How to Win at Slots

by Tim | Jan 27, 2023

How to Win at Slots

The spin of the reels, the bright rolling symbols, the click of the (virtual) coins falling into your pocket when you hit a winning combination – there’s no arguing that slots are one of the most entertaining casino games out there. And while the fun of the game should always be your main incentive, a little win every now and then is a welcomed bonus! So, just how can you increase your chances of winning at slots? Let’s find out! You can surely apply your learning in these online slots in the UK!

How do online slots work?

Slot machines, both virtual and physical, offer simple games that are easy to learn and play. The basic premise is that you add or insert a few coins, spin the button, and hope that the symbols on the reels align to form a winning combination. Modern slot technology has seen these games advance both in graphics and features, but the mechanics remain tried and true. Below, we’ll discuss a few of the most important things to look for when selecting a slot title. You’ll also want to review the game’s paytable before playing a new title to ensure you understand the specifics of each unique game. Once you have a basic understanding and a few spins to your name, you’ll be ready to explore these enticing games.

5 Tips to improve your chances of winning at slots

Unlike casino games such as poker, where there is a large degree of strategy involved, slots ultimately come down to luck, and once you press spin, there’s nothing you can do to influence the outcome. Having said that, there are things you can do to make sure you have an enjoyable experience and possibly score some wins in the process. 

1. Understand slot mechanics

The most important factors you’ll need to take into account when selecting a slot game (other than choosing a theme you enjoy) are the volatility and return to player (RTP) percentage. Volatility, sometimes referred to as variance, refers to the expected frequency of winning combinations, as well as the potential size of your wins. A game with low volatility means that you can expect to achieve small but frequent wins, while a high-volatility game means that you can expect to achieve significant but infrequent wins. Medium volatility games may offer both small and large wins, with hot and cold streaks. To discover a title’s volatility, you’ll need to check out the slot reviews on the game.

The next important factor is RTP. If you’re wondering how to find the payout percentage on a slot machine, RTP is the answer. Presented as a percentage, this number lets you know how much of your bankroll you can expect to receive back over time. For example, if you play a game with an RTP of 96%, then for every $1 you bet, you can expect to receive $0.96 back. Keep in mind that this is an average calculated over a long time period, so players should use this percentage as a guideline only. Luckily, the RTP on online slots is far superior to land-based machines. Generally, 96% and above is considered a good deal. You will find this information in both slot reviews and the game’s paytable.

Match your variance with your bankroll and gameplay needs, and always opt for an RTP on the higher end.

2. Take advantage of free games

Many online casinos offer a demo version of slot games, which allows you to play the game without any deposit. While you won’t be able to win real money during these games, they do serve as great practice and give you the opportunity to see if you enjoy the game. While playing free games, you can get familiar with the paytable, game features, and hit frequency. This will allow you to make more informed decisions during real play regarding your bet amounts so that you can spend your money wisely and decipher what betting strategies work best for that particular title.

3. Try progressive jackpots

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Regular slots have a fixed win potential, whereas progressive slots grow with each bet placed. These games are connected to a wide network, so the slot machine jackpot grows every time you, your buddy, and all the hundreds (or thousands) of other players playing the same title place a bet. Progressive slots can reach millions of pounds over time, so they are of particular interest to those hoping to make some big bucks while spinning the reels. One thing worth noting, however, is that these slots tend to be highly volatile, so wins are few and far between. This is important to consider when managing your bankroll.

Some of the biggest online jackpots have been won by playing classic titles like Mega Moolah, Mega Fortune, and Megabucks. In 2015, Jon Heywood won over €17.87 million and earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records during a win – the highest in recorded history!

4. Look out for bonuses

There are two types of bonuses that can help your game – casino promotions and bonus features within games. Those random casino bonuses that you might have ignored before can afford you the chance to win without investing any money, while game bonuses may help extend your game and your bankroll. These bonuses include free spins, wager multipliers, and wild symbols that drastically increase your chances of scoring a winning combination. Take advantage!

5. Play by your bankroll

Playing by your bankroll is one of the most underrated strategies of any casino game. Not only will this allow you a greater chance of winning in the long run, it also guarantees you safety during gameplay, which allows you to relax and enjoy the game rather than stressing. Playing smart helps you manage your bankroll efficiently, so be sure to consider the money you have available, how much time you would like to spend playing, and the slot game’s RTP and volatility when deciding on your bet amounts. Of course, we all know how entertaining slots can be, but part of being a responsible gambler means walking away when you’ve reached your limits (both financially and mentally) and coming back another day.

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The most important part of playing online casino games is having a good time, and slots are a great way to kick back and relax. The Phone Casino offers a wide range of slot titles to satisfy every interest and preference, as well as casino table games, live dealer games, and variety games. Simply register with our online casino to enjoy all that’s on offer.

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