Casino Online Slots Strategy and Tips
What is a Casino Online Slots? Many first time players try their hand at slot machines. The entry level of play is lower than the Tables, and the machine games are more simple to play in many ways. Just press a button and watch the spin. You can’t really go wrong playing on these machines, apart from accidentally pressing the ‘Max Bet’ button. Which if you’re on a limited budget, might end your gambling session quite abruptly.
Modern Casino slot machines play a number of different games (Multi-Game), and just for this reason, they are very popular. While playing these games, a player can do so without bothering anybody. No fear at being ridiculed for not knowing how to play at table games. Don’t worry about drinks service, they’ll come to you, as the casino wants you to keep playing as hard as possible.
Online Slot machines are also available in online casinos and that’s what we’re looking at in this article, though the advice here also applies to the casino floor machines as well. Thanks to several different software manufacturers, these games are highly developed, which some might call addictive and are sought after by many followers. The only thing some people don’t like is the incessant audio jingles, being repeated again and again. Good news! The casino online slots games can be muted, allowing you to ‘Spotify’ your ‘Favourites’ in the comfort of your home on full blast.
Casino Online Slots Tips
First let’s debunk some of the so-called “slot machine strategies” actually being sold by the ignorant and unethical. The next step is to provide some legitimate slot machine tips that might actually help you lose less or even win more often and have more fun while you’re at it.
Note: Lose Less – that’s not a typo. In the long run you will not win, the House will.
How A Casino Slot Machine Works
The first thing you need to understand about slot machines is how they determine winners. These games use a computer chip and software engine called a Random Number Generator (RNG) to constantly generate unique numbers. Those numbers determine which stop each reel or it’s virtual representative stops on after you spin the reels.
One important fact to remember is that this process is entirely random, and there’s no way to predict what’s going to happen on any given spin. Another important fact to remember is that each spin of the reels is an independent event. That means that the results of previous spins have NO effect on the results of the next spin.
The final fact to keep in mind is that the RNG unique numbers are then processed through the game engine, and it is this which applies the statistical odds (outcome) of the game, over that is the pay outs ratios, which provide you with the wins and the House with it’s profit. The casino has an insurmountable mathematical advantage. If you play long enough, then the casino will win, because that’s the way the game is set up. That doesn’t mean you can’t walk away a winner in the short run, but it has nothing to do with picking what you feel are ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ games.
Casino Slots Game Strategies – That Don’t Work
Here are a few of the strategies that are touted as winning techniques on the Internet. Some of them are obviously ludicrous, while some of them seem to make sense but fail when examined with logic.
The ‘Zig Zag’ system is one of my favourite nonsensical strategies. The idea is that you look at the reels at the various machines in an attempt to find a pattern. For example, you want to find a “V”, “W” shape or an “X” shape being drawn by any particular symbol. The idea is that such a machine is indicating that it’s ready to pay off soon.
The symbols on the reels are just for show, these symbols are graphics created for your entertainment, hidden behind is the actual screen of reference points which the reflect the coding of the game, and even if you could see these, there is no pattern shown there either. The entire strategy breaks down completely when you know this. Slot machines never become ready to pay off. Every spin is an independent event.
Game designers know that the human brain has a real ability to spot patterns in what the eyes see; so they use this against us. They also know that when the symbols produce a ‘Near-Miss’ to a winning line, we will automatically assume that another spin will bring these into line. Wrong!
Another system is called the “play and run” system. The idea behind this system is that you don’t spend more than 5 or 10 minutes at each slot machine game, then you run off with your winnings.
Likewise if you don’t win you change game.
None of which makes sense if each game is viewed as an individual event, which they are. This does though bring us to some tips which might help.
Casino Slots Game Tips
Tip #1 – Play for fun. The house has a mathematical edge, and you can’t beat it. So you should go into your gambling sessions expecting to lose, but hoping for the occasional win. Your goal should be to have some fun while you’re at it. Start with a budget, and stick to it.
It’s important to play within your means at the casino. If you want to play on a €50 budget and stick with it, then it doesn’t make much sense to play a slot machine for €10 on each spin! Make sure each bet you make is only a small portion of your bankroll, ensuring that you can play for as long as you like. Be careful not to chase losses either – if you hit your loss limit, stop for the day rather than trying to win it all back with even bigger bets.
Tip #2 – Join the Slots Club. Almost all Land Based casinos have loyalty bonuses, rebates, and rewards for players who patronize their establishments. They provide you with a card to insert into the machine so that they can track how much action you’ve bought to the casino. They then return a tiny percentage (something like 0.1% or 0.2%) to you in the form of rebates, food, drinks benefits, and entertainment.
One of the areas in which online casinos offer a lot more to you than live casinos is promotions and bonuses – but only if you remember to take advantage of them! Look for the biggest bonuses around to make the most of your money, and look for promotions that can earn you free plays on games, or other perks such as the faster accumulation of rewards points or free tournament entries.
Tip #3 – Skip the progressives, unless you’re determined to win a life-changing amount. Since the potential rewards on progressive slot machines are so high, the machines pay out less often. They have to in order to afford the rare huge jackpot. For the casual gambler, playing a machine with lower jackpots provides more opportunities to win, even though the winnings are smaller.
On the other hand, if you’re determined to win a million Euro’s, stick with the progressives. Just understand that you’re still unlikely to change your life with a huge slot machine jackpot. The odds are similar to those of winning the lottery.
Tip #4 – Don’t play with the rent money, just like Tip #1, use money you have a budget for, which is why I’ve repeated the subject.
This should be common sense, but if you’re playing with money you can’t afford to lose, and that’s what Gambling is; then that’s bad. Which means you have a problem and should seek professional help of some kind. You cannot play slots professionally. Many reputable on-line casinos, as well as Bricks and Mortar ones, have Help Lines and Responsible Gambling assistance.
Tip #5 – Slow down and play games with more favourable odds. Try video poker. These games are similar to slot machine games, but they provide better payout percentages and an opportunity to use strategy to improve your chances. Video poker isn’t for everybody, but I know lots of slots players who’ve made the switch once they tried it. Bingo is also a low risk option.
The best Odds are generally via the Tables games, BlackJack and Baccarat being notable, however, because of this the operators make the minimum bets higher. This is due to the lower return they get from the lower edge House games – we all get what we play for after all.
Tip #6 – Slow down. Some slot machine players make 600 spins per hour or more. Keep this in mind though. The more action you bring to the casino, the more opportunities the house edge has to whittle away at your bankroll. So slow down. Talk to the gamblers next to you or chat via the ‘Chat’ lines on your Social network pages on-line. Sip your drink between spins, make that a coffee as well. Anything you can do to reduce the amount of money you’re putting into action each hour is going to make your bankroll last longer.
Tip #7 – If slowing down is not your idea of control, then at least take a break from playing regularly. If your on the strategy and skill based games, then your brain will need some rest, especially when you feel the concentration slipping. On-line this is easier as many sites have timing defaults you can set to remind you. The time can fly by when your enjoying yourself – we all know that!
Tip #8 – Don’t drink alcohol, and if you must, don’t over do it. It weakens your resolve and the capacity for rational thought. The Poker Pros only drink away from the table, and let them be your guide.
Playing in a casino or on-line gaming site is grown-up stuff. It’s grown up fun, and it can be very enjoyable too – especially when you get that win, and the buzz which comes with it.
Savour that, in a controlled way. Best of Luck!