It's A Gamble: 4 Tips For A Successful Night At The Slots

Posted on: 29 January 2016

You're heading to the casino for a night of fun. If this will be your first time visiting a casino, there are some simple steps you can take to limit the amount of money you lose. Here are four simple tips that will help you have a successful night at the casino.

Set a Limit

The first thing you should do is set some limits. The limits you'll need to set will be the amount of money you plan on taking to the casino floor with you, and the amount of money you're willing to lose at each slot. First, determine the amount of money you'll take to the floor with you. Withdraw that amount from the ATM and then leave your card in the room. This will prevent you from having easy access to additional funds when you start running low.

Next, determine how much money you're will to lose at each machine. Once you've lost the pre-determined amount, walk away and select another machine. Setting limits will prevent you from losing more than you had planned.

Don't Play with Your Winnings

Now that you've set your limit, it's important that you avoid dipping into your winnings. Instead, place your winnings in a separate pocket, or take them up to your room each time you cash out. This will prevent you from going through your predetermined limit and then going through your winnings, as well.

Look at the Payouts

Every slot machine pays out based on a set of percentages. For instance, some slots payout at a 95% rate, while others may payout at a rate higher or lower than that. The payout rate is printed on a label that's attached to each machine. Before you choose a machine, read the label. Choosing a machine with a higher percentage payout will increase your odds of winning.

Don't Get Attached

One of the worst mistakes you can make when playing the slots is getting attached to one machine. Even if you've had a winning streak on one machine it's okay to walk away once that streak ends. Here's a good rule of thumb to follow: if you're winning, stay and play. As soon as that winning streak ends, walk away and find another machine.

You don't have to lose a lot of money just because it's your first trip to a casino like Majestic Star Casino. The tips provided above will help you keep more of the money you win.