Slots are among the most popular gambling games in the world, so naturally, many have tried to come up with certain ways of winning their prizes. But, even if there is no strategy that can guarantee a sure win, there are some tips and tricks that can maximize your chances of winning.
Look for Slot Games that Give Big Payouts
Some people like to go straight for the best paying slots, supposing they’re hot machines, while avoiding such slot games, figuring that they’ll stop giving high payouts soon.
But there is a thing called “loose slot.” This happened when mechanical slot machines had a defect that would make the slot go on an all-streak instead of giving its normal payout percentage.
Such blips in the system can also happen to certain online slots, even though they are based on random number generators. A secret tip is to look at the slot’s payout rate.
Don’t Go for Bet Types that Decrease RTP
RTP, or rate to player, is the predetermined rate at which players can expect to get a payout over a certain period of time. All online slots have an RTP that is predetermined. Higher RTPs mean a higher chance of getting a return on investment when playing slot games.
The value of the rate is set in advance by the casino operator, and most online slots usually come with the RTP for all types of bets. But some slots are based on traditional slot games and come with disadvantageous bets. Logically, you should choose the bet type that doesn’t decrease your RTP.
Full bets usually have bonus features that double your win when you hit certain symbols. In this case, you should play the full bet with the highest RTP, or opt for another slot.
Decrease the Number of Winlines
If you set your game to have a lower number of winlines, you’ll be more likely to increase the game volatility.
You have the chance to growth the size of your average win, but reduce the frequency of such gains. Betting simultaneously on multiple lines means that your wins will be proportionally lower based on the number of lines you have selected to play.
As the maximum amount you can bet per line is usually restricted by such slot games, this is not for those who want to wager large amounts. However, there are some exceptions, such as IGT’s Cleopatra.
Start Small and Double Up
You start playing online slots with very small bets, and when you get a winning combination, you start using the double up feature from the button. This feature (red/black) gives you a 50% chance of doubling your winnings. Certain online slots (like slots from Novomatic) allow you to use the feature several times in a row.
The double up feature significantly intensifies the game’s volatility. This strategy basically swaps smaller wins for less wins of higher value, and it offers a very high RTP, enabling you to select the size of your win and for what period of time you want to play with your funds.
Play in Local Jackpots
Certain casinos feature local jackpots that are created with the money collected from the players that playing that slot game. This type of jackpot depends on the casino that hosts the slot game.
A network or progressive jackpot collects the money from the slot players that are active on more online casinos. A number of online casinos group together to increase the size of the jackpot, and attract more players.
As appealing as progressive jackpots may be, you have a better chance of winning at a local jackpot, even though the prize would be smaller.
In order to win at online slots, you have to find and adapt your own strategy. It might take a while, but with patience, you can become a better slot player.
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