The main purpose of this article is to debunk myths about the existence of certain strategies that supposedly allow you to win with a hundred percent probability, which all sorts of “connoisseurs” love to offer and sell. Another purpose is to offer some really useful tips that will help you to approach the game more wisely, which will increase the probability of winning.
How do slot machines work?
To begin with, how exactly do the machines work, and how do they determine who wins? All games of this type use a random number generator (RNG). It randomly generates numbers that determine which position the drum will stop at after the next spin.
It is important to understand that the final result really depends on chance, and there is no way to predict the outcome of the next spin. You should also understand that each subsequent spin of the drum – a completely independent process. That is, the outcome of the next spin will not be affected by either the previous spin or the next one.
How much to bet
Once you’ve got a good amount of your bankroll down and decided on your slots, the next question is how much to bet. We recommend trying to keep your bets to a minimum. Most machines these days do not have a maximum bet limit, which means that no matter how much you bet, the machine will behave exactly the same.
But what is really important is to play all lines, this is the only way to guarantee that all squatters and bonuses are included in the game, although there are exceptions. So it’s best to bet on the minimum, if you like betting $0.25, bet like that, you don’t have to go higher. If there is a high variance, even with small bets you stand a good chance of winning. Increasing the average betting amount, however, will require a significant increase in your bankroll.
Before you start playing, it’s always a good idea to roughly calculate your possible expenses:
- How much money would I need for, say, an hour’s play?
- How much can I lose?
- How often will the machine “drain” me and how long will it last?
- How often will bonuses roll out?
These and some other things you should always consider before you start playing. It is impossible to accurately predict the final outcome, all the costs and profits in a couple of hours of play, but based on your previous experience, you can already count on a rough game scenario.