Tips and Strategy
Slot Machines are the easiest and the least expensive casino games to
play online. Few people make millions playing slots, but it is a fun game
that can give even the most seasoned gambler a break from the "higher stress"
games. Slots personifies the label, "game of chance", and although there
is absolutely no way of influencing the outcome of any spin, there are
ways to improve your play. First and foremost, check the odds of the game.
One Slots game can be completely different from the next, but a good rule
of thumb is that the higher the value of coins it requires, the higher
the odds. Also, be sure to pay attention to whether or not the game is
a three-reel machine, or a four-reeler. Four-reel games will generally
have higher payouts, but three-reels produce substantially better odds
for the player. Bankroll management, as with any other game, is as important
as any other strategy. Based on 10 spins per minute at a 90 % payout rate
with a maximum three coin bet, you should expect to wager the following
- Nickel Machine - $9.00 per hour
- Quarter Machine - $45.00 per hour
- One Dollar Machine - $180.00 per hour
- Five Dollar Machine - $900.00 per hour
If you are lucky enough to repeatedly hit the jackpot, but don't have
the sense to quit when you're ahead, you must establish a sensible bankroll
control so that you can manage your money and make Slots more enjoyable.
Unlike old-fashioned machines (which first appeared in 1887 in San Francisco),
intricate computer chips control modern slots. According to many published
reports, slot machines provide more than 40% of a casino's revenue - more
than any other single gambling game. This amounts to hundreds of millions
of dollars a year in Las Vegas and Atlantic City alone. The fact that most
of this money is wagered in small denomination coins makes this statistic
even more surprising.
In other words, few people make their millions at slots. However, it
is a fun and exciting game - and there are a couple ways of improving your
- Check the odds of each machine. Laws in all gambling states clearly
regulate Slot Machines - and government inspection officials regularly
check machines for accuracy. Ask a casino staff member for payout ratios.
A general rule of thumb: the higher the value of coins (or dollars) that
it requires - the higher the odds.
- The odds of lining up three matching symbols are greater than the
odds of lining up four symbols. Therefore, choose three reel-machines
over four-reel machines. One exception to this is video slots machines,
which often allow for multiple combinations and paylines.
- Most Online Casinos offer odds that are similar to Vegas and Atlantic
City, but it can vary greatly from site to site. The individual Casinos
should be able to give you this information - so give them a call if you're
- To slow down your spending, feed slot machines coins rather than using
- Major slots jackpots are often won late at night.
- Find machines that you understand and play them. Don't play just any
- Don't miss the fun of slots by focusing only on the big jackpots.