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Slot List: 7 Things You Need for Online & Land-Based Casinos

There’s nothing difficult about playing slots. There are no complicated strategies to learn as in blackjack or video poker and no need to choose among wagers with wildly different house edges as in craps.

You don’t even need to learn where to place chips to bet on four numbers instead of six or some other total as in roulette.

Still, a little planning and preparation can help you get the most out of your time on the slot.

John Grochowski
July 5, 2020

7 Penny Slot Tips by Slots PRO John Grochowski

Slot machines continue to ride a growing wave in popularity – they’re the most popular games in American casinos. And the most popular slots of all are penny games. Here are some valuable Penny Slot tips
John Grochowski
October 3, 2019

All You Need to Know About Slots Betting

It' s long been said that the players who get the best deal on the offline and online slots are those who bet bigger. Casinos generally put higher payback percentages on slot machines with higher coin denominations, and at least on three-reel games, payback percentages usually are highest with maximum bets.

One former casino company even had a cartoon character called "Max Coins" to remind players that bigger bets brought increased returns.

John Grochowski
May 22, 2018

10 Slot Machine Cheats That Changed the Casino Industry

For nearly as long as there have been slot machines, there have been unsavory players who have tried to beat them using illegal means. But players have cheated with methods as low-tech as putting a coin on a string and yanking it back out after it tripped the coin-counting mechanism.
John Grochowski
April 30, 2018

Slots Jackpot Chances: Crowded Casinos Vs. Empty Casinos

Looking for the best chance to win a big jackpot is practically the reason for existence for some slot machine players. Among the most frequently asked questions about slots are, "How can I tell when a slot is ready to pay a jackpot?", "Is there anything you can do to make a machine pay a jackpot?", "How can I track a loose slot?" and "Are you better off playing a hot machine that has just paid a jackpot or a cold machine that is due to pay a jackpot?"

And there's a fifth question: "Aren't there more jackpots in crowded casinos?"

John Grochowski
February 28, 2018

Advantage Play Against Slots

  • The good news: slot machines can be beat outright.
  • The bad news: most of what appears on the Internet and what's written in most books on the topic is nonsense.
  • The truth: learning practical methods to beat slots takes study and legwork.
Eliot Jacobson Ph.D.
March 6, 2017

Online Slots vs. Land-Based Slots: Which One is Better?

As slot machines have evolved from three-reel mechanical games to video and online slots, where we have changed too.

Land-based casino remain big business, drawing millions of players every day. Millions more play online on their computers and mobile devices, turning slots into a great game on the go.

Which is the superior experience, online or land-based? Let’s do a short comparison.

John Grochowski
February 6, 2017

13 Do's & Don'ts Slot Tips You Must Know

It’s a given among people who run both live casinos and online casinos: People love to play slot machines.

In some nations, including the United States, slot machines are the most-played casino games. In the rest, popularity is surging to the point slot play is rivaling table play.

John Grochowski
May 26, 2020