Slot Playing Tips

Here are the 15 commandments for slot machine success. Know them, love them, tape them to your forehead:

Tip #1: Always play slot machines that have a high payout. You are looking for anything over 95%.

Tip #2: A machine doesn't owe you anything. Meaning, if you sit playing it all night, it doesn't owe you a big payout. Don't feed all of your money into one machine.

Tip #3: Know the payout schedule before sitting down at a slot machine. Just like in poker, knowledge of the odds and payouts is crucial to developing a good strategy.

Tip #4: Don't overspend. Find a machine that suits the amount of money that you are willing to spend. For instance, if you have $50, don't play a $20 slot machine. Play a dollar slot machine, so that you get lots of pull on the arm.

Tip #5: Figure out a "maximum pain" amount of money that you would be willing to lose in one day. Once you hit that amount, go do something else.

Tip #6: If you can't afford the money that you want to play, go find another one. Normally they have similar machines to the one that you want to play, that require less money.

Tip #7: When you are on a lucky streak, bet more. When you are on an unlucky streak, bet less.

Tip #8: Find a machine that suits your budget, but when you do, bet the maximum amount of coins that the machine allows. You don't want to hit a jackpot and then find out you could have won even more if you had bet the full amount.

Tip #9: The amount of the credit bet has nothing to do with the chances of a winning combination.

Tip #10: Be on the look out for loose machines. Casinos will usually situate these in the outer ring of the casino in order to draw people in.

Tip #11: Always cash out the credits that you have accumulated.

Tip #12: If you are not having luck at a particular machine, then move on to another one. Don't play it all night, hoping for it to finally pay off.

Tip #13: Slot machines will always have pertinent information posted close by; information such as, maximum number of coins that are to be playing, what each symbol pays out, etc. Read and understand this info before playing.

Tip #14: Never play a machine that has a video representation of the symbols.

Tip #15: Play what you know. Meaning, don't play a machine where you have no clue how to win. Pay for Play machines can sometimes fall into this category.