Advice for Playing Slot Games Online

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A Brief History

In 1891, Sittman and Pitt of Brooklyn, New York, U.S., developed a gambling machine, which was a precursor to the modern slot machine.  Today, there is a lot of advice out there as slots are popular casino games. This is a list of tips and tricks that will help you to optimize your gameplay. These are certainly worth your time as they are not myths, but facts that can help. For more games you can check, follow the link.

Digging Deeper

No Deposit Bonuses

No deposit bonuses are basically a form of free money. For instance, if you get a £10 no deposit bonus as a welcome promotion from the casino then you should take advantage of the offer as your chances are increased with a couple of free rounds of gameplay. That is free gameplay, with the chance to win real money.

Check Out Other Casinos

Online casinos are constantly looking to attract new players by offering great deals. This can be used to your advantage as they often come in the form of free spins and other bonuses which translate to free gameplay. A good idea is to have a look at the wagering requirements – multipliers that state the amount you need to bet before your bonus can get released. Another aspect to look out for is the maximum cash out as this limits the amount you can withdraw from your bonus winnings.

Choose Slots Wisely

It is crucial to know which online slots are worth your deposits. For instance, if you have been playing a slot for a long time and you haven’t won then it’s wise to move on to another slot. At the same time, keep in mind that due to RNG (random number generator) programming the results and payouts are completely random. This makes every spin unique and a higher bet does not mean better wins.

Read the Rules of each slot game

While searching for an online slot to play it is a good idea to have a look at the game’s paytable as it ensures that there are no surprises and the likelihood of mistakes is less. Reading paytables and doing other research before playing is pertinent to getting the most out of a slot game. Not all slots are the same, slot developers try to make their games unique and with their own themes to ensure there is variety and that their slots stand out among the rest. This means that reading through the rules makes a difference in your budget in the long run.

Play for Free

An important part of any strategy is practise and being knowledgeable before you bet money on a game. The way to find out more and try out a slot is by playing a round or two of demo play. Each slot offers this option and you can learn to play a slot and whether you like it or not without costing you a thing. Besides testing out that specific slot, you also learn more about general slot features like where and what the paytable is, the bonus features, and more.

These are a few tips to help you to make the best of your gameplay. There is no way to ensure a win when playing slots, but this list will improve your chances of hitting it big.

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Historical Evidence

For more information, please see…

Fey, Marshall.  Slot Machines: A Pictorial History of the First 100 Years.  Liberty Bell Books, June 1997.

The featured image in this article, a shadow of a man gambling online, is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

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“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad." "How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice. "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland