Slots – Tips for learning to play smart

You may have once come across a suspicious website that boasts strategies that will help you make a lot of money. Well, this article doesn’t go there. In the long run, you can’t win at slots.

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Actually, the really useful strategies are those that manage to balance the following factors:

The probability of winning

The amount of profits

The price

The emotion

The time spent on the game

All players are looking for something more, so there is no ideal strategy for everyone. Let’s look at my strategies, each of which is appropriate for a different type of player. It’s up to you to find out which one is best for you.

At first glance, online slots are completely dependent on luck. And it really does, at least as far as individual rounds are concerned. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t influence the result if you use the right bet strategy and choose the right game.

Here is a list of factors that define your strategy when betting on slots:

How to determine the amount of a bet

When to stop playing

The choice of the game

When to use the betting function (red or black)

The number of winning lines selected

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In the rest of the article, I’ll show you how to use the options described above to play slots more effectively.

Tips and tricks for slots

In all casino games, including slots, players are at a disadvantage. Their Return To Player (RTP) is less than 100%, which favors the casino. This means that you have to be lucky to win, which is why higher volatility usually favors the player.

Let me explain… in low-volatility games, the results, over time, tend to be closer to the expected return, which is less than 100%. But in high volatility games, even though you keep losing money in the long run, you can still make a good amount of money because of the high volatility.

From a different perspective, the same money can be won by making smaller bets. By placing smaller bets with higher volatility, you lose less in the long run and still have a chance to win big.

This is why most of my tricks and strategies are based on increasing volatility while taking into account the RTP of the game.

Trick 1: Avoid bets that significantly reduce the RTP

Most online slots have the same RTP for all types of bets. However, some games derived from traditional slot machines add a significant disadvantage to certain types of betting. In this case, it is important to choose the type of bet that has no disadvantages. I will use two examples to demonstrate this fact.


Betting on all three prize lines costs 2 quarters and betting on one prize line costs 1 quarter. It is quite obvious that betting on one line has a huge disadvantage and that your RTP will be extremely low. Therefore, it is always preferable to choose the 2 cent bet.


Full bets unlock the bonus features of the game that double the prize with three jokers. Games that do not have this feature will certainly not have an overly attractive RTP. In this case, it is best to play another slot machine or play the full bet with the highest RTP.

Trick 2: Use the double bet function to regulate volatility

The double bet function (red/black) offers the possibility of doubling the prize with a 50% probability. In some games, this can be done several times in a row.

This function significantly increases the volatility of the game. From a long-term perspective, it is like trading many small prizes for higher but less frequent ones.


Without using the double bet function, for example, you could win 40 times, at $1 per spin. However, using the double bet function up to three times, you could win 5 times at $8 per spin. The expected long-term value is the same, but the individual prizes are larger.

If your goal is to win big, the double feature is exactly what you need. It’s very predictable and easy to simulate; I use it in some of my recommended strategies.

Trick #3: Reduce the number of prize lines to increase volatility.

Did you know that if you define the game with one prize line, instead of ten, the volatility of the game is very likely to be 5 to 10 times higher?

If you bet $2 on one line, the average payout will be much higher (although less frequent) than if you bet $0.20 on 10 lines. When you bet on 10 lines simultaneously, the payout table prizes are 10 times smaller. Normally, in most slots, the winning combination only comes out on one of the 10 lines, so the average payout is also lower.

It should be noted that this trick cannot be used by high betting players, as usually the maximum bet per line is limited. However, there are exceptions, such as the IGT game Cleopatra.

If, on the contrary, you don’t usually bet more than $2 in an individual round, this trick is a must.

You have to focus when playing and try as many tricks as possible to increase your winnings. There are many ways to increase your profits from casino slot machines. These are my tips that you can use to increase your chances of winning more money.