What Are The Odds That You Will Win At A Slot Machine?
Calculating slot machine odds is a hard thing to do. Many times if you know how many reels there are, and how many symbols on each reel, along with the percentage of the payback, you can get a rough estimate of the slot machine odds.
Here is a brief example on how you can calculate a slot machine odd. Just keep in mind that these odds vary per machine.
If you have a slot machine that has a reel with 22 symbols on it, you need to know the value of each symbol. Sounds a little complicated right? Well it is. You will have to study the pay table to know how much each of those symbols is worth well before you get started calculating odds.
Next you will have to know approximately how many numbers that could be produced from the number generator. In this case let's use the 128 number. So there are 22 positions on the reel, there are 128 different numbers, this means that the 22 numbers will have to correspond to the 128 numbers of the generator.
So basically you have 1 in a 128 chance of hitting one of the generated numbers that would cause a jackpot win. As you can clearly see, the odds of hitting a jackpot are pretty high. The higher the amount of number of reels the higher the odds of hitting the jackpot.
Slot Machine Strategies
Let's forget about slot machine odds for a second and focus on slot machine strategies, it is here that you have a better chance of putting some money back into your pocket and actually winning on slot machines. Since calculating slot machine odds are really virtually impossible to do since we already know that most casinos will put about 90% back in their own pocket we are going to focus on how we can get our 10% of winning in our pockets.
One of the best strategies that you can use against any casino whether it is land based or online is to have a bankroll management system. Many casinos bank on the thought that we are going to walk into the casino with a load of cash in our pocket and get so hyped up that we will spend every penny we have on the slot machine because we will "feel" that we are going to win on the next spin.
Determine how much you want to spend, spend it and walk away.
Another good strategy is, if the slot machine you're playing hasn't given you a win after 4-5 spins, no matter how small the win, find another machine to play on. Do not sit for hours at a slot machine that doesn't seem to be paying. The old myth that the longer you play on a slot machine the warmer the machine gets will eventually pay off is a bogus myth. Number generators determine when the win occurs, not the amount of money that is put in the machine.
Start playing on a minimum bet and increase your bet amount as you start to win on the slot machine, this will help your bankroll last longer.
The final slot strategy that I can give you is to read the pay table and understand how you are playing your money! Have fun and do not buy into the myths and hypes that you can control when and how much you win! You can control how much you lose!
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