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How to win at Slots

There are only a few slot rules that you must follow in order to increase you chance of winning. The main reason many gamblers lose tons of money at the slots isn't because they offer horrible odds or that they're made to turn any person into a loser. It's because the majority of people play without enough knowledge about them. How they work is only a small part of understanding slot machines; how the casinos introduce the slots to you is the bigger, more important factor.

Learning how to win at slots can be quick and easy if you've got the right material in front of you. First of all, you need to know what sets one machine apart from another as well as where to find the better ones. The two topics discussed in this section are slots strategy and loose slots. The strategy section is a step-by-step guide to help you make the right decisions before playing from determining a bankroll to selecting the right machine. The section on loose slots describes the why's and how's and helps in understanding how the casino works.

Here are a few tips to aid in your venture to win at slots:

Progressive vs. Non-progressive
Deciding this depends on whether you like many small jackpots or are willing to give those up and go for the big one. This is really the only difference. Some progressives offer lower odds than regular machines while other offer better ones. Either one is fine, it just depends on where you choose to play.

Dollars vs. Quarters
The size of your bet has absolutely no effect on your chance of winning in any casino game with the exception of slot machines (there had to be an exception to the rule). Dollar machines have a higher payback percentage than quarter machine, just like those are more generous than nickel slot machines. The reason for this is very simple. All slot machines cost the same to run, regardless of what their denomination is. Because of their higher betting limit, high-denomination machines are able to pay back more and still cover their cost of being run. Low-denomination slots on the other hand have to keep a little more of what comes in to cover their costs.

Crowded vs. Empty Casino
Depending on how desperate you are to play the slots, playing at a crowded casino isn't necessarily the greatest idea. In order to play with the best possible odds to help you win at slots, you have to play the best available machine. Finding one in a busy casino is very hard to do and requires a lot of patience on your part. Of course, watching others play can only be to your advantage when trying to spot a loose machine.

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