1. Pick the Smallest Jackpot Machines
Our first piece of advice to any player out there is to ignore their basic instinct and go for slot machines that offer the smallest jackpot. We know how that sounds, especially when greed comes rolling around, but trust us on this one. Think of it this way: such big jackpots can be compared to huge sale prices. For instance, five thousand dollars off a car dealership sounds fantastic, but when you take a deeper look, the salespeople must be recouping their losses one way or another. After all, why would they be willing to sell the car that way otherwise? Such recuperation of losses could be in the form of higher lease and finance rates, which raise the monthly cost. Well, believe it or not, the same unspoken and unwritten rule applies to jackpots. Even though we all dream of hitting a really big jackpot, or the biggest, we must face facts: chances of hitting a big one are much smaller than hitting a small one. Or at least, smaller than the biggest one. So, play it smart by choosing machines offering smaller jackpots rather than making a beeline for the biggest of them all.
2. Play it Smart When Playing Progressive
If you’re one of those players who is insanely attracted to progressive jackpots, then make sure to always look into how much money is going to the jackpot. It may be as high as 10% in some cases, regardless of what you play! And if that really is the case in your situation, then always opt for playing a 2-coin slot machine in place of a 3-coin machine. An extra bit of advice is to avoid dollar slot machines and instead turn your attention toward quarters or nickels.
3. If Playing Live, Avoid Video Reel Machines
Since things have a tendency to be much faster on the internet, this last bit of advice doesn’t apply that much to online gaming. For those of you who are playing live, you’d do well to avoid any video reel machines. Rather, go for the classic reel games, where there isn’t that much video content and the reels actually move. This is because the video-reel machines usually tend to be slower, often with breaks between the spins, solely for entertainment purposes. It may not seem like much at all, but those wasted seconds can really add up after some time. And yes, we know those breaks can be entertaining, but the thing is that casinos aren’t making any money when players aren’t feeding the slot machine. So, what do they do? Their course of action is to take a little more money when the player is actually playing. And we’re pretty sure no player wants that.