There are a lot of posts that offer tips for playing slots both online and in casinos, but only a few of those tips are ever worth memorising. Having read a lot of these posts I have handpicked ten tips that can genuinely help you win at slot machines both online and in the real world…
Keep Your Eye Out For The Big Losers Who Walk Away
While you can argue that most slot machines these days have the same odds per spin, when you have noticed someone losing a lot on one slot machine then walking away it is always worth popping a few quid (dollars) into it just to see if it is in the mood to pay out. Just wait for 10 minutes to see if the person has gone to get change, then go for it.
Sign up For ALL Cards and Bonuses
Most casinos both online and offline have members-only offers that are genuinely worth using. Even if it is just an extra 5% on your initial deposit try and save up some money and make that 5% as big as possible.
Never Put Too Many Credits into One Machine
While it doesn’t happen all the time some slot machines will pay out within the first few spins. Maybe it will be a feature, or sometimes even the jackpot! When this happens make sure you can walk away from that machine and onto another one. Overfeeding the machine with credits means you are stuck with it until they are gone. Sure, this doesn’t happen with online slots. but it does in the real world, especially with fruit machines.
Small Bets Means More Fun!
Sure, it’s tempting to up your bet amount to win a large sum if the big one rolls in, but if you keep the bets per spin low you can play for a much longer amount of time. I would always try and make sure you have enough for at least 100 spins, that way you get a good amount of playtime and a great chance of seeing a feature or something else roll in.
Look Out For Pre-Jackpot Wins
Some slots have minor or major jackpots that have to pay out before the get to a certain amount put into the machines. These machines will often have set odds on payouts on little stickers placed on the machine, so do keep an eye out for them as they are worth keeping an eye out for on your own machine and other peoples playing around you. If they walk away after a minor jackpot payout it could be worth jumping onto it.
Casino Slots Are Best Played in The Morning
You might think that this doesn’t relate to online play, but it really does! Overnight most the players who are going to lose big because they have drunken too much or were half asleep when playing will add up and that means playing in the morning can give you a much better chance of winning. Sure, this works best on real-world casino slots, but with online slots, you will often notice the progressive jackpots are a lot higher in the mornings than in the evenings.
Don’t Stick to One Machine
This is something that most people do all the time, but if you want to spread the odds of getting a bigger win in your favour you need to play a few slot games, not just one. My rule of thumb is to spread the total sum I am going to be playing with over 4 machines or games. That way I get a little bit of all my favourite games.
When Your Up, Stay Up!
If you just so happen to be playing a slot game and you win big and early it is best to walk away then. Maybe stop playing slots altogether, or at the very least change the game you are playing. Whatever you do don’t put all your winnings back into the same game as it is almost guaranteed to hold onto it.
Up The Bet After a Long Losing Streak
This is what most people would consider a pro-tip. If you are experiencing a long period of no wins or little wins with no features you really should up your bet size as the changes of a feature or bigger win coming in are greater. Anything more than 20 spins should be considered a losing streak and by using this method you can often counteract any losses you have occurred.
Only Play Progressive Jackpot Slots
The problem with machines that you can change the bet size on is they will often lower the jackpot amount should you win it. But this can’t happen with progressive jackpot machines. So even on the smallest of wins, you could walk away with that mega jackpot even if the odds are smaller.
If you have any slot tips yourself or any stories do let me know in the comments below.