So when I tell you that slots are luck and not skill, you now know the reason. A computer chip has your decisions already determined. However, there are some things that can be done by way of money management to affect your play. You can increase the probability of winning larger amounts by selecting $5, $10, and $25 slots, or by winning more often with cheaper slots with low to medium pay outs.
Many online casinos give you bonus money when you deposit funds into your account to play. The amounts vary, but 10% per deposit is not unusual. If you just want to sit back and play in a relaxed manner, many of the casinos have a nickel bet on their slots.
Online slots are designed to pay off at rates between 85% to 97%. Keep in mind that this does not mean you can only lose the amount of money the machine is designed to hold back. It simply means that over a very long period of time with infrequent jackpots, the machine pays off at this rate (you will lose 15% to 3% of your cash in the long-run). As stated, it is widely believed that the highest paying slots are the ones that require the largest amounts to play, and the worst paying ones are the nickel and dime ones.
Another approach to a better pay off is when you have the option of choosing 1 to 5 coins – always select the maximum. When you have the option of lines, play the maximum number too (these give you multiple ways to win). Also, if the online casino offers bonus points or has a players club, it is usually best to take advantage of the offer.
As mentioned, you will eventually lose at slots by about 15% to 3% if you play long enough. However, like all gambling, the you can definitely hit winning streaks and if you are lucky, walk away with some extra cash. One thing slot machine makers do to entice players and make the game more entertaining involves slot bonuses. Casinos often have an exciting bonus round with flashing lights and high-tech animations designed by some of the best game designers in the world.
It actually makes playing what would normally be a fairly dull game very exciting. Unfortunately, there is no “free lunch” and the extra money you get actually comes out of your core winnings, meaning the casinos just pay you less during ordinary play to get the bonus money. In any case, it is a lot of fun and you could hit a big win during a bonus round that can really add up.