We all dream of playing slots and hitting it
big. We all know that it is possible to wager a small amount and become an
instant millionaire. However the reality of playing slots, be it at a land
based or internet casino is that you play until you have no money left to play
with and possibly feel disappointed that you played. It does not have to
be like this. Even in a game like slots, that is largely a game of chance,
there is a way to play smarter and more successfully.
Here is a strategy to help you improve your
success rate when you play online slots.
Stop playing when you are ahead – know when
to stop playing.
When playing slots there is a good chance, that
at some stage, you will be ahead. It may not be a lot of money, but you
are in the money. What most players tend to do is hope that they will win
more, so they keep playing. Its pure greed that keeps players playing. And
what usually happens is they play back all that they have in the hope of winning
big (or bigger).
The fact of the matter is that the longer you
play, the greater the probability that the casino will win. So don’t be greedy
and don’t play for too long. Know when to stop playing.
Play slowly and determine upfront what you
want to achieve in playing. Determine how many hours you want to play
for as well as how much you would like to win. If you determine this
before playing and stick to it, the chances are you will have a more rewarding
Establish realistic and achievable goals and
stop playing once you achieve your goals. For example, lets assume you are
happy to play $100 on a slot machine, and you want to make $25 000. This
is not very realistic. You may make $30 and can walk away from the machine
with $130. That’s a 30% return!! Where else can you make 30% in such a
short space of time. You need to be realistic and stop playing when you
are in the money.
However, your goal may be to make your $100
last for 2 hours, than play for 2 hours and stop thereafter, whether you are
ahead of the game or not. You have achieved your goal.
Know your machine by reading the payout
table. Before you begin to play an unfamiliar machine, read the payout table
and other information. It will tell you how many coins to play for he maximum
payout. Its horrible to see the jackpot combinations come up and you have not
played enough coins to win.
We can summarize what is required to play
successful slots by referring to the term “discipline”. You need to be
disciplined to know when it is time to stop and stop. You need to set
realistic playing goals and stick to them. Play slow, know your machine
and stop playing when you have attained our goals. You may not win the big
one, but you won’t lose either and your playing experience will definitely be