While I cannot guarantee that you will win, I can offer some tips and strategies to increase your chances of winning.

Number 1

Learn the Rules. Read the paytable and all instructions on the machine. If you are unsure, ask an attendant. You are responsible for knowing the rules regarding the number of coins you can insert and the lines that must be activated to win prizes. If you fail to meet the requirements for the jackpot symbols, you will be given a friendly pat on the back by the slot staff, but not money.

Number 2

Loose machines: Always search for the highest paying slot machines. Some casinos advertise 98% percent payback. Only two percent of a slot’s payback! Great! Look closely at the advertisement. The fine print likely states “selected machines” or “up to 98%”. It is unlikely that the 98% machines will be identified. You will have to search for them. You can also find out the most popular machines among local players. The locals won’t be able to play tight slots.

Number 3

Progressive Jackpots: You can play the progressives with maximum coin. If you do not play enough coins, you won’t be able to win the jackpot. You should always look for progressive machines with the highest value. A bank of 25-cent slots could have a progressive jackpot worth $2,654, while a carousel nearer the top prize is 3,572. Always seek out the best chance.

Number 4

Credit Meters: Don’t play back any credits that you have accumulated. Playing back credits can lead to you losing track of your money and the machine’s house advantage will eat away at it. You will not be able to see the damage. Start with $100 and play the $100. Don’t let the credits accumulate on the meter. Instead, drop the coins into the tray. Take stock of your $100 initial deposit. Check out how rich or poor you did.

Number 5

Hit and Run: Play the same slot machine until it hits an average of three to four times per spin. Do not continue feeding a cold machine hoping it will warm up. The odds of losing any gambling activity are greater the longer you keep at it. The casino has a built-in mathematical advantage. You want to “hit & run”. Let the casinos build these mega resorts using money from someone else.

Number 6

Slot Clubs: Many casinos offer millions in comps, free meals and rooms, free show tickets, gift vouchers, cash, and invitations to tournaments. You deserve your share. The number of coins that you use to cycle through the machines determines how much you receive. Comp programs may not be the same. Compare benefits at different casinos. Compare the requirements and find the one that suits your needs. Slot club comps are a form profit. However, you should never play slots just to receive freebies. This is a trap that casinos want you to fall for.