are some tips for playing the slot machines. These
tips are from experienced slots players and offer
general guidelines for players who are fairly
new at playing the slots. Following these guidelines
can help you improve your chances of winning at
1. Slot machines operate based on random numbers.
A new random number is generated with each spin,
and the exact timing of the spin affects the
random number. So if you leave a machine and
then someone else comes by and gets a big payout,
that doesn’t mean that you would have
gotten it if you had stayed at the machine.
It is unlikely that the same random number would
have been generated for you because you wouldn’t
have spun at the exact same fraction of a second
that the other person did.
2. The jackpot is never due. There is just
as much chance of it hitting on each and every
spin. Just because it has been a long time since
it hit doesn’t mean it must be about ready
to hit again. It doesn’t work that way.
There can be a long dry spell with no payouts,
then two or three jackpot hits close together.
It is completely unpredictable.
3. The best paybacks are usually found on the
three-reel slots that have only one pay line.
4. Even though you would think your odds would
be better on multi-line slots, you should avoid
these machines. The reason is that casinos usually
pay out a lower percentage of the money received
on these machines.
5. Progressive slots usually offer extremely
low odds on the jackpots. You have about as
much chance of hitting the big lottery jackpot.
Since these machines offer lower payouts on
the smaller prizes to make up for the big jackpots,
they are not worth your time. You should avoid
playing on these machines.
6. Most of the time, machines that take a higher
denomination offer higher payback percentages.
It is usually better to play one credit in a
dollar machine than four credits in a quarter
7. Always play the maximum number of coins
at a time for each machine that you play. You
will earn higher payouts this way.
8. Don’t play more coins than you feel
comfortable with. If you don’t feel comfortable
playing $1.25 at a time on the quarter slots,
try $0.25 at a time on the nickel slots.
9. Playing more quickly does not make you more
likely to win. People who play quickly may think
that they win more often, but actually they
win the same percentage of the time as slower
players do. It just seems like they win more
because they are playing so many more spins.
10. There are superstitions about whether it
is better to push the button or pull the handle,
but it really doesn’t matter. Your chances
are the same either way.
11. The results of the spin are not affected
by the number of coins you play. However, the
payout might be. You will often receive a larger
payout if you bet the maximum number of coins
at a time.
12. Decide how much money you are willing to
lose ahead of time, and quit when you reach
13. Set a limit for the number of losing spins
in a row at any given machine. For example,
if your limit is 10 spins, then you will move
to another machine if you have 10 non-winning
spins in a row. That way you will not end up
putting all of your money into a machine that
is not lucky for you. Maybe you’ll have
better luck at the next one.
14. Many casinos place their best-paying machines
in high traffic areas. They are often found
in the main aisles, near the cashier and near
the restaurants and shops. Casinos want people
to see other people winning. It encourages more
people to play. That is why they put their best
machines where there is a good amount of traffic.
15. If you need to take a break, you can ask
an attendant to hold the machine for you. If
you do this, make sure you take your money with
you when you go on your break.
16. Get a player’s card and use it. You
will be able to earn free items by using the
card. Don’t forget to take the card with
you when you leave the machine.