18 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 Machine

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Dollar slots yield a higher payback percentage than quarter slots, which may more than nickel slots, which pay more than penny games.

HIGHER DENOMINATION SLOTS HAVE HIGHER PAYBACK PERCENTAGES

On progressive slot machines, a percentage of each wager is added to the jackpot or jackpots.

IF YOU PLAY PROGRESSIVE SLOTS, MAKE SURE YOU BET ENOUGH TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE JACKPOTS

Three-reel games put more emphasis on their top jackpots but have a lower hit frequency with more losing spins.

CHOOSE GAMES THAT FIT YOUR GOALS AND PLAYING PERSONALITY

ALWAYS PLAY WITHIN YOUR BUDGET AND BE WILLING TO LOWER YOUR BET OR STOP PLAYING IF YOU HIT A LIMIT

START SMALL TO WIN BIG, OR “PRIME THE PUMP”

Prime the pump bettors assume the wins won’t come right away. They start with small bets and work up and hope to be betting big when the wins come.

PLAY SLOT MACHINES AT THE     ENDS OF ROWS

The theory is that machines at the ends of rows are visible to passers-by and casinos want those other customers to see slot players winning.

SCOUT SLOT MACHINES OF THOSE THAT ARE PAYING BIG

Some players like to play games that have made big payouts, they’re hot machines. Others avoid those games, figuring they’re due to go cold.

LOOK FOR NEAR MISSES

Scouting near misses means looking for games with jackpot symbols on the reels or screen, but just short of a winning combination.

TRY ONLINE SLOTS FOR EXTRA VARIETY

A check of online games will find slots from International Game Technology, Scientific Games, Aristocrat Technologies, and other familiar game makers.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BONUSES AND PROMOTIONS

There may be restrictions, but sometimes you'll see a small bonus even without depositing funds and larger bonuses if you make a deposit.

SEARCH GAME DEMOS TO SEE HOW A GAME WORKS

The theme looks intriguing and the big bonus demonstrated on the "attract" screen while the game is not in use looks like fun.

STAY AWARE YOU'RE PLAYING FOR REAL MONEY

You come across a new game for the first time. The big bonus demonstrated on the "attract" screen while the game is not in use looks like fun.

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