How to win at the casino? (slot machines, tips and tricks)

This article in the How to win at the casino series deals with the different types of slot machines, it reveals tips and tricks to put all the odds in your favor and maybe hope to win the jackpot…

It is in this category that we find the most diversity, but the latter is only purely factual because all or almost all work in the same way. The problem with these machines, which at first glance seem attractive, is that to hit the jackpot you often have to play several dozen chips at each bet (see more than 100 chips), multiplied by the cost of a chip (from 1 cent to 5€) this can quickly become very expensive.

The 3 main categories of slot machines :

  • From 1 to 3 paylines (reels)
  • More than 3 gain lines (digital)
  • Video Poker

On this type of machine, which is generally the most expensive, you play 1 to 3 win lines simultaneously, their price is generally between 0.20 € to 5 € . They offer the biggest jackpots but also the least chance of winning, they are most often used by people with large means because they are very expensive in the long run. If you cannot afford your ambitions, go to the second part of the article …

Play on these machines with the maximum bet because this is your only chance to hope to hit the jackpot, you must be able to play at least 100 spins with your starting bet if you want to have a real chance of hitting a nice jackpot that will make you come away a winner.

Example: You have a budget of € 200, you should choose a 1-line machine at € 2 per bet or a 3-line machine at € 0.50 per bet. In the first case you will be able to play at least 100 times and in the second you will have 133 chances of knocking the jackpot (not counting the spins you will win with each small gain).

The technique is therefore to try the big jackpot which is your only chance to win a nice win, but for that make sure that you have the kidneys strong enough to make enough tries.

Very diverse and attractive these machines can turn out to be a real money pit if you don’t know how to get the most out of them. Their cost is between 1 cent and 50 centimes in general but multiplied by 20 to 300 playable coins in each game, do the math and you will understand that each spin of the wheel can be very expensive…

Fortunately on these series of machines there are generally several jackpot levels: for 1,2 or 3 coin bets played on each potential payline. If you are on a tight budget play on a 1 to 5 cent machine with one coin per line and, most importantly, always play all possible lines.

Because the secret lies in the ability that you will have to unlock bonuses and free spins which are the best way to make you win a jackpot , apart from these free spins and other bonuses only unlock and are useful if you play all the lines.

Example: You have a budget of € 50, choose a machine with around 20 paylines and 2 euro cents. Play one coin per available line, for a total of € 0.40 per game, so you can claim to unlock the free games and bonuses which generally yield the most chips and are essential. You will be able to play a minimum of 125 times in a row but will actually play much longer, enough to really increase your chances of hitting the jackpot corresponding to 1 coin per line.

Once a nice jackpot has been reached (several hundred coins), do not hesitate to change machines and try to knock down a new jackpot with this same technique.

The technique therefore consists in choosing the right slot machine which must offer a maximum of free and bonus games, playing all the lines is imperative even if you only have to play one coin per win line. You will thus have the best chances of obtaining a gain of several hundred coins or more than 1000 if luck is on your side…


  • Check the machine before you sit there if the last win counter is at 0, if it is more than 500 chips won you have every interest in finding another machine …
  • On each machine must be indicated its redistribution rate, the higher the percentage, the more the machine is likely to make you gain (in general the machines run between 90 and 95% of redistribution).
  • Do not hesitate to ask the nice granny sitting next to you when you arrive, she knows if the person before you won big or not … crucial information!

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This category of machines considered as slot machine has nothing to do with its sisters, it is not governed by the same rules. Here you have to use the stats to be a winner , it’s all in your ability to make the most profitable decision on each game.

The prices of these machines are generally between 0.50 € and 5 € , the goal being to achieve the most profitable combination of cards possible. A double pair pays you back your bet while a rare straight flush will make you rich, between these two extremes is established a scale of potential winnings between three of a kind and four.

So you have to use the same stats that table poker players do on these machines, decide if you hit the jackpot every time or if you are going to be winning over the long haul. It will undoubtedly be more profitable in the end to try a flush or a straight than each time going for a hypothetical full or square .

This subject is complex and requires knowing the basic statistics and techniques of poker, don’t worry, poker being my specialty you will find on this page everything you need to learn the basics of poker.