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Saturday, October 1, 2016
Tips for Improving Your Chance to Win Playing the Slots
Last week Macrine and I won $200, got a free dinner and a nice gift playing slots in our local Casino. Macrine won $45 and I took home $155 following the tips that I have written in my last posting (http://davidbkatague.blogspot.com/2016/09/we-go-to-casino-for-free-dinners-and.html )as well as the following tips from Las Vegas Slots on line website posted in this article.
I played on the older 25c machines at 3X, making 75c per bet. I also waited until one player lost about $100. When she left the machine, I took over. Based on the our last four escapades, it appeared that the old machines are giving higher percentage pay offs compared to the new slots with sophisticated sounds and graphics. Macrine just played the minimum from 30C to 60c per bet. I played from 75c to S2.00 per bet depending on my mood or if the stats(for certain slots) are in my favor.
Please watch the video at the end of this post and you will improve your chance of winning the slots or at least minimize your losses. Have FUN and ENJOY the Casinos!
Try the following when you play the slots in Las Vegas or in your local Indian Casinos.
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.
Personal Note: Watch out for my blog on improving your chance to win playing video poker in stead of the regular slots.