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Choose the right casino games for you

  1. Choose the right casino games for you

Knowing what to pick in terms of casino games and when to stop is a skill you should gain from day one. The most important characteristic that you must possess is self-control, whether you are a beginner or an expert (if there is such a thing).

Gambling can lead you down a very dark rabbit hole, so always practice caution and always remember the golden rule of casino games; the house always has an advantage. Once you accept this, your life should be easier.

The games with the best odds for players who have some skill because the house has a lower advantage are:

  • Blackjack or single deck
  • Video poker
  • Baccarat
  • Craps

Now that we’ve armed you with these two basic principles, you should not struggle to navigate your way around the casino playground.

 

  1. Mechanical Slots

These types of machines are a relic of years gone by. They do not use electricity or any fancy equipment. They are considered nowadays as collector’s items, and you are unlikely to bump into them at the modern casino.

  1. Classic Slots

These machines are the most common ones. They feature three small screens that spin when the lever is pulled. They are a good starting point because of the relatively small investment that you make and the high percentage of actual wins.

  1. Video Slots

Today’s casinos have replaced most of the old slot machines with video slots. They use a screen instead of the mechanical reels that we are used to seeing.

  1. 3D Slots

Technology has introduced a lot of wonderful inventions. 3D slot machines are slowly being incorporated in modern-day casinos. They are however largely use in online casino games.

 

Slot Machine Rules

Use of mechanical force generated the older slot machine reels, i.e. when you pulled the spin lever. Nowadays casinos use technology and algorithms to randomly generate a number for you when you press the spin button.

The random number generator replaced the spinning lever on the old model slot machines. This means that modern slot machines have an unlimited number of reels to keep you entertained. There are two options when you play a slot machine casino game. You can either play a single-line machine or a multi-line machine.

 

Rule #1

The first rule of slot machines is that you need to understand the payouts that the casino has.

Single-line machines

These types of slot machines usually have the payout displayed very visibly on top of the machine. The general practice in casinos for these machines is that they only accept up to 5 credits.

Some factors that will influence your game at the single-line machines include;

 

  • Betting the maximum number of coins can win you a bigger payout on the jackpot
  • Some machines will only pay out when certain combinations on the reels happen

 

Multi-line machines

Can have as many as five payout lines, each linked to a coin played. The symbols that stop on a payout line determine whether you win.

 

Slot machine game strategy

 

Though the easiest game to play at the casino, you will need to know a few tricks and tips to maximize your time on the slot machine. The most important to remember is that you have no control over the outcome of the numbers on the screen.

No, warming up your coins won’t give you an advantage, neither does the house “loosen” some of their machines at certain times. Those are all anecdotal myths.