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Online Slot Machine Strategy

By far online slot machines are the most original, humorous, and esthetically pleasing games in every online casino. We all know that this fun and colorful web-designer-playground of a game is based on randomness and luck – but isn’t there really something you can do to maximize your payoffs?

At first sight it seems that winning money at online slots is no more than pure luck. Some casinos go as far as installing an auto-play button, that lets the game run on auto-pilot without you, but where’s the fun in that? A good slot game should keep you on your toes! Here enters strategy.

Let’s face it, the game is completely random, and there is nothing you can do to affect the symbols you hit. What you can control, however, is yourself: slots strategy is all about human behavior: to be a slots winner, know when to stop.

Prepare to spend some quality time with the slots of your choice. It’s better to stick to one machine because according to the rules of probability you have a good shot of coming out even or on top. So find a slot you like and that you’ll be able to spend some time with. You can check out the slots preview before playing.

Set up a larger bankroll than you intend to play with. During your play session you will lose some so it’s important to save the chance to get your money back. Always play for the large payoffs: the Max Bet. The Max Bet not only pays better, but also qualifies you for some of the bonus features, especially in progressive jackpot slots. If you don’t want to wager to large a sum on each spin, you can combine the Max Bet with the smallest coin (5 cents).

The more bonus features the slot has, the better. In bonus slots you hit more payoffs, have a chance to win big on bonus games, and it is more entertaining. Bonus features can include wild cards that substitute for other symbols to complete a line, scatter pay symbols that multiply your win, or bonus games that are quick games within games where you win more coins.

With all of the above in mind, also remember to quit while you’re ahead. Being ahead can mean a profit of about 30% of the bankroll you brought. (For example, if you deposited $300, quit when you reach to $400). Keeping up the game when you’re hot is very tempting, but it’s usually best to let the game (and yourself) cool down after you left, rather than before. You can always return later.

Have fun, and good luck!

May 12, 2012 - Offer valid as of date published. T&Cs apply.