If you’ve come to this page expecting to read up on a slots strategy that will help you tip the very house-favourable odds of slot machines, we’re afraid you’ve come to the wrong place. You see, no such thing as a strategy for slots exists, as briefly explained below, and we’d rather be honest than attempt to scam players out of their money as do seemingly hundreds of 21st-century snake-oil salesmen promising easy wins on slots.
Instead, we’ll provide you with some slot tips, things to remember when playing the machines online or in a “bricks-and-mortar” casino. We dare say these slot tips might qualify as life hacks – or maybe casino life hacks…
Slot machines are a game of chance, meaning that the outcome of one turn (in this case, a spin of the reels) is random and uninfluenced by outside factors. Since slot machines have gone completely electronic, the games are no longer completely random per se, but an approximation of true randomness is provided to the Random Number Generator (RNG), a bit of software that is itself based on an algorithm based on an irrational number with an infinite number of random digits. Unless you know the formula to derive the algorithm, the outcome may as well be random.
This also means that each spin of the reels is equally as likely to hit a given result, likesay the jackpot, as any other – an important factor when considering the psychological facets at work while the punter’s at play.
One of the brain’s stronger abilities can also be a profound weakness. The mind’s continuous continuous automatic quest to seek out patterns within the chaos, creating order if need be, has led to every scientific, technological and artistic advance. Fair enough, but this tendency can be a real bitch when it comes to gambling.
Slot players commonly fall into the trap of believing, for example, that “this machine hasn’t paid off in hours; I’m bound to hit the jackpot soon.” Tip #1 for slots players: You have no greater chance of winning a jackpot on spin number 100 than you do on spin number 1 or spin number 1 million. By believing in this logical fallacy, all the player is doing is throwing good money after bad.
Dame Fortune is fickle, luck is a double-edged sword, easy come easy go, yadda yadda. As a pure game of chance, the player never knows beyond “feeling lucky” whether he/she will win during a given session of play. Thus, the only strategy to employ is intelligent management of budget.
• Don’t make two deposits in one day, not even to “top up” your account.
• Though tempting, do not increase your bets after a big win; slow and steady wins the race, after all…
• Consider banking the really big wins for either future play or withdrawal
As for slot bonuses, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of the welcome bonus at very least. A seriously important slots tip here is read the small print before agreeing to collect a bonus. The key bit here is the so-called “playthrough requirement”, which defines exactly when the player may cash out his/her winnings garnered with bonus playing money.