by Gayle Mitchell
present Slots Players Strategies from the Slots Newsletter: Casino
for the Learn, Play
3 Slots Players share their advice:
I have been an avid slots player for
years now and have had my share of ups and downs as any player would.
I have spent the most time gambling in either Vegas or the
different Indian casinos from Arizona
I was rather
surprised at my last visit to the new Hard Rock Cafe in Tampa
good quarter jackpot. This
Indian casino used to be full of old games, Bingo, and keno, which
my eye but recently switched to the video-slots of all types.
They range from five times pay to red white and blue to
double double Diamond and so forth. I decided to try the 10 X pay after
watching people hit 1000 -2000 coin hits all over the place.
I put 20 dollars in then turned my attention to the large TV
screens where you may sometimes find more entertainment than losing
when to my surprise I turned around to see 10x/10x/ triple bar--9000
a $2,250 jackpot.
I was very excited about my 20-dollar investment. Since then
I have gone back twice and seen tons of jackpots hit from $800-$25,000.
Maybe the Indian casinos have heard about the complaints of
unfair play and adjusted the machines a little for a higher payout.
on your win! I, too would like to think that Indian casinos are
generous, but I have my reservations. Oops, bad pun.
Below is a
basic explanation of that busy little drone, RNG.
RNG Random Number Generator: No matter what type of machine
you play, video poker, games within games, 3-reel slots or multi-line
multi-coin with bonus play, they all have outcomes selected by the RNG
instant the reels are engaged.
Even at the bonus round the outcome is pre-determined, the
selections you make in the bonus rounds are also pre-determined. The
loaded with number selections, millions of number selections, which in
coupled with outcomes.
Each number selection has a specific
example if the RNG stops on 2765598 it might represent three cherries
might represent the progressive jackpot.
Whatever it represents is what you will see on the win
programmers can program 30% of
the numbers to represent a no win combination.
If there are six million numbers to
will be no
win outcomes or on average three out of ten spins will be non-winners.
Of the 70% remaining, the distribution of outcomes would be
greatest for the least prize, probably 1 cherry, and progressively less
prizes became larger. As you can see from this schedule, jackpots would
The fact that only 30 percent of the numbers are programmed
as non winners does not mean that you will win 7 times out of ten, you
40 or 50 times without a win.
On average, if you play long enough, the outcomes will be 3
no wins out of ten spins.
No matter how much you may know about the inner workings of
the slot machine, outcomes are randomly chosen in microseconds.
the RNG selects and that is made randomly, so it's a non-winning spin
jackpot or anything in between. Spin the reels and hope for
: Thanks for
your info. I would add that the RNG continues to make
when the machine is idle.
reading about slot observations, but ...they are just observations and
may not hold up as they come from their own personal perspectives.
Most people violate the reality of slots.
RNG (random number generator), placing a
predetermined stop on your losses on a machine and betting cycle,
reading the payoff schedule before playing, getting third party
advice as in your books regarding best slot strategies and machines,
when to quit when you're ahead and seeking other diversions while at
I go to Las Vegas
every other month and love it but I'm realistic regarding winning and
There is much
to see and do and
having fun without mortgaging the house.
One evening my sister and I were playing at New
There was a gentleman who carefully eyed the payoffs on a multi-play
He put $100
into a 5-cent
the max 90 coins and
within minutes, he hit a good bonus that more than doubled his
he simply cashed out and left. My kind of guy and I hope to try that
interesting strategy on my next trip. Good luck to all...we
need it! Bill
the simple basics and slots players' strategy; however, I would add
types of slots to your list.
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