Set objectives - If your objective is simply to play the slots
in any random fashion, that's fine, but unless money is not a major issue
for you, you still need to be careful and set objectives regarding your
budget for a given round or day of playing slots.
Careful not to get jackpot crazy – Winning at slots won’t
necessarily happen if you blindly play a machine and chase the jackpot,
particularly on some of those high-end slots. If you want to try for some
real fun play, check out the nickel and penny machines where available.
On those, ten bucks can go a real long way.
Know when to move on - If you get a good hit, take another few
pulls and run. Despite the views of many who believe in sticking by a
specific machine for hours on end, there simply comes a time when your
gut will tell you to move on – and you should.
Money management is important – From a budgetary perspective,
you should know where you stand at all times. Try not to play credits
which is akin to running up your credit card account because it’s
so easy, then crying your heart out as your raw cash has to be used to
pay it back over time. Unless you’re a ‘rich mogul’,
you should try to play coins. It's slower and you can use the counters
on the slots to keep track of where you stand.
Understand the machine’s payoff schedule – Winning
at slots means being observant and understanding the payoff schedule on
any slot machine that you play. This will prevent misunderstandings and
resulting disappointments after certain wins. Once you have done this,
you’ll probably avoid certain machines.
Collect all your dough - The attendant usually pays large jackpots,
while some machines pay partial jackpots with the attendants paying the
rest. Never leave your machine until you have received all your winnings.
Luck – Luck is always a factor for winning at slots. Do
not underestimate the role that luck plays. If you win big, you are just
plain lucky – always remember that.