Playing Online Slots the Smart Way

We all dream of playing slots and hitting it
big. We all know that it is possible to wager a small amount and become an
instant millionaire. However the reality of playing slots, be it at a land
based or internet casino is that you play until you have no money left to play
with and possibly feel disappointed that you played. It does not have to
be like this. Even in a game like slots, that is largely a game of chance,
there is a way to play smarter and more successfully.

Here is a strategy to help you improve your
success rate when you play online slots.

Stop playing when you are ahead – know when
to stop playing.

When playing slots there is a good chance, that
at some stage, you will be ahead. It may not be a lot of money, but you
are in the money. What most players tend to do is hope that they will win
more, so they keep playing. Its pure greed that keeps players playing. And
what usually happens is they play back all that they have in the hope of winning
big (or bigger).

The fact of the matter is that the longer you
play, the greater the probability that the casino will win. So don’t be greedy
and don’t play for too long. Know when to stop playing.

Play slowly and determine upfront what you
want to achieve in playing.
Determine how many hours you want to play
for as well as how much you would like to win. If you determine this
before playing and stick to it, the chances are you will have a more rewarding
playing experience.

Establish realistic and achievable goals and
stop playing once you achieve your goals.
For example, lets assume you are
happy to play $100 on a slot machine, and you want to make $25 000. This
is not very realistic. You may make $30 and can walk away from the machine
with $130. That’s a 30% return!! Where else can you make 30% in such a
short space of time. You need to be realistic and stop playing when you
are in the money.

However, your goal may be to make your $100
last for 2 hours, than play for 2 hours and stop thereafter, whether you are
ahead of the game or not. You have achieved your goal.

Know your machine by reading the payout
table.
Before you begin to play an unfamiliar machine, read the payout table
and other information. It will tell you how many coins to play for he maximum
payout. Its horrible to see the jackpot combinations come up and you have not
played enough coins to win.

We can summarize what is required to play
successful slots by referring to the term “discipline”. You need to be
disciplined to know when it is time to stop and stop. You need to set
realistic playing goals and stick to them. Play slow, know your machine
and stop playing when you have attained our goals. You may not win the big
one, but you won’t lose either and your playing experience will definitely be
more rewarding.

Playing Online Slots – A Novice’s Guide to Hitting the Jackpot; Part 1

Playing online Slot machines are simple, easy to learn and fun games to play; it is this combination that makes slots so popular with both novice and experienced players.

Here we will go through the basics of playing online slot machines and in Part 2 some strategies to help you win big.

When playing online slots you just need to know the machine’s pay table and how many coins you should play. It really is that easy so let’s quickly review the basics.

Coins

You can drop as many Casino chips as you wish into the online slot machine.

Putting chips in the online slot machine increases your credit reflected in the coin setting for the machine and the dollar value of the chips.

Each online slot machine is set to play a certain coin denomination –

$0.25 coins, $1 coins or $5 coins. If you put a $120 Casino chip in a slot machine with a $1 coin setting, your coin credits will be 120.

Betting

To play an online slot machine make a credit and click the spin button to spin the reels.

The reels will spin independently and then come to a standstill in a random way on various symbols that make up the Pay Line (the horizontal line running across the reels). If the reels stop at a winning combination according to the payout table, on the machine you win in line with the pay table.

Payouts

When playing online slot machines payouts are shown in the payout table at the top of each machine.

The payout tables have rows containing the payout amounts for various winning combinations of reel symbols at the Play Line.
Each has a combination of possible payout amounts, depending on the number of Coins that are played.

When you change the Coins Bet value, the vertical column of payout amounts for that Coins Bet number will be highlighted.

Number Of Reels

When playing online slot machines in the old days most had three reels, but casinos offer machines with more today and four or five are very common

When it comes to the odds of winning when playing online slot machines the most important thing to keep in mind is to look at the number of reels a machine has, and how many symbols are displayed on each reel.

The greater the number of reels and symbols, the more the odds of hitting the jackpot or any other winning combination will be.
The number of symbols on each reel is built into the computer chip that operates the online slot machine; the actual number of symbols dictates the size of the jackpot that the machine wills payout.

The reason for the programmed symbols is to make the jackpot hard enough to win that the machine will generate enough money to pay for the jackpot and make a profit.

When playing online slot machines most are set to pay out between 83 to 98 percent of the coins that are played in the course of a pay cycle.

Machines Multiple Coins

On average, machines operate on a two or three coin maximum.
With multiple coin machines, there are variations.

With some machines, the number of coins played is proportional to the payoff, and others offer a payoff that is more than proportional.

Some machines don’t even pay a jackpot on one coin, and the three-coin jackpot often pays 150% of a two-coin win.
With these machines play the maximum number of coins to increase your odds of success.

The standard slot machine has one 1 – 3 paylines for multi-lined pay lines; a coin must be played for a specific pay line, for that pay line to be able to generate a win.

When playing online slots you are playing a pure game of chance, but having said that there is a right and a wrong way to play online slot machines.

Play the right way and you can get the odds a little more in your favor. Online slot machines are fun, but more fun when you win the jackpot.

We will look at some strategies to win when playing online slots in part 2

Play Online Slot Machines — Picking A Machine & Winning

Beginners who play online slot machines do not learn the differences between the various types of machine and how to play them correctly so here is a quick novice guide, to online slot machines and how to approach them.

Here you can start learning how to play online slots correctly and learn how to increase the odds and win
Understanding the pay out schedule.

First of all, not all machines are the same. In fact, there is a huge difference. So the first lesson is how to “Read” a slot machine.

Notice first the coin denomination. The actual “slot” for the money may be the same size for different coins. Notice what each machine’s coin denomination is.

Next is to understand the different types of machines

The Multiplier:

This online slot machine will pay out for a certain symbols and the number of coins bet then multiplies it.

Say the machine pays 10 coins for three cherries when you play one coin, it would pay 15 for the second coin and 20 for three coins played.

However, and unlike other online slot machines, it will not penalize you for not playing maximum coins. If it’s your strategy to play one coin at a time, this is your machine and it lengthens out your fun time playing.

The Bonus Multiplier:

There is no real difference to the Multiplier except that it will pay a bonus if you play maximum coins and then hit the jackpot.

Three cherries may pay 1,000 for one coin, 2,000 for two coins etc

The Multiple Payline:

These are the online slot machines you play that have more than one line of play.

This means that each coin played will activate a particular line.

Careful, If you hit a winning combination on a non-activated line, you will receive nothing for your trouble!
The modern casino machines can have as many as 9 pay lines.

The Buy-a-Pay:
These are complicated online slot machines to play, but we will make it simple.

Each coin you play will activate a different pay out.

You will need to play maximum coins to receive the largest jackpot.

So remember that on these machines if you hit a jackpot with one coin in nothing is won! NEVER play this machine unless you will play maximum coins or you will find the jackpot for someone else.

Progressive Slots

Progressive slots are called this as they take a certain percentage of all money played and add it to a pool for the top jackpot. “Megabucks” is a perfect example. Megabucks also has machines from several casinos linked together to offer astronomical jackpots.

Remember that on the progressive machines, a percentage of the payback on the smaller wins is reduced to allow for the jackpot.

In any case, NEVER play these machines except with maximum coins.

If you do, you will only feed the jackpot fund for some other player, and even if you hit the jackpot, with less than maximum coins you will receive a pittance from something that could have changed your entire life.

With these online slot machines the jackpots are so big that your chances of winning are slim so fun money only, but keep in mind someone has to win and as the old saying goes it could be you!

So pick your game and know your game and good luck in your search for the jackpot.