It’s no secret that slot machines are among the worst bets in the casino. Unfortunately, for some players they are the ones that are the most fun. The penny slots (starting at 1 cent per spin) with the mainstream entertainment themes are the biggest winners for Las Vegas casinos. Here is a look at the house advantage of slot machines in Las Vegas 2013 ordered after use:
- 1 cent – 11.90%
- 5 cents – 9.03%
- 25 cents – 8.63%
- 1 € – 6,70%
- $ 5 – 5.26%
- $ 25 – 4.80%
- $ 100 – 3.74%
This shows that the higher the bet that is played on the machine per turn, the lower the win for the casino. Even the change Penny (1-cent) to nickel slot machines (5-cent) already offers a little leeway for longer games without loss. Slot machines are powered by a random number generator, so unlike blackjack or video poker, winning odds can not be positively or negatively influenced by “wrong play”.
The percentage winnings of the casinos are higher on the Vegas Strip than they are off the strip and in Downtown Las Vegas. Here are some tips to play the longest time on a slot machine:
A high bet on a payline is better than a low bet multiplied by many paylines. If you want to put in 25 cents per spin, you’re better off playing 1-payline on a quarter-dollar machine than 5 lines on a 5-cent machine or even 25 lines in a penny machine. So the money should last longer and you can play for the same amount of money longer. And the longer you play, the better the chances of winning a jackpot. My highest machine-profit I had in casinos in Bad Wiessee when I won 160 euros at the only analog slot machine with only 5 turns of 50 cents each.
If you are looking for the slot machine with the best odds, take a look at the simple slot machines a la “one-armed bandit” with levers and proper analog reels instead of modern computer graphics. Your chances of winning are usually better when you play on old reel slot machines, than on the latest penny slots with big topic names like “Batman” and the like.
Another tip: Always use a Players Club card. It’s a myth that Players Club cards have an impact on gameplay, but they can use it to earn bonus points and earn rewards. They play some of the games that make the most money for the casino and are rewarded by the casino in this way. One should accept the offer so thankfully. In addition, you get in most casinos when you sign up a small allowance, with which you can try his luck at the expense of the casino. This is usually between 5 and 20 dollars, which is not so bad. And the free starting capital of the casino can be multiplied under certain circumstances! I made $ 210 from Aruba’s $ 1 Players Club card at the Oranjestad Seaport Casino.
Slot machines have no positive expectation. You can limit your risk by playing higher bets, but the casino still has a pretty big advantage. So if you play $ 1 per round, you lose an average of $ 6.70 per 100 rounds. If you play 1 cent per round, then play 100 bucks with 100 bucks in total, but loses an average of 11.90 dollars. However, you have played for 100x as long and paid for the time difference only $ 5.20. So when it comes to pure playtime, it’s best to drive at low limits.