One common misconception with slot players is that you don’t have to have any skill to play slot machines. This is why so many people lose so much money a year into slot machines. The following tips should heighten your awareness about how to go about playing and winning at a slot machine.
You must know what symbols make the jackpot on the machine that you are playing. Every machine that you play will be different so just don’t think that because you were playing the same thing on another machine that the jackpot symbol combination will be the same. Place the maximum bet that you can on slot machines, this gives you a better chance of winning in the long run if you get a good hand. If you can’t afford to bet the maximum amount of coins then you should move down to a machine with a lower denomination.
If you have been playing one machine and it hasn’t hit within four spins you should move to another machine. If you have been playing for a while and have doubled your bankroll the best thing to do is cash out. After you cash out you can put some back in the same machine or move to another with twice what you started with. It is best not to put everything you have cashed out back, it will dwindle down very quickly if you do this. The best thing to do is to put half or less than half back in and walk away with the other amount as profit.
One very important thing to remember is that if you are not winning and you have gone through your entire allotted bankroll, QUIT. Do not fall into the common mentality that you have to win your money back. That will surely get you into trouble. A good skill to have when playing slot machines is machine identification, you should always look for the best odds possible. If one machine that you go look at has a jackpot of $3,400 with a quarter bet and the machine next to it has a $5,600 jackpot with the same bet always go to the bigger jackpot.
Most casinos today offer comps, they give away millions of dollars each year in comps alone. Always look for the casino that offers the best comps, but don’t go out just to play for the comps. Always read all of the information that is posted on the machine you are playing. In most cases that people think they have been ripped off it is because they didn’t read all of the rules and information provided for them.
The last piece of advice is to leave your debit and credit cards where you can’t get to them. You don’t want to gamble yourself into debt. This takes away from being able to easily access extra cash. Only bet what you know you can afford to lose.