroll will be before you start playing. Now start playing the slot machines. Play with one coin at a time until you win. When you win, play with two coins, one from your original bankroll, and one from the previous winnings. Continue playing with two coins until you lose, then revert back to using the single bankroll coin.

After you have played your entire bankroll, count your winnings. If you won more than your starting bankroll, put aside your winnings. Good work. However, if you wound up with less than your starting bankroll, this will be your new bankroll. Find another slot machines and try again.

If you do end up with no coins, quit for the day. This system does not guarantee you will be a winner. It will however help you stretch your playing time while risking less of your bankroll on one slot machines. If you only want to play slot machines for a little fun this might be the system for you.

The rules of slot machines consist of inserting coins into the slot and then pulling the lever to set the reels in motion. The object is to line up specific patterns to win money. Depending on the slot machines chosen, you can bet up to three or four coins on each spin. To be eligible for the Progressive Jackpot, you must play the maximum number of coins per spin and be betting with $1 or $5 denominations. You may hit the “bet max” button to play for the maximum amount of coins and the reels will automatically begin to spin. If you prefer, you may deposit one coin at a time and then pull the lever to start the reels spinning. Each game has different payouts which are displayed on slot machines. Winning combinations are displayed in the center of the reels as marked by the pay line.

Below are some of the biggest myths about slot machines.

Myth; slot machines stop on any possible set of stops with equal probability.
Truth; This is not true of modern slot machines. Some stops are much more likely than others.

Myth; slot machines are programmed to go through a cycle of payoffs. Although the cycle can span thousands of spins once it reaches the end the outcomes will repeat themselves in exactly the same order as the last cycle.
Truth; This is not true at all. Every trial on slot machines is random and independent of all past trials.

Myth; slot machines are programmed to pay off a particular percentage of money bet. Thus after a jackpot is hit the slot machines will tighten up to get back in balance, and when a jackpot has not been hit for a long time it is overdue and more likely to hit.
Truth; The only part of this that is true is that slot machines are designed to pay off a particular percentage. However, the laws of probability dictate that the longer the slot machines is played the closer it will come to its target payoff, even with every trial being completely random. A jackpot is equally as likely to be hit right after the last one and if it has been fifty million spins since the last one.

Myth; Hot/cold coins are more likely to yield good returns.
Truth; The temperature of the coin does not matter. It also does not matter how long it has been since the coin was last played.

Common slot machines terms
Carousel – a group of slot machines.
Payback – The percentage of winnings lot machines will payout in relation to the amount put in.
Pay for Play slot machines – These are generally one-two-three coins option slot machines with staggered payoffs. The more coins you put the better the payoff.
Payline – The line at which the symbols must align to win.
Progressive Slots – A group of slot machines called a Carousel linked together to pay one common big jackpot.
Reels – The rotating narrow barrels on which the symbols appear.
Take/Pay Cycle – Based on the assumption that most slot machines work on cycles, it is when to expect slot machines to pay out following a certain amount of coins fed into it.
Tilt – When a slot machines stop operation, usually following a malfunction.