The slot machines really aren't the most lucractive thing in the casino. If you crunch the numbers, Craps is the game where skill plays the biggest part. Experienced craps players can get the house advantage down to about 1%. Compare that with an approximate 8% house advantage on slot machines, and you can see why it might pay to learn some other games like craps, blackjack, or roulette. Find a free online Flash version where you can learn the basics of the game; it's not hard. Poker is a little more advanced than these, but if you don't feel comfortable with it, don't waste your time and money.
However, if you have your heart set on winning a big jackpot at the slots... Pick a machine. If you play 3 times and don't win, move on. That machine is a dud. Casinos place the best-paying machines in high visibility, high traffic areas, because they want people to see someone win big, and be inspired to join in. That person will probably go to the machine next to them, which doesn't pay as well. Look for machines right near the aisle. Also, some casinos have a single slot machine in a restaurant or hotel lobby or something. Try that one too; they tend to pay out very well (because of the visibility factor, remember?) I learned all this from this guide I found online; here's a review of it if you're interested:
http://gamblingsystemreviews.net/slot-machines-mastery/ (it's an e-book, so you'll be able to download and read it before your trip)
A few last words of advice (and this applies to any gambling and even lottery)
- Quit while you're ahead... Don't "chase" a big jackpot!
- There is no such thing as being "overdue" to win. In Roulette for example, the odds of hitting black, black, red, black, red, red, black, etc. are EXACTLY THE SAME as hitting red, red, red, red, red, red, red. This is known as the "gambler's fallacy" and it has cost many people a lot of money. If you don't believe me, try this: flip a coin 100 times in a row, and write down every result. When you're done, you'll see places where it landed on heads 10 times in a row, and the rest will look pretty random. You can't predict random things like that; you just have to learn to tilt the odds in your favor.
- Don't gamble with any money that you can't afford to lose.
May Lady Luck be with you!
Been to Vegas several times; read this e-book:
· 7 years ago