We all know that there is a large element of luck involved in playing slots. Unlike other casino games like blackjack and poker, slot machines require virtually no skill to play. What you may not know is there is also a number of proven tips to increase your winnings when you hit a hot slot.
Slot machines run hot and cold, you can hit a hot machine at anytime, when this happens you will need to maximize your returns. You also need to recognize when you have hit a cold machine and minimize your loses.
Our first slot tip is using a basic formula to recognize slot machines which have gone cold. You can do this by setting yourself a ‘cool number', this number is the amount of times you are going to spin without a win. A good average cool number is 6 – 8 spins. If you get no joy after this many spins then move on to another machine. Why keep pumping cash into a cold machine when there are plenty of other slots to play!
Now lets hope that you've just hit a juicy hot slot, you will need to maximize your profits during these good runs. Remember this simple tip when you're winning. Start by betting one coin by spin. If you win, increase your stake to 2 coins a spin. Keep increasing you stake as long as you're winning. If you spin and lose, then drop your stake back down to one coin and repeat the process.
The tips above are a good starting point but unless you have a goal or exit strategy you will never win playing slots online. If you play long enough eventually you will lose all your stake money! You need to be disciplined and set yourself a cash/return goal. A return on your original stake of around 10% to 15% is a great bench mark, during a playing session if you reach this figure you should immediately stop playing and cash out the profit you have made. Casinos make money because players get too greedy! always, always take a small win over a big gamble.
These small wins will enable you to keep play longer and longer, without the need to top-up your casino account with fresh cash. The longer you can afford to play the better chance you have of landing a big jackpot!