Just as is the case at a Las Vegas casino, an
online casino gambling slot machine is worked by the
gambler inserting credits/coins into the machine
with the machine then spinning out random
combinations of symbols on a dial with some of those
specific combinations winning different amounts of
money for the gambler.
One of the great advantages of online casino
gambling slots is that a gambler can get a lot more
play for his bankroll, as there are plenty of low
limit slots available at online casinos,
particularly in comparison to a Vegas floor.
While at first glance there may not appear to be
much strategy involved with online casino gambling
slot machines, success ultimately comes down to the
gambler being disciplined and not going on a binge.
One of the big mistakes that many players make in
online casino gambling slots is to utilize the
"Martingale Theory" in which the continuously double
up their wagers until they win, with the obvious
problem being that they sometimes never do win
before their bankroll runs dry.
Along those same lines it is important for a gambler
to realize that an online casino slot machine is not
“due” and can and will come up empty time after time
after time. Many a bankroll has been lost with the
fallacy of the "Due Theory." By the same token some
slot machines are looser than others and just
because you hit a jackpot at one doesn’t mean that
it can’t or won’t happen again.
How to Play Online Slots
Every Slot machine is different, but they all work pretty much the same. Add a
token or money in to the slot machine and pull the lever or push the button
depending on the type of slot machine to start the reels spinning.
The basic object of the game is to match three symbols on a line whether they
are cherries, BAR symbols or just about anything. Different variants of the game
may pay out on less than 3 identical symbols, or may have "wild" symbols.
Payouts differ depending on what symbols were matched on a line, which are
typically different for each style of machine - though payouts should be clearly
indicated on the machine itself.
Certain slot machines have more than one "pay line", which allows players to
play multiple coins to increase their odds of winning on a pull. For example, a
three line machine would have a center, top and bottom payout line for symbols
to line up on. By wagering three coins to play all three lines as opposed to
one, a player would win on any one of the three lines if the symbols lined up
according to the pay chart.
Is there a strategy when it comes
to playing slots online?
Many people have theories when it comes to
gambling. They say they hold the golden ticket on
how to play certain games, but how can you have a
slots strategy? As most people know, slots are
played using an RNG which is a random number
generator so no matter how you click the spin
button, the outcome is already determined for you.
In land based casinos, its funny to watch people
as they pull their player's card out of the machine
every few spins, thinking that may be the reason
they aren't winning, or they sit on the end of an
aisle or in a high traffic area because that's the
machine that will draw attention when the jackpot is
won. It doesn't matter whether you pull the handle
or press the button; your fate is already
Online, you're clicking your mouse, not pulling a
handle, but people DO tend to believe that if they
start their wagers small and then throw in a few
high roller spins in there, that they will hit the
big one on that spin. Many software providers and
casinos won't let you know if this is true, however,
but according to them, the RNG is in effect on every
spin and no matter what you do, your outcome is
exactly the same as it would have been had you
increased your bet.
Some slot players also believe that by putting a
lucky charm on their computer screen, or rubbing it
may help. They also think that certain slots are
"looser" then others and having this information
will give them the edge in determining if they will
come out ahead. Hey, as long as they think they're
doing the right thing that will give them the
jackpot, what's wrong with that? Maybe one day, an
ex software provider employee will write a book on
how to REALLY beat the slot machines.
again, if you could determine your fate, how much
fun could that really be?