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If you can't keep your hands off a slot machine, you need to learn how to treat it with respect. A slot machine is a whimsical lover; it can take you to the heights of ecstasy as quickly as to the pits of frustration.
Every slot player must learn basic rules and tips to make the most of every minute spent in the company of slot machines. Here are our suggestions for you when playing slot machines at Sloto'Cash or any other casino.
Max Bet Rule
It has been going as a rule of thumb that you must always play slots in Max Bet to get the best pay-back rates. This may be true in some land-based casinos, but Sloto'Cash does not set independent pay-out rates per denomination. If a slot machine is set to pay at 95%, it will do so in every denomination allowed.
However, do note that some slots, especially 3-reel slots, have higher pay-table prizes when you play Max Bet. In this scenario, playing Max Bet is essential to get best returns.
Play all Pay-lines
Slots allow you to select how many pay-lines you want to bet on. We recommend that you always play all pay-lines on any slot that has more than 3-paylines. This makes it easier to land winning combinations, especially in aligning special icons that will trigger the bonus features.
Pick your pay-out style
Are you someone that enjoys getting frequent wins or are you hunting for large prizes after long strenuous sessions? Identify what type of player you are and locate the slots that are ideal for you. Our games' preview allows you to read whether the game has low, medium or high volatility. The lower volatility means that the game prefers to give small to medium prizes frequently. High volatility means the game will often go through dry patches only then to release higher jackpots.
When to stop playing
It is important to set a budget for every visit to the casino. Having a fixed amount to play makes it easier for you to manage your money. If you want to play one evening with $30, you can set certain rules to your play. For example, to switch machine if you lose $10 of your original balance. This way you get to explore more games than if you keep playing carelessly without paying attention to you balance.
Every spin independent
Forget everything you have ever heard about how or when a slot machine will pay. Every spin is random and independent from the last. If a slot is tight after a few hundred spins, it doesn't mean it will loosen up. There is not bullet-proof strategy that can help you beat a slot machine; you simply need pure luck: playing the right machine at the right time.
Exploit your comps
Be sure to be part of the Loyalty Program at Sloto'Cash and play the slots with highest comp point compensation. Ask the casino host for tips on which bonuses or slots have the highest comp rewarding scheme.
Let's not forget that playing slots is all about the entertainment. Modern slots have innovative bonus features that create suspense as you wait for the coming payout. Identify which bonus features you enjoy most in a slot machine. Is it Free Spins, Interactive Bonus Rounds, expanding Wilds, Scatter Icons, Multipliers or Collapsible Wilds? Once you have your list, go and find the slot games that offer those precise features and enjoy every minute
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Who would play slots if they didn't have bonus features? The bonus feature is the ultimate reward when playing slot machines and most players are aware that here is where they can make a big profit. Bonus features are often found on all slots machine above the 3-reel category.
Let's have a look of all the different kinds of bonus features a slot machine can offer. Once you understand all the varieties of bonus features, then you can target your play hours to those machines that have the most profitable and fun bonus rounds.
What is a bonus feature?
The bonus feature comes as an extra chance to win coin prizes without further bets needed from the player. It can come in many forms, usually as an independent arcade-like game within the slot machine's theme.
Before you start playing any slot machine it is recommended that you give the pay-table a good read to understand the variety of bonus features offered by the slot machine.
Free Games Feature
Most video and 3D slots offer Free Games features that can be triggered by landing a set of special symbols in a single spin. During the Free Games you can sit back and watch the spins reels at no cost to you. The normal range of Free Games ranges from 5 to 20 Free Games, but some slots can offer up to 100 Free Games.
During some Free Games the pay-table payouts are multiplied by as high as 10x! Also, you can have the expanding Wild Symbol fixed on one or several reels for the duration of the Free Games - allowing astronomical wins to occur!
The Bonus Round
When a bonus round is reached, the reels are often replaced by a game-within-game window. The player may only have to watch the unfolding of the bonus round where a random prize is granted. But often, the player must interact with the game to achieve a win, either by clicking on items to uncover prizes or by engaging in a puzzle-solving or action-driven game not unlike those in arcade machines. The interactive bonus rounds are the most fun since the decisions of the player will be crucial to the outcome of the bonus round.
Sloto Cash has some slots that offer a guarantee that a Bonus Feature will be triggered within a certain number of spins, often 150 spins. The Feature Guarantee meter is on top of the slot. Each spin that goes by without triggering the feature will reduce the figure in the meter. If no feature is randomly triggered before the meter reaching zero, then you are guaranteed a Free Games Feature when the meter reaches the end.
You can also play the Instant Trigger feature. After each spin without a feature, the Instant Trigger chance increases. It starts at 0.04% chance of triggering a bonus feature and steadily increases up to 99%. By playing this game you will make a wheel with red and green bands spin. The higher the percentage means that more green bands are included in the wheel. If the tracker falls on a green band, the Bonus Feature is triggered.
A rare number of slots have reels that collapse after a spin are done. Certain icons will explode or vanish in order to make room for the upper symbols to fall in their place. This allows for several winning combinations to appear in a single spin.
Now that you know all the possibilities we invite you to pick a promo from our Weekly Bonus Chart and let the games begin!
Debunking casino myths. As featured on Sloto Magazine
Keno is one of the most fascinating games inside casinos. It has an interesting history as we saw in a previous Sloto Magazine. It is a contender for being the oldest gambling game in the world. It was an early form of lottery that was developed in the Han dynasty in ancient China. A common myth states that the Great Wall of China was partially financed by the selling of Keno (a.k.a. lottery) tickets.
Keno is a game of chance. Players can pick a series of numbers from a card with 80 numbers. The game’s pay-table varies depending on how many picks you make. You can pick between 1 and 15 numbers. The highest jackpot is a 100,000 bet prize if you guess all the numbers that appear, while choosing 10 or more numbers.
On the internet and in bookstores you may find articles and books that claim to have winning systems for Keno. You often have to pay considerably high prices for these tips, as high as $100 for a small booklet or PDF file. The general consensus is that these systems are misleading, as there are no proven ways to win consistently at Keno. Like any game of chance, there is always a risk of losing.
We want to make clear that we have not yet discovered a bullet-proof strategy that is proven to mathematically reduce the casino’s house edge on Keno. Rather, what we present is in the form of tips, certain habits players have used in the past that worked well; but we do not claim these habits guarantee winnings.
1. Play only between 5 to 7 numbers. Keno experts claim this is the range where Keno has its highest return to the player. Increasing the number of picks will slightly lower the return to player.
2. Pick numbers in succession. If you are an avid Keno player, you will notice that often a lot of numbers appear in succession. Give it a try and see if it is your lucky day. Select a series of numbers in a row such as 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11.
3. The myth about hot and cold numbers. Do not guide your decisions based on the numbers that have appeared in previous rounds. Every number has equal chance of appearing as any other number in the next round because the new draw of numbers is always randomized.
4. Bet only within your budget. This tip is probably the best one and will keep your bankroll at its highest. By setting up a daily budget, you make sure you don’t overspend in a single sitting and have more funds to play on a future date!
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