How to Win on Slot MachinesIn US casinos, the most popular game, by far, is the slot machine. And how much of a casino's profits in the US are generated by slot machines? Well, let's take a look at the 12-month period from 3/1/20 through 2/28/21 to see how much of Nevada casino profits came from slots. The total amount won by the state's casinos during that one-year period was $7,327,153 and of that amount, a total of $5,152,988 came from slot machines. So, 70.32% of the money won by casinos in Nevada came from slot machines.
What are the reasons for the popularity of slot machines?Well, there are a couples of reasons. Number one would be the fact that they are simple to play. Pretty much every one knows how to play a slot machine: just put in your money, push the "spin" button, or pull the handle, and wait to see if you are rewarded with a win. This procedure is much simpler than having to sit down at a table game with other players and trying to make betting and playing decisions for games where you may not completely know the rules or strategies.
And, number two on our list of reasons for the popularity of slot machines is that they are relatively cheap to play. Actually, penny machines are now the most popular slot machine denomination. Once again, going back to Nevada's gaming statistics for the 12-month period from 3/1/20 through 2/28/21 we know that there were 94,588 slot machines in the state's casinos. 45,459 of those machines were multi-denominational, and of the remaining 49,039 machines in the state, 39,080 of those machines, or almost 80%, were penny machines. So, for many casino gamblers, they can throw a $20 bill into a slot machine and have some fun for a while, rather than playing a table game where that $20 might only last for one hand.
As noted above, you will probably be relying on luck to win on slot machines, but there actually are some things you can do to help improve your chances of being a winner, or at least to help you lose less and get more "bang for your buck" with your gambling bankroll.
And, when playing for "comps" it is especially important to make your bankroll last longer so you can earn all of the comps, cashback, gifts and more, that the casinos will be giving you in return for your play on their slot machines.
So, presented below are some great articles that give you details on how slot machines work, plus some good tips on how to be a better slot player, as well as advice for stretching your casino bankroll. Good luck!