Hot Slots: Beating the Slots without Breaking the Bank

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The slot machines are one of the biggest draws for casinos in Las Vegas, on American Indian reservations, in Atlantic City, and even online. Slot machines provide casual players the opportunity to bet on games of chance without the need for strategic skill or learning a poker face. When a casino patron sits down at a slot machine they are thrilled about the prospect of winning that jackpot and hearing the machine scream in excitement; drawing a crowd and bringing their dreams of living large to life.

Unfortunately, as wonderful as their dream to win big is, the reality is that they probably won’t win unless they know these few simple tips about playing the slots that may increase their chances of winning.

Learn the Game

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There are tons of different types of slot machines and each casino will have its share of favorites. Before you put your money in the slot, make sure you know how that particular slot game is played. Slot machines typically have a help screen or instructions written on the machine itself. Read through the information, and make sure you understand before moving forward.

Use Your Head

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Yes, you CAN win at slots, but it winning formula isn’t some sort of mojo or mathematical strategy, it is all about being smart and using commonsense. When you walk into a casino the first thing you need to consider is which machine you’re going to play. Speak with casino staff and find out which ones have the best odds of winning. Skip the machine with the progressive payout; these machines have the lowest odds of winning despite their large potential payout. If you want to win money, stick with the machine with lowest cost. This machine might have smaller payouts, but the odds of winning are higher. In the long run, you may actually win more money.

Learn to Walk Away

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The goal of playing slots is to win money, but if you LOSE all of your money in the process you are a loser twice over. Before you even sit down at the machine determine in your mind how much money you are willing to lose. Once you hit that amount, no matter how “lucky” you feel about the next “pull”, you need to stand up, walk away, and save your money for another day. Not only does this make you a responsible gambler, it ensures that the casino doesn’t get more of your money than you do.

Winning at slots without losing your shirt is all about playing smart, and now that you know that, you’re smarter already.

Colin Jones

Colin Jones is a born and raised Chicago writer specialized on topics related to the casino and gambling industry. Having years of experience on the field, Colin will keep you in touch with the latest news and advances on the casino industry.

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