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Tips for casino lovers
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By Robert Sanders
I have been visiting casinos and playing at online casino for over two decades. I have come in contact with all types of gamblers. I’ve had amusing conversions with penny slots aficionados and shared adrenaline-pumping moments with high stakes gamblers. Some do it just for passing time, others for the thrill and there are others that try to make a living from it. I have distilled from all these different people several lessons that allow you to enjoy gambling in a responsible and effective way.
I personally choose to gamble for the entertainment value and constantly keep present in my mind not to go overboard by over betting in heat of the moment. We will look at 7 habits that are shared by effective players around the world. Practicing these habits does not guarantee unprecedented success at a casino, but will reduce the risk of the detrimental aspects of gambling.
1) Set a budget
It does not matter if you are a high-roller playing nightly for enormous profits or a Sunday gambler placing a few penny wager for a modest jackpot. What matters is to start the playing session with a set budget. This is not a hard habit to set in place. First you must look at your income and calculate all necessary expenses (rent, mortgage, utility bills, groceries, and so on) and set aside the rest for what can be called leisure activities (movies, gaming, eating out or hobbies). I recommend not spending more than 75% of your leisure activities budget on gaming. Then decide if you want to use this money in a single playing session or over several days or weeks. This habit will allow you to fully enjoy every minute of your Sloto’Cash experience with peace of mind.
2) Get informed
You do not have to be a rocket-scientist to figure out how to play at an online casino. But you can still gather vital information about the casino, its games and promotions that will help you perform better. Experience in online gaming will pay off in the long run. Learn about what a game’s RTP (return to player) is, what low and high-variance games are, and the different terms of a promotion (maximum cash out, sticky/non-withdrawable bonus, max bet limit, restricted games and so on) plus the terms of the casino (weekly withdrawal limits, security documents procedures). When you are fully informed about every aspect of your gaming experience, then you won’t get big unpleasant surprises such as finding out that your winnings have been voided because you played a table game with a slots-only bonus.
3) Play it slow
The casino experience is not only about making a quick buck but also about enjoying the rollercoaster ride of ups and down in luck. What often happens, however, is that we are so engrossed in the thrill of the game that we momentarily forget that we are actually playing with our hard-earned cash. Thus, a lot of experienced players have learnt to play slower so they can have time to meditate on their next move. It doesn’t matter if you play skill-based games such as Blackjack and Video Poker, or only games of pure chance such as Scratch Cards or Slots. Make sure you have enough ‘thinking gaps’ in your play session to consider moving to another game or as we will see in the next section, calling it quits.
4) Know when to call it quits
This habit takes time to develop in the individual and it is important to learn to end a session both when you are winning and when you are losing. Pay attention to patterns in the games so you can learn when it is realistic that the games won’t pay more. This is essential when you have achieved a decent win. Continuing playing after a certain point likely entails that you will put the money back in the casino’s coffers. Likewise, if you have lost your set budget, take a deep breath to cool down and consider ending the session and playing again another day when your luck could change. If you reduce the risk of further losses and maximize your winnings, then you have more opportunities to play in the future.
5) Get full value
Playing at Sloto’Cash casino has a lot of perks and you should try to take advantage of every single one of them. Join the loyalty club to receive extra rewards and cashback bonuses. Learn which games grant the highest rate of comp points and redeem them often. Make sure you check our daily bonus chart, read the weekly newsletters and message center in the lobby that often have free spins and other rewards for customers.
6) Learn the basic strategies
Not all games have effective strategies but there are some that require a bit of skill and tactics to ensure you reduce the house edge to a minimum. I’ve heard about many slot machine strategies but generally they are nothing more than wishful thinking. However, games likes Video Poker and Blackjack have certain sets of rules you can follow that will mathematically increase your chances of success. Knowing what cards to hold in Video Poker and when to ‘double’ in Blackjack can be efficient ways for you to increase your rate of winning!
7) Don’t drink and play
We all love to get spoiled by casino waiters as they keep our glasses full of beer and cocktails. But it carries a risk of ruining your success at a casino table or game. There is no secret that a tipsy mind can make wrong decisions, and worse of all, you are likely to forget all the previously mentioned tips and habits we’ve mentioned in this article! So avoid drinking while you play. If you cannot resist the combination of casino excitement coupled with a relaxing drink, then limit the intake to one beer or glass of wine per every 1.5 hours and make sure you’ve had a hearty meal before your first drink.
Earlier this year, we heard the news that Elon Musk became the richest person in the world, with an estimated fortune of $189 billion. He is one of a handful of billionaires whose fortunes rises above $100 billion. But did you know there are around 2,000 billionaires in the world?
Here are some interesting, disturbing and controversial facts about the world’s wealthiest people.
- The combined fortune of all the world’s billionaires is estimated at $10 trillion. This is just under half the USA’s GDP (Gross domestic product)!
- Their wealth is greater than that of 60% of the world’s population – combined!
- Warren Buffet, whose fortune stands around $90 billion, has given away close to a third of that to charity.
- The top billionaires in the world make around $2,000 a second – yes, you read that correctly, every single second!
- Here’s a controversial one: the super-rich are hiding at least $7.6 trillion from tax authorities, which means they are evading an estimated $200 billion in taxes.
- Of the 2,000 billionaires in the world, 90% of them are men.
- The most common astrological sign for billionaires is Aquarius, representing 12.5% of the super-rich.
- Over 20% of billionaires have more than 5 children.
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There is no escaping the fact that we want to play long hours when we make a visit to Sloto'Cash Casino. To increase the possibility of winning, starting off with a big balance makes all the difference. Therefore, many of us decide to take a bonus along with our deposit. The extra bonus cash allows us to play through moments when the slot machines are tight. But taking a bonus is not always the wisest move; especially if you want to play the entire range of games including table games and progressives or if you want to cash out quickly.
In this article (click HERE for video article) we will look at all the various conditions and terms as well as types of casino promotions. With this knowledge you will be more confident when claiming a bonus and ultimately enables you to optimize the results at our games. With knowledge comes the power to be in control and you will have the freedom to select the best fitting bonus for your desired outcome.
The basic promotion types: Upfront vs Cashback
90% of all promotions are Upfront Bonuses meaning the bonus money is giving in advance either with or without a deposit. Bonuses that go along with a deposit have different names such as:
Match Bonus: a bonus equal to or higher than 100% your deposit. The casino 'matches' the player's deposit so they can play with at least double the deposited amount. For example, if you are offered a 100% and deposit $100, the casino gives you $100 in bonus money for you to start playing with $200. These are often available as welcome bonuses for the player's initial deposit(s).
Reload or Percentage bonus: bonuses available for existing customers that need to boost their balance after each deposit. Reloads are often under 100% of the player's deposit, but on occasions the term Reload is interchangeable with Match Bonus, so the percentage can exceed the 100% mark.
Fixed amount bonus: with these bonuses you are specified the exact bonus will you receive with a precise deposit amount. For example, the casino will offer you a $50 bonus on a $25 deposit. This will represent 200% the deposited amount. Note that depositing more on a fixed amount bonus won't increase the bonus amount. In the case above, if you deposit $50 you will still only get a $50 bonus.
When you do not require a deposit to receive an upfront promotion, the bonuses are of several kinds:
No deposit bonus: These are quite popular and most players are familiar with them. They can also be called No-deposit tokens, chips or cash rewards. The player receives a predetermined amount in bonus cash after redeeming a coupon code. This type of promotions is generally granted when you sign up to casino and are often called: Sign up or free trial no-deposit bonuses. You also get these as rewards for your loyalty to the casino. With these promotions you are often able to play a great variety of games, such as all slots, keno and scratch cards.
Free Spins: When you get free spins, the spins are mainly restricted to a single game. You are granted a finite number of spins to play on the game. You are then allowed to keep the winnings from the spins after fulfilling certain conditions. The Free Spins can be granted without a deposit involved, but they are also used in combination with percentage bonuses. The casino gives you a number of Free Spins prior to playing the bonus and your deposit.
If you do not wish to receive an upfront bonus with your deposit, there is often a possibility for you to receive bonus cash after you finish playing with your deposit.
Cashback: With this promotion you get a percentage of your deposit back, if you don't happen to win with the deposit. While the percentage is generally lower than a Match or Reload bonus, the upside is that the terms are leaner than an upfront bonus. This is great option for those that enjoy playing more than slots, as the cashback offers at Sloto'Cash also allow you to play table games and video poker.
Casino promotions explained
Playthrough: The casino has to protect itself so players don't cash out all the promotion money right away. Therefore, all bonuses carry a wagering requirement also known as playthrough or turnover. The playthrough condition demands that you 'risk' or wager the money for a specified amount in the games prior to cashing it out. The condition is expressed as a multiplier figure. For example, if you receive a 100% bonus with 25x playthrough (deposit+bonus) and deposit $100, you will start playing with $200. This amount ($200) has to be multiplied by 25x. This totals $5,000 that must be placed as wagers on allowed games before you can withdraw your winnings from the promotion.
Sticky bonus: Always check to see if you can keep the bonus after you finish with the playthrough. If a bonus is 'sticky' that means that the bonus amount will be deducted upon completing the playthrough. Following the example mentioned above, if you have $700 when you finish the promotion, the bonus amount ($100) will be deducted and you can cash out $600 overall.
Good thing is that Sloto'Cash never has Sticky bonuses, so you can always cash your bonus along with your winnings!
Max Cash Out limit: On certain promotions the casino may limit the maximum possible winnings from the promotion. This is a standard condition for most Free Spins promotions. For example, a Free Spin promotion may limit winnings to a maximum of $500. If you receive 100 Free Spins on a particular game and you win $1000 at the end of the promotion the system will remove $500 from your balance and you can cash out the rest. Some percentage bonuses may have maximum cash out limit and these will be expressed in the form of a multiplier. In the case of a 100% bonus with maximum cash out of 20x the bonus, a $100 bonus granted will allow you to withdraw a maximum of $2,000 from that particular promotion.
Sloto'Cash refuses to add maximum cash out limits on deposit bonuses, so you are welcome to cash out as much as you win from your bonused deposits!
Game restrictions: Each promotion can have restrictions on which games can be played with the bonus money. It is important to check in the cashier for all the allowed and restricted games for each particular promotion you play. Most promotions are slots oriented so if you are a table games player, then look for those that allow you to wager on the games you love to play.
Sloto'Cash has an inspiring bonus collection that will satisfy any type of player. They offer week in and week out promotions that can be played on your favorite game(s), including table games, progressives and video poker. Never miss a good opportunity to cash in big: make sure you check the weekly newsletter, the message center in the lobby and the cashier for unique promotions. Finally, have a look at two of the most popular promotions at Sloto'Cash that are helping dozens of players to win big every week:
The weekend starts with a BANG at Sloto'Cash Casino! Players get a 77% Bonus twice a day throughout the weekend and Monday on two deposits of $35 or more. But you start each promotion with 77 FREE SPINS on a seasonal game! You are likely to accrue a good win with the 77 spins and then you can play with your deposit + 77% bonus.
How much: 77% up to $777
Availability: 2x per day (Friday through Monday)
Games allowed: Slots, Keno and Scratch Cards
Playthrough: 30x (deposit+bonus) on Slots, Keno and Scratch Cards
Extra reward: 77 Free Spins on highlighted game of the season
Our cashback promotions are great for those that want to play freely with their deposits on any of our games, including table and progressive jackpot games. If you bust your deposit you can contact our Live Chat to claim a cashback on your deposit.
Furthermore, the cashback bonus allows you to play most table games and video poker with a very limited set of restricted games. It's a great option for those that want to avoid large playthrough requirements as the cashback has a minimum 10x playthrough. To top it all, the cashback percentage increases during the weekend!
How much: 25% on weekdays, 35% on weekends
Availability: Unlimited (for all deposits)
Games allowed: All games except Caribbean Draw/Hold'em/Stud poker, Let em Ride, Roulette multiplayer and progressive slots.
Playthrough: 10x (bonus) on Slots, Keno and Scratch Cards, other games please check cashier terms.