The most important reason for playing the slot machines online or at a casino is to have some fun. Contrary to the popular myth, slot machines are not programmed to pay out every so often – any responsible casino will use a Random Number Generator (RNG) in their software to ensure fairness. In fact, it is conceivable that jackpot after jackpot could be paid out in consecutive plays – each spin of the wheel (actual or virtual) is completely independent of the one that preceded it.
Here are a few more facts and tips about Casino Slots:
- When playing a jackpot slot such as Arabian Nights or Major Millions: Always bet the maximum number of lines. You have a greater chance of winning the jackpot, although you should never play with more money than you can afford to lose.
- Always know the game and understand the rules before you insert any money. If there are special features that lead to a jackpot, you need to know how to use them.
- There is no such thing as a hot/cold machine, and players who just stand around watching and waiting are missing out on the enjoyment of playing slots.
- It does not matter whether the coins you use have been warmed, kissed, or bathed in champagne. A slot machine is inanimate with no emotional response – no matter how much you try to get it drunk!
- Never pay for a slot machine “system”. If anybody knows how to guarantee to win at the slots, do you really think they would have written a $9.95 book explaining it?
- Video poker pays out more than regular slots if you know your hands. Never keep “kickers” as these will prevent you from getting three of a kind more often than producing two pairs.
- Progressive Jackpot machines have a lower payout percentage (around 80%) than regular slots (90%+) because some of the stake money goes towards the jackpot.
- Quit when you are ahead. When you get that big win, there´s no need to go shovelling it back in. Enjoy the moment and treat yourself!
Ultimately, the house always wins. Payout odds are set less than the true odds of three wheels stopping in a certain position. All casinos know that – so should you. This doesn’t change the fact that a jackpot slot can make you a millionaire, but on the whole and taking all customers into account the casinos will, of course, make more money than they pay out – or else they would go out of business.
Have some fun, enjoy your game, but please bet sensibly and acknowledge if you are becoming addicted. That is not what it is all about, it’s supposed to be fun!