August 13, 2013

Is it Possible to “Beat” the Slot Machines?

We all know that most casinos derive a large percentage of their revenue from slot machines. Yet, the most frequent question I get asked is, “Can slot machines be beat?” First, let’s define the word “beat.” In my opinion, a casino game can only be beat if a player can gain…

May 9, 2013

Why is Your Favorite Slot Machine Your Favorite?

Almost every slot player I have ever known has at least one favorite slot machine. Usually, that slot became their favorite because they won money. They began playing it because it looked like fun, but once they won it became one of their favorites. That seems like common sense.…

April 12, 2013

Emotional Control is Key to Slot Machine Success

We all play slot machines because they are enjoyable and entertaining. That isn’t a groundbreaking statement, but what many gamblers fail to realize are the consequences of allowing your emotions to be manipulated while you are playing. If I had a nickel for every time I heard a…

March 23, 2013

How to Calculate Slot Payout Percentage

Tommy, who is one of my blog readers asked how to calculate payout percentage of any given slot machine after reading this slot strategies article. I started writing a reply to his question in the comment, but the answer turned out much longer than I had initially planned so I decided…

March 8, 2013

Money Management is the Key to Success Playing Slots

There is nothing better for a slot player than a sound money management system that the player adheres to. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying a good money management system will make you a winner playing slots. What I am saying is managing your money while playing slots allows…

February 18, 2013

Slot Machines “Rigged” by Casinos?

It’s very common for people to state that slot machines are “rigged”. If your definition of “rigged” is that the casino is guaranteed to make money off of slot machines over a long period of time then you’re right. However, slot machines from reputable casinos that use random number…

January 7, 2013

The “Near Miss” Can Drain Your Bankroll

Several years ago, I was in Las Vegas with my wife, and her aunt and uncle. We were playing video poker and her aunt and uncle were playing the Mega-Millions slot machines that were with-in eyesight of us. All of a sudden, I see her Uncle John fall off the back of his chair. I went…

November 25, 2012

Slot Machine Volatility and How to get the Most out of Your Money

How many times have you heard a slot player say, “I wish the machine would at least let me play for a while instead of just eating my money” or “I lost but at least I was able to play for a long time?” You may have heard this or even said this yourself a time or two. I know my wife…

November 10, 2012

Should I Bet Max Credits When I Play Slots?

One of the most frequent questions I get asked by slot machine players is, “Should I play max credits?” Years ago, anybody that had any knowledge about slot machines knew that you always play the maximum number of credits or coins. It was similar to video poker where you should…

October 21, 2012

Can You Handle Playing Slot Machines Online?

At a time when land-based casinos in the US are struggling and cutting back on their payback percentages, online casinos keep offering higher paybacks and more bonuses. One of my last post was about all the different slot bonuses online that aren’t available in land-based casinos,…

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