Slot machines are the drug of choice for people who would rather sit in a corner and win big than risk money at table games like Blackjack and Texas Hold ‘Em. Unfortunately, as much as you’d like to think you know how to win at slots, the truth is that all slot machines are run using RNG, which means that no matter how long you sit there playing, you won’t figure out some special system for a guaranteed win. Sorry to burst your bubble.
You cannot use special game moves to win at slots, but there are some strategies involved in picking the right kind of slot machine for winning.
Know how slot machines work. All slot machines work the same way. They use random number generators to randomly produce an outcome after each pull of the lever. It doesn’t matter if you pull the lever and hit the buttons all at the same time; the numbers generated are random which means your chances of winning are random.
Know the odds of winning. To win at slots, do your homework and find out what the house odds are.
Stick with high payback. Each slot machine is pre-programmed with a house payback percentage. Most machines have an 85% to 95% payback percentage, which means that they pay back 85% to 95% of what they win – not all at once though.
Stick with one machine. If you think about your odds of winning on a single machine, consider that your odds of winning while playing multiple machines at once are just as low. The only things you accomplish when playing 2 or more machines is making other casino patrons angry and losing your nickels faster.
Walk away while you’re winning. This is one of the most difficult things a slots player can do; walk away when all of the odds seem to be in your favor. Because slot outcomes are randomly generated, you could realistically win 1-2 in a row, but then can lose 3-4 in a row after that. If you find yourself in a winning streak, don’t tempt fate by continuing to hope that the RNG is being generous. Walk away and you actually get to KEEP what you’ve won.
If you want to know how to win at slots, just play until you win. Simple. Slot machines are beautiful strangers that give the illusion of being your friends. Don’t get sucked into believing that you can predict the outcomes and win big if you just pull the lever one more time.