Three Quick Tips That Will Improve Your Slot Game

Slot games are one of my favourite casino games. They’re fast-paced, exciting, and easy to play. In fact, they’re so easy to play that it can lure you into thinking you’ve mastered them. That’s a dangerous place to be because it means that you’re probably unaware of the ways that you can improve your slot game.

When you play slots, do you ever stop to question your playing style?


Then you have to read on because I have some great tips that will help you to up your game fast.

Tip 1: Play when the games are loaded.

The slot machine is loaded when it’s had a lot of people paying in but very few people winning. It’s overdue a win. Anyone who’s been a pub regular knows about this tip. You wait until someone plays without a win and then you jump on the game as soon as they give up. The idea is that the machine is overdue a win.

OK, but how does that work for an online casino? It’s not like you know when someone else is playing.

That’s true, but there are a few telltale signs that can help. For example, the machines are much more likely to be loaded just after a busy period. If you can find out when a busy period is, you can guess when it’s a good time to play.

I’ve already written an article to help you work when the games are busy. You’ll have to put in some legwork, and obviously, there’s no guarantee, but it’s worth the punt.

If you decide to play the progressive jackpots (but read the next tip to find out why I don’t think that’s a good idea), then playing when the jackpot is biggest is likely to pay off for smaller prizes. That’s because it will attract a lot more players than usual, and if you play just after a busy period, it’s even more likely to be loaded.

Quick tip: play slots at the right time to increase your chances of winning.

Tip 2: The progressive jackpots are fun for daydreaming about being rich…

…and that’s about it.

Your chances of winning the big jackpots on the slot machines are even worse than your chances of winning the lottery. Although, not the Euromillions because those odds are so long you’ll struggle to find another game that’s harder to win.

It’s something like a 1 in 50,000,000 chance.

When you couple this with a relatively good RTP, it means a lot of the player’s money goes towards the jackpot. Consequently, it means that there aren’t many smaller prize to win either. It also means that, when you do win, the amounts are so small you’ll just chuck it back in the slot.

Quick tip: if you want to play slot games, choose ones that DON’T have a progressive jackpot. You’re more likely to win.

Tip 3: Slot game bonuses are great…most of the time!

I’ve noticed that some slot players will accept any bonus that’s thrown at them. They see a bonus and think, “Free money! Don’t mind if I do”. And that’s definitely a logical assumption…until you read the Ts&Cs.

Some bonuses offered by the online casinos are great, but others aren’t. Sometimes they’re suitable for one type of player, but not for another type of player. E.g., if a bonus has a large wagering requirement, it can be a lot of fun for someone who’s looking to play for a few hours. If the bonus has a low wagering requirement, you’ll use it up faster, so if you’re looking to play for a while, you might be disappointed.

Quick tip: read the Ts&Cs before accepting a bonus. Alternatively, check out our bonus page. We scour the UK’s online casinos to find you the best ones. Finding a decent bonus can up your chance of winning, but a bad bonus won’t so be sure to check out our bonus recommendations.

Summing It Up

Slot machines are games of chance and there’s no surefire way to win, but there are a few things you can do to up your slot game and master the odds. The tips above will help you do that. They don’t guarantee you a win, but they can make your odds that little bit better. You never know; it could make all the difference!

Good luck!

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