September 7, 2021

Four Promises Every Slots Player Needs To Make With Themselves

Leticia "Letty" Santos
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You cannot defeat the slots machine. Strategy is working against you here.

 Four Promises Every Slots Player Needs To Make With Themselves

Here are a couple, four to be exact, promises that slot players need to make with themselves if you are to become a more secure and successful slots player.

Make Sure You Use Every Bonus You Can Get

If you are offered a bonus with your slots machine that makes a promise to yourself that you take advantage of it!

Of course, some slot machine bonus offers are better than others, but the odds are so stacked against you winning when you play slots that any bonus offer can help. The only possible reason why you should pass on a bonus offer is if it limits the top amount that you can cash out.

You don’t want to take a bonus that reduces the amount you can get out of the casino if you hit a once-in-a-lifetime jackpot. Other than this, I can’t think of any reason not to play slots with a bonus.

The Promise Of Compensation

This is the next step down from bonuses. What can you get that assists in the financing of your slots enjoyment? These things don’t usually end up being as good as bonus offers, but everything you can get is going to help.

The main thing you need to do when you play slot machines in land-based casinos is earn compensation, often called comps, from the slots club or players club. You can sign up and get a card which you insert in each slot machine before you play.

I don’t recommend playing slots if you’re not either using a bonus or getting comps. Slot machines take too much of your money to play without getting something back.

Make Yourself A Promise That You Will Always Use A Budget

Slots are sneaky and can run you dry in minutes. If you are not using a budget, you are going to be taken for ride.

You can choose any limit for your budget based on how much you’re willing to lose. I set a budget before I even go to the casino and then only take this much money. If I lose it all I stop playing slots, no matter how long it takes.

I know that I’m going to lose most of the time that I play slots, and I’m ok with this. I enjoy the entertainment I get from playing slots and I’m willing to pay a little bit for this entertainment. But I’m not willing to pay more to be entertained by playing slots than I’m willing to pay for some other forms of entertainment.

We play because we enjoy, but do not overspend and promise yourself that you will be using a budget.

Set Your Expectations - Understand That You Might Not Win

Understand that slot machines are not going to make you rich. Understand that you will lose whilst playing them more than you will win whilst playing them.

Every slot machine in real money online casinos, in mobile casinos, and in land based casinos is built basically the same way. Each slot machine is programmed with a percentage of profit that it takes. The percentage varies from slots game to slots game, but each machine has a percentage.

Over time, each machine keeps exactly the percentage that it’s programmed to keep. If a slot machine has a program that tells it to keep 6.5%, then it’s going to keep exactly 6.5%. You can’t do a thing to change the long term results of a slot machine.

This is why you can’t expect to win when you play slots games. Feel free to hope that you win, but your hope isn’t going to change your long term results. Of course, you’re still going to win every once in a while. When you do win, count your lucky stars because you’re going to start losing again soon.


And so here we have it! Slots are a losing game, but they are also tremendously fun. To make sure that you are not getting taken advantage of by the machines follow these rules and promises to keep on having a good time with the slots.

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Leticia "Letty" Santos
Leticia "Letty" Santos

Letty Santos, a vibrant spirit from the heart of Manila, seamlessly merges her passion for Filipino culture with the exhilarating world of online casinos. Bringing a unique Filipino touch to every project, she's a gem in the casino localization realm.

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