When it comes to casino games, players are always looking for ways to beat the odds, to beat the system. Everyone has at some point sat down to analyze the machinations of each game and study the loop holes in order to concoct a strategy.
Poker players have studied the statistics and probabilities to recruit and deploy the best possible hands; Blackjack players have scrutinized their chances at getting a hand higher than the houses’ and utilizing the different betting options; Craps players have down pat the betting strategies in order to make the most of and sway the odds in their favor so as to win many times over. Just about every game has a strategy or some sort of approach the players use to move the odds their way.
But what do you do with the slots? How do you construct a strategy when it’s a machine? All the player does is bet and push the spin button. In addition to that, how does a player devise a strategy for a slot tournament? Well, to be honest, there is not a whole lot of strategic plans a player can make, however, there are some tips that we can give you to make sure you have as much of an advantage as you can possible have.
Probably the most important thing is punctuality. The time in a slot tournament is very, very strict. Therefore, you need to make sure you do not miss a second and make every second count. Be ready at your machine, whether it is at a casino or in front of your computer at home, at least 10 minutes before your start time. Have everything you need i.e. your drink, your food, your tissues or napkins, your headphones, your energizing winner’s music, your bodily functions taken care of, and absolutely every other thing you might need or need to do before you need to begin. Nothing can take you away from the game because you will lose precious time. Also, don’t bother timing it on your own. This does not help and could actually hinder. Once you are playing, just worry about playing. When time is up, it will stop you.
On a related note, though it is very important to be ready, do not be too anxious to begin or you may have an issue. Usually, and especially in the case of online slots, the machine is programmed to not allow any actions before the start time, but in case this is not so, do not accidentally start before time. This may be embarrassing for you.
When a player enrolls in a slot tournament, usually the casino assigns each player a machine. This is not always the case, but it is more common that they do than that they don’t. If you are not assigned a machine, then try to get one where you feel good, not just for Lady Luck’s sake, but for your own comfort and peace of mind as well. It is always irritating and disconcerting to be next to a person who has had way too much to drink, for example. This person may bother and annoy you the whole time and disturb your concentration. Of course, if you are playing from the comfort of your own home, then this should not be a problem.
Then, of course, there is another very important aspect; you must be “in-the-zone.” You need to be pressing those bet and spin buttons like crazy, so you need to put yourself in a good groove. Listen to your favorite music, get as comfortable as possible, do whatever you have to do to make sure you don’t miss a beat.
One concern people have is that the machines or programs used for a slot tournament are rigged. Let us clear this doubt right now. They are most definitely NOT rigged. If this occurred, it would go against countless gaming regulations and the organization in charge would come down on the casino like the aliens in Independence Day. Trust us, not a single casino wants to risk its reputation or its business for a few extra bucks.
So if you like slots and want to participate in a slot tournament, we recommend taking into consideration these simple pointers. Have faith, have your good luck charms polished, and most of all, have fun!