I read a lot of gambling alerts, and slot machines continue to be a big topic, with lots of misunderstandings and myths. Many people wonder how much to play, how many lines to play. Here are some answers the next time your gambling involves the “one-armed bandit” called the penny slot.
Question: How many coins should I play?
The answer to this question depends on the kind of machine. If you are playing a non- progressive machine (the ones with an accumulating meter above), then should play max bet, or bet whatever you like, but if not max bet, know that your play will only raise the progressive for someone else to win. On most progressive machines, max bet is the only way to win the huge jackpot. And remember, the payout percentage on big progressives are slightly lower to makeup for the eventual higher payout.
Question: How many lines should I play?
The answer to this question is easy and should always follow this simple rule – always cover the maximum number of lines, whether it is with one credit per line or more. By not betting max lines, you diminish the full possibility of payouts available, thus, diminishing the payout of a slot machine even more.
Question: How many coins should I play on penny slot machines that are straight multipliers?
First to answer this question, you need to know what a straight multiplier is. It is a machine that pays out the same no matter what your bet per line equals. For example, if you bet 40 cents and get a paid 40 cents on that pull, it would have been the same multiplier with more credits per line.
John Robinson of the website Casino City suggests one coin per line, since the payout will be the same rate for whatever the amount is bet. However, I say you should also consider the casino’s perception of your play, since amount of bet and time played are two of the most important parts to perks and casino offers. Betting 40 cents a bet, instead of $1.20 per bet is a big difference to the casino and their rewards program. But that is a personal choice of every gambler.