Slot playing strategies
Slot playing strategies are being offered for sale all over
the internet. The bad news is that with the exception of a
few of the progressive jackpot games, if you play a single
coin game you will always loose because the prizes you win
are too low to cover your accumulated losses.
The initial offers we received came from an Australian who
appears to be selling his strategy on the basis of his exceptional
number of big wins. Well, I know quite a few casino personnel
and I have made discreet inquiries but none of my contacts
have been able to identify any one who has had regular large
wins. Australia has a very limited number of casinos and it
is the general consensus that such a person would quickly
become well known.
To determine if there is any substance in this belief, one would need to play the same machine for at least twenty-four hours, somehow record all aspects of play especially the frequency of prizes, amount and nature of prizes eg. paid on the horizontal line, the diagonal etc. without getting evicted. One would then have to do a full statistical analysis on the results whilst paying particular attention to the total number of plays, total number of prizes, for each combination the machine payed out on and the value of each prize relative to the amount wagered. One would need to be prepared to spend a substantial amount of time doing some heavy statistical analyses.
In such an exercise, we are not looking at whether we won
or lost but could we improve our results by formulating a
strategy on the basis of the statistical analysis of the results
produced by the machine. Is the frequency of say a diagonal
payout such that we can predict its occurrence so as to take
advantage of that frequency by increasing bets at the appropriate
time. Would such a strategy increase our winnings or decrease
our losses? Is there a pattern to the frequency to prizes
in general such as every 3rd or 4th spin we at least get a
baby prize. Does the machine ever pay two prizes in a row,
if so what is the frequency.
Where you choose to play your slots is very important. Casinos
that really push slots generally have a much higher payout
percentage (about 98%) than casinos and clubs that only have
a few of them.