Top 10 secrets casinos don’t want you to know

Cheaters online spend their time cheating players out of their money, not the casinos. Slot Tips You might be disappointed as the there are no strategies that actually work in slot games. The treasure was apparently hidden in the southwest of the United States somewhere around the Grand Canyon…. Back in the day pretty much every slot machine had an arm, or lever, that you pull to activate the spin. For your comment, One more thing my strategy applies to any slot, penny, nickle, quarter, dollar! Among the many advantages of playing online is the wide variety of slots games.

Strategy #1- Determine your bankroll before you get to the casino

1. Slot placement isn’t random

Jaz Thanks for the response but let me make sure I have this straight. What you are saying is "the payout percentage has nothing to do with whether or not a spin hits a winning combination". And, I would also like to know how to calculate the payout percentage, if you don't mind. No I don't mind at all showing you how to calculate the payout percentage. Though when I started writing it here as comment, it got so long I figured I better dedicate a full blog post for it.

You can read it here http: My mother followed all of these rules and usually came back with, at minimum, what she started with and had fun too.

Her main philosophy was "don't be greedy. Seems to work for me too. Eileen Always glad to see people putting these rules to the test and successfully so. Your mother seemed to be one smart woman, her advice is valuable not only in casinos, but in life in general. I read somewhere that it is best to play slots between 2am and 6am.

Any truth to that? Becky Hi Becky, It's a common misconception and falls under the same category as "if someone has played on a machine for an extended period of time and it hasn't paid out much, it means the machine is "hot" and it's going to pay out any minute now".

It's called a gambler's fallacy or Monte Carlo fallacy. That being said, I recommend you only play during the time your mind works the best so you can make better decisions. Jaz For Class II slot machines it may be true. In my experience the casino I went often will hit nothing during The author's suggestion is so useful.

I am going to put a note in my pocket and read it before my trip. Darrel Thank you for the comment Darrel and good luck for your next trip! Let us know how it went: Becky In my experience I have found the early morning hours more pleasurable to play. When the casino is at its peak and the noise level high my energy is lowered. I also like the selection of available machines.

I can stroll around at my own pace and not have to dodge people. I have won my best payouts during this time, however I think that is because I don't feel as stressed and have a clear mind. Becky There are several things I keep an eye on during a session of gambling at the local racino. I watch the activities at the cashiers cage, the action at the ATM and finally, I checked the casino's Facebook page before leaving the house.

They post pictures of all the major jackpots. If I see a lot of jackpots being posted, I know the machines are in a paying mood. Also, I have had my best luck latter in the evening during the middle of the week especially if there is inclement weather.

My best session ever was during a snow blizzard. I usually try to play VP between 2 and 6PM on Friday afternoon, as they like to get people hopped up for the weekend and before the dinner crowd arrives.

Joyce Ackman Hi Joyce, Class III slot machines are completely random, it means the outcome of a spin is not determined until you push the spin button. But that doesn't mean the payout cannot be different. Luckily it's easy to compare the payout of class 3 slot machines of the same type by just comparing their payout tables.

Next time you go to a casino, you can check that by yourself to be sure. Thanks for the Strategies!!! But I want to hear from you. What do you think about this strategy I came with! So this is my strategy, first of all I have this app on my iPhone that is a timer, and I use this timer to time myself on every spin I make, here an example of what I mean. Lazaro Hi Lazaro, The idea is to have fun in a casino so I think it's great you have found a way to have the most bang for your buck.

Personally though, I would much rather play with lowest denomination on penny slot machines than wait certain amount of time between spins unless winning the jackpot requires maximum bet of course , but to each his own: For your comment, One more thing my strategy applies to any slot, penny, nickle, quarter, dollar!

All depends on how much you want to spend and how many seconds you want to wait, but anyway it's fun for me, and any one can feel free of trying it!!! Lazaro I have heard at Casinos run by the state such as Empire City Casino in New York the machines are set to pay out a certain amount per day. If you see the payout on a machine is high in a row of the same style machine you can test them by playing the middle.

If it does not pay well, try the next. It is not proven to work but one which gave a higher payout often does pay out well. Do you think this is random or coincidence? I have found that the end machines in a row of VP machines pay out better. I don't know if it because they are played more often, or if they are set up looser. Occasionally the center machine is also set up looser.

I just wanted to say this was a great and well written article. I learned a lot from this and cannot wait to try it. I'm not sure if it's just me but if I go in not "expecting" to win but lose a certain amount and have a couple of drinks I seem to do better. Again, I know it doesn't ultimately decide the slots. Thank you again, I enjoyed reading everyone's post on here. Melissa Thank you for the kind words, Melissa! Playing slots is fun, drinking while playing is double the fun: But if you don't expect to walk out of a casino with million dollars anyway, it shouldn't be a problem for you.

When I'm at the casino, how can I tell the difference between Class 2 and 3 slot machines? You'll find class 3 slot machines in Las Vegas and Atlantic City where all legally operated slot machines are regulated by the state. All casino games, including slots, offered by licensed online casinos, also work on the same principle as class 3 slot machines.

When it comes to class II slot machines, these can be mostly found on Indian gaming reservations and illegal gambling establishments as well as unlicensed online casinos, where state regulations don't apply. Jaz In the type II machines there is a bingo card in the upper left and there appears to stationary numbers and moving numbers right under the stationary. Merle Almost everybody wants to find a way to beat a slot machine. Sometimes they come up with wild theories such as this.

In reality no slot game is programmed to work that way - to have increased chance of winning when some arbitrary thing is happening on the screen, or keep holding the button down as the wheels spin, show your lucky token to the screen and so on. You also went into detail other blog regarding how to tell the payout for a particular machine.

I remember seeing machines that state the payout of them when I was in Vegas last. Can they be trusted as advertised? Also, if you are playing a slot with up to say 3 paylines, would you play all 3 coins or just the center payline? Thank you for your time! Debbie Hi and thanks for the kind words Debbie! Yes, you can trust the labels above slot machines in Vegas to be true as false advertisement would be against the law.

As for playing single or multiple paylines, then that's a very good question and unfortunately I can't give a straightforward answer because it depends on a slot machine. On some machines you need to pay all paylines to be eligible for winning the progressive jackpot so you should definitely pay all paylines on these machines. You also need to pay attention to bonus events and see if they are triggered only on active paylines of multi-line slot machine, in which case you should play all lines to take advantage of all the potential bonus events.

On some other machines however, it doesn't matter how many lines you play, it doesn't have any requirement regarding the number of active paylines to win progressive jackpot or it might not have a progressive jackpot at all.

Also bonus events on these machines are triggered independently from active paylines. Hope it answers your question. What about multi-line machines Ones that have buttons for say 10lines 20lines 30lines 40lines 50lines and then a set of buttons for credits per line like 1credit 2credits 3credits 5credits 10credits and so on What would be your approach on this type of machine?

Kevin M Hi Kevin! An far as payout is concerned, multi-line slot machines where paylines have been divided into groups are no different from machines where you can select paylines individually. On multi-line slot machines of any kind, it's advisable to play all the paylines in order to take full advantage of bonuses and a progressive jackpot should it have one. Jaz Would the 1 penny per 50 lines apply to this theory too in class 2 casinos? Ken Hallquist It would, yes. What a great article of information that can save us from losing a lot of money playing slots.

I don't frequent casinos that much but am ready to get back into it using a slot strategy that requires me to log in the number of units that I win or lose. When that unit number gets to a certain level, positive or negative, then I should take appropriate betting action.

My question is whether or not logging down the results on a piece of paper is allowed? I'm no professional gambler but I intend to win at this game. I don't want to go against conventional rules that are in place by me tracking my activity on a piece of paper. Can you give me some dos and don'ts on me writing this information down while playing?

Jim Hi, great comment, Jim! Absolutely, you can feel free to take notes in any casino. I have even seen people take strategy sheets with them to a blackjack table and I have never heard anybody sent away over this.

You might get some weird looks every now and then, but otherwise you should be fine. If you have a smartphone, you can also use that to take notes, as far as everyone else is concerned, you could be texting with someone. Here is another idea, where log could be useful: In a typical casino not all slot machines are set to the same payout percentage, even if they look exactly the same. If your log indicates you have been putting a lot of money into one particular machine over several sessions, chances are the slot machine close to it has higher payout percentage.

You should switch machines and take a note so you won't stumble on the same low payout slot again. Good luck and let me know how it went. I play an online casino in UK called mFortune. The slots are excellent although as a regular player, I obviously lose more often than I win.

Although I understand the RNG principle, the machine I play called Vegas Vegas clearly has 'patterns of play' and although I can never predict a winning line, I can predict within reason when a certain combination is likely to occur. For example, I know that when a combination of 3 symbols hasn't occurred for a long period, there is a much greater likelihood of there being 4 or 5 of that particular symbol when it next wins. This, in my experience, applies to all symbols. I have also heard that online slots have a chip or programme within which can alternate between high payout and low payout.

This seems to be the case for the slot I play and the pattern of reel spins and symbols generated is easy to spot so that I know when the machine is 'taking money'.

Any views or advice would be eagerly received. I fall into almost all of your don't do categories but love the thrill of the chase of the large payouts. However I notice in Vegas and elsewhere that video poker slots will give you let's say a full house and then the next 10 hands you won't even see a pair..

I've also noticed that after I get a pay out on a video poker machine that most likely the machine will get its money back before another pay out. Another one is once a machine gets to a total credit of approx. Those situations do not feel like random numbers are being selected without the assistance of added programming that is affecting the out come. I like to play a lot and find it to be relaxing but expensive. Perhaps you can respond to my adding program thought. I have been playing slots for several years now and I know for a fact that they hit in cycles.

You get on a machine and hits like crazy for a few spins then it suddenly stops hitting anything, slowly but surely taking your winnings away. Thats when I move to a different machine. If it was totally random would,nt they always be the same? I have seen this happen hundreds of times. What is your thought on this? Elizabeth miller Hi Elizabeth, Yes, make sure you know what the perfect strategy is for a video poker machine because unlike normal slot machines, your input has a huge impact on your payout percentage.

I have been a gambler for over 20 years. Knowing these secrets would just increase the overall knowledge about the slot machine games. The days, when you had to just insert a coin in the slot machine and would have to pull the handle, have gone and will never come back. Today, in order to find out whether you win or loose has become much more complicated and there is a degree of mathematics involved in some of the latest slot machine games.

One unknown secret is that in the land based casinos the staff places their highest payout slot machines close to the lift, bars and buffet areas. These machines are sometimes known as loose simply because the payout percentage is higher on them.

The reason for this is that these places have a higher amount of foot fall and by placing them in these locations the casinos can attract more customers. So, why don't you figure out more about the online slots types? In case you are playing at land based casinos then you can move to these areas and check the payout percentages on the slot machines in these areas.

The casino floor would usually have lower percentage slot machines so it is best to stay away from them since you might end up loosing money more quickly on them. Today most players choose the online casinos in order to play slots since it is more convenient. Even in online slot games there are few hidden secrets that players should be aware of. When online casinos offer new slot games, they would usually set them at a higher payout percentage in comparison to the older games just to attract more players to the new games.

This is just a way of getting more players to play them and as more new games would be introduced the payout percentages would be again adjusted automatically. But unlike many casino games, the slots still have some secrets. Every square foot of the casino is analyzed, measured, and reported on by the casino gaming department. Traffic patterns are monitored and value is placed on certain areas of the casino to determine which slots or games to place in that area.

Usually the highest yield slots are placed in the most popular locations in the casino. On top of this, the most popular slots are also placed in these areas to attract players into the casino to play. Head towards the back of the casino next time you want to play slot machines to find better value. Generally speaking, video slots pay out less than classic reel slots. Video slots are now extravagant and have pop-culture themes, which attracts more players.

Because of this the casinos can dial down the payout rate. I suggest you do a bit of searching on the internet about slot pay out rates as this information is widely available, particularly for popular gaming locations.

This is one of the biggest cons in the gambling industry. You know how the casinos promote themselves as giving back to the player and rewarding you for your play? This is all a lie. It exists to provide the casino marketing department with player data so that they can attract and retain you as a customer.

They will analyze your play, movement, likes, dislikes, and betting patterns to determine how best to market themselves to you so that you return. People do win at slots all the time.

On most slots max betting is the best option because it activates all the bonuses and jackpots and increases your odds of getting lucky and winning.

These are usually found on native Indian reservations or racinos in the United States. Vegas slots are Class 3 slots and are proper slot machine games.

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