Slots are the casinos biggest money makers!
They have hooked millions of players. Just like state lotteries,
the slot's allure is a chance to instant fortunes for a relatively
There are no strategies to memorize, nevertheless, playing
slots intelligently does require certain skills. Here are
the basics of how to increase the likelihood of hitting a
All slot machines work pretty much the same. In a physical
casino you spin the reels by either pushing a button or pulling
on a handle, at an online casino you use the mouse. Easy enough,
but you need to know more, if you want to win..
On "straight" (or regular) slots the jackpot is
part of the fixed pay schedule and never changes. The jackpot
amount is clearly posted on the machine. Standard models generally
offer more realistic odds with the trade-off being that you're
playing for a much smaller top prize than what's dangled on
As the name implies, the big jackpot on "progressive"
machines grows larger and larger with every coin inserted.
If youíre extremely lucky, you could win that huge jackpot.
As a rule, three-reel machines featuring bar symbols, with
the traditional "7" denoting the top prize, are
your best bet. The jackpot will be relatively modest, but
so is the risk.
Four- or five-reel slots, featuring single, double and triple
bars, sevens, or other emblems, usually offer a higher jackpot,
but itís harder to get.
Then there are the "progressives" dangling enormous
jackpots. Remember that the odds on these machines are even
higher. But then, huge jackpots are hit all the time . . .
you never know, today could be your lucky day.
Before deciding how many coins to play, consider this: Most
machines accept 2. 3, or 5 coins per spin. If the first coin
returns a jackpot of 400 coins, the second 800, and the third
1,200, there isn't much advantage in playing multiple coins,
unless you wouldn't be happy winning "only" 400
On some machines the jackpot is paid at a much higher multiplier
on maximum coin play. Supposing, in the above example, three
coins paid 2,500 coins instead of 1,200, then it would be
foolish not to insert the maximum. Definitely play maximum
coins if a bonus is offered.
To be a winner, you have to be a tough customer. If you're
lucky enough to win an amount equal to your starting bankroll,
quit! Don't get greedy -- continue playing and you WILL put
it all back. You should know that from past experience! Now
As long as youíre not risking money that wasnít meant for
gambling, lots and lots of luck and have fun!