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Secrets & Myths
There is nothing mysterious or esoteric about slot machines.
And while there are several slot machine myths that some players swear
by, there truly are no hidden secrets that are going to guarantee a big
jackpot win. To understand the nature of a slot machine, all one
needs to know is that the winning symbol combinations are randomly
produced according to the RNG. With this in mind, however, there
are some practices players should adopt, which will help to increase
their overall success at the slot machines.
- Tip 1- You should give your bankroll a limit before you
start spinning the reels. As soon as that limit is reached, stop
playing, and do not think twice about trying to chase after any
losses. Also, be sure your losing limit is not your entire bankroll.
Leave yourself some room so you can either play another game or come
back to play another day.
- Tip 2- Peruse through the payout schedules when selecting a
slot machine to play. Choose the machine with the best payouts
for the lower winning symbol combinations.
- Tip 3- Always look for machines with higher payout
percentages. This can vary from game to game, as well as from
casino to casino. If you do your research ahead of time by
looking through advertisements and speaking to slot floor managers,
you will likely be able to find a machine that pays out in the 96-98%
- Tip 4- Make it a habit to only play slots with the money
from your initial bankroll, and not from any credits you may have
earned along the way. By doing so, you will always walk away from the
machines with some money in your pocket. Do so in conjunction with a
set limit on losses.
- Tip 5- Always play the maximum bet (max coins and max
pay-lines) when gambling on a progressive slot machine. This
will insure that you get the highest possible payout (the full
progressive jackpot) and not something far less for hitting the same
winning symbol combo. If you bankroll cannot afford it, look for a
progressive machine with smaller stakes and pay-lines.
- Tip 6- Always use a Rewards card when playing slot machines
in a brick 'n mortar casino. It is free to join a casinos Rewards
club, which will entitle you to free comps and promotions even if you
do not win. This way, you will insure you get back something of
financial value for your time spent gambling.
- Tip 7- It is less taxing on one's bankroll to start off
playing slot machines with four or three reels. Anything more
should be played only when one's bankroll has been built up.
- Tip 8- While there are no guarantees a player will win more
if they are playing a higher stake machine, it is true that machines
with larger stake denominations payout more money over time. Keeping
this in mind, only bet at a stake size you can afford. Determine
ahead of time how much money and how much time you want to spend
playing the slots, and calculate a maximum stake per spin based on
- Tip 9- Always break your bankroll down into betting
sessions. This means if you are planning on staying in Las Vegas
for five days, and plan to gamble for three of those days on a $900
bankroll, allow yourself $300 for each gambling session. Do not
spend any of your earned credits, and you will be surprised at just
how money you walk away with. The worse case scenario is that you will
not go home broke.
- Tip 10- Even if you have not hit your loss limit, but find
that you are getting frustrated and annoyed with the slot machine you
are playing, walk away from it. Try taking a break, and then moving on
to another machine or another game altogether. Remember, slot
machines should always be fun and entertaining. If you think of
them in that vein, you won't get upset if your betting session does
not turn out as you hope it does every single time.