You know it, we know it – the biggest draw at any casino (offline and online) has to be those bright, looming slot machines.
But, as slots are commonly considered to be luck-based casino games, it begs the question: just how do you use a slots strategy, if any even exist? While you can’t change the house edge or odds on slot games, there are several things you can do to boost your odds of winning.
1. Check Your Progressive Limits
Ah, progressive slots – what’s not to love?
Well, as it turns out, their occasional minimum eligibility stake! That’s right – sometimes, you have to bet a certain amount in order to be eligible for the top prize. It’s well worth checking which bet you need to make in order to be in with a chance to win.
2. Watch Your Bankroll and Your Bets
The best advice we could ever give you is to watch your bankroll. While not a hardcore ‘strategy’, it is a clever, preventative move: making sure you don’t go over budget will contain any losses you may have, while preserving your bankroll for other, potentially more lucrative games. When in doubt, bet low – this will allow you to extend your bankroll, while also playing the game for longer, or even trying to chase a win.
3. Look for No Deposit Bonus Codes
It sounds simple, and it really is – as long as you find them, that is! Look for those casinos offering bonuses with no deposit required – that way, you really get something for nothing, risk-free!
4. Move On From Losing Streaks
Sometimes, slots just don’t show you any love – and that’s ok. If you find yourself on a losing streak, don’t wait it out for a win: find another machine and see if it’s more rewarding.
5. Look for Free Spins offers
Ok, maybe they’re not so ‘free’ after all – but having a free go at something is better than paying for it! Free Spins rounds often come with more extra goodies – multipliers, Wild symbols – than in a base game – so get free spinning!
6. Play for Free
Any good online slots casino worth its salt will have the option to play a game (or every game) for free – and by doing so, you’ll be able to see what you’re getting into, including the extra features on offer, and a general idea of how often the game pays out.
7. Go Classic
Yes, in a (slot) world where everything is big, bright and has bonuses aplenty, those classic slots 1-3 payline slots might not float everyone’s boat…but if it’s wins you’re after, then these simple, often no-frills classic slots are what you should be looking at.
8. Have a Refresher
Playing slot after slot is tough on your eyes and maybe even your bankroll – occasionally, it might be a good idea to take a quick break from slots, and play, say, a roulette game for a few minutes, before getting back into the spinning action!
9. Go Big, Get Rewarded
If you are, actually, after those massive high-risk high-reward slots, then look for those games which have high minimum bets – not all slot games will have 1p entry – some of them have a £1 or a £5 minimum! The higher the minimum stake, the higher the likelier payout!
10. Start Small, Work Your Way Up
….on the other hand, sometimes you have to ‘warm’ a machine up before you get any wins. Because it’s unlikely that any big wins will come the very second you start playing, starting with smaller bets just to get going, is a good option.
11. Mix It Up
As we mentioned above, moving between slot games (and even, away from slot games) can do you the world of good, winning-wise. Not all games will suit your playing personality, or be quite what you’re looking for when it comes to bonus features. Moving between games and discovering higher jackpots and more frequent wins will only benefit you as a player.
And there you have it – 11 tips to up any players slots game. So play for free, mix it up and keep an eye on your bankroll – and get spinning and winning today!