The Best Slot Machine Strategy 

The Best Slot Machine Strategy 

By Adam Smith | Finance Contributor on April 27, 2020
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No matter what kind of game you’re playing in a casino, whether it is online or offline, knowing the best strategy to use is always going to give you an advantage. It might be a slight advantage, or it could be a big one (it will depend on the game and the odds and the bet you’re making), but either way, whatever can help you have more of a chance of winning has to be a good idea. Here are some of the best strategies for online slots UK machines; good luck with your game!

Play The Simplest Games

It’s easy to get ‘lured’ into playing the all singing, all dancing slots that seem to be everywhere these days. They’re exciting to look at and fun to play, but the problem with them is that they tend to have the lowest odds. It’s the simplest of games that have the best odds, so if you’re serious about trying to make a profit and you’re not fussed about the gameplay or the visuals, then stick to the simple slots. If you’re playing slots purely for the entertainment value, then go ahead with the more complicated ones (the ones that have lots of bonus games and progressive jackpots). 

To get the best odds, you should look for slots that:

  •         Have no bonus games/rounds
  •         Have between one and three paylines
  •         Might be considered ‘boring’ 

Stay Away From Progressive Jackpots

Progressive slots are very exciting and very tempting – they offer the chance for players to win enormous jackpots (the biggest ever was around $36 million from the progressive slot called Megabucks). The problem is, although this is indeed exciting, it’s also a long game. The likelihood of you striking it rich on the first spin is so low as to be almost non-existent, so you need to play for a long period of time, and if you’re not careful that can mean you can run out of money. 

At the very least this means that the money you just spent was essentially wasted as you run out before you can win anything. At the worst case, though, you might be tempted to use more money – money that you can’t afford to lose – or borrow money in order to keep playing. This is where progressive slots become dangerous. A better strategy is to play a single slot machine. The prizes will be lower, but you’ll have more chance of winning and you won’t waste so much money.

Always Bet Max

Unless you’re hoping to play the slots for a long period of time, in which case you should always bet the minimum amount possible, if you want to stand the best chance of winning a larger amount of money, you should always bet the maximum amount possible. Make sure this is something you can afford, of course – some slot machines can cost £100 or more per spin, and that might be something you don’t want to spend. 

So, after checking how much it’s going to cost, bet the maximum you can. Why? Because the more you bet the more you’ll win (if you win). You’re still going to use the same amount of money as you would have if you bet the minimum (because, as any sensible gambler knows, you need to have a set budget when playing), so you’re not losing out in that regard. You will play for a shorter amount of time, however, but the rewards will be higher too.

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