TIP#1 - Serious
slot players must seek out the highest paying machines within the casino.
Most slot machines pay out between 83% and 99% of the coins/tokens they
take in. That doesn't seem to be an extremely wide variation, but it IS.
Whenever possible, seek out the machines in the 96-99% range and "hit"
them hard. As you might imagine, the number of casino slots that pay out
at this level are relatively few when compared to the total number of
slot machines in a given casino. IT'S YOUR JOB TO FIND THESE "LOOSE" SLOT
MACHINES. (Hint: click HERE)
TIP#2 - Wait....Watch....Learn.
Sounds easy. It's not. Gamers, such as you and I, like to play. The hardest
thing for any slot machine player to do is watch others having fun on
the slots. However, if you can manage to wait and watch (even for a few
minutes), you will quickly learn which slot machines have more frequent
- and larger - pay-outs.
TIP#3 - Talk
to casino employees and fellow slot machine players. General casino employees
are not trusted with the exact placement of the best slot machines.
And, they wouldn't steer you to a particular slot machine even
if they did know (since it's against casino policy). However,
they usually do notice which machines seem to be paying out on
a fairly regular basis. They will most likely not share this information
with you unless you ask (especially if you tip them for the information).
So, ASK! If you get a tip on a hot slot machine ... unclench
your fist and tip back to that employee a dollar or two, and if you win
based upon what they tell you, tip them 5-8% of your winnings. This will
likely ensure more tips on great slot machines in the future.
Fellow slot hounds are also an excellent source for getting great slot
machine tips. "Regulars" to any casino can be most helpful in locating
"loose" slots. The fact is, most slot players love to tell others of their
successes. Listen to what they tell you!
TIP#4 - Stay
away from the giant, progressive slot machines -- those that are linked
to other progressive machines in other casinos such as "Quartermania."
The odds are incredibly low that you will hit a jackpot on these types
of machines. Quite possibly, the odds of you winning your state lottery
are better than the odds you'll get playing the giant, linked progressives.
TIP#5 - Do
NOT pick slot machines randomly. This is a sure-fire way to exhaust your
bankroll in short order. The casinos will LOVE you, but your wallet will
TIP#6 - Play
within your comfort zone. That is to say, if slamming coins/tokens into
a $5 slot machine makes you nervous, then try a $1 machine instead. If
pumping your hard-earned money into a $1 slot machine makes you break
out in hives ... go to a quarter machine, etc.
TIP#7 - Gamble
in "sessions." Set a time limit or a spending limit (or both) and STICK
TO IT!! I know, I know!!! More easily said than done. But, if you are
EVER going to win playing casino slot machines, you MUST develop some
self-discipline. You may play as many sessions as you wish. If it were
me, I'd break up the sessions with a show, a drink at the bar, or dinner
... and then begin a new session on a new slot machine I had discovered,
or perhaps even try a different casino altogether. It's entirely up to
you. Let your bankroll be your guide.
TIP#8 - Always
insert maximum coins whenever possible for best pay-outs. If your slot
machine has a maximum play of 5 coins at a time for a single pull ...
put in 5. If it's 3 ... play 3 ... and so forth. If you find yourself
depleting your bankroll at an alarming rate, find a good machine with
decent pay-outs that has a 2-coin maximum input for each pull of the handle.
TIP#9 - Find
slot machines that have substantial mid-level pay-outs as opposed to a
large jackpot. Your odds for hitting the mid-level jackpots are MUCH better!
TIP#10 - Experiment
with different playing strategies. There are several excellent slot machine
playing strategies available to you. Click on the "strategy" link below
to see what they are.