Slot Machines - Basic Online Gaming Strategy

By: Riza

Since luck plays a major role in these games, a concerted effort has been taken to devise winning strategies that undermine the 'luck factor'. In spite of this, a sure-to-win strategy for slot games is almost impossible to formulate. One of the reasons is that slot machines, without an exception, are pre-programmed. Moreover, the random nature of payouts makes it increasingly difficult to work out a winning formula.



However, there are some strategies that online gamers can adopt to increase their chances of winning. These strategies can help you hit a big jackpot or at the least, guarantee returns most of the time.

The 'bankroll' is one of the most effective strategies in slot games. For online gamers, the rule of the thumb is ? play a machine based on your bankroll. Start with low denomination machines. In doing so, the possibility of winning is higher since the number of spins you have is higher.
It is essential that one gets acquainted with the payout schedule before playing. The payouts will vary based on the specified amount of coins you need to play. Typically, jackpots require gamers to play the highest number of coins. So, the more number of coins you play, larger will your prize money be, in case you win.

A simple way to increase your chances of winning is by selecting a machine that offers high payback rates. Higher the payback percentage, greater are your chances of realizing returns. There are machines that offer rates in the range of 95%-98%, so it is worthwhile to identify the highest paying machine before you play your coins.
The next strategy is closely connected to bankroll management. It is recommended that you set a limit for yourself before playing slot machines. With a set amount, you can make sure that you don't go bankrupt. And by sticking to the same amount even when you win big, the experience of playing is enhanced.

The final strategy is based on an unethical practice observed among slot machine operators. Several instances in the past, gamers found that the machines run out of money. Despite winning, they had to return empty-handed. More often than not, this was a ploy adopted by operators, wherein the machines were programmed to offer no money to the winners. However, this is not the case any more. Stringent rules and regulations have ensured that slot machine loopholes are not leveraged by operators. A Random Number Generator ? RNG ? system is used to ensure that every spin is not preprogrammed. However, it is important that you play in portals with a good reputation to rule out any possibility of being conned. And whenever you win, do not forget to collect your payout.

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