There will always come a time in any gambler’s life when they conclude that luck is one of those experiences that can desert them at times, and if they are to continue their gambling exploits, they need to take steps to ensure that they can take the rough with the smooth, so to speak.
I spent an afternoon speaking to Stephen who is one of the gambling pros at one of the leading casino sister sites websites and asked him if he had any hints or tips to pass on so that gamblers playing slot machines could use them to help them lock in the maximum playing value, just as with pokies.
The very first thing he did draw my attention to, is that the savviest slot players have switched their one-time land-based gambling exploits online, for that, in his words, is without a shadow of a doubt where they can and do get the best value from their bankroll.
He pointed out to me that with literally hundreds of casino sites available to players these days, and with each of them offering their newly signed up real money players promotional deals such as high valued deposit match bonuses, most players tend to flit from site to site claiming those bonuses.
By doing so, as long as the bonuses they do avail themselves off come with a reasonable set of terms and conditions, it is possible for players to massively increase the value of their bankroll, get more spins therefore out of that bankroll and increase their winning chances too.
Obviously, there are no guarantees even when for example a player has doubled the value of their deposit by claiming a 100% deposit match type of bonus that they will win, but plenty of additional fun and entertainment will be had by mopping up such offers with the additional bonus credits awarded.
Another thing that I was not aware of, is that many slot machine design companies and studios are required by law in certain jurisdictions to make public the long term expected RTP’s (the payout percentages) of all of their slots.
As such and as that information can often be found tucked away on a casino’s website, it will certainly be worth spending a little bit of time tracking down that information and using it to help you spot the slots that have been designed in such a way that they pay back a greater percentage of the stake money fed through them.
Progressive Slots and Slot Tournaments
Just be aware though, that certain slots do have progressive jackpots attached to them, and whilst it can be very tempting to give those with a multi-million-dollar jackpot attached to them a try, in the hope you will win that jackpot, to do so is a rare event.
As a small percentage of players stakes are used to feed the pools of slot machines progressive jackpots, that means the base game payout percentage when that jackpot contribution is removed from the equation is much lower tan that of other games, so progressive slots tend to offer extremely low playing value.
However Stephen did go on to say that some progressive slots are designed to payout their respective jackpot before they hit a certain value, and he told me savvy players often go hunting those slots down and play the ones on which the jackpot is not far of their guaranteed trigger value.
As for what else is worth knowing about playing online slots, well there are a handful of casino sites that not only offer their players slot tournaments, which are simply a winner takes all type of slot playing competitions, but they offer free to enter ones, often with some high valued cash or bonus credit prizes attached to them.
So if you are a fan of playing slots, but fancy trying your chances playing for free and still have a chance of winning real money or a set of bonus credits, then be on the lookout for such tournaments.