Slot machine strategies

Slot Machine Tips, Tricks and Best Strategies

Have you ever stumbled upon a scam website presenting a secret slot strategy which will make you a lot of money? Don t expect anything like that in this article. Slots can t be defeated in the long run.

Although slots are theoretically unbeatable, there were some cases of players able to legally or illegally take advantage of their weaknesses and make money. You can read more about them in my article How to beat slots.

Really useful slot strategies are actually about finding the balance among following factors:

  • Chance to win
  • Size of the winnings
  • Cost
  • Thrill
  • Playing time

Every player looks for something else, so there is no ideal strategy that fits everyone

. I will show you my strategies, each suitable for a different kind of players. Finding out which of them fits you best is up to you.

You ll more likely understand how my strategies work when you have already understood the concepts of slots RTP and variance.

At first glance it seems online slot machines are a 100% game of chance. And they really are, at least in the terms of a single game round. However, that doesn t mean that you can t influence your chances by using the right betting strategy and choosing the right game to play.

Here is a list of factors that define your slots betting strategy:

  • How to determine a bet size
  • Decision when to stop
  • Selection of a slot game
  • Decision when to use the gamble feature (red or black)
  • Selected number of winlines

In the rest of this article I ll teach you how to use the choices above to play slots more effectively.

While slot RTP and volatility apply to a single game round, the RTP and volatility of betting strategy apply to the whole game session or casino visit. The following article describes in detail what I mean by a betting strategy.

Tips tricks for slots

All casino games, including slots, are disadvantageous for a player. Their RTP is lower than 100 % and they favor the casino. That means that you need luck to win, which is exactly why higher volatility is generally better for you.

Let me explain In low-volatility games, the results over time tend to stay closer to the expected return, which is lower than 100 %. On the contrary, in high-volatility games, you are still losing money in the long run, however, you have a chance to win a big sum of money, thanks to the high volatility.

From a different perspective, you can win the same amount of money while placing smaller bets. If you place smaller bets with higher volatility, you will lose less in the long run, while also maintaining a chance to win big.

That s why the majority of my slot tricks and strategies are based on increasing volatility, while also considering the game s RTP.

Trick #1: Avoid bet types which significantly decrease RTP

The majority of online slots have the same RTP for all kinds of bets. However, some slots derived from land-based slot games add significant disadvantage to certain bets. In this case you should always choose the bet type without the disadvantage. I will use two examples to demonstrate this fact.

Bet on all 3 winlines costs 2 cents and bet on 1 winline costs 1 cent. It s quite obvious that bet on 1 line has a huge disadvantage and its RTP will be extremely low. Therefore, it is always beneficial to choose the bet of 2 cents.

Example 2: Full bets unlock bonus features that double your win on three joker symbols. The game without this feature probably won t have very attractive RTP. So either choose another slot or play the full bet with highest RTP.

Trick #2: Use double up feature to regulate the volatility

The double up feature (red/black) gives you the option to double your win with a 50% chance. In some games (like slots from Novomatic) you can do this multiple times in a row (13 I think).

This feature dramatically increases the volatility of the game. From a long-term perspective, you exchange a lot of smaller wins for proportionally fewer wins of higher value.

For example, without using the double up feature, you could win 40 times, winning $1 each time. However, if you used the double up feature up to 3 times, you could win 5 times, winning $8 each time. The long-term expected value is the same, but the individual wins are bigger.

If your goal is to win big, then double up feature is exactly what you need. It s predictable and easy to simulate, I use it in some of my recommended slot strategies.

Note: Be careful about using the double up feature when playing with bonus money, as it might be forbidden by the bonus terms and conditions. This applies also when playing with free spins no deposit bonuses, where your choice is also limited by the game for which you've received the free spins.

Trick #3: Decrease the number of winlines to increase volatility

Did you know that if you set the game to 1 winline instead of 10, you ll most likely get 5 to 10 times higher game volatility?

When you bet $2 on one line, your average win will be much higher (and less frequent) as when you bet $0.20 on 10 lines. When you bet on 10 lines at the same time, the wins in the paytable are 10 times smaller. In most slots you usually hit a winning combination only on a small number of the 10 lines, so your average wins are also lower.

Note that this trick usually can t be used by high rollers, as the maximum bet per line is usually restricted. But there are also slots which are an exception like Cleopatra from IGT.

However, if you are a player who doesn t bet more than $2 in a single round, this trick is a must-have.

How to win big on slots

The simple answer to this question is you have to risk big to win big. However, if you want to win big with highest possible odds, you have to push the volatility of your strategy up to the sky.

Controversially, the most effective way to WIN BIG is to try to lose as fast as possible. That doesn t make sense, does it? Let me explain.

Statistically (in the long run), you lose money with every bet you place. That is how the RTP works. To lose less in the long run, you have to minimize the total sum of your bets. To minimize the total sum of your bets, you have to try to lose your budget with as little betting as possible. If you do so and RTP remains the same, the principles of statistics reward you with a better chance for a big win.

Slot machine betting strategies

Now for my favorite part of the website. Slot math is really my passion and some of the strategies below were invented by me independently from strategies published on other websites. I tested each of them with my own simulation software using reverse-engineered slot games. Any sharing is appreciated :).

"Smart Gambler" gamble up to desired win

  • Volatility: variable
  • RTP: Very high (up to 96%)
  • Time of play: Variable

Smart Gambler is my favorite slot betting strategy. I derived the name from the "gamble button" that gives you chance to double your win with a 50 % chance.

The main idea of the Smart Gambler strategy is this:

You spin with very small bets. When you hit a winning combination, you start doubling up the win using the gamble button. You keep doubling up until you either miss and lose, or until you win that high amount that you can happily withdraw and leave.

The Smart Gambler strategy is almost ideal. It has very high RTP, while it also allows you to choose the size of win and how long you will be able to play with your budget.

Here is a step by step guide how to play Smart Gambler strategy:

  1. Choose a slot which has a gamble feature.
  2. Decide how long you would like to play. Divide this time by the average game round time and you ll get the approximate number of game rounds.

You want to play for 1 hour = 60 x 60 = 3600 seconds. If one round takes around 4 seconds, then you actually want to play 3600 / 4 = 900 game rounds.

  • You win enough. Cash out, leave and celebrate.
  • You lose the round.
  • The game doesn t allow you to double up anymore.
  • Take the whole win and place it as a bet on roulette. Choose a type of bet that secures you the desired sum of money if you win.
  • Take the whole win and play one spin with a big bet. If you win, go back the point 6 (double up until satisfied).

Some additional tips:

  • If your selected game has restricted maximal number of double-ups, then I recommend you increase the game s volatility by configuring just one winline (with the same total bet). With this strategy, you will avoid the low initial wins that you can t double up to your desired win.
  • If your budget is very low, you can even play on one winline for 1 cent. With my Smart Gambler strategy and an adequate amount of luck, you can still win big.
  • Playing slots is not a race. You can play faster with a lower initial bet or enjoy one spin a little longer with higher initial bets. It s up to you.

Now you probably wonder, how this strategy is doing in terms of betting system RTP.

It's doing awesome!

Here s the explanation. You only do two types of bet. The initial spin costs you statistically 100 % minus the RTP of the game. If a game s RTP is 96 %, it means that the initial spin will cost you only:

100% - 96% = 4% of the bet

That s just $4 for a one-hour-long gaming session with a $100 budget and a $0.10 initial bet. The double up bet has a win probability of 50 % which gives it a 100 % RTP. In other words, the double up bet costs you nothing in the long run. Therefore,

Note that this betting system still doesn t guarantee you will win, but gives you a fair chance.

Simulation of the Smart Gambler strategy

The following tables show the results of a million player simulations using my Smart Gambler strategy. The simulation was completed on a slot with 96 % RTP. The variables were the desired win and the maximum number of allowed double ups.

If the win was lower than expected, then the whole win was placed on roulette. A budget of $100 with a $0.10 initial bet gives you 1000 rounds around 60 to 90 minutes of playing.

Max. allowed double-ups Desired win % of winners Average win Strategy RTP
4 $1000 6.53% $1415 92.5%
8 $1000 6.52% $1448 94.5%
16 $1000 6.83% $1401 95.8%
No limit $1000 6.86% $1402 96.14%
4 $10000 0.67% $13546 91.1%
8 $10000 0.64% $14436 92.34%
16 $10000 0.67% $14189 95.5%
No limit $10000 0.69% $13892 96.35%
4 $50000 0.125% $70601 88.64%
8 $50000 0.13% $70275 91.3%
16 $50000 0.128% $73317 94.12%
No limit $50000 0.145% $66786 96.75%

Simulations prove that RTP of this betting strategy is very high. RTP increases with higher number of allowed double ups, as no additional roulette bets are required. For unlimited number of double-ups, the RTP is equal to the game s RTP (small differences in measured RTP occur due to extreme volatility in this strategy).

Simulations show the Smart Gambler strategy keeps fair chances even when aiming for a giant win (500x the entire budget). However, the chances of such a big win are proportionally low. Be very careful and don t fall in to the "I ll once win my money back" loop. A healthy target is something around 5x-20x your daily budget.

For all the reasons mentioned I consider this to be THE BEST SLOTS STRATEGY (apart from not playing at all).

Here are slots suitable for my Smart Gambler strategy:

  • Book of Dead (Playtech)
  • Novomatic slots (such as Book of Ra)

"Moonshot" The ultimate All in strategy with IGT slots

  • Volatility: Extreme
  • RTP of betting system: Very high (93%-96%)
  • Time of play: Extremely short

This is the craziest and the most volatile strategy I could figure out amongst all casino games. It s similar to betting "All in" on a number in roulette just MORE volatile.

Here is how it works:

Some slots made by IGT allow you to make a huge bet on a single winline. If you first decrease the number of winlines to one, then the game allows you to increase the bet on that line up to the total maximum allowed bet. In some slots this can be up to $100.

With a $100 bet on a single line at Diamond Queen slot, your potential wins range from $500 to $100k.

As a result, you either lose everything in just a few spins or win an amount in the range from nice to legendary.

You remember, right? The less you bet in total, the higher is the RTP of your betting strategy. That s how this strategy works. If you go all in and leave with a win, then the RTP of your betting strategy equals to the RTP of the game. In the case of Diamond Queen, it s (according to the game s paytable) between 92.97% and 96.08%. In case of Cleopatra, it s around 95%.

So your one-spin "session" would statistically cost you only $5-$7 (in the long run). The rest would be eventually paid out to winners who use the same strategy.

I have found three slots which support this feature: Diamond Queen, Wolf Run and Cleopatra. Cleopatra offers the highest possible win 10 000 times the bet. However, I would choose Diamond Queen, as it seems more balanced.

There are 3 things to remember with this strategy:

  • IGT slots cap the maximum win to $250k. So, if you bet $100 on single line in Cleopatra, you risk that you ll win $1 million, but only get $250k.
  • Don t risk a high win in a casino which can t afford to pay it out. Use this strategy only in huge casinos with monthly revenues over $1 million.
  • Never exceed your initial budget. Spin and leave when you ve reached your budget. Don t use this strategy if you ve had any sort of gambling problems in the past.

If you were crazy enough to try this strategy and then managed to hit it big, please let me know. I ll share your story.

P.S.: I plan to reverse engineer Diamond Queen and calculate the chances for different win sizes.

"Reverse Martingale" reinvest the win strategy

  • Volatility: High
  • RTP of betting system: High
  • Time of play: Variable

Reverse Martingale is a good betting strategy if your favorite slot doesn t have a double-up feature. Do you know the roulette betting strategy called Martingale? Reverse Martingale does the opposite.

Martingale betting strategy (actually doesn t work) suggests you to double up your bet after each loss. The idea is that once you have to win and then you ll win back all your former bets. In reality, your bets grow exponentially and you risk your whole available bankroll in order to win just the initial bet. If you keep using the Martingale strategy, you ll go bankrupt eventually.

The main idea of Reverse Martingale is to play for small initial bets and bet the entire win in the next round until you win big enough. This strategy is similar to the Smart Gambler strategy, but it uses increased bets instead of the double up feature.

You start with $100 and bet an initial bet of $0.10. After 15 rounds lost, you suddenly win $4.41. The next round you bet the closest possible amount to your win in this case $4.40. If you lose, then you continue with the initial bet. If you win again for example $35, then continue with a $35 spin. If you lose, you get back to betting $0.10 each round. Repeat this until you win a satisfying amount or lose your entire budget.

If your win exceeds the maximum bet in the slot which you are currently playing, start placing the maximum bets. Be careful to not spend more than you have won in the previous round. Otherwise you ll lose big part of your budget and significantly shorten your time of play.

The Reverse Martingale has slightly lower volatility and lower overall RTP than Smart Gambler, but its advantage is that you can use any slot that you like, even if it doesn t have the gamble feature.

Also, the time of play is predictable and you can easily estimate it from the initial bet and your budget.

Time of play = (your budget / initial bet) * 1.3 * 4 seconds

The win amount is less predictable than with the Smart Gambler strategy, but more predictable than the Casual Player strategy or the Moonshot strategy.

Reverse martingale strategy doesn t work that well for high rollers, as they ll hit the maximum bet of a slot quite often.

Tips for Reverse Martingale strategy:

  • When you hit a win with your initial bet, write down your current balance (before the win is added to it). This will help you to do the proper math and you ll be less likely to exceed the bet which would lead to losing the balance dedicated for the small initial bets.
  • If possible, configure the slot to only one winline. The increased volatility plays in your favor.
Simulation of the Reverse Martingale strategy

The following tables show the results of a million player simulation using the Reverse Martingale strategy. I made the simulations on a 96 % RTP medium variance slot with a $50 maximum bet per round. Each simulation was a session of 1000 rounds with basic bet + additional rounds, so players either lost the entire budget or won a satisfying amount.

I was experimenting with various parameters for the initial bet (budget) and satisfying wins.

Initial bet (budget) Min. satisfying win % of winners Average win Strategy RTP Average # of rounds
$0.10 ($100) +$500 11.5% +$1050 85.04% 1271
$0.10 ($100) +$1000 4.4% +$1766 82.15% 1293
$0.10 ($100) +$5000 1.09% +$6506 71.91% 1321
$0.10 ($100) +$10000 0.5% +$11862 62.7% 1331
$0.10 ($100) +$50000 0.028% +$51938 14.57% 1360
$0.20 ($200) +$500 13.5% +$1074 86.25% 1210
$0.20 ($200) +$1000 8.5% +$1770 83.6% 1249
$0.20 ($200) +$5000 2.1% +$6500 72.9% 1304
$0.20 ($200) +$10000 1.01% +$11781 60.72% 1324
$0.20 ($200) +$50000 0.05% +$52060 14.44% 1382
$0.50 ($500) +$1000 18.49% +$1813 85.56% 1175
$0.50 ($500) +$5000 5.25% +$6515 73.66% 1301
$0.50 ($500) +$10000 2.52% +$11782 61.9% 1350
$0.50 ($500) +$50000 0.13% +$51840 13.82% 1499
$1 ($1000) +$5000 9.86% +$6522 74.2% 1306
$1 ($1000) +$10000 4.96% +$11807 63.58% 1400
$1 ($1000) +$50000 0.27% +$52056 14.07% 1703
$1 ($1000) +$100000 0.0135% +$106272 1.45% 1775
$5 ($5000) +$10000 19.12% +$11804 64.26% 1967
$5 ($5000) +$50000 1.22% +$51850 13.84% 3475
$5 ($5000) +$100000 0.07% +$102430 1.5% 3837
$5 ($5000) +$500000 - - - 3879
$10 ($10000) +$50000 2.15% +$51770 13.26% 5756
$10 ($10000) +$100000 0.124% +$101947 1.39% 6446
$10 ($10000) +$500000 - - - 6521

The simulations above illustrate how effective this strategy is when playing with a smaller initial budget. They also illustrate how it becomes ineffective when initial bet gets closer to the slot s maximum bet.

Your chance to win 10x your budget is 4.4% with $100 budget and $0.10 basic bet. With $5000 budget and 5$ bet (same proportion) this chance drops to 1.22% and for $10 000/$10 drops even further to 0.124%. Out of one million high rollers who started with $10 000 and played with $10 initial bet, none of them managed to get over $500 000.

The Reverse Martingale strategy works properly only if the maximum bet is at least 100x-200x higher than the basic bet. That s true for the majority of casual players.True high rollers who desire high RTP and extreme wins should look for a different strategy.

Note that for budgets and basic bets with which this strategy actually works, the average number of rounds played is around 1300. That s 1.3x more than rounds played with initial bets. This explains the 1.3 coefficient in time of play formula above.

"Casual player" constant bet strategy

  • Volatility: Depends on slot and bet size
  • RTP of betting system: Depends on bet size and satisfying win
  • Time of play: Depends on bet size and satisfying win

The strategy which I call "Casual player" is one of the simplest strategies you can use. You start spinning with a certain bet size and keep spinning with same bet until you lose everything, win enough or decide to stop after certain amount of time.

This strategy is used by many casino players. I have decided to analyze it mainly to illustrate how ineffective it is compared to my strategies.

Let s start by defining "The casual player". I know that many players change the bet size according to their intuition or increase the bet when they are on a lucky streak, but for the sake of simplicity, I ll keep the bet the same during the entire simulation.

So let s describe our casual player as a player who:

  • Starts with a budget of $(A)
  • Bets $(B) per round
  • Stops playing when wins more than $(C)
  • And plays max. (D) number of rounds
Simulation of the Casual Player strategy

For each setup I simulated one million players with the same 96% RTP medium variance slot. Normal gaming session may take 1-2 hours, so I have decided to fix (D) to 1500 rounds (number of rounds after which player leaves regardless of his current bankroll). Then I have experimented with a $100 budget.

Note: Most slots work in a way that a win is always proportional to the bet. So the simulation using a $1 bet, $100 budget and $500 desired win will return the same results as the one with $10 bet, $1000 budget and $5000 desired win. Therefore, I made all the simulations with a $100 budget and I changed only the bet and the satisfying win.

Here are the tables with simulations for $100 budget and max. 1500 rounds. There are 3 tables with satisfying wins of $200, $1000 and $5000 respectively.

Bet % of players with satisfying win % of losers (avg. loss) % of winners (avg. win) Strategy RTP Average # of rounds Thrill factor
$0.10 0% 64.85% ($16) 35.15% ($14) 94.6% 1500 Very low
$0.50 2.96% 66.23% ($72) 33.77% ($73) 76.67% 1294 Low
$1 15.2% 74.47% ($94) 25.5% ($169) 72.81% 754 Medium
$5 21% 79% ($100) 21% ($312) 88.4% 64 High
$10 19% 81% ($100) 19% ($375) 91.88% 23 High
Bet % of players with satisfying win % of losers (avg. loss) % of winners (avg. win) Strategy RTP Average # of rounds Thrill factor
$0.50 0% 66.26% ($73) 33.74% ($72) 76.33% 1311 Low
$1 0.005% 75.4% ($94) 24.6% ($159) 68.3% 883 Medium
$2 0.75% 86% ($99) 14% ($357) 63% 502 Medium
$5 4.9% 94% ($100) 6% ($1022) 69% 172 High
$10 5.7% 94.3% ($100) 5.7% ($1303) 79.6% 56 Very high
Bet % of players with satisfying win % of losers (avg. loss) % of winners (avg. win) Strategy RTP Average # of rounds Thrill factor
$1 0% 75.3% ($94) 24.6% ($158) 68% 882 Medium
$5 0.003% 94.3% ($100) 5.7% ($978) 60.6% 219 High
$10 0.21% 97.2% ($100) 2.8% ($2044) 59.7% 111 Very high
$20 0.94% 98.5% ($100) 1.5% ($4437) 65.8% 48 Very high
$50 1.21% 98.79% ($100) 1.21% ($6533) 80.5% 11 Extreme
$100 1.17% 98.83% ($100) 1.17% ($7291) 86.5% 3 Extreme

When you look at the table above, you can find everything a good strategy should have:

  • High RTP
  • High wins and thrill factor
  • Adequate time of play

The problem is that at the same time you can have only two of those things.

  • You can bet $10/spin, have nice RTP and aim for very high wins, but your gaming session will likely end within few minutes.
  • You can bet $0.1/spin, kill time and not spend much money, but your chance to win more than just few dollars is minimal.
  • Or you can bet $2/spin, aim for medium wins and play for half an hour in average, but you have to accept a low strategy RTP.

The play time with constant bet strategy is unpredictable. The average play time value might look good at first glance, but in reality it s highly biased because of the lucky players who managed to play until the end. Following chart illustrates that for $2/spin and a $1000 satisfying win setup.

You can clearly see that 55% of players ran out of their respective budgets within the first 300 rounds. The chance that you ll lose your budget sooner than you intended is very high. This increases the risk of exceeding your budget, which is one of the signals of pathological gamblers.

The analyzed setup with $2 bets is the one with the most balanced time of play. The setup with a bet of $5 per spin is even more unbalanced with 80% of players losing their budgets within the first 200 rounds.

While unpredictable play time may be considered as clear negative, the unpredictable win size may increase the fun. Following plot displays the distribution of net wins/losses in my million player simulation.

I have intentionally omitted players who lost everything because there would be a huge spike at the beginning of the chart. The distribution reminds me of a "Gauss curve". The spike at $1000 value reminds how important is to know when to stop.

My next chart illustrates the distribution of wins/losses without the satisfying win rule.

This chart resembles "Gauss curve" even more. The "know when to stop" spike is flattened.


The constant bet strategy is the simplest betting strategy there is. You can achieve different results by choosing a different bet size, but you ll never have good results like with the Smart Gambler strategy or the Reverse Martingale strategy. The biggest difference is in the time of play. With constant bet, the time of play is quite short and unpredictable.

Also, if you aim for a giant win, choosing a different strategy is a must. You will almost certainly not get there with the Casual Player strategy.

I can recommend Casual Player strategy only to those players who wish to kill time with low bets, low losses and even lower wins. In that case, I recommend placing one thousandth of your evening budget per spin.

"My mom s strategy"

  • Volatility: Zero
  • RTP of betting system: 100%
  • Time of play: None

The optimal strategy of playing slots is surprisingly the simplest one. Don t play them at all. I can call this "My mum s strategy", because I knew that if I asked her which strategy she would use to play slots, she would tell me "I wouldn t play slots at all". So I have asked her and she really gave me this answer.

Mathematically, she is right. This is the only strategy with a 100% RTP. I made a computer simulation of million players who went to the casino and haven t played slots. The simulation confirmed that none of the players lost anything so the theoretical RTP of this strategy is really 100%.

The disadvantage of My mum s strategy is absolutely no thrill factor as obviously you can t win anything. Also, zero time of play may be problem in some brick and mortar casinos or gaming venues which require you to play once you are in. The solution for this might be to find some other excitement in your life. Money spared on gambling give you countless options ;).

Strategy for playing slots

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Slot Machine Strategies Tips

This page has two purposes. The first is to debunk some of the so-called slot machine strategies being sold by the ignorant and unethical. The other is to provide some legitimate slot machine tips that might actually help you win more often and have more fun while you re at it.

How Slot Machines Work

The first thing you need to understand about slot machines is how they determine winners. These games use a computer program called a random number generator (RNG) to constantly generate numbers. Those numbers determine which stop each reel winds up on after you spin the reels.

One important fact to remember is that this process is entirely random, and there s no way to predict what s going to happen on any given spin. Another important fact to remember is that each spin of the reels is an independent event. That means that the results of previous spins have NO effect on the results of the next spin.

The final fact to keep in mind is that the random number generators are programmed in such a way that the casino has an insurmountable mathematical advantage. If you play long enough, then the casino will win, because that s the way the game is set up. That doesn t mean you can t walk away a winner in the short run, but it has nothing to do with picking hot or cold machines.

Slot Machine Strategies That Don t Work

Here are a few of the strategies that are touted as winning techniques on the Internet. Some of them are obviously ludicrous, while some of them seem to make sense but fall apart when examined with cold hard logic.

The zig zag system is one of my favorite nonsensical strategies. The idea is that you look at the reels at the various machines in an attempt to find a pattern. For example, you want to find a V shape or an X shape being drawn by any particular symbol. The idea is that such a machine is ready to pay off soon.

Of course, when you understand that the symbols on the reels are just for show, the entire strategy breaks down completely. Slot machines never become ready to pay off. Every spin is an independent event.

Money management systems are often touted as a way to make sure that you re a winner, but the reality is much different. The idea behind money management is that you set win goals and loss limit. The goal is to limit the amount of money you lose when the machines are cold, and to quit while you re ahead when the machines are hot.

Of course, we understand that slot machines don t really get hot or cold, so in the long run, any type of money management scheme is irrelevant.

Often, money management techniques are combined with methods of predicting whether or not a slot machine game is hot or cold. Author John Patrick has an entire book of strange-sounding strategies based on this combination.

One of these is called the straight 60 strategy. The idea is that you ll walk away from the slot machine once you ve either won or lost 60% of your bankroll. The other stipulation in this system is that once you ve had 9 naked pulls, you ll also walk away. (A naked pull is one in which you win absolutely nothing on that spin.)

So, for example, suppose you start with a session bankroll of $25. You ll play until you ve done one of the following:

  1. Lost $15.
  2. Won $15.
  3. Lost on 9 consecutive spins.

Honestly, that s a pretty simple system, and remembering it and putting it into practice is a no-brainer. But the idea that it s going to help you win more money and/or lose less money is ludicrous. Nothing about the system changes the odds in your favor.

Another system from that same book is called the play and run system. The idea behind this system is that you don t spend more than 5 or 10 minutes at each slot machine game, then you run off with your winnings. Patrick suggests that you divide your bankroll into 5 or 10 sessions of 5 or 10 minutes each. Like all of his systems, you quit on any machine when you hit 9 naked pulls.

How anyone could think that this strategy would help them win more money playing slot machines is baffling.

Slot Machine Tips

Now that we ve discussed a few of the strategies on slot machine games that don t work, let s look at some real, hard-nosed, fact-based slot machine tips which might actually make a difference to your bankroll. These tips are all based on the realities of how these games actually work.

Tip #1 Play for fun. The house has a mathematical edge, and you can t beat it. So you should go into your gambling sessions expecting to lose, but hoping for the occasional win. Your goal should be to have some fun while you re at it.

Tip #2 Join the slots club. Almost all casinos have loyalty bonuses, rebates, and rewards for players who patronize their establishments. They provide you with a card to insert into the machine so that they can track how much action you ve bought to the casino. They then return a tiny percentage (something like 0.1% or 0.2%) to you in the form of rebates, food, travel benefits, and entertainment.

One slot machine myth you should ignore is that slots pay out less when you re playing with your slot card inserted. That s just nonsense. We discussed how the random number generator works earlier.

Tip #3 Skip the progressives, unless you re determined to win a life-changing amount. Since the potential rewards on progressive slot machines are so high, the machines pay out less often. They have to in order to afford the rare huge jackpot. For the casual gambler, playing a machine with lower jackpots provides more opportunities to win, even though the winnings are smaller.

On the other hand, if you re determined to win a million dollars, stick with the progressives. Just understand that you re still unlikely to change your life with a huge slot machine jackpot. The odds are similar to those of winning the lottery.

Tip #4 Don t play with the rent money. This should be common sense, but if you re gambling with money you can t afford to lose, then you have a problem and should seek professional help of some kind. You cannot play slots professionally.

Tip #5 Try video poker. These games are similar to slot machine games, but they provide better payout percentages and an opportunity to use strategy to improve your chances. Video poker isn t for everybody, but I know lots of slots players who ve made the switch once they tried it.

Tip #6 Slow down. Some slot machine players make 600 spins per hour or more. Keep this in mind though. The more action you bring to the casino, the more opportunities the house edge has to whittle away at your bankroll. So slow down. Talk to the gamblers next to you. Sip your drink between spins. Anything you can do to reduce the amount of money you re putting into action each hour is going to make your bankroll last longer.

Tip #7 Don t play the slots at the airport. These are the worst games in town in any gambling destination. Wait until you get to the casino to play the slots, and your money will last longer, and you ll improve your chances of winning.

Land Based Slot Gaming Strategies Astute Strategies

In most Slot Gaming Strategies around the World, its high probability that seven to eight out of every ten visitors will opt to head towards a slot machine game. Why?

Because slot machine games are among the easiest casino games to give players breathtaking wins with the right Slot Gaming Strategies.

Slots are also the most widely played game in various casinos around the globe, probably because they require little or no experience to be a participant in the games.

Think more gamblers choose to play table games than slots? Think again…Slot Games generate over 70% of the average US Casino income in the United States of America.

Land Based Slot Gaming Strategies for Unregrettable Entertainment

Even though the chances of winning from gambling on the slot games sometimes seems slim, this does not insinuate that a player cannot try influencing his/her game. There are some steps that will be advantageous to the gamer and vice versa. Below are some of the Slot Gaming Strategies:

Leave Your ATM Card At Home: Slot Gaming Strategies Rule #1 A player is advised never to approach a slot machine with his/her ATM card. This does not mean that they are incompatible, but can lead one to total impoverishment as the tendency to keep playing is there. In practically every casino, ATM machines are made available for players who are yet to test victory and do not wish to surrender as they believe that their next play will win the long awaited wonder.

If a player must go with their ATM Card, he/she should ensure that self control is there!

Choosing The Right Slot Machine: Choosing the right or wrong slot machine can be a crap shoot and the beginning of a players success or failure. The percentage payback, when the last jackpot was hit, and the type of machine are some of the factors that should be considered in slot gaming strategies.

Those factors can generally give you a good indicator of how ones game may or may not turn out.

Play In Premium Locations On The Casino Floor: The area in which a slot machine is located on the casino floor can help sometimes. Those slot machines that are situated in high traffic areas with high publicity sometimes tend to be a bit more liberal in dealing with customers. Wins are more often seen in high traffic areas than in an enclosed area.

This could simply be due to the fact that the slot machines located in those areas tend to be set with a higher return to player ratio. Casinos know how to market their product!

Also, in older, more well established casinos where the patronage has grown to an extent that it changes the attitude of the management toward its customers, this will no doubt affect the slot machines return to player ratio.

Mega Corporations as well as Tribal Gaming are not afraid to make a few extra dollars by tightening up their slot games from time to time by replacing the chip inside.

Play Lower Bets/Denominations: Playing high denominations is not advisable for people who are playing this kind of luck-based game on a small to medium sized bankroll. To play in lower denominations are generally a better option for sheer entertainment purposes and Astute Slot Gaming Strategies.

This allows gamers more chances on the machine to gain better experience, and as well, more opportunities to win in the long run after many trials with smaller bet amounts. Remember, its all about the entertainment factor!

Pocket Your Winnings / Earnings: To play with money won and earned is injudicious for a player. This can make one go back home with nothing to show for the painful but deliberate risking of money. In fact, it is unwise knowing fully well that winning is not guaranteed when playing the Slot Games or any other casino game for that matter.

Be a good money manager while at the casino by learning to manage your bankroll and only playing with it.

Manage Your Bankroll: Your bankroll should be considered only the money you brought with you to the casino. I know this can be hard to do at times, trust me, I have been there and done it, as far as winning big and then ending up playing all my winnings back plus losing the original bankroll that I took with me.

Its not a fun position to be in on that lonely ride home…. Broke! So be wise and try to learn to MANAGE that Bankroll.

These Slot Gaming Strategies merely help gamers to be on the safe side before leaving the rest for fate to decide. Taking in some of these Slot Gaming Tips can help players find this attention-grabbing game worth playing!

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