Gambling has long been an activity plagued myth. That’s the belief that certain actions, techniques, habits and practices bring winning luck. We’re going to give you some solid pointers on how to get past these myths and play the games effectively.
No other game of chance has as many Gambling myths as Slots. You’ve probably heard the scenario of a player leaving a machine after playing for a long time only to have a jackpot won by the next person who plays that machine. Or the myth that the higher the denomination the higher the payout. Casinos are fond of players who believe that by putting a lot of money into a machine they’re sooner or later going to win. Unfortunately none of these are fact.
Most important thing you need to know!
If you really want to win at Slots the most important thing you need to know is…yourself. Know your limits and set realistic boundaries. Play the games wisely and make sure you manage your bankroll. Play them for fun. You just might hit the jackpot.
Winning = Luck = RNG
The combinations a Slot machine spins are determined by what is called a “random number generator” (RNG). The RNG generates numbers corresponding to specific reel combinations. Once it receives the signal that you’re going to play, it fixes a combination for that game, and voila you have your reel combo. The signal that notifies the RNG could be any of a number of things. When you hit the bet one button, the bet max button or when you hit the spin button all could be the response it needs. Which ever you choose the only thing that can truly help you to win is good timing better known as LUCK.
This new understanding of how the RNG operates should help to extinguish some of the myths regarding how to effectively play a slot machine. Another misconception players often have has to do with playing once a jackpot has been won. It is often thought that the Slot machine changes its odds to stop losing any further money. This is not the case since RNG’s are not switched during game play or after a jackpot has been won to make winning harder. The odds of winning remain the same before and after a jackpot has been won and this is closely monitored by officials for legitimacy of the gaming process. Another thing that could help you to win is to understand the actual game you’re playing. Read the instructions and payout tables thoroughly to take advantage of any differences that may exist between the various games rules.
RNG or no RNG, there are ways you can play to maximize your chances at winning. Here are some basic pointers that should help to extend your fun and possibly put a bulge in your wallet.
Set reasonable limits when playing the Slot machines especially the higher end games, $1 to $5 and up. Remember only you can stick to your limits, so if you’re having a good time and have a good feeling, set limits a little higher but always stay within your range.
Don’t blindly play the game placing maximum wagers without monitoring your bankroll. Be sure you know where you stand at all times. With this being said, it’s always best to play the maximum number of coins on any given machine. By doing so you’re always qualified to win the big jackpot. It would really be a shame if you got the jackpot but didn’t qualify for the full payment. Just remember to take your time and have a blast.
When should I stop?
Give a machine a chance before you decide to switch to another. Try at least 10-15 spins before giving up. Remember if you have a good feeling or you get a good hit you can always play another 10-15 spins before moving on to the next machine.
If you’re having difficulty winning why not take a break and try playing the free fun games. That way you can learn a game and understand its quirks.
The most useful tool of all is to have fun and enjoy yourself while you’re playing. If you’re not having a good game or night, you should move on to the next machine or take a breather. Come back once you’re feeling better. Good luck and good gaming!
So go ahead and try out your new slot strategy and let us know if it helped.If you have any tips or tricks of your own that you’d like to share with your fellow gamblers, we’d love to hear from you. Send your comments to our suggestion box.