I am writing this article for the average person who likes to go to the casinos but are not quite sure what to do after they get there. Or, they have gone several times and always leave with empty pockets and a sick feeling in their stomach. Anyone going to a casino should learn the basics of play before they insert any money in their first slot machine. Walk around the casino and look at what other players are doing and whether they are winning or losing.
Always, and I repeat, ALWAYS, read the payout screen on a machine before you start playing so that you will not lose your money as soon as you sit down. I have seen people put $ 20.00 in a nickel machine thinking they were going to get to play for awhile and only get 4 spins because the maximum bet was 90 nickels, which is $ 4.50 a pop! I have also seen people bet one coin on a 3 coin machine that requires 2 or 3 coins to payout if you hit 7's. They hit 7's with 1 coin bet and it paid nothing.
After you have seen what other players are winning on and have read the payout screen and are ready to insert your money then do the following.
First: Do not play like you only have a few minutes. Take your time and pay attention to how you are winning any amount of money. If you win any amount of money within your first 10 spins then keep playing as long as your money is building up. But, if you go 10 spins and do not win anything (not even a bar) then it's time to find another machine. There are times when you can put a hundred dollar bill in a machine and not win anything until your very last spin, but that's rare. And, if you are going to win then I do not think you should lose $ 100 hopping for a win. You need to be sure of going home with money in your pockets.
Second: If you win $ 200 or $ 300 in your first 10 spins do not play it all back trying to get more. Play 8 to 10 spins more and if you win more keep going, but if you do not win anything else take your money out. You can then start over in the same machine with another $ 20 or find another machine. Many times you will lose your money back if you keep playing where if you take your winnings out and start over with another $ 20 the machine will start paying again.
Third: This is probably the most important piece of advice I can give anyone who wants to go home with winnings. Every time you win one half to double what you bought with you take it and put it up. Then return to the casino and start playing with your original money as if you just arrived. You will end up going home a winner and can even make more in one sitting than you do in an entire week at your job.
I wrote my book at the encouragement of my family and friends because I win every time I go to a casino. I have been playing for the past 4 years almost every weekend. I have written a book that will give you step-by-step instructions on how to play, which machines return the most money, and where to look for the best paying machines. I hope the few techniques I wrote about above will give you a good headstart at winning at slots.