Ten Online Slot Machine Tips

Ten Online Slot Machine Tips

By: Stephen Todd

Ten Online Slot Machine Tips

Online casino slot machines are a very random game of chance, but there are certain basic money management and playing tips that can maximize your bankroll and increase your chances of success and of winning the big jackpots.

Tip 1. Know Your Machine: Sounds obvious, but there are many players who play and then realize they have not played the right amount of coins for optimum payout!

Tip 2. Go for highest payback possible: It’s a game of chance; so if lady luck shines on you, get the biggest payback. The player has a far better chance of winning on online slot machines when payback percentages are bigger.

Tip 3. Play maximum coins at all times: Payback percentages are calculated to include jackpot amounts. Jackpots generally, are only paid on maximum coins played. If you play less than maximum coins, your payback will be less. You want the best chance of the jackpot and a big payback, that’s the fun of online slots, so play maximum coins.

Tip 4. Check the payback percentage: Online casinos typically payback 75 – 97%. Look for casinos that have online slot machines with payouts of 95% or more. They are out there and your odds of bigger paybacks are of course greater on these machines.

Tip 5. Play Video Poker Slots: If you enjoy them, play Video Poker machines. The house edge is less and payback is usually better if certain basic strategies are used.

Tip 6. Set Your Bank Roll In Advance: Your Playing Strategy must be set up BEFORE you play slot machines; only gamble what you can afford to lose. Going into a casino or online, it’s easy to lose track of time and money. With the adrenalin rush of playing, time and money can go very quickly!

Tip 7. Don’t forget single payline machines: If you have small bankroll, these machines are less expensive to play, so you can play for longer and you still have the chance of winning a jackpot.

Tip 8. Play only two coin or three coin machines: Your money will of course last longer on a two coin max machine, than on a three coin max machine. You will be able to play and have the thrill of pursuing the jackpot for longer.

Tip 9. Don’t play online progressive slots on a small bankroll: Payouts on progressives are much lower than on regular slot machines. For the casual player, they are a poor choice to play, as they consume your bankroll quickly.

Tip 10. Have A Win Target: When playing online slot machines most players have a quit time or amount of money they are prepared to lose, but many make the fundamental mistake of giving back their winnings. Have a win target, if lady luck smiles on you, then quit and enjoy some of your winnings.

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Teenage Gambling and Addiction

Teenage Gambling and Addiction

By: Nestler

Gambling today is all around us. From the local lottery to football pools at work, gambling has become as much a part of our lives as shopping or eating with the family. But for millions of teens it may develop into so much more than the occasional bet with friends. It can become an obsession, a way of life. The problem of gambling compulsively is a crippling illness that can destroy families, friends, jobs, and lives.

Many history books specializing in the study of the legal aspects of gambling, argue that gambling in the United States has gone through three historical phases. Gambling thrived during the colonial and post revolutionary periods.

Governments supported and encouraged lotteries. Lotteries however were not the only type of gambling during this time. Wagering on horse racing was another popular form of gambling. Racing though was not quite as organized or as complex as modern day horse racing. Instead the gambling was only between a few owners of horses and their partisans. The first racetrack in the United States was built in Long Island, New York in 1665.

With the end of Jacksonian morality, came the end of the first phase, gambling scandals and outright fraud caused the ban of lotteries and gambling. By 1862, all states expect Kentucky and Missouri outlawed lotteries. The second phase began after the civil war.

Southern states that were desperate for revenue turned to lotteries. New laws were enacted legalizing gambling houses so that states could collect taxes on them. As gambling moved west it became more pervasive, and laws were much more difficult to enforce. In the 1890s scandals in the Louisiana lottery resulted in new anti-lottery laws.

Legislation banning lotteries in many states soon followed, some were even written into the State Constitution.

The second wave of legal gambling was short-lived. Scandals and the rise of Victorian morality led to the end of legal gambling. Virtually all forms of gambling were prohibited in the United States by 1910. There was legal betting in only 3 states, which allowed horse racing, but even that number shrank in years following.

The thoughts about gambling ran so strong that Arizona and New Mexico were required to outlaw casinos to gain statehood. The prohibition however did not stop gambling. There were many types of illegal gambling houses. Some operated openly for many years, but had to pay protection money to the law enforcement authorities for this privilege.

The third and present phase began during the great depression of the 1930’s. The great depression led to a much greater legalization of gambling. The antigambling mood changed as major financial problems gripped the country, especially after the stock market crash of 1929.

This societal problem, like teenage smoking, drinking and drug abuse, is yet one more area we will need to give attention to.