Pro Slot Tips

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Yeah, yeah, slots are a system, they're rigged to take your money, and they can't be beaten. Well, if you've heard somebody say something like that, know that they’ve got no idea what they’re talking about. Slots, both video and real ones may be a system, but not an unbeatable one. You may not be able to make a living out of slots, but there’s no reason why you couldn’t win now and again and afford a weekend in Disneyland. If you want to be a slots pro, then read our little article for tips and tricks that will help you increase your winnings.

Manage Your Bankroll

The alpha and omega of slots, your bankroll is the first thing you need to master, or none of these tips will work. What does that mean for you? It means you need to know how to spend your money, what to gamble on and what not and how to walk away with at least a part of your bankroll intact.

If you think you’ll win big by going betting on a one-dollar machine, you’re sorely mistaken. Such high-risk, high-reward slots aren’t worth your trouble, and they will burn through your cash with haste. Also, know when to walk away. If you keep losing, it’s not worth it – just call it quits before the addiction takes over and you squander your month’s pay.

Know Your Slots

Knowing your slots will get you a long way. This means that you should know your slots’ return to player, as well as its denomination. Now, this might require some advanced math, but the basics are these: aim for slots that have a lower RTP, but also lower coin denomination. It might seem counter-intuitive, but a $3 machine that has a 95% RTP will cost you dearer than a machine with an 85% RTP but that costs only 40 cents.

Also, aim for machines that have a smaller jackpot, and a fixed jackpot. Promises of huge amounts of cash might entice you, but a smart player plays small, then works his way up. In the world of slots, the opposite of what the saying tells is true – smaller is, by far, better.

Look for Machines of Players that Win Big

Let’s get one thing immediately out of the way – this doesn’t mean you’re looking for a big machine. You’re looking for machines that pay out larger sums, not because of the money that they pay out, but because of the RTP. Machines that “pay out big” actually just have a good RTP, which is calculated over the course of thousand games and player, which means you’ll probably be able to even make some cash on those,  

Use Free Spins and Welcome Bonuses

Always, always capitalize on your welcome bonuses. Getting free spins and free money to bet on slots is a godsend, as you’re losing nothing, but have a good chance of winning. On top of that, you should look for casinos that have decent welcome bonuses, or even change casinos fairly often, as every new online casino has their own bonus. You could also try out a casino’s promotions, but you need to be careful, as such promotions require you to fulfil certain conditions to be legible to participate. A good strategy is to fulfil the promotion condition using the winnings from your welcome bonus, as, even if you lose, you’ll be at a positive zero.

Read the Paytables

Always read the paytables before you spring into action and insert that coin. Reading the paytable will give you useful information about the slot’s jackpot, return to player, possible combinations, bonus rounds and other useful things. It will also let you know what combinations pay the most and how frequently do they appear on the screen.

Keep Changing the Machines

This can be tied to the bankroll tip. You need to keep changing the machines because getting stuck at a single one can be disastrous for you. If you don't win anything for a couple of times, go to a different machine, as different machines have a different RTP.

This used to be a very good tactic back in the day with slots that required you to pull a lever, as they were rigged to pay out after a while, but, nowadays, with digital slots that have an absolutely bulletproof RNG system, this can't be applied to such an extent anymore. Even so, changing the machine will keep you moving, and possibly keep your loses at a minimum.

We do have another article that suggests changing slots only after each week. It is no good getting on a slot and finding out it is not paying, and then swapping to another slot that does exactly the same. However, once you have played one slot for a certain amount of time, then swap – usually after 1 day or 1 week is suffice.


And there you have it, some of the best tips to keep your bankroll steadily increasing. To recap, the most important things to pay attention to is to keep limiting your losses and not squandering your entire bankroll. Next, know which slots to play on and which ones to avoid, and keep changing the machines fairly often. Check out each slot’s pay table for further information and make most of your welcome bonuses if you’re gambling online. Follow these tips, and you might come out on top. Happy gambling!