Are you an online or offline slot player? Then this How To Win On Slots Guide is the only thing you will need to read in order to give yourself the best chance of winning big at the slots.
Online slots are one of the most exciting things you can play either in a bookies or at the casino, and this is because of the thrill they give when you trigger a bonus or win a progressive jackpot. There is nobody online who can guarantee you will win every time you play any slot you come across, but I can help you give yourself the best chance of winning with the following do’s and don’ts.
Many slot players often ask me the big question: “How do you win on the slot machines?” or “Are there systems for beating the slot machines?” and “How have others beaten the machines?”.
The answer to those questions is NO. Why because odds on slots are fixed this basically means each spin on a slot is just as likely as the last to win you the jackpot or trigger a bonus feature. Slots are purely down to luck so one rule you should always follow is if it is not your day it is not your day, know when to give up.
Do Number 1 – Higher RTP slots have higher payback percentages and offer more chances for you to win
RTP – Or return to player is something you can look up online for any slot you play, the higher the RTP the more likely you will win on any slot you play.
Return to Player (RTP) is the term casinos use to describe the percentage of all the wagered money a VLT or slot machine will pay back to players over time. For example, if you make a hundred £1 bets on a machine on which the RTP is 90%, you might expect to get back about £90 in wins.
The higher it costs per spin on a slot usually means the higher the RTP, though sometimes there are some lower stake slots that have higher RTP’s and its well worth your time finding out which slots offer this to you. Not only does it mean you will get more spins for your money but you will have more opportunity to win the jackpot or progressive.
Do Number 2 – If you are playing a progressive slot, make sure you are staking the required amount to be able to actually win it.
There is no point what so ever in playing a slot to win a progressive if you are betting let’s say £1 per spin but when you read the terms of the progressive you have to be betting £10 per spin to stand a chance.
It’s not only a waste of your time it is a waste of your money too. The typical set up is a four-tier progressive with levels labeled mini, minor, major and grand, or bronze, silver, gold, and platinum, or something to that name.
Make sure you read the slots payout section in order to ensure you actually can win the jackpot you want to win. A percentage of all stakes wagered on that slot are contributed to the progressive jackpot (that’s why it ticks up in real time) some slots will only let you win the top progressive if you play at max stakes.
Note: Progressive jackpot slots offer lower payouts on the normal game and bonus features due to the contribution from each bet to the jackpot fund.
Do Number 3 – Always play within your means and within a set budget
This is something that many slot players fail at and by doing so in the long term will suck any fun you have in playing slots. Play to a set budget and always have a bottom line that you will quit playing at.
Let’s face it more than 90% of the time you are going to end up losing your money when you play a slot unless you get lucky, so set a staking plan that suits your needs, the RTP of the slot and a duration that you want to play for.
It can often pay to bet small, often in my time of playing slots, I won more betting at 50p or £1 per spin than when I raised my stakes to £5 or £10 per spin.
Do Number 4 – never give up on a hot slot (within reason)
Sometimes slots are HOT and that means they are paying out a lot more than they do normally, this can be for one of many reasons either a glitch or an increased payout amount due to more players playing and so on.
If a slot is HOT and you keeping hitting the bonus lets say don’t give up on it after one or two bonuses often you can hit double figures on bonus triggers on a hot slot and it can certainly increase your bank balance.
Do not get carried away though set a bottom line after each bonus and if it doesn’t trigger after a certain amount of spins leave it and try later. Keep your betting bank in your mind at all times.
An example of a hot slot is below..
Do Number 5 – try betting low then now and again raising your stake for a few spins
Time after time this has dropped in for me a ton of spins at 50p per spin than a crazy raise to £2 per spin for 10 spins and boom the bonus has dropped in and landed me a few hundred quid in my betting bank.
Some may say this is a myth but it has happened far too often to me for me to believe that. Higher stakes like I said doesn’t always mean a big bonus payout though I have had as low as 1x on £10 per spin..heartbreaking.
Do Number 6 – look for machines (bookies only) that someone has just lost big on
Be very careful with this one and make sure that person isn’t going to be coming back to that machine as it can get you in trouble, you could be called a vulture or worse lol.
Very often I have found that playing slot that someone just lost big on can mean an instant profit for me but again you have to know where to stop or that profit can turn into a big loss of your own.
Finally, Do Number 7 – Know when to quit!
How many hard luck stories start off with “I had it up to £x” but then I lost it all. This is because most gamblers do not know when to quit and they give all their winnings back plus extra money they didn’t want to lose.
Know when to quit and you can beat the slots a lot easier than you might think.
There are a fair few myths when it comes to slot playing but I will keep to the three main ones that really irritate me when people start to talk about them either online or offline.
myth 1 – The bonus is due
No, it is not! It is just as due now as it was when you started playing or when someone else just finished playing. You have exactly the same chance of landing a bonus on every spin.
myth 2 – You won’t get the bonus again now you just had it, play something else!
Bullshit! I have hit bonuses three times in a row in less than 10 spins, as I said above you have exactly the same chance of landing a bonus on the next spin after having had a bonus.
myth 3 – The cashier has pressed a button and stopped you from winning
This one usually comes from the reprobates in a local bookmaker that think a cashier that works behind the desk in bookmakers can press a button and make you start losing. All I can say to this one is it is as stupid as it sounds.
Have fun and when the fun stops stop!