I believe this would classify as being one of many million dollar questions. Winning on slots is a science but it’s not. It’s a skill but it’s not. Do you know what I mean? No matter what your personal beliefs about it are, I’m sure we can all agree that winning and being successful at playing slots is far from easy. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be done.
The truth is that when it comes to online gambling, our fate doesn’t always lie in our own hands and the fact is that we need to rely heavily on luck. One thing to keep in mind is to try and keep focusing on the things you can control.
A Few Tips and Tricks
Unfortunately there’s nobody, myself included, that can guarantee success but believe it or not there are a few tips and tricks that could help you increase your chances of winning.
1) Bet Size
How big your bets should be is always a challenge when it comes to playing slots. No matter how badly you want that HUGE win, you know you have to bet big to win big. However, at the same time you want your money to last for as long as possible.
We all have different budgets and yes, taking risks is a part of gambling but I always recommend not going too crazy. As the saying goes – don’t spend it all at once.
Another strategy adopted by many is to keep switching up the bet size every now and then. With a bit of luck, you manage to time a big winning spin perfectly with a bigger bet – cha ching!
2) Volatility & RTP
One of the most important strategies is often ignored by the masses but I’m telling you that picking the right game can make a huge difference in your play. Besides choosing a quality game from a reputable game provider, try to pay attention to volatility and RTP% (Return to Player).
I would suggest playing slots with as high RTP as possible. The standard is around 96% but you can find games slightly above 98%. With a higher RTP, your chances of winning increases.
Some of the games you might want to take a look at are:
By playing low volatility games, you will catch quite a few wins on the reels. Even though they might not be big wins, they’ll keep you in the game.
High volatility games on the other hand usually take longer between wins, but when you do win there’s a much better chance of catching a big one!
My suggestion is that if your bankroll is low, perhaps a low volatility slot would be the answer. If you have a bigger budget and you’re looking to win big, then high volatility slots should serve you well.
Finding a good balance between RTP and Volatility is one of the keys to success. FYI, Nolimit City is the king of Extreme Volatility games.
3) Mix Things Up
Believe it or not but even slots have good and bad days. Just like the rest of us, there are times in our lives when we’re not performing at our best and perhaps slots are trying to be human but the fact is slots suffer from the same problem.
I’m sure you have experienced slots that are paying out more than normal and it’s a lot easier to get wins. That doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with the game or that you’ve found some kind of cheat code.
Slots also have periods when they pay out less and it’s really tough to win. That’s also normal.
Hot or Not
What I mean to say is that even if you play your favorite game but wins are extra hard to come by, don’t be afraid to mix things up and try another game. There will be other slots that are hotter and will pay out.
It’s important to know that this isn’t something that a casino has any control over so before you start accusing a casino of cheating, that’s not the case. Instead, it’s all part of the RTP and how the game pays out over a long period of time.
So, the bottom line is, don’t be afraid to try new games if you notice that yours isn’t working the way you want it to on that particular day. Realize what’s going on but don’t be afraid to come back another day.
4) Don’t Be Greedy
No, there’s no need to be offended. All I want to say is to be smart with your money. I’ve seen it too many times when players win big and they keep pushing for more. Eventually they have managed to blow the entire profit and then some by getting too greedy.
If you win big, fantastic. Keep playing but keep a check on things and if it keeps going south, call it a day and walk away a winner with pockets full of cash.
5) Have Fun
Yes, I know the reason we all play is to win a lot of money and there’s a lot on the line, but I hope you remember to have fun along the way. If you can manage to relax a little and learn how to enjoy yourself as you play, the entire experience will be a lot more fun and keep you in a better mindset.
Good Fortune Awaits
I hope you find these tips and tricks helpful. In the end, it all comes down to Lady Fortuna and the rest of the casino Gods.
Keep a positive attitude and hopefully that will help bring you some good luck going forward.