How to pick the right slot machine to improve your chances of winning
If I asked you for the two main reasons why you enjoy playing slot machines, you would probably say it’s for entertainment and the chance to win some cash. Am I right? While the fun part can be taken for granted, especially when you have so many new games to try at TwinSpires Casino, winning some money is not guaranteed.
The unfortunate truth is that you are not expected to win on slot machines in the long term if you were to play 24/7. But, and this is the massive lure of slots, somebody has to win sometimes, and often that can be a life-changing amount.
We like to tell you about our big winners here at TwinSpires Casino, just to show that our players can and do win sizeable amounts. In recent weeks, we told you about Justin F. from Pennsylvania, who won $93,178 on Divine Fortune. The good news came just days after Timothy W. scooped $88,906.61 on Mercy of Gods.
But the question remains, how to pick a winning slot machine?
How to Pick a Slot Machine for Various Outcomes
It’s a good question but also a slightly tricky one to answer. That’s because, for some casino players, their definition of winning is different from others. Let me explain.
New or recreational casino slot players are generally happy when their slot machine of choice pays out regularly. They may not win a large amount, but they like it when winning spins happen often, and bonus rounds trigger reasonable rewards.
But regular players with more of a gambling intent don’t like these smaller, regular payouts. They are more likely to go for the jackpot games with the lure of a big payout.
With this in mind, we can look at three methods when it comes to finding how to pick a slot machine to win cash.
The return to player percentage, or RTP, is a published figure for every slot game, giving an accurate figure based on what would happen if a player were to play endlessly. A figure of around 97% is considered a high RTP, meaning, statistically at least, that if you bet $100 on the game, you might expect to get $97 back.
A low RTP is around 94% or under. But the reason for the lower RTP is that the slot developer has built-in fewer winning chances because it is holding back for a larger, or potentially a jackpot, top prize. This is something that serious slots players love.
To find the RTP of a slot game, you can search for it in the game’s paytable information, or you can look online.
You may hear a slot machine described as low or high volatility. It’s not quite the same as RTP and refers to how likely or unlikely it is that a number of your sessions will have similar outcomes.
A slot game with low volatility will probably take your money at the same slow rate or possibly let you bank a smallish profit on a session. High volatility games might give you a large winning session one day but then leave you quite out of pocket the next.
Slots developers tend not to advertise a game’s volatility too much because they think "high volatility" sounds negative. But just like a lower RTP, serious casino players are not put off by high volatility games
Reviews and News
The final way to pick a winning slot machine is to read up on the news and reviews. As I mentioned earlier in this piece, we regularly inform you about our big winners in our casino news section and name the winning slot game. Divine Fortune comes up time and again – there’s a free tip for you!
Our regular slot game reviews will also indicate if a game is expected to be high or low in terms of RTP and vulnerability.
Finally, each month we tell you about Hot and Cold slots – the slot machines that are on a winning run and those that have been cold and due a big payout streak.
Get Lucky at TwinSpires Casino
Now that you’ve read the tips on how to pick a winning slot machine, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test. If you have not already done so, register for an account at TwinSpires Casino. When you do, be sure to claim the generous welcome bonus because that’s your first move to making your cash go further.
Make your first deposit, then begin to explore the incredible variety of slots. Will you try Divine Fortune or one of the higher RTP slots like Blood Suckers at 98%? Good luck!