5 Smart Ways to Increase Your Slot Winning Chances

Fruit machines are now everywhere. There are physical ones, and there are also online slots counterparts. Whichever the case is, there’s no doubt that they can be fun and thrilling to play! Not to mention that you can win some truly huge progressive jackpot prizes.

Thus, it makes sense to not only know the rules but also learn how to play online slots smart. Yes, they are based on luck, but there’s also some elements of skill,  know-how and wit you can implement to increase your chances of winning big.

Well, that’s just what this article is all about. If you’re into that sort of thing, then feel free to read on!

1) Don’t choose obvious options

Online casinos aren’t charities. They don’t operate to give away money to players. Instead, it’s the other way around — casinos want your money. Because of this, it makes sense for casinos to do their best to make it hard for players to not win so that they’ll have higher profits.

One common way they do this is by lowering payouts of certain fruit machines. They usually do this on slots which are played most of the time. They’re usually found in a casinos’ entrance and other areas which can easily be accessed.

They also have more attractive lightings and graphics. Don’t play on these coin machines because they’re made attractive for a reason.

2) Gauge the volatility

A fruit machine’s volatility refers to the risk involved when playing. There is a lower chance of winning on high volatility machines, but the wins are bigger. Meanwhile, it’s the other way around on low-volatility slots as it’s easier to get jackpots that are, however, lower.

Knowing this helps you choose the right coin machine for you. It’s also a smart way of budgeting your money so you won’t end up with a hole on your pocket. Getting slot wins is easier when you analyse this figure.

3) Don’t play feature slots

There’s nothing wrong with feature slots because they are themed with our favorite movies, bands, or series. Their bets are also high — except for payouts. They merely attract players. Remember our tip to not go for obvious choices? Well, the same principle applies here.

If you’re a Walking Dead fan, then you’re most likely going to head straight to a Walking Dead-featured slot. Unfortunately, they have low payouts and are “rigged” to reduce chances of getting the big prize. You don’t need to be a marketer or psychologist to understand that.

4) Free spins

Free spins are called that for a reason. You don’t need to spend any money to spin and in some cases you don’t even need to make a deposit as is the case with ‘no deposit slot bonuses’. They’re great because you can bet as much as you want. You often don’t need to adhere to strict wagering requirements when withdrawing any won free spins.

Taking advantage of free spins will increase chances of getting the jackpot. The more you spin, the higher your chances of hitting the jackpot. This is where online casinos outcompete each other. It’s best if you choose the casino that offers the most number of free spins so you can make the most out of this benefit.


There’s no realistic way you can beat the online slots long term. Unless, of course, if you literally kick it, which we don’t recommend obviously.

Joking aside, one can say that playing fruit machines isn’t a mindless game. It’s one where you can use your wits, observational skills, and instincts to outsmart the game and the men behind it. Choose online slots that have higher payouts and those with volatility that suits you.

Take note of their slot bonuses and offers, and make sure they’ve got positive reviews.

“One essential consideration to gauge how good a slots or casino bonus REALLY is to check the play-through requirement on the bonus – and to only play at regulated gambling sites ” – John Warner – Founder of  CasinoBonusesNow.com

The article might not help you beat slots, but it sure increases your winning chances. Good luck!


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