Slot machines have been a staple of casinos worldwide for decades, becoming one of the most popular forms of gambling for many people. It’s a luck-based game that draws you in with the prospect of a big win. It’s a casino game where every pull of the lever is exciting, as each spin could easily be a jackpot.
Since the advent of online and live casinos, this game has made the transition to the digital realm well, becoming one of the most prominent games for many online casinos. Although software developers try to make these games mimic the randomness of their real-life counterparts, the technology is still limiting, making online slot machines a different kind of beat, and one that’s far easier to tame and master. A lot of it is still very much down to dumb luck and chance, but there are techniques that can increase your chances of success dramatically. Here are a few of them.
Take advantage of no deposit bonuses
Many online casinos offer a no deposit bonus to entice new players to try out their games. This is effectively free money, as it allows you to play slots, and other games without actually spending any of your own cash. The amazing thing is, a lot of sites still offer real money jackpots when you do this, giving you the chance to win without having to part with cash.
The only small catch is that if you do win, you’ll have to make a real cash deposit to get out your winnings, but that’s very much worth it considering the circumstances.
Check the game developer
Much like most products, slot machine games can vary in quality, so it’s important to check that you’re playing online slots from a respected developer before you play with your hard-earned money. You don’t want to spend your time playing a rubbish slot game that has a crummy bonus that’s hard to activate, so ensure that you’re playing games from some of the more respected brands, such as Pragmatic Play, as they’ll have bigger and more attainable jackpots.
Stay within budget
Many online slots advise you to always ‘bet max’. When you bet max it means that you have multiple pay lines, which increases the amount of lines you can win on. Although this is essentially true, it’s worth noting that there’s the exact same amount of chances of winning when betting the minimum as there is betting the maximum, so it’s really only worth doing if you have a bigger budget that you’re prepared to lose. To further keep on budget, set limits for yourself and stick to them strictly.
Learn which slots are worth it
If you’re playing a slot for a long time and haven’t received any winnings, it’s probably time to move on and find something better. Unlike the majority of real slot machines, your odds don’t increase the more money you pump in. This is because a lot of online slot machines use a random number generator that considers each spin to be a unique event, meaning that the odds are the same each time. There are also some slots that have better RTPs, which means the house edge is smaller and although these don’t guarantee wins, it’s far more sensible to play these ones.
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