Before you begin to play real money slots online or offline, I wanted to provide a few tips and strategies, while busting a few myths about the hobby. These should help save a little money, which you can use to fund your hobby or use on some other form of entertainment after your slot sessions.
The top myth to avoid involves slot alignment and whether you can tell whether a jackpot is going to hit. The random number generators used in casino slots are true RNGs–not those based on a long list of numbers. You won’t be able to predict from the reel alignments on the last spin whether it’s about to “line up“, so don’t waste your time trying (or reading about ways to do so). Thousands of results are produced per second, and the result you get is the one that was produced in the fraction of a second when you hit the “spin” button. Nobody in this world can predict that result. This myth comes from a time when the reels were mechanical and there might have been a mechanical reason to think the reels were aligning. It’s an obsolete 20th-century method that has no place in the 21st century.
Along the same lines, don’t try progressive betting methods like the Martingale or the Laboucherre betting systems. In a progressive betting method, you increase bets by some factor every time you lose a bet. The idea is you’ll eventually have a winning spin, thus paying you back for all your losses and then some additional amount. While that works great in theory, a losing streak soon has you betting hundreds or thousands of dollars a spin, just in the hopes of winning back your money and a small bonus.
As you may have noticed, bad streaks happen to everyone in gambling, so you’ll eventually lose a huge amount playing this way. It’s factored into the house edge of the game, and computer simulations have been done by mathematicians trying a progressive betting method versus flat betting (over a billion spins). In these case, the Martingale lost more money than flat betting. In this case, the Martingale is an 18th-century gambling formula that has no place in the 21st century.
Slots Questions and Answers
Thanks to huge jackpots and immense variety, slots are easily the most popular games in online casinos. And the good news is that online slots are easy to pick up for any novice.
Nevertheless, you may have some questions about slots games as you’re playing. And here are answers to some of the most common questions that we receive.