If you lose more than you win at slots, you’re not the only one. In fact, you’re in the majority. But if you love to play anyway, despite this, that’s a good thing. It’s totally normal. The best way to play is to just like the game and not expect to win anything. If you do that, a win is a bonus but if you walk away with nothing you won’t feel bad.
If you want to give yourself a little more chance, though, here are five basic online slot tips to help you. We can’t guarantee you’ll play better and we definitely can’t promise a win, but trying these online slot tips out won’t hurt and they might even give you a greater love of slots.
Firstly, it’s important to know the game you’re playing. Although one slot might seem pretty much like the next, they will often have their own ways to play and different nuances that make them what they are. Otherwise, what would be the point in lots of different games if they are all exactly the same?
It’s a good idea to play the demo mode of a game if there is one. This will give you an idea of what it’s like and if you enjoy it. If there is no demo mode, there is probably a video online of someone playing that particular slot, so you can check that out to ensure you know what you’re doing.
A slot with bonus games in it is going to be a better choice – most of the time – than one without. The bonus games are where the biggest wins happen, and they are often more skills-based rather than entirely random, giving you at least some control over proceedings. If the bonus game is what interests you, make sure you like that before you play, and the rest of the game won’t really matter too much.
Modern slot games often come with a ‘gamble’ button which can ramp up the tension. Hitting that can give you the chance to win up to four times your current pot (the actual amount will depend on the game you’re playing). In other words, if you hit any kind of winning symbol combination, you’ll then often have a choice as to whether you are going to gamble or not.
Although there is a huge amount of money to win if you do well on the gamble, you’ll walk away with nothing if you lose, so it will depend on how risk averse you are and what you’ll be asked to do. You might have to pick a card colour from a pack, or a suit, or predict whether the next card is higher or lower than the one on the screen, for example. Make sure you’re comfortable with your choice and never allow yourself to be bullied into doing something you’re not happy with.
When you’re playing slots you have to set a few things up in advance. This includes how much you want to spend per spin, whether you want to play in automated mode, and how many paylines you want to work with.
By choosing a very small number of paylines, you don’t have to pay very much per spin. A benefit of this is that your budget will go further, allowing you to play for longer, and if you lose you won’t lose very much. The problem is that if you win, your winnings will be related to the amount of money you paid in, so they will be smaller.
To play in the most enjoyable way, it is best to activate all the paylines you can within your budget. This gives you the most chance of winning and the most action on the screen.
Most of the time, a bigger bet won’t increase your chances of winning – it just makes the win bigger if you get it. With progressive slots this is a little different, and often you won’t be entered into the progressive part of the game unless you pay in a certain amount. This means you’re budget won’t go as far, but if you’re playing a progressive slot, there’s no point in doing anything other than entering.
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