TIP 3: CHOOSE GAMES THAT FIT YOUR GOALS AND GAMING PERSONALITY.
Are you looking for games that offer you maximum opportunities to win a jackpot and extend the experience with frequent small wins?
The lines can be a bit blurred as game designers experiment with all formats, but there are some general guidelines.
Three-reel games place more emphasis on jackpots, but have a lower hit frequency with more losing spins. These offer a better chance of winning big, but you can also lose quickly.
In Video Slots with pick’em bonuses, gift boxes such as Restaurant Plates, Alien Creatures or other game icons can be chosen to reveal your bonuses.
These machines with pick’em bonuses generally have high hit frequencies with many small wins that offer you a prolonged playing experience, but a lower probability of winning a jackpot.
Video Slots that feature free spins as their main bonus offers usually have an experience somewhere between that of the three reel and pick’em games, both in volatility and the probability of a big win.
During the free spins no additional bets are made and you can win any amount up to the maximum Jackpot. However, it is also possible to win nothing with the free spins. This zero bonus possibility balances the probability of bigger wins relative to those presented with the “pick’em” bonuses.
It’s up to you to decide where you find the greatest value – in the chances of winning a jackpot, in the player’s participation with “pick’em” bonuses, or in the hit-and-miss nature of the free spins.
TIP 4: ALWAYS PLAY WITHIN YOUR BUDGET AND ALWAYS BE WILLING TO LOWER YOUR BETS OR STOP PLAYING IF YOU REACH A CERTAIN LIMIT.
Most sessions on slot machines will result in you losing money and there is nothing you can do about this fact.
Sometimes you will win on these machines and even big. Take advantage of these moments when they present themselves.
However, never bet money you can’t afford to lose and make sure you are playing games that fit your budget.
As a rule of thumb, your playing credits should cover 250 bets to have about a 90 percent chance of lasting three hours playing and having fun.
Here is an example of a recommended account balance breakdown for that 90 percent probability offering three hours of play without spending all your money in some of the more common settings:
If you walk into a live casino or online casino with €200, you can’t afford to play €1 slots. If you decide to try them anyway and find that you quickly lose 100 Euro, be prepared to walk away or give up on these machines and keep the rest of your money.
Slot machines do not offer the player the opportunity to make multiple bets on combinations as in Craps or Roulette and to take advantage of ever-changing odds as card counters do in Blackjack. However, slot machine players have been experimenting with various gaming systems for a long time.
However, and ultimately, the odds in Slots are unchanging, always the same on each spin.
The most creative game systems may be fun to try, but they cannot make you a consistent winner.