If you have had the opportunity to visit any
land-based casino you have certainly noticed the quantity
of slot machines scattered throughout the casino. Slots are
the simplest games to play in the casino and can be quite
entertaining - if you are winning. How much easier can it
be, you insert a coin, pull a handle - or these days push
a button, and then go back into your bucket for another coin.
Regrettably, that's what usually happens when the house has
such a massive advantage. This doesn't however mean you can't
increase your odds of winning and have a good time while playing
There are basically two different types of slot machines
found in casinos today - the flat rate and progressives. Flat
rate machines have a set jackpot payoff while progressive
machine's jackpot continues to grow with each coin that's
inserted until the jackpot is hit.
Find the best paying machine - When you pick which game your
going to play be sure to search for the slot machines that
are advertised to payout between 95% and 99%. Although machines
located beside each other may in fact look identical, they
could each be programmed to return a completely different
Know when to cash out - If you have the fortune to double
your bank roll at any time on one machine - cash out! Never
get caught in the ongoing saga of "I have to win my money
back" - you will only find yourself losing more!
Placing you Bet - The most important thing to remember when
you select which slot machine your going to play is to know
the payout rates and percentages. Its ok to play for fun and
pick the game that looks the coolest - but have fun winning!
Understanding these payout rates may give you a better opportunity
of winning a larger jackpot. Some machines may require that
you bet a certain amount of coins to win the jackpot - usually
the maximum bet.
Knowing exactly how to play the games will not only increase
your odds of winning it will dramatically enhance the level
of gratification you get while at the casino.
Only play the best paying machines - Look for machines that
payout between 95 and 99 percent and only play those. Theses
are mostly $1 and higher machines. Statistical research data
indicate that $5 or higher machines have the highest percentage
Placing the Maximum Bet - As previously mentioned betting
the maximum amount of coins will increase your odds of winning
a larger jackpot. Most casinos will reward you for placing
a larger wager. If you were playing just 2 coins for example
the jackpot payoff may be 3000 coins while if you were playing
the maximum of 4 coins the jackpot would grow to 6000 coins.
This strategy will work for most all machines but if you feel
uncomfortable placing a maximum bet on a dollar machine you
should consider selecting a lower-value machine such as a
quarter or even nickel machine.